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Football Rumours on Monday 22nd May 2017

last updated Monday 22nd May 2017, 8:33 AM


  • Arsenal's hopes of signing forward Alexandre Lacazette, 25, appear to have ended after Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas revealed the long-time Gunners target has verbally agreed to join Atletico Madrid.
    ( Daily Star )


  • Burnley boss Sean Dyche insists the Clarets will not sell 24-year-old defender Michael Keane, who is a target for former club Manchester United, unless a suitable deal can be struck.
    (Metro)


  • Striker Sergio Aguero and manager Pep Guardiola have both confirmed the Argentine, 28, will remain a Manchester City player.
    ( Independent )


  • Manchester United and Manchester City could both move for Barcelona forward Neymar after the 25-year-old Brazil international's father urged him to leave Barcelona for the Premier League.
    ( Daily Express )


  • Manchester United are in advanced talks to sign 22-year-old Monaco playmaker Bernardo Silva, who is also a target for Barcelona and Real Madrid.
    ( Daily Express )


  • Bayern Munich have asked Arturo Vidal about Arsenal's 28-year-old forward Alexis Sanchez, the midfielder has revealed.
    ( London Evening Standard )


  • And Chile midfielder Vidal says he is encouraging the Bundesliga club to sign compatriot Sanchez.
    ( Sun )


  • Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev has signalled his intent to retain 18-year-old striker Kylian Mbappe, a target for several Premier League teams, for at least another season.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says the work has been done in terms of new signings and, after the club qualified for the Champions League, that "now we have to make decisions" and "negotiations need to be done".
    ( Times )


  • Leicester and West Brom are competing to sign Middlesbrough centre-back Ben Gibson, 24, but could have to pay up to £20m for the Boro captain.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina, 28, is in talks with Turkish side Fenerbahce about a £5m move, after being frustrated at a lack of first-team opportunities behind Petr Cech.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Everton boss Ronald Koeman will make a statement on 23-year-old midfielder Ross Barkley's future this week after speaking to the club's board.
    ( Times )


  • Newcastle are poised to firm up their interest in Burnley's 25-year-old striker Andre Gray.
    ( Chronicle )


  • Chelsea are targeting Ajax's 20-year-old Colombia defender Davinson Sanchez.
    ( Daily Star )


  • Paris St-Germain winger Angel di Maria, 29, is keen for a return to Real Madrid to fill the void which will be left by the expected departure of 25-year-old James Rodriguez.
    (Daily Star)




  • MANAGEMENT STUFF

  • Harry Kewell is set to be given his big break in management when he is named Crawley's new manager this week.
    ( Daily Star )


  • Sunderland manager David Moyes will hold talks with owner Ellis Short in London on Monday.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has reiterated he will be staying with the Spanish club.
    (Independent)




  • OTHER STORIES

  • Former referee Graham Poll believes Martin Atkinson made a mistake by not awarding a penalty against Liverpool when it was goalless in their 3-0 win over Middlesbrough on Sunday.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • West Ham have become embroiled in further controversy after it emerged the club will pay just a fraction of the £2.3m annual business rates bill on their London Stadium home.
    ( Guardian )


  • The Premier League will not investigate the absurd spectacle on Sunday when Sunderland, Chelsea and John Terry colluded to let the departing Blues captain be substituted after 26 minutes - the same number he wears on his shirt.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Manchester City have been installed as the early favourites to win the Premier League next season.
    ( Sun )


  • Leroy Sane clearly enjoyed his Champions League goal against Monaco earlier this season - the 21-year-old Manchester City forward has revealed he has a tattoo of himself celebrating the strike on his back.
    (Daily Mail)




























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