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Football Rumours on Monday 19th August 2019

last updated Monday 19th August 2019, 8:32 AM


  • Former Tottenham striker Fernando Llorente, 34, is close to joining Italian side Lazio. Inter Milan, Fiorentina and Napoli are also interested in signing the Spaniard, who is currently without a club.
    (Corriere Dello Sport)

  • Inter Milan want a loan deal for Manchester United's Chile forward Alexis Sanchez, 30, and are also interested in Barcelona's Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal, 32.
    (Gazzetta dello Sport)

  • The agent of Sanchez is in the UK to discuss a loan move to Inter Milan.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Sanchez was at training with United on Sunday morning.

  • Inter Milan are trying to push through a move for Sanchez - but United would have to subsidise the player's £500,000-a-week wages.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Celtic have offered 23-year-old French midfielder Olivier Ntcham to Bordeaux.
    (Daily Record)

  • Paris St-Germain and Bayern Munich could make bids for Germany midfielder Emre Can, 25, after he was told by manager Maurizio Sarri he was no longer needed at Juventus.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Alternatively, Bayern will not move for Can if they complete a move for Barcelona and Brazil midfielder Coutinho, 27.

  • Paris St-Germain and Monaco are consider offering France midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko, 25, a lifeline as his time at Chelsea seems over.
    (Daily Express)

  • French champions Paris St-Germain have held talks with Juventus over a £73m deal for 25-year-old Argentina forward Paulo Dybala.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho has arrived in Germany to finalise his proposed season-long loan move to German champions Bayern Munich.

  • Paris St-Germain asked Real Madrid for France defender Raphael Varane, 26, and Brazil forward Vinicius Junior, 19, in a swap deal for 27-year-old Brazil forward Neymar.

  • Barcelona hope to take Neymar back to the Nou Camp, but on loan with a mandatory purchase clause.

  • But PSG boss Thomas Tuchel says the Brazilian will not leave the club unless they find a replacement.

  • Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino hopes the Premier League will return to having the same transfer window as the rest of Europe next summer.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Newcastle manager Steve Bruce is desperate to get English striker Dwight Gayle, 28, back on the field as soon as possible.
    (Newcastle Chronicle)

  • Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Argentina defender Marcus Rojo, 28, is in contention for selection, despite the fact he could still leave the club.
    (Manchester Evening News)

  • Kevin De Bruyne has criticised football's "impossible" new handball rules and claimed the only way players could avoid accidentally handling the ball in some instances would be to "chop off" their arms.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Manchester United are to discuss extending the contract of Eric Bailly with the 25-year-old Ivory Coast defender.

  • Ashley Cole is expected to be offered a return to Chelsea after the former England left-back announced his retirement.
    (Daily Mail)

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