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Football Rumours on Saturday 18th May 2019

last updated Saturday 18th May 2019, 8:51 AM


  • Manchester United have made initial contact with Fulham over the potential signing of defender Ryan Sessegnon, 19, who has been a long-term target for Tottenham.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Everton are also keen on a deal for Fulham and Serbia striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, 24, who wants to remain in the Premier League.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Arsenal are close to the £10.5m signing of Argentina defender Walter Kannemann, 28, who currently plays for Brazilian side Gremio.

  • Arsenal want 18-year-olds Tyreece John-Jules and Xavier Amaechi to sign new contracts, amid interest in the English duo from Bayern Munich and other German clubs.

  • Arsenal and Manchester United have been put on red alert after Ajax sporting director Marc Overmars confirmed Hakim Ziyech will leave in the summer.

  • Alexandre Lacazette 'could quit Arsenal if they lose Europa League final vs Chelsea' amid Barcelona and Atletico Madrid transfer links.

  • Barcelona and Netherlands goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen, 30, is the leading candidate to replace David de Gea at Manchester United if the Spain keeper, 28, leaves Old Trafford this summer.

  • Liverpool's England midfielder Adam Lallana, 31, is keen on a return to Southampton.
    (Daily Express)

  • Everton are planning a £35m bid for Bournemouth's England striker Callum Wilson, 27, but could be forced to sell Senegal international Idrissa Gueye, 29, to finance the deal.

  • Brazil right-back Dani Alves, 36, has stalled new contract talks with Paris St-Germain because he wants a move to the Premier League.
    (UOL Esporte)

  • Manchester United are still in contention to sign Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt, 19, even though they cannot offer Champions League football next season, with sources in Amsterdam suggesting the defender remains interested in a move to Old Trafford.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Manchester United are also tracking Fenerbahce and Macedonia midfielder Elif Elmas, 19.
    (Daily Mail)

  • The lawyer of Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann, 28, is expected to meet Barcelona officials imminently to finalise a move for the France international.

  • Griezmann will leave Atletico Madrid this summer but Manchester City and Paris St-Germain have ruled out a move for the striker.

  • Atletico Madrid's Spanish midfielder Rodri, 22, has a formal offer from Manchester City.

  • Newcastle sources have insisted 21-year-old English midfielder Sean Longstaff, linked with Manchester United, is not for sale this summer.
    (Newcastle Chronicle)

  • Chelsea are considering Ajax's Brazilian forward David Neres, 22, because they are hopeful of having their two-window transfer ban frozen by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
    (Daily Star)

  • Everton have held talks over a proposed contract for Denmark goalkeeper Jonas Lossl, 30, who is a free agent after being released by relegated Huddersfield.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Everton have lined up alternative targets should they fail to make their loan players Andre Gomes, 25, and Kurt Zouma, 24, permanent signings.
    (Liverpool Echo)

  • West Brom have chosen not to offer Gareth Barry and James Morrison new contracts, but the club's next head coach will have "final say" on their futures.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Norwich are monitoring Hannover captain Marvin Bakalorz, the 29-year-old German midfielder.
    (Eastern Daily Press)


  • Mauricio Pochettino has been given a Champions League ban by Uefa. But the Spurs boss will be able to take his place in the dug-out in Madrid after the ban was suspended by Euro chiefs.

  • Newcastle and Rafael Benitez are set to continue talks about the manager's future into the weekend.
    (Newcastle Chronicle)

  • Tony Pulis has parted company with Middlesbrough after 18 months in charge with first-team coach Jonathan Woodgate expected to take over from Pulis.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Italian champions Juventus have approached Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri after Massimiliano Allegri's impending departure was announced.
    (Daily Express)

  • Juventus are also interested in Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino.
    (Daily Express)

  • Sarri will push for a prompt decision from Chelsea regarding his position after the Europa League final as all of his coaching staff are out of contract and need clarity on their own futures.
    (Times )

  • Steve Clarke has been named Scottish Premiership Manager of the Season with Kilmarnock.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Aston Villa have appointed former Notts County boss Ian McParland as their new senior scout.
    (Birmingham Mail)

  • Marco Silva's Everton assistant Joao Pedro Sousa is poised to leave for a managerial role in Portugal.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Steve Clarke has won the fight to become the new Scotland boss and is set to be named as Alex McLeish's successor early next week.
    (Scottish Sun)

  • Villarreal midfielder Santi Cazorla has been called up to the Spain national side for the first time in four years.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Arsenal and Chelsea will return half of their Baku ticket allocation for the Europa League final.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Liverpool have warned any supporters found selling Champions League final tickets through secondary ticketing sites that they face being banned from attending matches at Anfield.
    (Liverpool Echo)

  • England striker Marcus Rashford, 21, wants assurances about the direction Manchester United are going in under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer before agreeing to a new contract at Old Trafford.

  • Rangers assistant boss Gary McAllister has warned Colombia striker Alfredo Morelos, 22, that he needs to learn from his actions in order to improve the disciplinary record which has left his future in doubt.
    (Daily Express)

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