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Football Rumours on Friday 29th March 2019

last updated Friday 29th March 2019, 8:50 AM



TRANSFER RUMOURS

  • Arsenal have reportedly made contact with Barcelona over the possibility of signing defender Samuel Umtiti, 25.
    (Gazetta dello Sport)


  • Arsenal are confident they can secure defenders Samuel Umtiti and David Alaba at the end of the season.
    (Independent)


  • Juventus are considering whether to trigger a £25m buyout clause for Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld, 30, before the last two weeks of the summer transfer window.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Real Madrid are planning a £125m summer move for Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, 26.
    (Sun)


  • Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has £430m in transfer funds this summer and also wants to sign 20-year-old France striker Kylian Mbappe from Paris St-Germain and Belgium forward Eden Hazard, 28, from Chelsea.
    (L'Equipe)


  • Former France and Arsenal striker Thierry Henry, who was sacked by Monaco in January after just three months in charge, could return to his role as assistant to Belgium manager Roberto Martinez.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Wolves are on the brink of signing striker Raul Jimenez, the 27-year-old Mexico international on loan from Benfica, in a club record £25m deal.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Carlo Ancelotti insists that Napoli will not be forced to sell their £130m-rated defender Kalidou Kouliably, 27, a long-term target for Manchester United.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Borussia Dortmund's Jadon Sancho, 19, and Real Madrid's Rafael Varane, 25, are thought to be top of the Manchester United shopping list.
    (Independent)


  • Bayern Munich are planning the biggest investment in their history during the summer transfer window.
    (Marca)


  • Bundesliga clubs have been told to forget about a loan move for Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden, 18, this summer.
    (Manchester Evening News)


  • Everton starlet Ellis Simms is the latest British player to be targeted by Bayern Munich after smashing through the 40-goal barrier for the season.
    (Sun)


  • Real Madrid are reportedly in pole position to sign out-of-favour Paris St-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot, 23.
    (AS)


  • Long-term Manchester United target Antoine Griezmann, 28, is willing to take £6m pay cut to join Barcelona, who are willing to trigger his £100m release clause from Atletico Madrid.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Liverpool's Dublin-born defender Conor Masterson, 20, who is available on a free transfer this summer, is a target for Norwich.
    (Sun)


  • The agent of Ajax's 26-year-old Argentine left-back Nicolas Tagliafico, a target for Arsenal, has confirmed his client is prepared to "take a leap" at a new club.
    (Football.London)



MANAGEMENT STUFF

  • Newcastle United boss Rafael Benitez, whose deal runs out at the end of the season, could be a target for Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande if their current coach Fabio Cannavaro quits to take over as the Chinese national team's boss.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed a large number of agents have been in contact with Manchester United to try and get their players a move to Old Trafford this summer.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Manager Brendan Rodgers says Leicester City will do their best to ensure their best players remain at the King Power Stadium this summer.
    (Leicester Mercury)




INTERNATIONAL STUFF

  • Harry Kane has received the MBE for services to football after leading England to the World Cup semi-finals in Russia last summer.
    (Sky Sports)


  • England manager Gareth Southgate believes the FA should reconsider selling Wembley to raise funds for grassroots football.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Everton centre-back Yerry Mina suffered a hamstring injury playing for Colombia against South Korea, despite the Goodison Park club warning his national team over the risk of overplaying the 24-year-old.
    (Times)


  • Chelsea striker Gonzalo Higuain has announced his retirement from international football with Argentina, citing family reasons.
    (Sky Sports)




OTHER STUFF

  • Tottenham striker Harry Kane, 25, says winning the first game at the new stadium against Crystal Palace next week is more important than scoring the first goal.
    (London Evening Standard)


  • Bournemouth's wage bill rose by 42% to £101.8m last season according the annual accounts, contributing to the club making a financial loss for the first time since being promoted to the top flight.
    (Times)


  • Leicester fans are being offered free beer and cupcakes before Saturday's game to toast the birthday of their late chairman, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.
    (Leicester Mercury)


  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's appointment as Manchester United manager on a permanent basis means Liverpool's Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk, 27, will have to move out of the Cheshire home he rents from the Norwegian.
    (Guardian)


  • Callum Hudson-Odoi's contract talks with Chelsea have reached stalemate with none having taken place since January and no more planned.
    (Sun)


  • Chelsea will consider giving Callum Hudson-Odoi a new contract worth £100,000 a week to convince the 18-year-old to stay at Stamford Bridge.
    (London Evening Standard)


  • Mauro Icardi is in line for a return to the Inter Milan side, but only because of a thigh injury suffered by striker Lautaro Martinez.
    (Daily Mail)


  • The Football Association's board is considering renaming the world's oldest FA as the English Football Association.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Former Millwall and Everton midfielder Tim Cahill is planning to retire at the end of the month.
    (Sky Sports)




















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