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Football Rumours on Friday 21st May 2021

last updated Friday 21st May 2021, 9:21 AM





TRANSFER RUMOURS

  • West Ham and Fulham lead the race to sign Blackburn Rovers' 24-year-old English striker Adam Armstrong, who has been valued at £25m, but they face competition from Brighton and Everton.
    (Sun)


  • Arsenal have stepped up their efforts to sign 24-year-old Argentine midfielder Emiliano Buendia from Premier League-bound Norwich City as the Gunners look to replace Norway international Martin Odegaard, 22, who is poised to return to Real Madrid at the end of his loan.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Manchester City are ready to outbid Manchester United and Chelsea for 27-year-old England striker Harry Kane, who says Tottenham cannot stop him leaving.
    (Daily Star)


  • Real Madrid's Wales forward Gareth Bale, 31, could extend his loan stay with Tottenham by a further year if Kane leaves Spurs.
    (AS)


  • Tottenham will sell Denmark midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg if they are offered double the £15m they paid Southampton for the 25-year-old last summer.
    (Football Insider)


  • Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel remains "very interested" in signing 25-year-old Bayern Munich and Germany defender Niklas Sule.
    (Abendzeitung)


  • Manchester United have made it clear to FC Nordsjaelland that they are prepared to outbid Ajax to sign 19-year-old Ghana striker Kamaldeen Sulemana.
    (Football Insider)


  • Leicester are close to completing a four-year deal worth 25m euros for Lille's 22-year-old French midfielder Boubakary Soumare.
    (Julien Laurens on Twitter)


  • Newcastle United are preparing a bid to sign England Under-21 midfielder Joe Willock, 21, on a permanent basis from Arsenal, a deal that could also help convince French winger Allan Saint-Maximin to remain at St James' Park.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Arsenal and Tottenham are interested in Roma's 19-year-old Gambian midfielder Ebrima Darboe, who has made only five appearances for the Italian club.
    (Corriere dello Sport)


  • QPR hope to finalise a deal to keep West Brom's 31-year-old English striker Charlie Austin after 23-year-old midfielder Sam Field, who was also on loan from the Premier League club, completed his permanent move to Loftus Road.
    (West London Sport)


  • Leeds United are set to trigger a clause to turn 24-year-old English winger Jack Harrison's loan from Manchester City into a permanent deal.
    (Football Insider)


  • Wolves' link with agent Jorge Mendes will be helpful as they try to sign Portugal forward Goncalo Guedes, 24, from Valencia, who have "sent a message to the market" that they will listen to offers. Sevilla have also shown an interest.
    (Plaza Deportiva)


  • Aston Villa youngster Carney Chukwuemeka is being considered as a transfer target for Manchester City and Manchester United.
    (Daily Express)


  • Manchester United are poised to re-sign 35-year-old English goalkeeper Tom Heaton on a free transfer from Aston Villa. English keeper Sam Johnstone, 28, who was another of United's targets, will move to West Ham from West Brom.
    (Talksport)


  • Xherdan Shaqiri looks set to leave Liverpool this summer and is attracting attention from all over Europe, but the Reds reportedly have their own demands they want to be met first.
    (Daily Express)


  • Chelsea and Paris St-Germain are considering a move for Barcelona's 31-year-old Bosnia and Herzegovina midfielder Miralem Pjanic.
    (Le10Sport)


  • Spartak Moscow have announced Victor Moses will be joining the club on a permanent deal from Chelsea this summer.
    (Daily Mail)


  • AC Milan could sign Chelsea's 34-year-old France forward Olivier Giroud, who is out of contract at the end of the season and has been followed by Roma and been linked with Lazio and Inter Milan.
    (Gazzetta dello Sport)


  • Watford are set to sign 25-year-old Middlesbrough striker Ashley Fletcher on a free transfer, having agreed a five-year contract.
    (Football Insider)


  • Tammy Abraham is set to leave Chelsea this summer with Leicester and West Ham ready to give him a new home.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Pablo Hernandez and Gaetano Berardi will both depart Leeds at the end of the season, the club has confirmed.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Portsmouth's 25-year-old Republic of Ireland striker Ronan Curtis wants to move to the Championship in the summer, and his agent says clubs are eager to sign him.
    (Portsmouth News)


  • Juventus' departing 43-year-old Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon says retirement is an option when his contract runs out in the summer, but that he is ready for another "crazy" challenge.
    (Rai Sport)



MANAGEMENT STUFF

  • Massimiliano Allegri has rejected an approach from Tottenham to become their new manager, according to reports in Spain.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Tottenham are ready to move for Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers if his side fail to qualify for the Champions League when they face Spurs on Sunday.
    (Sun)


  • West Brom are set to begin talks with former Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder about taking over from outgoing manager Sam Allardyce.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Former Chelsea boss and England midfielder Frank Lampard has pulled out of the race to take over from Roy Hodgson as Crystal Palace manager.
    (Football Insider)



INTERNATIONAL STUFF

  • Gareth Southgate is facing a race against time to recruit an attack coach to work with England's strikers at the European Championship.
    (Daily Mail)



OTHER STUFF

  • Manchester City are set to offer England forward Raheem Sterling, 26, a new long-term deal.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Wolves' Spain winger Adama Traore, 25, is in talks over a new contract, putting an end to speculation linking him with Liverpool and Barcelona.
    (Goal)


  • Sergio Aguero's free transfer from Manchester City to Barcelona is 80% complete, with the 32-year-old Argentina striker set to have a medical with the Spanish club soon after City feature in the Champions League final on 29 May.
    (Mundo Deportivo)


  • Liverpool are the cleanest side in the Premier League and are on track to claim the Fair Play award for a fifth season in succession.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • English clubs were responsible for 43 per cent of global transfer activity last summer, according to a UEFA report.
    (Guardian)


  • Fernandinho is set to stay at Manchester City next season after agreeing to extend his contract for one more year.
    (Times)


  • Uefa says it will completely overhaul its Financial Fair Play rules and that it wants to reduce wages and transfer fees to "acceptable levels" rather than obliging clubs to break even.
    (Times)


  • The Football Association has charged Chelsea and Leicester with failing to control their players during Tuesday's game at Stamford Bridge.
    (Sky Sports)




















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