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Football Rumours on Friday 3rd July 2020

last updated Friday 03rd July 2020, 9:40 AM


  • Chelsea and Manchester City could turn to Everton's France left-back Lucas Digne, 26, if they cannot prise England left-back Ben Chilwell, 23, away from Leicester.

  • Everton, Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United are due to watch Leon Bailey, 22, on Saturday, with the Bayer Leverkusen and Jamaica winger keen on a move to England.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Liverpool are close to signing Bayern Munich and Spain midfielder Thiago Alcantara, 29.

  • The Premier League champions are also interested in Trabzonspor and Turkey goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir, 24.

  • Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has shortlisted Napoli and Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly, 29, Villarreal's Spain international Pau Torres, 23, and Benfica and Portugal international Ruben Dias, 23, as he looks to revamp his defence.

  • Sevilla are lining up a loan move for Chelsea and Spain goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, 25, whose future is uncertain at Stamford Bridge.

  • Leroy Sane has completed his £54.8m transfer from Manchester City to Bayern Munich.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Manchester United are open to letting Ivory Coast international Eric Bailly, 26, leave on loan next season, with La Liga club Valencia keen on the defender.

  • Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson, on loan at Sheffield United, has warned the Old Trafford club he will not wait around forever to become their first choice, amid interest in the 21-year-old Englishman from Chelsea.
    (Daily Express)

  • Chelsea are keen on Lille's 24-year-old French goalkeeper Mike Maignan and his compatriot Alphonse Areola, 27, who is on loan at Real Madrid from Paris St-Germain.
    (Daily Express)

  • However, Tottenham are also weighing up a summer move for Maignan, with boss Jose Mourinho considering the player as a successor to his current France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, 33.

  • West Ham manager David Moyes has revived his interest in Chelsea and England midfielder Ross Barkley, 26. The Blues rejected the Hammers' approach for a loan deal in January.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Southampton are looking to ship out flop goalkeeper Angus Gunn this summer - two years after paying £13.5m to lure him away from Manchester City.

  • English midfielder Angel Gomes, 19, is targeting a move abroad but does not have an immediate deal lined up following his release by Manchester United.
    (Manchester Evening News)

  • Borussia Dortmund believe they have won the race to sign Birmingham City's young English midfielder Jude Bellingham. Manchester United were also interested in the 17-year-old.

  • Sheffield United have made a £3.5m bid for Reading midfielder John Swift, 25, but Leeds are also interested in the former England Under-21 international.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Sheffield United are interested in signing Ghanaian defender Abdul Mumin, 22 from Danish club FC Nordsjaelland this summer.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Eintracht Frankfurt's Filip Kostic, 27 could leave the Bundesliga side, with Inter Milan and Premier League clubs interested in the Serbia winger.

  • Borussia Dortmund have completed the signing of Birmingham City midfielder Jude Bellingham, according to reports in Germany.
    (Daily Express)


  • Mauricio Pochettino's move to Newcastle could be edging closer as the former Tottenham boss has rejected the top job at Benfica.
    (Daily Star)

  • Tottenham head coach Jose Mourinho says he would not swap Argentina midfielder Giovani lo Celso, 24, for Manchester United's Bruno Fernandes, after Spurs missed out on the 25-year-old Portuguese midfielder last summer.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Manchester United, Manchester City and Wolves all face missing the start of next term because of their delayed European campaigns.

  • Lionel Messi is considering leaving Barcelona in the summer of 2021 despite spending his whole career with the club.
    (Daily Star)

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