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Football Rumours on Monday 23rd August 2021

last updated Monday 23rd August 2021, 9:16 AM


  • Arsenal failed in an attempt to sign Manuel Locatelli before the 23-year-old Italy midfielder joined Juventus on a two-year loan, despite offering Sassuolo more money than the Serie A giants, according to the Neroverdi's CEO Giovanni Carnevali.
    (Gazzetta di Modena)

  • Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke accidentally revealed that captain Granit Xhaka has signed a new contract with the club in his match programme notes before Sunday's defeat by Chelsea. Switzerland midfielder Xhaka, who has been linked with Roma, has penned a new "long-term" deal according to Kroenke.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Manchester City are set to make a final push to sign Tottenham striker Harry Kane this week. The future of the England captain, who made his first appearance of the season as a substitute in Spurs' win at Wolves, remains uncertain with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy determined to hold on to the 28-year-old.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Tottenham are also weighing up a possible £40m offer for Wolves winger Adam Traore with Spurs boss Nuno Espirito Santo keen to be reunited with the Spain international, who he managed for three years at Molineux.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Manchester United have been handed a boost in their pursuit of Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Braut Haaland, 21, whose £64m contract clause will become active in January.

  • Tottenham remain interested in Lyon and France midfielder Houssem Aouar, 23, who is also wanted by Juventus.

  • Tottenham are chasing England Under-21 attacking midfielder Noni Madueke, but PSV Eindhoven have told the north Londoners it will take a bid of £40m to sign the 19-year-old, who left Spurs to join the Eredivisie club in 2018.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Declan Rice plans to rebuff any offers of a new contract from West Ham United after growing frustrated the club are effectively pricing him out of a move this summer.

  • Chelsea have resumed talks with Sevilla over French defender Jules Kounde, 22, and will make room in their squad by allowing Italian Davide Zappacosta, 29, Frenchman Kurt Zouma, 26, and English striker Ike Ugbo, 22, to leave.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Zappacosta is set to join Atalanta on a four-year deal.
    (Sky Sport Italia)

  • Spurs also look set to sign highly rated Senegalese midfielder Pape Matar Sarr, 18, from Metz with French club's president Bernard Serin confirming they are in "advanced talks" with the Premier League side for a deal that will exceed 10m euros.
    (Le Republicain Lorrain)

  • Tottenham are pushing to sign Juventus and USA midfielder Weston McKennie, 22.

  • Southampton are edging closer to completing a 7.5m euro (£6.4m) deal to sign Torino defender Lyanco, 24, as the Saints continue their search to replace Jannik Vestergaard.

  • Manchester United will attempt to strike a deal for Wolves' Portuguese midfielder Ruben Neves, 24, for less than their £40m asking price.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Aston Villa are in pole position to sign Sparta Rotterdam's midfielder Abdou Harroui, who is out of contract next summer.
    (Daily Star)

  • Everton have had an approach for 19-year-old Scottish defender Nathan Patterson knocked back by Rangers and it is unclear if the Toffees will return with a second bid.
    (Liverpool Echo)

  • West Ham are chasing Lille midfielder Jonathan Bamba as an alternative to Manchester United's Jesse Lingard.
    (Daily Express)

  • Burnley are prepared to make a club record £15m move for Lyon left-back Maxwel Cornet, 24, with the Turf Moor club in talks over a four-year deal for the Ivory Coast international.

  • Liverpool have agreed a deal to sell playmaker Xherdan Shaqiri to French side Lyon.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Roma are interested in signing France defender Clement Lenglet from Barcelona with Jose Mourinho keen to bolster his defensive options before the transfer window closes.
    (Corriere dello Sport)

  • Rennes have made highly rated French midfielder Eduardo Camavinga, 18, available for 35m euros in the final days of the transfer window after he refused to sign a new contract at the club.
    (Fabrizio Romano)


  • Jurgen Klopp has given the green light for Liverpool forward Ben Woodburn to complete a loan move to Hearts on Monday.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Brighton have confirmed Solly March has signed a new contract at the club which will run until June 2024.
    (Sky Sports)

  • James Garner has signed a new Manchester United contract until 2024 before joining Nottingham Forest on a season-long loan deal.
    (Sky Sports)

  • West Ham are braced for another takeover bid from PAI Capital, whose initial offer for the club was rejected back in February.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • A French league match between Nice and Marseille was abandoned on Sunday after Nice home fans threw projectiles and invaded the field.
    (Sky Sports)

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