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Football Rumours on Friday 24th May 2019

last updated Friday 24th May 2019, 7:37 AM


  • Fulham have identified Newcastle's £20m-rated English forward Dwight Gayle, 28, and Nottingham Forest's 26-year-old DR Congo striker Britt Assombalonga as replacements for Aleksandar Mitrovic, if the 24-year-old Serbia international leaves Craven Cottage this summer.
    (London Evening Standard)

  • Arsenal are one of several clubs tracking Reading's English striker Danny Loader, 18.

  • Arsenal want to sign winger Ryan Fraser, 25, after the Europa League final, but Bournemouth want £30m for the Scotland international.

  • Tottenham have contacted Real Madrid in an attempt to start negotiations over midfielder Marco Asensio, 23, but have been told Spain international is not for sale.

  • Napoli are favourites to sign Tottenham right-back Kieran Trippier, 28, and the England international will be allowed to leave for the right offer.

  • Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers is considering a reunion with winger Patrick Roberts, who he managed during the 22-year-old's loan spell at Celtic. The Englishman is available for a cut-price £4m from Manchester City.

  • Liverpool, Manchester United and Arsenal are all interested in signing 27-year-old Colombia playmaker James Rodriguez, who is not expected to stay at Bayern Munich after his loan deal from Real Madrid ends this summer.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has confirmed the Bundesliga champions' interest in Manchester City's Germany winger Leroy Sane.
    (Suddeutsche Zeitung)

  • City are preparing themselves for a bid for the 23-year-old from the German giants which would break their transfer record.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Man City will have to break the £75m world record transfer fee to sign Leicester's Harry Maguire.

  • Manchester United remain interested in signing France's 24-year-old midfielder Adrien Rabiot, who is set to leave Paris St-Germain on a free transfer during the summer.
    (Manchester Evening News)

  • Manchester United have improved a £12m-a-year deal offered to Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt and are hopeful the 19-year-old Dutch centre-back will sign for them.
    (Daily Express)

  • Newcastle United are weighing up making a move for CSKA Moscow right-back Mario Fernandes, with Atletico Madrid also interested in the Brazil-born Russia international.
    (Daily Star)

  • Four players - Italian full-back Matteo Darmian, 29, 26-year-old Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, Spanish midfielder Juan Mata, 31, and 29-year-old Argentina defender Marcos Rojo - are likely to leave Manchester United this summer.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Inter Milan will offer £30m plus Croatia winger Ivan Perisic, 30, for Lukaku.
    (Gazzetta dello Sport)

  • Lukaku fears Manchester United's £70m asking price for him will scupper a move to Inter Milan, who are prepared to pay about £50m for him.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Lukaku's former club Everton will get £5m if the striker leaves Manchester United before his contract with the Old Trafford club expires in 2022.

  • Manchester City want £15m for midfielder Fabian Delph, with a number of Premier League clubs interested in the 29-year-old.

  • Championship side Leeds United are also interested in bringing England international Delph back to the club where he began his professional career.
    (Daily Star)

  • Manchester United are expected to sign 16-year-old Dutch forward Dillon Hoogewerf after he left Ajax's youth set-up.


  • Arsene Wenger says he is considering roles other than management when he returns to football.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Newcastle United boss Rafael Benitez has told Marseille and Roma that his main priority is agreeing a new contract at St James' Park after being approached about their managerial vacancies.

  • Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani says he is in talks with manager Marcelo Bielsa about the Argentine staying on at the Elland Road club after they missed out on promotion from the Championship.

  • Jose Mourinho will not become the next Juventus manager despite being endorsed for the role by Cristiano Ronaldo.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Daniel James has withdrawn from Wales' training squad after his father passed away on Tuesday night.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Bury owner Steve Dale has revealed he is struggling with an incurable form of leukaemia in an emotional statement outlining his desire to save the club.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Roman Abramovich is planning to attend his first competitive Chelsea fixture in over a year at the Europa League final. Academy coaches are so fearful of being accused of bullying that some have even discussed wearing cameras or microphones in training sessions to help protect themselves.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Wayne Rooney has revealed he is planning to go into football management once he retires from playing.
    (Sky Sports)

  • 19 of the 20 Premier League clubs earn more than £100m mark including Fulham at £101.9m.
    (Daily Mail)

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