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Football Rumours on Friday 21st June 2019

last updated Friday 21st June 2019, 9:12 AM


  • Arsenal are set to make a bid for St Etienne defender William Saliba but will not blow their transfer budget by meeting the £30m asking price.

  • Tottenham have held talks with the agent of Portugal midfielder Bruno Fernandes, 24, over a move from Sporting Lisbon.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Liverpool have been tipped to sign Tottenham playmaker Christian Eriksen.
    (Daily Star)

  • Manchester City are set to beat Manchester United to the £65m signing of Leicester City's Harry Maguire, with a medical pencilled in for the England centre-back, 26.
    (Daily Star)

  • Leicester City midfielder James Maddison, 22, has asked to meet United manager Solskjaer, who is keen to bring the England Under-21 international to Old Trafford.
    (Daily Star)

  • Atletico Madrid's Spanish midfielder Rodri has chosen to join Manchester City instead of Bayern Munich, with the 22-year-old to cost the Premier League champions £62m.

  • Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has repeated his desire to keep France forward Ousmane Dembele, 22, at the Nou Camp, despite interest from Liverpool.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Liverpool are considering a move for Real Betis left-back Junior Firpo, 22, as a replacement for fellow Spanaird Alberto Moreno, 26.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Chelsea and Italy midfielder Jorginho, 27, will not join former boss Maurizio Sarri at Juventus, with Bosnia-Herzegovina international Miralem Pjanic, 29, a preferred option.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Manchester City may sign Eibar's Asier Riesgo on a free transfer and make the 35-year-old Spaniard their third-choice goalkeeper.
    (Manchester Evening News)

  • Everton have opened talks with Chelsea about signing Kurt Zouma on a permanent deal after the French defender, 24, spent last season on loan at Goodison Park.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Brazil forward Neymar, 27, continues to seek a return to Barcelona and does not intend to play for Paris St-Germain again.

  • Real Madrid have made a bid for Neymar, offering PSG 130m euros (£115.5m), plus Wales forward Gareth Bale, 29, or 27-year-old Colombia playmaker James Rodriguez.
    (Mundo Deportivo)

  • Atletico Madrid are close to completing the 120m euros (£106.7m) signing of Benfica forward Joao Felix, meaning Manchester United will miss out on the 19-year-old Portugal international.
    (London Evening Standard)

  • Lyon have had a £16m bid turned down for Arsenal and Tottenham target Joachim Andersen, with the 23-year-old Danish defender valued at £31m by his club Sampdoria.
    (Daily Star)

  • Juventus hope to secure a deal to sign Adrien Rabiot from Paris St-Germain, with the 24-year-old French midfielder out of contract this summer.

  • Liverpool do not plan to sell forward Divock Origi this summer, despite the 24-year-old Belgium international having just a year left on his contract.
    (Liverpool Echo)

  • Brighton are set to complete the signing of Portsmouth's 22-year-old English defender Matt Clarke for £5m.

  • Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's efforts to rebuild his squad are being held up because they are frustrating other clubs with a series of low offers for targets.
    (London Evening Standard)

  • Claude Makelele is being lined up for a role at managerless Chelsea after the former Blues and France midfielder left his job as head coach of Belgian side Eupen.
    (London Evening Standard)

  • Chief executive Tony Scholes says he will reveal Stoke City's new signings before the first team return for pre-season next week.
    (Stoke Sentinel)


  • Granit Xhaka could be handed the Arsenal captaincy after his Atletico Madrid transfer collapsed.
    (Daily Star)

  • Former Liverpool, Chelsea and Spain striker Fernando Torres has announced he is to retire from football.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will issue a warning to Jesse Lingard after he posted a crude video on social media.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Newcastle are charging supporters £65 for their 2019-20 replica home shirt, making it the most expensive in English football.

  • Celtic's Champions League foes FK Sarajevo have been thrown into turmoil after players boycotted a pre-season training camp over unpaid wages.
    (Daily Record)

  • Real Madrid great Raul has been named as coach of the club's reserve team Castilla.
    (Sky Sports)

  • AFC Wimbledon have been drawn against MK Dons in the first round of the Carabao Cup.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Chelsea are set to announce the return of Petr Cech to the club in a technical role.
    (Sky Sports)

  • PGMOL have confirmed that at the start of the Premier League season, VAR will not rule on the goalkeeper’s position at penalties.
    (Sky Sports)

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