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Football Rumours on Friday 22nd June 2018

last updated Friday 22nd June 2018, 8:56 AM



  • Lucas Torreira is set to leave Sampdoria for a fee of around £26m, with Arsenal keen on the 22-year-old Uruguay midfielder.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Sevilla and Argentina midfielder Ever Banega, 29, wants assurances from Arsenal boss Unai Emery before agreeing to join the club.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Freiburg's Turkey defender Caglar Soyuncu, 22, wants to join Arsenal.

  • Arsenal will be in a three-way fight for Porto defender Miguel Layun - if the 29-year-old Mexican does not sign for Sevilla, where he spent much of last season on loan. AC Milan and Marseille are also interested.

  • Tottenham midfielder Mousa Dembele, 30, says he "loves an adventure" and has spoken to Belgium team-mates playing in China and Major League Soccer.

  • Juventus are favourites to sign CSKA Moscow's Russia midfielder Aleksandr Golovin, 22, with Arsenal, Chelsea and Barcelona also interested.

  • Spain full-back Jordi Alba, 29, says he wants to stay at Barcelona, amid interest from Tottenham.

  • Spurs hope to sign Croatia winger Ante Rebic, 24, with Eintracht Frankfurt willing to sell for £26.3m.
    ( Daily Express)

  • Aston Villa are yet to receive any bids for midfielder Jack Grealish, despite the 22-year-old Englishman being linked with Tottenham and Liverpool.
    (Birmingham Mail)

  • Borussia Dortmund are keen to sign Chelsea and Spain striker Alvaro Morata, but the Bundesliga club could be put off by the 25-year-old's £45m fee.

  • Liverpool have moved closer to signing Lazio and Albania goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha, 23.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Manchester United are considering a move for Lyon's French midfielder Tanguy Ndombele. The 21-year-old only joined the Ligue 1 side from Amiens earlier this summer.
    (Manchester Evening News)

  • Everton centre-back Ramiro Funes Mori has joined La Liga side Villarreal for an undisclosed fee.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Everton could offer Middlesbrough 25-year-old German midfielder Mo Besic as part of a deal for former England Under-21 defender Ben Gibson, 25.
    (Northern Echo)

  • Everton forward Wayne Rooney, 32, has been encouraged to join Major League Soccer side DC United by former England team-mate Steven Gerrard.
    (Liverpool Echo)

  • Chelsea manager to be Maurizio Sarri wants to bring four of his Napoli players with him - striker Dries Mertens, full-back Elseid Hysaj, winger Jose Maria Callejon and defender Raul Albiol.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Fenerbahce have opened talks with Chelsea over a move for 25-year-old Dutch midfielder Marco van Ginkel.

  • Emre Can has joined Juventus on a four-year deal from Liverpool, the Italian club have announced.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Crystal Palace and Bournemouth are both considering bids for West Ham's Irish defender Declan Rice. The 19-year-old is yet to agree a new contract with the Hammers.

  • Manchester United have completed the signing of Brazil midfielder Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk on a five-year deal.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Newcastle goalkeeper Matz Sels' proposed move to Anderlecht has been cancelled after the clubs failed to agree a fee for the 26-year-old Belgian.
    (BT Sport)

  • Sevilla have become the latest La Liga side to express an interest in Newcastle's Spanish midfielder Mikel Merino, 21.

  • Stoke have made a £5m bid for Sunderland's 23-year-old Northern Ireland defender Paddy McNair.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Southampton's Serbian midfielder Dusan Tadic, 29, is close to a move to Dutch side Ajax but talks are still ongoing.
    (Daily Echo)

  • Leeds United have expressed an interest in Derby County's 26-year-old Czech striker Matej Vydra.
    (Derby Telegraph)

  • However, Leeds will not be bringing Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden to Elland Road on loan. City boss Pep Guardiola has decided the 18-year-old Englishman's development is best served with the Premier League champions.
    (Manchester Evening News)


  • Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri is busy assembling his Chelsea coaching squad, even though manager Antonio Conte's future at Stamford Bridge is yet to be resolved.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Neil Lennon has been given a one-match suspension by the Scottish FA for his "aeroplane" celebration.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Joe Cole is on the FA's coaching radar following his promotion to assistant manager with Tampa Bay Rowdies.

  • Sunderland are facing cash flow problems only one month after Stewart Donald's takeover of the club.

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