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Football Rumours on Monday 12th August 2019

last updated Monday 12th August 2019, 9:47 AM


  • Representatives for Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil, 30, will fly to the US to hold talks with DC United over a potential move for the former Germany international.
    (Daily Express)

  • Sami Khedira wants a move to Arsenal - and he could still join in the coming weeks as a free agent if Juventus terminate his contract.
    (Daily Star)

  • Tottenham defender Serge Aurier has reportedly told his team-mates he wants to leave the club this month.

  • Belgium's former Tottenham and West Brom midfielder Nacer Chadli, 30, has joined Vincent Kompany's Anderlecht on loan from Monaco.
    (Anderlecht official website)

  • Chelsea manager Frank Lampard wants to sign Leicester City defender Ben Chilwell when the Blues' transfer ban ends. The England international, 22, is rated at £70m.

  • Liverpool are considering making a move for free agent goalkeeper Andy Lonergan after Alisson's injury left them with Adrian as the only fit senior goalkeeper at Jurgen Klopp's disposal.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Barcelona say Brazil winger Philippe Coutinho will not leave the club this summer.

  • Talks between Barcelona and Paris St-Germain over the transfer of Brazil forward Neymar have stalled with the French club asking for three players in addition to a fee for the 27-year-old.

  • Roma still want to sign Liverpool and Croatia centre-back Dejan Lovren, 30.
    (Corriere dello Sport)

  • Juventus manager Maurizio Sarri says 25-year-old Argentine forward Paulo Dybala, who was linked with Manchester United and Tottenham in the summer, may have to leave the Serie A champions or risk being left out of their Champions League squad.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Napoli are ready to give up on trying to sign Real Madrid's Colombia playmaker James Rodriguez, 28, and try to sign PSV Eindhoven and Mexico winger Hirving Lozano, 24, instead.
    (Gazzetta dello Sport)

  • Barcelona will allow Rafinha - who was linked with Liverpool and Arsenal - to leave the club this summer with Valencia the favourites to sign the 26-year-old Brazil midfielder.

  • Manchester City and France centre-back Eliaquim Mangala, 28, looks set for a second loan spell at Valencia.

  • Bristol City striker Matty Taylor, 29, is closing in on a move to Oxford United.
    (Bristol Post)

  • Newcastle managing director Lee Charnley has broken his silence on Rafa Benitez's departure, declaring the manager has "moved to China for the money".
    (Daily Star)

  • Former Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg says it is disappointing VAR, which made its Premier League debut on the opening weekend of this season, is being criticised despite getting decisions correct.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Liverpool keeper Alisson Becker could be absent for up to eight weeks after tearing his calf in Liverpool's opening weekend victory over Norwich City.
    (Daily Mail)

  • WILL FERRELL had an "Elfie" taken with Portsmouth's celebrating players after he watched an Anchorman shine on the Hollywood legend's visit to Fratton Park.

  • Romelu Lukaku, 26, scored four goals on his debut for Inter Milan in their 8-0 victory over fourth division side Virtus Bergamo. The Belgium striker completed a deadline day move to Italy from Manchester United.
    (Manchester Evening News)

  • Paul Pogba has given his reassurances to the hierarchy at Manchester United that he will knuckle down following his failed move to Real Madrid and will not be a bad influence on the team.
    (Daily Mail)

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