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Football Rumours on Friday 25th August 2023

last updated Friday 25th August 2023, 9:17 AM


  • Fulham have made an inquiry about signing England centre-back Eric Dier, 29, from Tottenham after he was omitted from Spurs boss Ange Postecoglou's squad for the first two Premier League games.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Real Sociedad are front-runners to sign Kieran Tierney with negotiations ongoing with Arsenal for a season-long loan deal.

  • The Gunners have agreed a fee of 45m euros (£38.6m) plus add-ons with Monaco for the sale of 22-year-old United States striker Folarin Balogun.
    (RMC Sport)

  • Tottenham are at loggerheads with Nottingham Forest over the fee to sign Brennan Johnson, with the East Midlands club unwilling to let the 22-year-old forward leave for anything less than £40m.

  • Chelsea are also interested in signing Johnson and the player is very highly thought of at Stamford Bridge.
    (Football London)

  • Crystal Palace are planning to gamble on Belgian free agent Eden Hazard by handing the ex-Chelsea and Real Madrid attacker, 32, a one-year deal at Selhurst Park despite his injury problems.
    (Football Transfers)

  • Brentford have put an £80m price tag on England striker Ivan Toney, 27, with Arsenal and Tottenham interested in signing the player in January once he has served his eight-month ban for breaching gambling rules.

  • AL-ITTIHAD have made Mohamed Salah a David Beckham-like offer to tempt him to Saudi Arabia including a five-year contract is on the table, with a near-£100million basic salary, a private jet or unlimited plane tickets for his family and an offer to become an ambassador for tourism and investments in Saudi Arabia - which will further boost the player's pay.

  • An unnamed Albanian side is interested in signing Manchester United striker Mason Greenwood, 21, after the club and player reached a mutual decision for him leave Old Trafford after an internal investigation.

  • Southampton have made a revised offer to Swansea for defender Nathan Wood as they seek a replacement for Armel Bella-Kotchap, who seems likely to move to the Bundesliga in the next week with either Borussia Dortmund or Bayern Munich.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Aston Villa are interested in Barcelona's Morocco winger Abde Ezzalzouli but face competition from Bayer Leverkusen for the 21-year-old.
    (90 min)

  • Nottingham Forest are set to sign Chelsea's 19-year-old Brazil midfielder Andrey Santos on loan until the end of the season.

  • Manchester City are set to make a second bid to Wolves for Portugal midfielder Matheus Nunes, 24, after an opening proposal of around £47m was rejected.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • But City are prepared to walk away from a deal for Nunes if they do not believe it offers them value for money.

  • Brentford have made an improved club-record £34.2m bid for Fiorentina winger Nicolas Gonzalez.
    (London Evening Standard)

  • Barcelona will sign Joao Cancelo on a season-long loan from Manchester City in the next few days but there will be no option to purchase the 29-year-old Portuguese defender included in the deal.

  • Everton have opened discussions with Udinese over a move for Portuguese striker Beto, 25, but the Serie A club will not sell him unless his £30m release clause is met.
    (Liverpool Echo)

  • Morocco midfielder Sofyan Amrabat, 27, was left out of Fiorentina's squad for their Europa Conference League clash with Rapid Vienna having had his head turned by interest from Manchester United and Liverpool.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Manchester City have signed winger Jeremy Doku from Rennes in a £55.5m deal.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Sheffield United are in talks with French club Troyes over a deal for Guinea-Bissau winger Mama Balde, 27.

  • Chelsea are still looking to add another attacking option to their squad this summer, with Lyon's young winger Bradley Barcola a likely option to fulfil that need in a deal that could see a Blues player head in the opposite direction.
    (Daily Express)

  • The Blades are also keen to re-sign midfielders James McAtee, 21, and Tommy Doyle, 20, on loan from Manchester City with both players far down Premier League champions' pecking order.
    (Sheffield Star)

  • Burnley's 20m euro (£17.2m) bid for PSV Eindhoven winger Johan Bakayoko has been rejected by the Dutch club, who have demanded more for the 20-year-old Belgium international.
    (Fabrizio Romano)

  • Celtic are reported to have rejected an offer from Serie A side Bologna for midfield star Matt O'Riley but are braced for further interest from Italy and Spain.


  • Joleon Lescott has left his role as a coach in the England U21 set-up as he wants to pursue a career as a sporting director.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Manchester United are close to agreeing a one-year contract with Jonny Evans, 35, in a move that could raise fresh doubts over the future of fellow centre-back Harry Maguire, 30, at Old Trafford.
    (Daily Telegraph)

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