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Football Rumours on Monday 2nd August 2021

last updated Monday 02nd August 2021, 9:28 AM


  • Atletico Madrid have moved ahead of Arsenal in the race to sign Inter Milan's 23-year-old Argentina striker Lautaro Martinez, who is valued at around 90m euros (£76.8m).

  • Inter Milan have turned down Arsenal's offer to include Spain full-back Hector Bellerin, 26, or France striker Alexandre Lacazette, 30, as part of any deal for Martinez.
    (Gazzetta dello Sport)

  • Celtic have been told they will need to stump up for Cameron Carter-Vickers because the American star wants to leave Tottenham for good.
    (Daily Record)

  • Manchester City will end their pursuit of Tottenham striker Harry Kane, 27, if they sign England team-mate Jack Grealish, 25, from Aston Villa.
    (Manchester Evening News)

  • The agent of Tottenham defender Davinson Sanchez has held talks with Sevilla, with the 25-year-old Colombian seen as a potential replacement for France international Jules Kounde, 22, who has been linked with Chelsea.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Arsenal and Everton are both reportedly interested in signing Schalke's American striker Matthew Hoppe this summer after his impressive displays in the CONCACAF Gold Cup.
    (Daily Star)

  • Kieran Trippier fears Atletico Madrid are pricing him out of a dream move to Manchester United with the 30-year-old right-back worried his £30m price tag may prove too much.
    (Daily Star)

  • Southampton are set to win the race to sign Chelsea starlet Tino Livramento.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Colombia playmaker James Rodriguez, 30, has been told he does not feature in manager Rafael Benitez's plans at Everton and is free to leave if the club receives a suitable offer.
    (Liverpool Echo)

  • Leeds United are interested in signing Spain winger Adama Troare from Wolves, with the 25-year-old valued at about £30m.

  • Tottenham, managed by former Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo, are also considering a move for Traore.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Bayern Munich manager Julian Nagelsmann says he is "confident" 26-year-old Germany midfielder Leon Goretzka, who has been linked with Manchester United, will sign a new contract with the Bundesliga champions.

  • West Ham remain in talks with Chelsea over 26-year-old France defender Kurt Zouma but are struggling to reach an agreement, with Fiorentina's Serbia international Nikola Milenkovic an alternative option.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel says the future of England midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek at the club is in the 25-year-old's hands.

  • Crystal Palace want to sign English forward Ademola Lookman from RB Leipzig on loan, but will likely face competition from Burnley and Watford for the 23-year-old.

  • Wolves have expressed an interest in signing Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey from Juventus, although the 30-year-old is not convinced by a move to Molineux.

  • Wolves' Spanish striker Rafa Mir has been offered to Barcelona. The 24-year-old has made just four appearances for the Black Country club since joining from Valencia in 2018 and has been sent out on loan three times.

  • Sheffield United are interested in signing Manchester United's English midfielder James Garner, 20, on loan.

  • Liverpool held talks over a deal for Donyell Malen but it's understood the club's failure to offload Xherdan Shaqiri and Divock Origi stopped them from pressing ahead with the deal.
    (Daily Express)

  • Burnley and Watford are going head-to-head in the race to sign Hibernian's 19-year-old Scottish left-back Josh Doig, who is valued at £4m.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Southampton are demanding a fee of £6m for Ireland striker Michael Obafemi, 21, who is attracting interest from Blackburn.

  • France striker Karim Benzema, 33, will sign a one-year contract extension with Real Madrid which will tie him to the club until 2023.


  • Swansea City have announced the appointment of MK Dons' Russell Martin as their new head coach.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Wayne Rooney is confident Derby will make some signings in the next 48 hours.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Former England defender Gary Cahill has announced he has left Crystal Palace after a two-year spell at the Premier League club.
    (Sky Sports)

  • England has become the first country in world football to introduce guidance to limit heading, with amateur players restricted to just 10 training headers a week and professionals to 10 'higher force' headers.
    (Daily Telegraph)

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