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Football Rumours on Monday 6th July 2015

last updated Monday 06th July 2015, 9:21 AM

  • Liverpool will continue their summer spending by matching the £32.5m buy-out clause in Christian Benteke's contract to bring Aston Villa's 24-year-old Belgium forward to Anfield.
    ( Daily Express )

  • With the future of De Gea uncertain, United are considering a move for Stoke's 28-year-old Bosnia goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, who is also a target for Chelsea.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Arsenal have made initial contact with Spain international Pedro's representatives over a move for the 27-year-old Barcelona winger.
    ( The Independent )

  • Arsenal will pursue a big-money move for Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal with his club Juventus now willing to sell the 28-year-old.
    ( Metro )

  • Southampton expect to complete a deal for Belgium defender Toby Alderweireld, who spent last season on loan at St Mary's, after Atletico Madrid failed to cancel the buy-out clause in the 26-year-old's contract in time.
    ( talkSPORT )

  • The Saints are prepared to take legal action to ensure that Alderweireld joins them and not Premier League rivals Tottenham, who have agreed an £11.5m deal with the Spanish club.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Newcastle want QPR and England striker Charlie Austin, 25, but will not pay more than £12m for the player because of his poor injury record.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • QPR have rejected West Brom's £7m bid for winger Matt Phillips, 24, with the Championship club holding out for closer to £10m.
    ( talkSPORT )

  • Tottenham must pay £18m if they want to sign 21-year-old Belgium forward Yannick Ferreira Carrasco from Monaco.
    ( Daily Star )

  • Newcastle are close to making their first signing of the summer after PSV Eindhoven left 24-year-old striker Georginio Wijnaldum out of their squad for a pre-season friendly.
    ( Daily Telegraph )

  • Sunderland are in talks with Zenit St Petersburg over the transfer of Belgium defender Nicolas Lombaerts, 30, and West Ham's 30-year-old winger Stewart Downing.
    ( Sunderland Echo )

  • Burnley are set to complete the £2.5m signing of Belgian striker Jelle Vossen, 26, from Genk.
    ( Lancashire Telegraph )


  • Raheem Sterling, 20, will report for pre-season training with Liverpool on Monday, but the England forward's participation in the club's pre-season tour of Bangkok is in serious doubt.
    ( The Independent )

  • Sterling could be in line for a £4m cut of his agent's fee if Manchester City meet Liverpool's £50m asking price.
    ( Daily Telegraph )

  • Spain goalkeeper David De Gea, 24, has confirmed he will return to Manchester United for pre-season training on Monday despite reports linking him with a move to Real Madrid.
    ( Cautro )

  • Former France boss Raymond Domenech has urged Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, 25, to join Manchester United this summer.
    ( The Sun )

  • The Baggies look set to start next season under new ownership after chairman Jeremy Peace revealed that a takeover of the Midlands club by a consortium believed to be based in China is close to completion.
    ( Times )


  • Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has ingratiated himself with the fans of new club Los Angeles Galaxy by buying crates of beer for the 'Riot Squad' supporters group.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Evo-Stik Premier League side Salford City - part-owned by former Manchester United players Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville, Phil Neville and Paul Scholes - have secured a friendly against Benfica's Under-21 side at the FA's St George's Park on 25 July.
    ( @SalfordCityFC )

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