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Football Rumours on Monday 18th July 2022

last updated Monday 18th July 2022, 9:29 AM



TRANSFER RUMOURS
  • Tottenham are prepared to pay 17m euros (£14.4m) for Barcelona and Netherlands forward Memphis Depay - but the Spanish club want 20m euros (£17m), and the 28-year-old is reluctant to leave the Nou Camp.
    (Sport)


  • Bayern Munich chief executive Oliver Kahn has described Tottenham and England forward Harry Kane, 28, as "an absolute top striker" and "a dream of the future" after they agreed to sell Robert Lewandowski, 33, to Barcelona.
    (Daily Star)


  • According to reports elsewhere Chelsea "remain in the box seat" to sign former Bordeaux defender Kounde as Barcelona prepare to bid for the Blues' Spanish defensive duo of Marcos Alonso, 31, and Cesar Azpilicueta, 32.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Netherlands international Frenkie de Jong is opposed to joining Manchester United or any English club, but the 25-year-old Barcelona midfielder would consider a move to Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich.
    (Sport)


  • Manchester City have stepped up their bid to sign Spanish left-back Marc Cucurella, 23, from Brighton as a replacement for Ukrainian defender Oleksandr Zinchenko, 25, who has been linked with a move to Arsenal.
    (Sun)


  • Chelsea have made a £40m offer for Paris Saint-Germain defender Presnel Kimpembe and are back in talks with Sevilla over Jules Kounde.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, has dismissed rumours linking him with a loan move back to former club Sporting Lisbon. The Portugal captain posted "Fake" in reply to an Instagram story by Sport TV Portugal showing the Manchester United attacker's car parked at the Sporting stadium.
    (Sun)


  • Nottingham Forest are close to a £10m agreement with Huddersfield Town for their midfielder Lewis O'Brien.
    (Daily Mail)


  • West Ham have made an undisclosed offer for Hertha Berlin defender Jordan Torunarigha. The 24-year-old German was the subject of a 2m euro (£1.7m) bid from Belgian side Gent, where he spent the season on loan, but the Bundesliga club value him at 5m euros (£4.2m).
    (Voetbal Nieuws)


  • Napoli have asked about taking Chelsea 'keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga on loan.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Chelsea and Albania striker Armando Broja will join West Ham on a season-long loan. The Hammers wanted to sign the 20-year-old on a permanent deal but the Blues were reluctant to sell the player who spent last season on loan at Southampton.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Bournemouth and Nottingham Forest have made £10m bids for Middlesbrough winger Marcus Tavernier.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Manchester United have agreed a deal worth up to £57m for Ajax defender Lisandro Martinez, who is set to sign a five-year contract at Old Trafford.
    (Sky Sports)


  • English centre-back Levi Colwill, 19, will look to leave Chelsea if the Stamford Bridge club sign more defenders this summer.
    (Athletic)


  • Paris Saint-Germain, Newcastle and Borussia Dortmund are keen on Aston Villa's £20m-rated Carney Chukwuemeka.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Leeds are signing 18-year-old forward Sonny Perkins, who left West Ham.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Portsmouth, Hibernian and Motherwell are competing to sign free agent Terell Thomas after the Saint Lucia defender, 26, was released from his contract by Reading.
    (Hampshire Live)


  • Rangers are closing on the signing of Liverpool defender Ben Davies.Rangers are closing on the signing of Liverpool defender Ben Davies.
    (Daily Star)


  • Robert Lewandowski has met up with his new Barcelona team-mates on the beach in Florida after having a medical to complete his £42.5m switch from Bayern Munich.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Barcelona want to sign 23-year-old Sevilla and France defender Jules Kounde, who has also been linked with Chelsea, after reaching a deal for Poland striker Lewandowski.
    (Marca)


  • Bayern Munich have put in a fresh offer of £59.5m, with £8.5m in add-ons, for Juventus and Netherlands centre-back Matthijs de Ligt, 22, as negotiations between the clubs reach their final stages.
    (Goal)



OTHER STUFF

  • The Premier League is to introduce a multi-ball system for the forthcoming season with 10 match balls in use at each top-flight game in an attempt to speed up play and cut down on time-wasting.
    (Daily Mail)




















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