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Football Rumours on Friday 4th May 2018

last updated Saturday 05th May 2018, 9:01 AM


  • Arsenal have beaten Bayern Munich to the signing of 21-year-old Turkish defender Caglar Soyuncu, who currently plays for Bundesliga side Freiburg.
    (London Evening Standard)

  • Spurs are set to make a £30m summer move for Southampton's England international defender Ryan Bertrand, 28, and are also considering a deal for Swansea's Alfie Mawson, 24.
    (Daily Star)

  • Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is interested in Ajax winger Justin Kluivert, the 18-year-old son of Dutch legend Patrick.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Bayern Munich will make a move for Juventus and Argentina striker Paulo Dybala, 24, if they lose Polish striker Robert Lewandowski, 29, this summer.

  • Crystal Palace are to hold contract talks with French midfielder Yohan Cabaye, 32, and English defender Joel Ward, 28, next week to clarify their plans for the future.

  • Aston Villa will try to bring West Brom's English midfielder Gareth Barry, 37, back to the club if they are promoted from the Championship.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Everton, Leicester and Burnley are all interested in 23-year-old Egypt forward Mahmoud Hassan, who is on loan at Turkish side Kasimpasa from Anderlecht.

  • Midfielder Marouane Fellaini and his representatives will continue discussions with Manchester United over a new contract. The 30-year-old Belgian's deal runs out at the end of the season.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Stoke manager Paul Lambert has dismissed reports linking Championship winners Wolves with a £35m move for England goalkeeper Jack Butland, 25.
    (Express and Star)

  • Reece Oxford does not want to return to West Ham and hopes he can stay at Borussia Monchengladbach where the 19-year-old English defender is on loan.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp wants to bring Borussia Dortmund's US winger Christian Pulisic, 19, to Anfield, with Arsenal also interested.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Belgium keeper Simon Mignolet, 30, says he will wait until after this summer's World Cup before deciding whether to leave Liverpool.


  • Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic has been named the Sky Bet Championship Manager of the Month for April.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Roy Hodgson says he has no plans to leave Crystal Palace.
    (Sky Sports)

  • West Brom are considering approaches to three managers in jobs at other clubs - Bristol City boss Lee Johnson, Brentford's Dean Smith and Leicester City's assistant manager Michael Appleton.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Napoli will be interested in Antonio Conte if Chelsea lure coach Maurizio Sarri to Stamford Bridge.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Everton are weighing up a move for former Watford boss Marco Silva to replace Sam Allardyce.

  • Former Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri has dared Nantes to sack him after the club's president accused him of being unprofessional.
    (Leicester Mercury)

  • Former Liverpool assistant manager Zeljko Buvac is set for a management job in Germany and will not take the Arsenal job.


  • Arsenal and France defender Laurent Koscielny set to miss the World Cup after suffering Achilles injury against Atletico Madrid.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic has been named the Sky Bet Championship Player of the Month for April.
    (Sky Sports)

  • The FA are facing a stumbling block in their plans to sell Wembley Stadium as it has emerged they agreed to Government 'protections' which prevents a sale until 2057.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Manchester City's Vincent Kompany believes team-mate Kevin De Bruyne, 26, should have won the PFA Player of the Year award.

  • Burnley chairman Mike Garlick has urged the Premier League not to hand the 'top six' clubs a greater share of overseas TV money ahead of an annual meeting in June.

  • Liverpool will face a £10m payout to Southampton if they win the Champions League over clauses in the contracts of former Saints Virgil van Dijk, Sadio Mane, Dejan Lovren, Nathaniel Clyne and Adam Lallana.

  • Liverpool's players are on a £750,000 bonus to win the Champions League.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Besiktas refused to show for the resumption of their cup semi-final against Fenerbahce on Thursday after it was abandoned last month.
    (Sky Sports)

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