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Football Rumours on Friday 31st May 2019

last updated Friday 31st May 2019, 8:24 AM



TRANSFER RUMOURS

  • Newly promoted Aston Villa want Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter, 29, but face competition from Fulham and Stoke for the Republic of Ireland international.
    (Irish Independent)


  • Arsenal want Bournemouth's Scotland winger Ryan Fraser, 25, but their hopes of bringing in Crystal Palace's Ivory Coast forward Wilfried Zaha, 26, have faded following their failure to qualify for the Champions League.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil, 30, defensive compatriot Shkodran Mustafi, 27, and Armenia midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan, 30, could be among the casualties as Arsenal look to fund a summer rebuild.
    (Daily Star)


  • Tottenham have made a £53m bid for the Real Betis midfielder Giovani Lo Celso.
    (Guardian)


  • Tottenham have dropped their interest in Barcelona's £30m Andre Gomes with Everton and West Ham left to battle it out over the Portuguese's signature.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Tottenham are reportedly leading the race to entice £35m Steven Bergwijn away from PSV Eindhoven in the summer.
    (Sun)


  • Real Madrid are preparing a fresh bid of £106m for Chelsea's 28-year-old Belgium midfielder Eden Hazard.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Paris St-Germain's Brazil forward Neymar, 27, wants to return to Barcelona this summer.
    (Sport)


  • Manchester United are favourites to sign 24-year-old Paris St-Germain and France midfielder Adrien Rabiot, who will be a free agent on 1 July.
    (Mundo Deportivo)


  • Manchester United will allow 26-year-old Belgium forward Romelu Lukaku to join Inter Milan this summer - but only for a fee of about £80m.
    (Times)


  • Manchester City have turned down Bayern Munich's offer of £70m for 23-year-old Germany winger Leroy Sane.
    (Guardian)


  • City have made a bid of £53m for Juventus' 25-year-old Portugal defender Joao Cancelo.
    (Tuttosport)


  • Manchester City's France defender Eliaquim Mangala, 28, is set to return to Porto - five years after leaving to join City for £32m.
    (O Jogo)


  • Real Madrid and Colombia forward James Rodriguez, 27, is reluctant to move to the Premier League, leaving Italian sides Juventus and Napoli to battle for his signature.
    (Marca)


  • Aston Villa want to sign 26-year-old England defender Tyrone Mings on a permanent deal from Bournemouth.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Brighton and Stoke are among several clubs interested in signing 22-year-old Portsmouth's defender Matt Clarke.
    (Sentinel)


  • Blackburn, Rangers and Sheffield Wednesday are interested in former England winger Stewart Downing, 34, after Middlesbrough said he will leave.
    (Gazette)



MANAGEMENT STUFF

  • Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez has emerged as a contender for the Roma job.
    (Gazzetta dello Sport)


  • Antonio Conte has been appointed as the new Inter Milan head coach following the sacking of Luciano Spalletti.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Juventus have offered Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri a £6.2m-a-year contract.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Liverpool chairman Tom Werner says it is important that manager Jurgen Klopp, who has been in charge since October 2015, "stays for as long as he likes".
    (Liverpool Echo)


  • James McPake will named Dundee's new manager on Friday.
    (Sky Sports)




INTERNATIONAL STUFF

  • Oxford United midfielder Mark Sykes could win his first senior Northern Ireland cap after he was included in the squad for their upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers.
    (Sky Sports)




OTHER STUFF

  • The EFL Cup will continue to be known as the Carabao Cup after a new two-year sponsorship of the competition was agreed.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Former Italy midfielder Andrea Pirlo says he rejected a move to Manchester City in 2011, while Chelsea decided against signing him in 2009 because of his age.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Championship clubs are concerned that the Premier League will not impose a points deduction on Aston Villa if they are found to have breached profit and sustainability rules.
    (Sky Sports)




















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