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Football Rumours on Saturday 1st June 2019

last updated Saturday 01st June 2019, 9:25 AM



TRANSFER RUMOURS

  • Arsenal and Leicester are monitoring Valencia's 19-year-old Spanish winger Ferran Torres, who could be available for around £25m.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Arsenal manager Unai Emery is willing to let Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil, 30, leave the club this summer.
    (London Evening Standard)


  • Arsenal are willing to pay a percentage of Mesut Ozil's £350,000 weekly wages in order to push a transfer through in the summer window.
    (Daily Express)


  • The Gunners have contacted Leicester over a potential move for the Foxes' 22-year-old England midfielder James Maddison but have been quoted £60m.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to block Ed Woodward's potential decision to sign Tottenham star Toby Alderweireld.
    (Daily Star)


  • Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is ready to pay £72m for Leicester midfielder James Maddison.
    (Daily Star)


  • Christian Eriksen and Donny van de Beek are Real Madrid's second and third choice targets, should the club fail to entice Paul Pogba to the Bernabeu this summer.
    (Sun)


  • Tottenham are locked in negotiations with Real Betis over Giovani Lo Celso as an £88m demand is made.
    (Daily Star)


  • Barcelona are willing to sell Brazil forward Philippe Coutinho, 26, if interested clubs such as Manchester United or Chelsea put in a big enough bid for him.
    (Daily Star)


  • Aston Villa are expected to complete a £6m deal for Birmingham winger Jota over the next 48 hours.
    (Daily Star)


  • Manchester United are set to bid over £100m for Benfica and Portugal under-21 striker Joao Felix, 19.
    (Correio de Man)


  • Jonny Williams is set to be offered a deal at Swansea after his Charlton contract expires this summer.
    (Daily Mail)


  • West Ham striker Javier Hernandez, 31, is set for a move to Valencia, with the La Liga outfit keen to bring in the Mexican for £8m.
    (Sun)


  • Stoke want £30m for England's 26-year-old goalkeeper Jack Butland, who is wanted by Bournemouth and Crystal Palace.
    (Daily Express)


  • Ajax's Dutch defender Matthijs de Ligt, 19, will give Manchester United a decision over a potential move to Old Trafford in the coming days.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Manchester City have identified Lyon's 22-year-old France midfielder Tanguy Ndombele and Real Madrid's 24-year-old Spain midfielder Marco Llorente as back-up options if they fail to sign Atletico Madrid and Spain midfielder Rodri, 22.
    (Manchester Evening News)


  • Ilkay Gundogan will stay at Manchester City next season even if it means the Germany midfielder, 28, leaves for free when his contract expires next summer.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane personally intervened to prevent Spain defender Sergio Ramos, 33, from leaving the Bernabeu.
    (ESPN)


  • Real have ended their pursuit of Benfica's 19-year-old Portugal forward Joao Felix in order to concentrate their efforts on signing Chelsea's 28-year-old Belgium midfielder Eden Hazard.
    (Marca)


  • Real are set to hold talks with Chelsea to negotiate a deal for Hazard.
    (Daily Mail)


  • And Real will move for Ajax's Dutch midfielder Donny van de Beek, 22, or Tottenham's Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen, 27, should they fail to land Manchester United's France midfielder Paul Pogba, 26.
    (Sun)


  • Meanwhile, Juventus have identified Empoli's 19-year-old Ivory Coast midfielder Hamed Traore as their alternative to Pogba.
    (Calciomercato)


  • Barcelona are among a number of clubs interested in Girona's 32-year-old Uruguay forward Cristhian Stuani, formerly of Middlesbrough.
    (Marca)


  • Barcelona's Dutch goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen, 30, has criticised the club for putting a £53million price tag on him amid interest from Manchester United and Benfica.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Aston Villa want to sign Chelsea's 33-year-old defender Gary Cahill, reuniting him with former Blues team-mate John Terry.
    (Sun)


  • Villa are close to agreeing a deal with Birmingham City for Spain midfielder Jota, 27.
    (Express and Star)


  • Bundesliga side Schalke are leading the race to sign Everton's 22-year-old England defender Jonjoe Kenny on loan this summer.
    (Sky Sports)



MANAGEMENT STUFF

  • Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has agreed to become Juventus' new head coach and has asked Chelsea to release him from his contract.
    (Goal)


  • Sarri informed Marina Granovskaia of his decision in a meeting on Friday and the Blues director promised to discuss his future with club owner Roman Abramovich.
    (Sky Italy)


  • Chelsea are awaiting a formal approach from the Italian champions, who will have to buy out the final year of the Italian's £5m-a-season contract.
    (Guardian)


  • West Brom will attempt to make Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder their new boss.
    (Express and Star)


  • Celtic have confirmed Neil Lennon will remain as the Scottish champions' manager on a 12-month rolling contract.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Dundee have confirmed the appointment of James McPake as their new manager with Jimmy Nicholl arriving as his assistant.
    (Sky Sports)




INTERNATIONAL STUFF

  • Ryan Giggs has launched a staunch defence of Gareth Bale's love for football amid claims the Wales forward would be content to see out his three-year Real Madrid contract on the bench.
    (Daily Mail)




OTHER STUFF

  • Liverpool's Senegal forward Sadio Mane, 27, says he was on the verge of joining Manchester United after speaking to manager Louis Van Gaal, before a phone call from Jurgen Klopp changed his mind.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Authorities in Baku ordered the turnstiles to be opened to the public during the first half of the Europa League final between Arsenal and Chelsea because they were embarrassed by the thousands of empty seats.
    (Times)


  • Eden Hazard will be given the No 7 shirt previously worn by Cristiano Ronaldo upon his signing for Real Madrid, according to reports.
    (Daily Express)


  • Rob Green has announced his retirement from football aged 39.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Gordon Taylor's reign at the PFA could run into next year amid concerns there have been further delays in starting an independent review into the organisation.
    (Daily Mail)




















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