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Football Rumours on Monday 1st August 2016

last updated Monday 01st August 2016, 9:15 AM

  • Chelsea are preparing a £68m bid to buy back striker Romelu Lukaku - even though Everton do not want to sell the 23-year-old.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • The Blues have stepped up their bid to re-sign Lukaku, after Real Madrid ruled out selling 23-year-old Spain striker Alvaro Morata.
    ( Times )

  • Chelsea manager Antonio Conte could allow Brazilian attacking midfielder Oscar, 24, to sign for Inter Milan for £30m.
    ( Sun )

  • Manchester United are inching closer to completing a world-record deal for Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, 23, in the region of £100m.
    ( Sky Sports )

  • Burnley have joined Celtic in the race to sign Manchester United defender Paddy McNair, 21.
    ( Daily Record )

  • West Bromwich Albion are ready to sell striker Saido Berahino, 22, after agreeing a £15m deal with West Ham for Diafra Sakho, 26.
    ( Daily Telegraph )

  • Everton have offered Southampton £9m for Portugal centre-back Jose Fonte, 32.
    ( Daily Record )

  • New Sunderland manager David Moyes will try to sign winger Adnan Januzaj, 21, and forward Will Keane, 23, from his former club Manchester United.
    ( Daily Express)

  • Jose Mourinho was desperate to sign Swiss forward Breel Embolo, 19, from Basel - according to Schalke sporting director Christian Heidel, who signed him instead.
    ( Manchester Evening News )

  • Mourinho and his new forward signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 34, will make Manchester United successful again, according to retired striker Hernan Crespo, who played for the manager at Chelsea and Inter Milan.
    ( Guardian )

  • Chelsea have agreed a deal to sign goalkeeper Marcin Bulka, 16, from FCB Escola Varsovia, Barcelona's academy in Poland.
    ( Metro )

  • Brad Smith, the 22-year-old defender who has just left Anfield to join Bournemouth, says Cherries midfielder Jordon Ibe, 20, could turn out to be better than Smith's former Liverpool team-mate Raheem Sterling.
    ( Daily Star )

  • League One side Walsall are set to break their transfer record by paying £300,000 to Cypriot top-flight side Anorthosis Famagusta for forward Andreas Makris, 20.
    ( Express and Star, Wolverhampton )


  • Hull City are poised to make a decision on their new manager in the next 24 hours, with Wales boss Chris Coleman believed to be one of the newly promoted club's top targets.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Tottenham boss Maurico Pochettino was left stunned that his striker Harry Kane was made the scapegoat for England's failure at Euro 2016.
    ( Sun )

  • Bayern Munich coach Paul Clement says it was his decision to snub a coaching role with England.
    ( Sun )

  • New Chelsea manager Antonio Conte says he is losing his voice because he shouts at his players so much.
    ( Times )

  • Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has admitted the match-fixing scandal that turned his life upside down could have made him quit football.
    ( Daily Telegraph )

  • West Ham's deal for the Olympic Stadium could make the club's owners richer than was previously thought.
    ( City AM )

  • Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney, 30, will continue to be available for England even if manager Sam Allardyce does not retain him as captain.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Leicester striker Jamie Vardy, 29, says that his life is "carnage" and that he rarely leaves his house because of the attention he gets after helping his club win the Premier League last season.
    ( Daily Telegraph )

  • Premier League clubs with money to spend thanks to a new television contract are being overcharged significantly for players by their European rivals.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Ryan Giggs once held a young Cristiano Ronaldo up against the wall when they were team-mates at Manchester United - because he felt the Portuguese winger's breakfast soft drink was too unhealthy.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • New United forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 34, left his hotel in Manchester just a few hours after arriving in England, because it did not have a swimming pool.
    ( Sun )

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