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Football Rumours on Saturday 11th June 2022

last updated Saturday 11th June 2022, 9:20 AM

  • Fulham are close to finalising a deal to sign Lazio's Albania goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha, 27.

  • Sporting Lisbon'sJoao Palhinha remains a key target for Wolves this summer despite Fulham's interest in the Portugal midfielder, 26.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Arsenal are set to announce the signing of 19-year-old Brazilian forward Marquinhos from Sao Paulo on a five-year contract for about £3m.

  • Meanwhile, Arsenal are among the clubs considering a move for Leeds United's Raphinha this summer, with Barcelona, Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool having also been linked with the Brazil winger, 25.
    (Daily Telegraph )

  • Tottenham have agreed a deal to buy Middlesbrough's Djed Spence, who was on loan at NottinghamForest last season, with the fee for the 21-year-old English right-back about £20m.

  • Arsenal are willing to pay more than £42m for Lazio's Serbia midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, although Newcastle could also bid for the 27-year-old.
    (Corriere dello Sport)

  • Bayern Munich remain £8.5m short of Liverpool's £42.5m valuation for Sadio Mane as talks continue.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Paul Pogba has not completed a free transfer from Manchester United to Juventus yet as the France midfielder, 29, is waiting to see if Zinedine Zidane is appointed Paris St-Germain coach.
    (RMC Sport)

  • Meanwhile, PSG are still trying to convince former Real Madrid coach Zidane, 49, to replace Mauricio Pochettino as their new boss.

  • Sevilla say France centre-back Jules Kounde is looking to leave the club this summer, with Chelsea expected to sign the 23-year-old.
    (Sport Witness)

  • AC Milan are the latest club to show interest in signing Manchester City's Brazil forward Gabriel Jesus, 25.

  • Liverpool have yet to agree a fee for Benfica's Darwin Nunez, but the 22-year-old Uruguay striker has already told friends and family he is moving to Anfield.
    (Liverpool Echo)

  • New Chelsea owner Todd Boehly's relationship with Jay-Z's Roc Nation Sports could be key to the future of Romelu Lukaku, 29, and the Belgium striker's hopes of a return to Inter Milan.
    (Daily Telegraph )

  • Inter have still not made direct contact with Chelsea over the possibility of re-signing Lukaku.
    (Fabrizio Romano)

  • AC Milan have backed away from signing Dutch defender Sven Botman from Lille after Newcastle increased their offer for the 22-year-old.
    (Sky Sport Italia)

  • Celtic have signed defender Cameron Carter-Vickers from Tottenham on a four-year deal.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Senegal centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly, 30, wants to leave Napoil to join Barcelona but will join up with the Serie A side for pre-season if the Spanish side fail to get a deal done.

  • Brentford have made an official approach to Italian side Bologna for 20-year-old Scotland defender Aaron Hickey, who is also attracting interest from Napoli, Arsenal, Newcastle and Aston Villa.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Bernardo Silva has refused to commit his future to Manchester City amid interest from Barcelona.

  • Cesar Azpilicueta will hold talks with Chelsea next week over his future.

  • Hellas Verona are set to take up their purchase option on former loanee Giovanni Simeone and then sell the Argentina striker, with West Ham and Arsenal interested in the 26-year-old, who is currently at Cagliari.

  • Chelsea hope Thiago Silva's friendship with Presnel Kimpembe will tempt the Paris Saint-Germain defender to move to Stamford Bridge this summer.
    (Daily Express)

  • Newly promoted Nottingham Forest are targeting Arsenal's England midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles, 24, who was on loan with Roma last season.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Manchester United are talking with one of their top teenage stars - Alejandro Garnacho - over a new deal as links with a move to Juventus continue to build.
    (Daily Express)

  • Glasgow Rangers want up to £25m for Calvin Bassey and Aston Villa could use 20-year-old English striker Cameron Archer, who was on loan with Preston last season, as a makeweight in a deal for the left-sided Nigeria defender, 22.
    (Birmingham Mail)

  • Newcastle United's signing of Matt Targett could mean a St James' Park exit for Jamal Lewis, while goalkeeper Freddie Woodman is reportedly in talks over a move to Preston.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Miguel Almiron's agent does not think the Paraguay midfielder, 28, will leave Newcastle this summer despite an expected squad overhaul.
    (Chronicle Live)

  • Wales forward Gareth Bale says he will not be joining Getafe after leaving Real Madrid this summer and the 32-year-old will make a decision on his future after his country's latest Nations League fixtures.
    (The Athletic)


  • Andrea Pirlo is set to make his return to the coaching ranks by taking up the manager's role at Turkish side Fatih Karagumruk.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Former Australia star Harry Kewell is set to join Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou's backroom team.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Gareth Southgate hit back at criticism of his "defensive" tactical style and re-affirmed he will not "outstay his welcome" in the role of England manager.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Cameron Archer's double inspired England Under-21s to a 5-0 rout of Kosovo.
    (Sky Sports)

  • England's football players face a double bill during the World Cup in November, having been advised to protect their properties at home as well as take on private security for any wives and girlfriends who travel to Qatar.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah's contract runs out at the end of June but the Gunners remain in talks with the 23-year-old English forward after offering him a new deal.
    (London Evening Standard)

  • Arsenal are shrugging off speculation surrounding Bukayo Saka and are happy to wait for the player to finish his summer holiday before launching contract negotiations.

  • Liverpool have opened talks with Naby Keita over a new contract for the Guinea midfielder, 27.
    (Football Insider)

  • Manchester United have offered fresh terms to Martin Svidersky but the Slovakia Under-21 midfielder, 19, is still set to depart.
    (London Evening Standard)

  • Mike Ashley is waiting in the wings to make an offer to buy Derby County after the deadline for the preferred bidder, Chris Kirchner, passed.

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