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Football Rumours on Friday 28th August 2020

last updated Friday 28th August 2020, 9:32 AM


  • Arsenal are prepared to sell right-back Hector Bellerin to Juventus with new manager Andrea Pirlo making the Spain 25-year-old his top priority.
    (Corriere Dello Sport)

  • The arrival of 28-year-old Republic of Ireland full-back Matt Doherty at Tottenham from Wolves would pave the way for Ivory Coast defender Serge Aurier, 27, to leave.
    (London Evening Standard)

  • Tottenham have rejected an opening bid from AC Milan for Serge Aurier, with Bayer Leverkusen also interested.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Brentford have agreed a £10m deal to sign Peterborough striker Ivan Toney, as Aston Villa become frustrated at the lack of progress in talks to sign Ollie Watkins.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 33, contacted Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola last week to tell him he wants to leave Barcelona.

  • Manchester City would be willing to use Spanish defenders Eric Garcia, 19, and Angelino, 23, as makeweights in a deal for Messi, if they cannot sign him on a free transfer.
    (Manchester Evening News)

  • Manchester City are prepared to offer Barcelona £89.5m plus Garcia, Portugal midfielder Bernardo Silva, 26, and Brazil forward Gabriel Jesus, 23, for Messi.

  • Real Madrid are set to demand more than 20m euros for 23-year-old Spanish left-back Sergio Reguilon, who has attracted interest from Manchester United, Tottenham, Juventus and Inter Milan while on loan at Sevilla.

  • Chelsea are putting the finishing touches to a £90m move for 21-year-old Germany and Bayer Leverkusen forward Kai Havertz.

  • Tottenham have been offered the chance to sign Diego Costa, who has been put up for sale by Atletico Madrid.
    (Daily Star)

  • Leicester are weighing up a bid for Aston Villa left-back Matt Targett after losing Ben Chilwell.
    (Daily Star)

  • Thiago Silva is waiting to sign the documents to become a Chelsea player after completing a medical in Milan on Thursday.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Manchester United have made an approach to sign Brescia midfielder Sandro Tonali, 20, who is regarded as one of the best young prospects in Italy.
    (Corriere dello Sport)

  • Leicester are looking at Argentina and Ajax full-back Nicolas Tagliafico, 27, and Atalanta left-back Robin Gosens, 26, as potential replacements for Ben Chillwell, who left for Chelsea.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Leeds are set to make a bid for Lazio's 23-year-old Brazilian centre-back Luiz Felipe.

  • Newcastle have joined the list of Premier League sides interested in a move for 20-year-old Liverpool striker Rhian Brewster.

  • Manchester United have handed a trial to former Yeovil Town striker Devon Arnold after the free agent impressed for the club's U23s side.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Wolves are interested in Athletic Bilbao and Spain centre-back Unai Nunez, 23.
    (Caught Offside)

  • Representatives of Norwegian defender Kristoffer Ajer, 22, and French midfielder Olivier Ntcham, 24, have asked Celtic for valuations, before potential moves away.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Watford captain and striker Troy Deeney, 32, has been offered to West Brom.
    (Daily Mail)

  • France forward Antoine Griezmann had decided to leave Barcelona before new coach Ronald Koeman convinced the 29-year-old to make a U-turn.
    (RMC Sport)

  • Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu is keen to swap Griezmann with Atletico Madrid and Portugal forward Joao Felix, 20.


  • Mikel Arteta says he is positive the club will soon agree a new contract with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and complete the signing of defender Gabriel Magalhaes.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Matteo Guendouzi has been given a clean slate at Arsenal ahead of the new season, with Mikel Arteta saying that the midfielder will have the same opportunities as any other player in the coming weeks.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Chris Wilder is still hopeful of adding to his Sheffield United squad before the season begins on September 12.
    (Sky Sports)


  • England have been plunged further into crisis after five of Gareth Southgate's squad tested positive for Covid-19.

  • Marcus Rashford is an injury doubt for England's double-header against Iceland and Denmark next month.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • England expect Chelsea duo Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount to be free to join up with the rest of the international senior squad on Monday.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Former Aston Villa, Manchester City and Everton midfielder Gareth Barry has retired from professional football at 39.
    (Sky Sports)

  • The Premier League Saturday 3pm blackout will be lifted ahead of the new season following productive talks.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Former Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 38, has agreed a new one-year contract at AC Milan believed to be worth about £6m.
    (Sky Sports Italia)

  • Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 35, has settled any speculation about his future by saying he is preparing for a third season with Juventus.
    (Mundo Deportivo)

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