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Football Rumours on Friday 2nd August 2019

last updated Friday 02nd August 2019, 8:47 AM


  • Arsenal have completed the signing of Ivory Coast winger Nicolas Pepe from Lille for a club-record fee.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Tottenham are confident of signing 19-year-old Fulham and England Under-21 left-back Ryan Sessegnon - but would like to offload England defender Danny Rose, 29, first.
    (Daily Express)

  • Tottenham are closing in on a £55m deal for Real Betis midfielder Giovani lo Celso, with the 23-year-old set to agree a five-year contract.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Betis have already rejected several offers from Tottenham for Argentina international Lo Celso.

  • Spurs are exploring a deal for 24-year-old Sporting Lisbon and Portugal midfielder Bruno Fernandes as an alternative to Lo Celso.
    (London Evening Standard)

  • Victor Wanyama is a target for Bournemouth after falling out of favour at Spurs following Tanguy Ndombele's arrival.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Roma have not given up on a move for Tottenham centre-back Toby Alderweireld, according to Sky in Italy.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Manchester City have rejected a £72m bid from Bayern Munich for Germany forward Leroy Sane, 23.

  • City want £137m for Sane if he does not wish to sign an extension to his contract, which expires in June 2021.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Manchester United are struggling to reach an agreement with 25-year-old Juventus and Argentina forward Paulo Dybala and his representatives, putting a swap deal for Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, 26, under threat.

  • England defender Harry Maguire, 26, has been left out of Leicester City's squad for Friday's friendly against Atalanta because of the ongoing uncertainty over his future, with the Foxes wanting a £90m deal if Manchester United are to sign him.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren, 30, is a target for Roma and the Italian club believe they can get the Croatia centre-back for between £11m and £12m.
    (Gazzetta dello Sport)

  • The Reds are considering up a move for Bordeaux and Guinea forward Francois Kamano and are willing to pay £20m for the 23-year-old.

  • Manchester City have re-entered talks with Juventus over Portugal right-back Joao Cancelo, 25.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Manchester United rejected the chance to sign 19-year-old Juventus forward Moise Kean, leaving the Italy international clear for a move to Everton.

  • Crystal Palace have joined Burnley and West HamUnited in trying to sign 33-year-old England centre-back Gary Cahill, who is a free agent after leaving Chelsea.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Newcastle are on the verge of signing French winger Allan Saint-Maximin, 22, from Nice in a £16.5m deal.

  • Argentina centre-back Nicolas Otamendi, 31, wants to stay at Manchester City despite being linked with a move away from the club.

  • Brazil right-back Dani Alves is close to a move to Sao Paulo. The 36-year-old is a free agent after leaving Paris St-Germain.

  • Crystal Palace have made contact with Cardiff City about Real Betis' 25-year-old Spanish midfielder Victor Camarasa, who spent last season loan at the Bluebirds.
    (Wales Online)

  • Palace have made an £11m bid for Brentford forward Ollie Watkins as Roy Hodgson looks to bolster his attack.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Crystal Palace want to sign Montpellier right-back Ruben Aguilar, who is also linked with Brighton.

  • Derby County manager Phillip Cocu is poised to sign Arsenal's Krystian Bielik in a club-record deal worth up to £9.5m.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Osian Roberts has stepped down as assistant coach of Wales to become technical director at the Royal Moroccan Football Federation.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Premier League referees may have their conversations relayed to supporters in the future following the introduction of VAR, it has been revealed.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Danny Drinkwater is set to stay at Stamford Bridge despite Frank Lampard deeming him surplus to requirements.
    (Daily Star)

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