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Football Rumours on Monday 29th July 2019

last updated Monday 29th July 2019, 8:57 AM


  • Lille winger Nicolas Pepe, 24, will complete his £72m transfer to Arsenal on Tuesday or Wednesday - as long as French champions Paris St-Germain do not try to make a late move.
    (La Voix Du Nord)

  • Polish centre-back Krystian Bielik, 21, is set to leave Arsenal for one of several interested Championship clubs.

  • Arsenal are considering turning to Juventus defender Daniele Rugani to solve a potential centre back conundrum.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • West Ham United are lining up a move for former Arsenal and Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor. The 35-year-old Togo international is a free agent and Watford and Sheffield United are also interested.

  • Ex-Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck is struggling to find a new club as he is demanding £100,000-a-week in wages and £5m as signing bonus.

  • Liverpool plan to integrate 16-year-old Harvey Elliott into the first-team squad this season rather than him joining up with their academy sides following the English winger's move from Fulham.
    (Liverpool Echo)

  • Ex-Chelsea and Fulham star Andre Schurrle is close to joining Spartak Moscow as Borussia Dortmund step up their summer reshuffle.

  • Bayern Munich coach Niko Kovac is "very confident" the Bundesliga champions will finalise a deal for Manchester City's Germany winger Leroy Sane, 23.
    (ZDF Sport)

  • City have identified Real Sociedad's 22-year-old forward Mikel Oyarzabal as Sane's replacement and are willing to pay the Spain international's 75m euros release clause.

  • Wales forward Gareth Bale has been left "furious" by Real Madrid president Florentino Perez's decision to call off his proposed move to Chinese side Jiangsu Suning.

  • Perez decided 30-year-old Bale was too valuable to lose cheaply, with Jiangsu Suning set to sign him on a free transfer.
    (Daily Star)

  • Crystal Palace have turned down an offer from Everton for Ivory Coast winger Wilfried Zaha.
    (Daily Mail)

  • The Toffees have made a £55m cash-only bid for Zaha, with no players offered in exchange to their Premier League rivals.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Palace want £60m up front for the 26-year-old and also have concerns about how Everton want to structure the payments in any potential deal.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Everton may need to sign five players if they are to improve on next season, as Senegal midfielder Idrissa Gueye, 29, nears a move to PSG.
    (Liverpool Echo)

  • Manchester United have agreed so sign Lazio and Serbia midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, 24.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Sporting Lisbon and Portugal midfielder Bruno Fernandes, 24, is not due to fly to England to have a medical with United.
    (Daily Express)

  • Meanwhile, Juventus midfielder Blaise Matuidi, 32, is interested in a move to Manchester United.
    (Daily Express)

  • Aston Villa's hopes of signing 26-year-old Stoke City and England goalkeeper Jack Butland have been hit by a sell-on clause that would give West Midlands rivals Birmingham about 20% of the fee.

  • Premier League newcomers Villa have been given encouragement in their pursuit of Cardiff City goalkeeper Neil Etheridge, 29, after Bluebirds boss Neil Warnock said the Championship club would be willing to listen to offers for the Philippines international.
    (Wales Online)

  • However, Villa are not willing to meet Burnley's £10m asking price for England keeper Tom Heaton, 33.
    (Birmingham Mail)

  • Paris St-Germain left-back Stanley Nsoki, 20, is keen to move to Newcastle United, although the Premier League club are yet to meet the Ligue 1 champions' £13.5m valuation for the France Under-21 international.
    (Newcastle Chronicle)

  • Watford are in talks with French club Rennes over Senegal forward Ismaila Sarr, 21, and an agreement on a price is thought to be close.
    (Watford Observer)

  • Scottish Premiership side Aberdeen have rejected bids thought to be in the region of £3m from Championship clubs Nottingham Forest and Queen's Park Rangers for Scotland centre-back Scott McKenna, 22.
    (Daily Record)

  • Blackburn Rovers are still confident of signing Manchester City's 21-year-old English centre-back Tosin Adarabioyo on a season-long loan deal, while Fortuna Dusseldorf's German defender Robin Bormuth, 23, and Norwich City's Scotland international Grant Hanley, 27, could also arrive.
    (Lancashire Telegraph)

  • Former Norwich winger Ben Marshall, 28, could join Sheffield Wednesday or Hull City after the Englishman's contract with the Canaries was cancelled by mutual consent.
    (Norwich Evening News)

  • Fulham boss Scott Parker believes Tottenham transfer target Ryan Sessegnon will be staying at Craven Cottage.
    (Daily Star)

  • Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has been named Coach of the Year by The Association of German Sports Journalists for the third time.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • A Dead body has been found in Arsenal star Mohamed Elneny's house in Egypt. Police are now investigating after the grim discovery, which was reportedly made by Elneny's father.

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