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Football Rumours on Saturday 20th May 2017

last updated Saturday 20th May 2017, 10:31 AM

  • Tottenham are considering a £25m bid to re-sign 27-year-old Iceland midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson, who joined Swansea from Spurs in 2014.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino believes Sigurdsson is a better and cheaper alternative to Ross Barkley, with Everton demanding £50m for the 23-year-old.
    ( Daily Star )

  • Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is planning an £80m double move for Sporting Lisbon defensive midfielder William Carvalho, 25, and winger Gelson Martins, 22, who are both Portugal internationals.
    ( Sun )

  • Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho wants to be reunited with Chelsea defensive midfielder Nemanja Matic, 28.
    ( Manchester Evening News )

  • Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette, 25, has confirmed he will leave the Ligue 1 side at the end of the season - and has hinted at a move to join France team-mate Antoine Griezmann, 26, at Atletico Madrid.
    ( L'Equipe )

  • Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus, 20, says the club should not sell fellow striker Sergio Aguero, 28.
    ( Sun )

  • Chelsea boss Antonio Conte will make Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez, 28, his top transfer target this summer, but the Gunners are prepared to let the Chile international run down his contract, which ends next year.
    ( Independent )

  • Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe is hoping Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere's loan spell with the Cherries this season will attract bigger names to the Vitality Stadium. Howe wants to sign three Chelsea players - goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, 29, and defenders Nathan Ake, 22, and John Terry, 36.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Everton and West Ham are interested in Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho, with the 20-year-old ready to leave Etihad Stadium in pursuit of regular first-team football.
    ( ESPN )

  • West Ham have triggered an option to keep Spanish goalkeeper Adrian, 30, at the club until 2019 but compatriot Alvaro Arbeloa, 34, will leave at the end of the season.
    ( Evening Standard )

  • Neymar's father has advised the 25-year-old Brazil forward to move to Manchester United to escape from the shadow of Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi.
    ( Diario Gol )

  • Chinese Super League side Tianjin Quanjian claim they have a "verbal agreement" to sign a prolific striker from Europe - with Chelsea's Diego Costa, 28, and Borussia Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 27, among those linked with the club.
    ( Metro )

  • Bundesliga side RB Leipzig are looking to sign talented young English players after qualifying for the Champions League. Manchester City winger Jadon Sancho, 17, and Chelsea forward Dominic Solanke, 19, are on their shortlist.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Manchester City are ready to take on rivals Manchester United for the signature of Benfica's 23-year-old goalkeeper Ederson.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Real Madrid and Wales forward Gareth Bale has told the club's board to sign 17-year-old compatriot Ben Woodburn from Liverpool.
    ( Don Balon )

  • Chelsea will use pre-season to assess defender Matt Miazga, who spent the season on loan at Dutch side Vitesse, before deciding on the 21-year-old American's future.
    ( ESPN )

  • Middlesbrough captain Ben Gibson, 24, says he feels he belongs in the Premier League amid interest from various club following his side's relegation.
    ( Gazette )

  • Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure, 34, is open to a move to Serie A this summer, according to his agent.
    ( Tuttomercatoweb )

  • Aston Villa are preparing to offload Micah Richards, Tommy Elphick, Aaron Tishbola, Jordan Veretout, Carles Gil, Pierluigi Gollini, Jordan Amavi and Aly Cissokho to bankroll a push for promotion.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Ronald Koeman will consider freezing Ross Barkley out of his plans if the midfielder's future is not resolved by the time that Everton return for pre-season training in July.


  • Arsene Wenger is poised to stay at Arsenal after indicating that he is now prepared to work with a new sporting director and accept changes in the club's structure.
    ( Daily Telegraph )

  • Marco Silva will confirm his departure from Hull City next week, paving the way for him to open talks with Watford about taking over as their head coach.
    ( Times )

  • Slaven Bilic will hold talks with West Ham bosses on Monday, but is expected to keep his job.
    ( Sun )

  • Antonio Conte says any discussions over his Chelsea future will take place after the FA Cup final.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Sacked Watford manager Walter Mazzarri is planning a Premier League comeback - and claims he will speak fluent English when he lands his next job here.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Arsenal majority shareholder Stan Kroenke is not contemplating the possibility of selling to Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov and remains fully committed to the club.
    ( Guardian )

  • Crystal Palace have revealed their secret to Premier League survival this season - apple crumble and custard.
    ( Sun )

  • Chelsea defender David Luiz has splashed out £1.1m on luxury bracelets for Chelsea team-mates to celebrate winning title.

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