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Football Rumours on Friday 26th July 2019

last updated Friday 26th July 2019, 9:05 AM


  • Arsenal have completed the signing of centre-back William Saliba from Saint-Etienne on a long-term contract.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Arsenal have paid around £15m in loan fees and wages to secure Dani Ceballos' one-year loan from Real Madrid.

  • Arsenal are set to lose academy star Xavier Amaechi on a permanent transfer to Germany with Bayern Munich eyeing up the youngster.

  • Arsenal have reopened talks with Celtic over a £25m deal for Kieran Tierney.
    (Scottish Sun)

  • Spurs defender Toby Alderweireld's transfer value has increased dramatically after the 30-year-old Belgium centre-back's £25m release clause expired on Thursday.

  • Everton have told Crystal Palace they are prepared to bid £60m and include 28-year-old Turkey striker Cenk Tosun as part of a deal for Ivory Coast forward Wilfried Zaha, 26 - but fear they could miss out to Chelsea.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has told manager Mauricio Pochettino he will back him in the transfer market after securing a new £320m shirt sponsorship deal, with the club preparing an £80m bid for Juventus and Argentina forward Paulo Dybala, 25.
    (Times )

  • Manchester United could be forced to meet Leicester City's £80m asking price for England defender Harry Maguire after United's 25-year-old Ivorian centre-back Eric Bailly suffered a knee injury in Thursday's friendly win over Tottenham.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Wolves are in talks to sign Real Madrid's Spain Under-21 defender Jesus Vallejo, 22, on a season-long loan, while the club are also close to agreeing a £17m fee with AC Milan for the 21-year-old Italian striker Patrick Cutrone.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Southampton's Portuguese defender Cedric Soares, 27, is being eyed by Monaco as Ralph Hasenhuttl tries to trim his wage bill at St Mary's.
    (Foot Mercato)

  • Manchester United are preparing for 26-year-old France midfielder Paul Pogba's departure and are closing in on a £70m move for Lazio's Serbia international Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, 24.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • However, Pogba could actually stay at Old Trafford for at least another year, which would scupper any move for Milinkovic-Savic.
    (Daily Express)

  • Aston Villa are on the verge of making their 11th signing of the transfer window - and taking their summer spending to £120m - with an £11m move for Club Brugge and Zimbabwe midfielder Marvelous Nakamba, 25.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Juventus and Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 34, will not be able to persuade Paris St-Germain striker Neymar to move to the Serie A side- because the 27-year-old Brazil international has his heart set on rejoining Spanish giants Barcelona.
    (Daily Star)

  • Borussia Dortmund are in talks to sign Barcelona's Brazilian forward Malcom for 42m euros (£37.5m).

  • Manchester United have been told they will have to spend more than £30m on Newcastle's 21-year-old English midfielder Sean Longstaff.
    (Manchester Evening News)

  • Middlesbrough are expected to sign English winger Marcus Browne, 21, from West Ham United.
    (Teesside Gazette)

  • Napoli boss Carlo Ancelotti is remaining optimistic over his side's chances of signing Colombia forward James Rodriguez, 28, from Real Madrid this summer.

  • Meanwhile, the agents of Lille and Ivory Coast winger Nicolas Pepe, 24, have been in Naples to discuss a possible transfer to Napoli. The Italian club would also throw in Algeria midfielder Adam Ounas, 22, in a deal worth more than 82m euros (£73m).
    (Gazzetta dello Sport)

  • Former Roma captain Daniele De Rossi has joined Boca Juniors on a one-year deal.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Lyon's 23-year-old French striker Moussa Dembele will be on Manchester United's shortlist if the club sell Belgium international Romelu Lukaku, 26.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Norwich City have been put off by Ipswich Town's £5m valuation for 20-year-old English midfielder Andre Dozzell.
    (Norwich Evening News)

  • Nice winger Allan Saint-Maximin, 22, could become Steve Bruce's second signing at Newcastle United after the club bid £20m for the France Under-21 winger.

  • The Magpies are also close to signing former Chelsea midfielder Kyle Scott, 21, on a free transfer. Scott has played for the England Under-16s, Republic of Ireland Under-17s and USA Under-18s and Under-20s.
    (Newcastle Chronicle)

  • Aberdeen forward Stevie May's hopes of returning to hometown club St Johnstone look to have ended. The 26-year-old Scot had passed a medical earlier in the week but talks stalled between the clubs.
    (Daily Record)

  • Mauricio Pochettino has apologised for some of the tough tackles his Tottenham players produced in a pre-season friendly against Man Utd.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has dismissed Real Madrid and Wales forward Gareth Bale, 30, as a potential transfer target, insisting he is focused on building a team rather than acquiring individuals.

  • The FA will send staff to watch Ademola Lookman at RB Leipzig on a regular basis to make sure England manager Gareth Southgate is kept updated on his progress.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Arsenal duo Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac are both unharmed after escaping an attempted robbery in London on Thursday.
    (Sky Sports)

  • The EFL has given Bury until the close of business on Thursday to provide outstanding information regarding football creditor debts and future funding.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Darren Bent has announced his retirement from football at the age of 35.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Cesc Fabregas has been banned from driving after he was caught hitting 68mph in a 40mph zone in London.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Everton have revealed designs for their new 52,000 capacity stadium which will be built on dockland in north Liverpool.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Willian has agreed a new one-year extension at Chelsea.
    (Sky Sports)

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