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Football Rumours on Monday 27th April 2020

last updated Monday 27th April 2020, 8:58 AM



TRANSFER RUMOURS

  • Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho, who is on loan at Bayern Munich, was told by Liverpool that they were not interested in re-signing him when the 27-year-old Brazil international discussed a potential return.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Arsenal have pulled out of contract talks with striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The 30-year-old Gabon international is linked with a move away from Emirates Stadium, with Manchester United, Inter Milan, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Chelsea all interested in signing him.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Manchester City are keen to boost their defensive depth by signing Juventus centre-half Leonardo Bonucci.
    (Sun)


  • Arsenal have reportedly jumped ahead of Liverpool in the race to sign Chelsea winger Willian on a free transfer this summerArsenal have reportedly jumped ahead of Liverpool in the race to sign Chelsea winger Willian on a free transfer this summer. Manchester United’s Spanish goalkeeper David de Gea says he wants to stay at Old Trafford for “many years” but the 29-year-old faces competition for his position from England's Dean Henderson, 23, who has impressed on loan at Sheffield United.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Newcastle have opened talks with Napoli over defender Kalidou Koulibaly and also want to sign PSG striker Edinson Cavani and Real Betis forward Nabil Fekir.
    (Daily Express)


  • Arsenal have made contact with Real Madrid regarding centre-back Eder Militao, according to reports in Spain.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Liverpool are closing on an unlikely financial boost as Juventus want to sign Luis Alberto, who the Anfield club included a 30 per cent sell-on fee on when they sold him to Lazio in 2016.
    (Daily Express)


  • Paris St-Germain and Belgium defender Thomas Meunier has been “won over” by Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho regarding a summer move, but the 28-year-old still hopes he could get a new deal at the Parc des Princes.
    (L’Equipe)


  • Watford have joined the fight to sign full-back Kwadwo Asamoah who has fallen out of favour at Inter Milan.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Netherlands full-back Jetro Willems, 26, has suggested he wants to move to Newcastle on a permanent basis after spending the start of the season on loan from Eintracht Frankfurt before getting injured.
    (Goal)


  • Chelsea have suffered a set-back in their chase of Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana because the 24-year-old Cameroon international looks set to return to Barcelona.
    (Daily Express)




MANAGEMENT STUFF

  • Roy Hodgson has told friends he does not expect to be allowed to attend Crystal Palace training or matches when the Premier League returns as stricter restrictions will remain in place for over 70s.
    (Sun)


  • Alan Pardew wants to stay on as boss of Dutch side Den Haag.
    (Sun)


  • Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has spoken to Napoli striker Dries Mertens and hopes to secure the 32-year-old Belgian on a free transfer.
    (Daily Mail)




OTHER STUFF

  • Clubs may be allowed to make five substitutions during games should the Premier League season be allowed to resume to avoid player burn out.
    (Sun)


  • Premier League clubs have warned players they must be ready to resume training with 48 hours' notice amid Government plans to quarantine arrivals from overseas for 14 days - that would include stars like Willian and Fernandinho who are among those to have left the country during the pandemic.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Out-of-contract players are on a collision course with EFL clubs over plans to ask them to play through July without extra payment.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Premier League clubs have snubbed an SOS appeal from St John Ambulance, whose volunteers are recognisable at major sporting events around the United Kingdom and usually earn £29,000 per week from top division matches.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • World football players' union FIFPro insist safety must be guaranteed before any football resumes and are concerned an early return could send out the wrong message while coronavirus remains a threat.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Derby County are facing a crucial 48 hours as they attempt to strike a wage deferral deal with their players, after it emerged the Championship club will lose up to £10m due to the coronavirus pandemic.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Neymar’s former agent Wagner Ribiero says the Brazilian Paris St-Germain forward, 28, considered joining Chelsea when he was 17.
    (Daily Mail)




















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