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Football Rumours on Friday 12th May 2017

last updated Friday 12th May 2017, 9:05 AM

  • Arsenal will join Chelsea and Manchester United in the £50m race to sign Real Madrid's Spanish striker Alvaro Morata this summer. Morata, 24, has managed just 13 La Liga starts this season.
    ( Sun )

  • Wales forward Gareth Bale, 27, is willing to move to Manchester United if Real Madrid decide to sell him in the summer.
    ( Independent )

  • Atletico Madrid are interested in Leicester striker Jamie Vardy, 30, and Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez, 28.
    ( Independent )

  • Newly promoted Brighton want to sign Liverpool's long-serving Brazilian midfielder Lucas Leiva, 30, for their first season in the Premier League.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Chelsea want 17-year-old German forward Jann-Fiete Arp, who has been tipped for a bright future at Hamburg.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Galatasaray are keen to sign Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare believes the club could break their transfer record again this summer as they target a return to the Champions League.
    ( Daily Express )

  • West Brom are set to agree a compensation fee of between £3m and £5m for Leeds left-back Charlie Taylor, 23, and avoid going to a tribunal.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Middlesbrough have made a £300,000 bid for Hartlepool winger Nathan Thomas, 22, after Sheffield United had an offer accepted earlier in the week.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • West Ham are interested in signing Manchester City defender Pablo Zabaleta, but face stiff competition for the experienced 32-year-old. The Argentine is out of contract at the end of the season.
    ( London Evening Standard )

  • Former Manchester United winger Nani, 30, says he wants to stay at Valencia amid growing speculation he will be sold in the summer.
    ( ESPN )

  • Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes, 23, has been offered to rivals Real Madrid, according to reports in Spain.
    (Daily Express)


  • Inter Milan are ready to double the salary Mauricio Pochettino earns at Tottenham Hotspur to make him their new head coach.
    ( Football Italia )

  • Arsene Wenger will continue to have the final say on transfers if he stays at Arsenal, despite the club's plans to appoint a director of football.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Paul Lambert could quit as Wolves manager over plans for agent Jorge Mendes to handle the club's transfers.
    ( Daily Telegraph )

  • Claude Puel's days at Southampton look numbered - with Hull boss Marco Silva already approached about replacing the under-fire Frenchman.
    ( Daily Express )

  • Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has fired a warning ahead of talks over a new contract by telling Chelsea to pay him what he is worth. Conte has been linked with the vacant job at Inter.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Manchester United are considering approaching Paul Mitchell, who found Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli, after he resigned from his role as Spurs' head of recruitment.
    ( Manchester Evening News )

  • West Brom boss Tony Pulis encouraged his south coast neighbour Harry Redknapp to take the Birmingham City manager's job because he finds the three-hour commute "relaxing".
    ( Express and Star )

  • Chelsea are considering selling the naming rights to their new stadium - but have told interested buyers they have to accept Stamford Bridge will stay in the name.
    (London Evening Standard)


  • England are lining up a third friendly against Germany in just over a year as part of an FA agreement with the German federation.
    (Daily Express )


  • Local residents are fighting plans to allow around-the-clock work to be carried out on Tottenham's new stadium.
    ( Sun )

  • Gareth Bale will have a fitness test on his torn calf 48 hours before Real Madrid's Champions League final against Juventus in Cardiff on June 3.
    ( Sun )

  • Striker Mario Balotelli's contract when he was at Liverpool included a £1m bonus clause for not getting sent off three times in a season.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Chelsea fans have started an online petition - which has more than 5,000 signatures - for a 'John Terry Stand' at the new stadium.
    ( London Evening Standard )

  • Chelsea's players will receive a £5m bonus to be split among the squad if they clinch the Premier League title.
    ( Times )

  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic's former Sweden team-mate Emil Forsberg described the Manchester United striker as "incredibly annoying" in training - before trying to dig himself out of a hole.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Barcelona defender Gerard Pique is set to turn his hand to revolutionising the Davis Cup's tired format - and his project is backed by Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic.

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