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Football Rumours on Saturday 15th April 2017

last updated Saturday 15th April 2017, 9:14 AM

  • Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has told forward Alexis Sanchez, 28, that the club will not be held to ransom over contract demands of £300,000 a week.

  • Chinese Super League sides are interested in signing Sanchez, with Arsenal happy to sell to a foreign club.
    ( Daily Express)

  • Liverpool have placed £50m-rated Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk at the top of their list of transfer targets this summer. Reds manager Jurgen Klopp is determined to sign the 25-year-old and is also keen on 22-year-old RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita.
    ( Times )

  • Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho hopes to sign Antoine Griezmann, 26, from Atletico Madrid and Everton's Romelu Lukaku, 23, to create a formidable front three with Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
    ( Sun )

  • Everton are prepared to match their transfer record (£28m for Romelu Lukaku) as they close in on Real Sociedad striker Willian Jose, 25.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Manchester United will allow goalkeeper David de Gea, 26, to join Real Madrid if the Spanish club include midfielder Toni Kroos, 27, in the deal.
    ( Daily Star )

  • Everton manager Ronald Koeman has reaffirmed his interest in Burnley and England defender Michael Keane, 24.

  • Chelsea centre-back John Terry has been offered a lucrative end to his playing career in Dubai. The 36-year-old's former Chelsea team-mate Dan Petrescu now manages UAE club Al Nasr.
    ( Sun )

  • Barcelona have plans in place to fill the void left by Neymar should they lose the 25-year-old Brazilian forward to Manchester United.
    ( Diario Gol )

  • Arsenal have completed a deal to sign Schalke's left-back Sead Kolasinac on a free transfer. The 23-year-old has in the past been the subject of a bid from Chelsea.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Torino coach Sinisa Mihajlovic has called for Manchester City to make a decision on the future of on-loan goalkeeper Joe Hart, 29.
    ( Manchester Evening News )

  • Hart would like to stay at the Italian club, but Mihajlovic says City's valuation of the England international is too high.
    ( Times )

  • Inter Milan are preparing a £60m summer bid for 18-year-old Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe, who is a target for Arsenal and Manchester United target.

  • Bayern Munich's 19-year-old attacking midfielder Renato Sanches says he turned down a move to Manchester United last summer because he wanted to play with "world class players".

  • Manchester United could miss out in their pursuit of Napoli forward Dries Mertens because Inter Milan are closing in on a deal for the 29-year-old.
    ( Daily Star )

  • Liverpool and Manchester United both want to sign Atletico Madrid defender Jose Gimenez, 22, this summer.
    ( Daily Express )

  • Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare has played down reports of a £30m move for Middlesbrough's 24-year-old defender Ben Gibson.
    (Evening Gazette)

  • Brighton's Israel striker Tomer Hemed, 29, whose contract expires in 2018, is set for summer talks to extend his stay with the Seagulls.

  • Sunderland boss David Moyes has rejected claims from agent Roberto de Fanti that his clients Fabio Borini, 26, and Vito Mannone, 29, are "destined" to leave the club this summer.
    ( Chronicle )

  • Moyes also said goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, 23, would be better off staying with them in the Championship than leaving to join a Premier League club where he would not play.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Aiden McGeady will complete a £2.5m summer move from Everton to Preston North End. The 31-year-old winger is currently on loan with the Championship club and the proposed fee will see the Toffees make a profit of more than £2m.
    (Liverpool Echo)


  • Hull manager Marco Silva says those who criticised the club for appointing him "should have done their homework on me".
    ( Daily Telegraph )

  • Former Arsenal winger Marc Overmars is open to a return to the club as director of football. He said: "I think there is a list with some names and I might be on it."
    ( Daily Mail )

  • West Ham are facing a string of summer pay rise demands from some of their unsettled stars. The deals given to recent signings Jose Fonte and Robert Snodgrass have frustrated some Hammers players.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Watford boss Walter Mazzarri has denied talk of any rift between himself and Troy Deeney following the captain's omission from the starting line-up at Tottenham last weekend.
    (Harrow Times)

  • Sevilla boss Jorge Sampaoli has denied speaking with representatives of any other teams - including Arsenal and Argentina.
    (El Pais)

  • Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane says forward Gareth Bale, 24, is an injury doubt for forthcoming matches with Barcelona and Bayern Munich.
    (El Pais)

  • Former Chelsea goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer says he is working as an adviser to an Australian consortium keen on buying an English club.


  • Luke Shaw says he has started "fully turning the corner" at Manchester United. The defender, 21, has accepted he was not working hard enough in the wake of candid talks with manager Jose Mourinho.
    ( Daily Telegraph )

  • Former Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs has named five Tottenham players in his team of the season so far.
    ( Daily Telegraph )

  • The campaign to oust Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger spread across the Atlantic Ocenan as fans with a 'Wenger Out' poster were spotted on a huge billboard in Times Square, New York.
    ( Daily Express)

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