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Football Rumours on Monday 17th August 2020

last updated Monday 17th August 2020, 9:38 AM


  • Arsenal are closing in on the signing of Brazil defender Gabriel Magalhaes, 22, from Lille.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Spurs are preparing a move for 33-year-old English goalkeeper Joe Hart, who is a free agent after leaving Burnley in June.

  • Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has told the Spanish giants he wants to leave the club immediately, with Manchester City leading the race for the 33-year-old Argentina forward.
    (Esporte Interativo)

  • Barca will listen to offers for a host of players, including Antoine Griezmann, 29, and 23-year-old fellow France forward Ousmane Dembele, who cost £107m from Atletico Madrid in 2019 and £135.5m from Borussia Dortmund in 2017 respectively.

  • Juventus are interested in signing Arsenal's France striker Alexandre Lacazette or Wolves' Mexico forward Raul Jimenez, both 29.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Bayern Munich's Thiago Alcantara has agreed a four-year deal with Liverpool, with the Bundesliga club asking for in excess of £30m for the 29-year-old Spain midfielder.
    (RMC Sport)

  • Juventus are open to selling 26-year-old Paulo Dybala, with Manchester United and Tottenham are interested in the Argentina forward.
    (Gazetta Dello Sport)

  • Juve's 29-year-old Brazilian left-back Alex Sandro, who is a target for Chelsea, could be available for 40m euros (£36.2m) as the Italian champions' new boss Andrea Pirlo looks to raise transfer funds.
    (Corriere Dello Sport)

  • The Blues are also ready to move for Manchester City defender John Stones, 26, even if they sign 28-year-old fellow England centre-back Lewis Dunk - who is also a target for Tottenham - for £40m from Brighton.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Inter Milan are keen on Manchester United defender Chris Smalling, 30, and may pay the £20m asking price for the England centre-back, who has spent the season on loan at Roma.

  • Leeds United have turned their attention to Germany and Freiburg defender Robin Koch, 24, with a deal for their top target, Brighton's 22-year-old English centre-back Ben White increasingly unlikely..
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham have also made contact with the Seagulls about £50m-rated White.


  • Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino is being lined up as a replacement for Pep Guardiola if the Manchester City boss fails to negotiate a new contract.

  • Singapore-backed company Bellagraph Nova Group (BNG) claims it has held talks with Newcastle over the possible takeover of the club.
    (Sky Sports)

  • The Singaporean group trying to buy Newcastle want Toon legend Alan Shearer as manager.

  • Ronald Koeman is the frontrunner to replace Quique Setien as Barcelona manager.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Arsenal have agreed terms on a new contract with captain and Gabon forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 31.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Wolves will net a £10m windfall in promotion bonuses from the transfers of Helder Costa and Ivan Cavaleiro to Leeds and Fulham.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Manchester United will be left to rue a string of missed chances as they were beaten 2-1 by Sevilla in the Europa League semi-finals.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Macclesfield want the EFL to invoke a regulation that would halt their relegation into non-league football.
    (Sky Sports)

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