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Football Rumours on Friday 4 August 2017

last updated Friday 04th August 2017, 9:02 AM

  • French champions Monaco are preparing a £45m bid for Arsenal and Chile forward Alexis Sanchez, 28, who is entering the final year of his contract with the Gunners.
    ( Sun )

  • Tottenham are interested in Genoa forward Giovanni Simeone, the 22-year-old son of Atletico Madrid boss Diego.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Tottenham midfielder Moussa Sissoko, 27, is in talks over a loan move to Turkish side Trabzonspor.
    ( Sun )

  • (Evening Chronicle) Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane believes the club must sell winger Gareth Bale, 28, if they are to sign Monaco's 18-year-old forward Kylian Mbappe.
    ( Marca )

  • Manchester United are tracking the situation at Real Madrid and are poised to make a £90m offer for Wales international Bale.
    ( Daily Star )

  • But Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho is convinced he can sign Bale for less than £90m.
    ( Daily Express )

  • Chelsea striker Diego Costa, 28, will hand in a formal transfer request with the Premier League champions.
    ( Independent )

  • Costa's lawyer has threatened legal action against Chelsea after the Blues vetoed a loan move to Italian side AC Milan before a January return to former club Atletico Madrid, after the Spanish side's transfer ban ends.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Everton boss Ronald Koeman is still hoping to sign another forward this summer, with Arsenal and France striker Olivier Giroud, 30, a potential target.
    ( Liverpool Echo )

  • Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk, 26, is likely to miss the opening of the Premier League season with his future looking increasingly uncertain.
    ( Daily Telegraph )

  • Chelsea are ready to challenge Liverpool for Van Dijk by offering Saints £50m for the Netherlands centre-back.
    ( Times )

  • Sunderland are set to sell 29-year-old winger Jeremain Lens after agreeing a £4.5m fee with Besiktas.
    ( Sunderland Echo )

  • The Black Cats are in advanced talks with Aston Villa over a loan for Scottish striker Ross McCormack, 30.
    ( Daily Mail)

  • Belgian club Anderlecht have entered the race to sign 31-year-old Barcelona defender Thomas Vermaelen, who is also a target for West Brom.
    ( Birmingham Mail )

  • Newcastle will face competition from a host of clubs for the signature of 28-year-old Arsenal forward Lucas Perez.
    ( Talksport )

  • Watford have made an enquiry about Liverpool's 25-year-old left-back Alberto Moreno.
    ( IBTimes )

  • The Hornets hope to bring in Everton's 30-year-old winger Aaron Lennon on loan before the new season starts.
    ( Watford Observer )

  • Bournemouth have had a bid of around £20m for winger Demarai Gray, 21, rejected by Leicester.
    ( Sky Sports )

  • But the Cherries could return with an improved offer for England Under-21 international Gray.
    ( Daily Star )

  • Crystal Palace manager Frank de Boer is interested in signing 19-year-old Manchester United defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah, who played under his fellow Dutchman De Boer at Ajax.
    ( Sun )

  • Middlesbrough's England Under-20 midfielder Harry Chapman, 19, has held talks with Blackburn Rovers.
    (Evening Gazette)


  • West Brom boss Tony Pulis fears he will have to wait for the Premier League's big hitters to finish their business before he can press home his transfer plans.
    ( Daily Star )


  • England's dreams of winning the Women's Euro 2017 were crushed by Holland. The Lionesses saw their superb campaign come to a sudden halt as they were soundly beaten 3-0 by the host nation in their semi-final in Enschede on Thursday.
    ( SkySports)


  • Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez kissed the club badge in front of the cameras during training on Thursday.
    ( Daily Telegraph )

  • The Gunners' Emirates Stadium has gone 100% 'green' by switching to renewable energy.
    ( IBTimes )

  • As Neymar signs a world record deal with Paris St-Germain, Sir Stanley Matthews' first professional contract with Stoke City is going up for auction. His weekly wage was £5.
    ( Stoke Sentinel )

  • PSG attacking midfielder Javier Pastore has offered Neymar his number 10 shirt, saying: "I want to make him feel comfortable and happy from day one."
    ( PSG website )

  • Ex-Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp, now in charge of Birmingham, says Spurs have the best starting XI in England.
    ( Talksport )

  • Two lower-tier American teams have asked the Court of Arbitration for Sport to impose promotion and relegation on the US football pyramid.
    ( NBC )

  • Dating app Tinder have confirmed they are interested in sponsoring Manchester United.
    (Daily Mail)

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