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Football Rumours on Monday 12th July 2021

last updated Monday 12th July 2021, 9:13 AM


  • Arsenal have begun negotiations with Wolves about signing Portugal midfielder Ruben Neves, 24.

  • Arsenal's hopes of signing Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana have been dealt a blow with the 25-year-old Cameroon international agreeing personal terms with Lyon. The two clubs, however, are yet to reach an agreement.

  • Barcelona are interested in Lille midfielder Renato Sanches, 23, but the club cannot consider signing him because of their financial position, while Tottenham are also keen on the Portugal international.
    (Le10 Sport)

  • Arsenal are expected to make a major move for Leicester City playmaker James Maddison in the coming weeks.
    (Daily Star)

  • Everton manager Rafa Benitez has encouraged club chiefs to sign Napoli's 30-year-old Senegal centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly, who played for the Spaniard in Italy.

  • Napoli will be keen to offload Koulibaly, as well as 25-year-old Spain midfielder Fabian Ruiz, as they try to reduce their wage bill. The Neapolitan side, however, are yet to receive a suitable offer for either player.

  • Manchester City's 24-year-old Brazil striker Gabriel Jesus remains Juventus' top target as they look to bolster their attack next season, but bringing Italian 21-year-old Moise Kean back to Turin from Everton remains an option.

  • Sunderland almost signed Italy's 36-year-old defender Giorgio Chiellini in 2008 when the Black Cats were managed by Roy Keane, with the Wearside club's former chief scout Mick Brown saying a fee of £8m had been agreed for the then 23-year-old.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • West Ham are thought to be ahead of top-flight rivals Aston Villa in the battle to sign Tammy Abraham this summer.

  • Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira is turning to his former clubs for new recruits, with the Arsenal great interested in the Gunners' England Under-21 striker Eddie Nketiah, 22, and Denmark forward Kasper Dolberg, 23, from Nice where the Frenchman previously managed.

  • Championship side Bournemouth have rejected a £13m bid from Villarreal for 24-year-old Dutch winger Arnaut Danjuma.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Carlos Tevez could see out his playing career in MLS after leaving childhood club Boca Juniors.

  • Premier League newcomers Brentford are preparing to make a £10m bid for Liverpool's 24-year-old Wales forward Harry Wilson.

  • Swansea City and Middlesbrough have been linked with a move 28-year-old Senegal striker Famara Diedhiou, who left Bristol City at the end of his contract earlier in the summer.
    (Football Insider)

  • Cologne's Germany Under-21 forward Ismail Jakobs, 21, is set to join Monaco, having previously been linked with a potential move to Leicester City and Brighton.
    (Sky Sport Germany)

  • Argentina forward Lionel Messi is set to stay with Barcelona, with the 34-year-old expected to sign a new contract with the Catalan club after he was registered with La Liga for next season.

  • Real Madrid have joined a number of clubs in being linked with 21-year-old Denmark forward Mikkel Damsgaard, who Sampdoria would like to keep for another season before selling him.

  • Italy's 36-year-old defender Giorgio Chiellini will sign a one-year contract extension with Juventus in the coming week, keeping him with the Turin club until June 2022.
    (Fabrizio Romano on Twitter)

  • Bayern Munich manager Julian Nagelsmann has played down a move for Italy international Federico Chiesa, who was on loan at Juventus from Fiorentina last season, saying the 23-year-old is "good" but "expensive".

  • Italy striker Andrea Belotti will decide whether or not to renew his contract with Torino soon after the European Championship final. Jose Mourinho's Roma are favourites to sign the 27-year-old if he leaves.
    (Sky Sport Italy)


  • Fulham have advertised for a new director of scouting as they look to improve their dealings in the transfer market.
    (Daily Mail)


  • It was penalty shootout heartbreak again for England and Gareth Southgate in a crushing Euro 2020 final defeat to Italy.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Lionel Messi's long wait for a major trophy with Argentina is over after a 1-0 win against Brazil in the Copa America final.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is rumoured to be in advanced talks on naming rights for Tottenham's stadium and a deal could be confirmed before the new season.
    (Daily Mail)

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