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Football Rumours on Saturday 18th April 2020

last updated Saturday 18th April 2020, 9:11 AM


  • Arsenal could miss out on key transfer target Layvin Kurzawa from Paris St-Germain. The French left-back, 27, was set to leave PSG on a free at the end of the season but his contract may now be extended.

  • Hertha Berlin have submitted a provisional contract offer to Paris St-Germain winger Julian Draxler. Arsenal have also been tracking the 26-year-old Germany international.
    (Foot Mercato)

  • Arsenal, Chelsea and Everton are all attempting to sign Lille's Brazilian defender Gabriel, 22.

  • Barcelona will make a bid to re-sign Brazil forward Neymar, 28, from Paris St-Germain. The Spanish giants are willing to include French trio Samuel Umtiti, Ousmane Dembele and Jean-Clair Todibo as part of a deal after their finances were hit by the coronavirus pandemic.
    (Mundo Deportivo)

  • Fiorentina are open to selling playmaker and Manchester United target Federico Chiesa, but they say the 22-year-old Italian does not want to move.

  • Borussia Dortmund wanted English forward Mason Greenwood, 18, in return when Manchester United approached the club about signing England winger Jadon Sancho, 20.

  • Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has contacted Paris St-Germain striker Mauro Icardi's wife and agent, Wanda Nara, about a deal for the Argentine. Icardi, 27, is currently on loan at Inter Milan from PSG.

  • Meanwhile, former Chelsea striker Diego Costa, 31, could leave Atletico on a free transfer at the end of the season.

  • Inter Milan want to sign Manchester United and France forward Anthony Martial, 24, if they lose Barcelona target Lautaro Martinez this summer.
    (Gazetto Dello Sport)

  • However, Barcelona are set to lose a number of players in the summer because of the impact of coronavirus.


  • Manchester United have made 1,000 youth season tickets available for next season in a move to improve the Old Trafford atmosphere.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, 42, has agreed a contract extension with Juventus. It would be the Italian's 19th season in Turin.

  • Players in the Premier League and EFL are braced for their clubs to try and insert 'football shutdown' wage drop clauses into future contracts.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Liverpool forward Sadio Mane could be open to a move to Real Madrid, says Senegal team-mate Keita Balde, who added that Mane, 28, was unlikely to remain at Anfield "forever".

  • France midfielder Paul Pogba, 27, is expected to sign a new Manchester United contract and is viewed as a potential leader at the club, says Spanish football journalist Guillem Balague.
    (Daily Express)

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