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Football Rumours on Saturday 21st May 2016

last updated Saturday 21st May 2016, 11:15 AM


  • Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez, 27, Everton's John Stones, 21 and Tottenham's Danny Rose, 25, top incoming Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola's transfer list.
    ( Sun )


  • Guardiola is also still hopeful of bringing Borussia Dortmund's Ilkay Gundogan to the Etihad after the 24-year-old midfielder underwent knee surgery.
    ( Manchester Evening News )


  • The father of Barcelona and Brazil forward Neymar says Manchester United made a £145m offer for the 24-year-old.
    ( Daily Express)


  • Leicester City want to sign Arsenal forward Theo Walcott, but the 27-year-old England international is keen to stay in north London.
    ( Daily Star )


  • Mauricio Pochettino is prepared to sell Son Heung-Min, 23, less than a year after the South Korean joined Tottenham from Bayer Leverkusen for £22m and will also listen to offers for Nabil Bentaleb, 21, and Ryan Mason, 24.
    ( Daily Telegraph )


  • Arsenal will offer Juventus forward Alvaro Morata a five-year-contract worth £155,000-a-week in order to beat Chelsea to the 23-year-old's signature.
    ( Sun )


  • Chelsea remain hopeful of signing Radja Nainggolan, despite the 28-year-old midfielder's public claims that he does not want to leave Roma.
    ( Daily Telegraph )


  • Everton want more than £23m for Ramiro Funes Mori following interest from Lazio in the 25-year-old, who the Toffees signed for £9.5m last summer.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Incoming Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has opened talks with Everton duo John Stones, 21, and Romelu Lukaku, 23.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Stoke City have made fresh enquiries for West Brom striker Saido Berahino, 22, with manager Mark Hughes targeting British recruits this summer.
    ( Daily Telegraph )


  • France forward Antoine Griezmann, 25, is ready to sign a long-term contract at Atletico Madrid, despite interest from Manchester United.
    ( Sun )


  • Midfielder Moussa Sissoko, 26, is being targeted by Arsenal and could be the first Newcastle player to leave following the club's relegation from the Premier League.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • The Gunners are poised to make their first signing of the summer with the acquisition of 23-year-old midfielder Granit Xhaka from Borussia Monchengladbach for a fee in the region of £35m.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Liverpool transfer target Mario Gotze, 23, needs "a coach who wants him", according to Germany boss Joachim Low.
    ( Liverpool Echo )


  • Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew is keen to keep 32-year-old striker Emmanuel Adebayor at the club next season.
    ( Metro )


  • Real Betis hope to sign Chelsea midfielder Charly Musonda on a permanent basis, but believe the 19-year-old's transfer fee is "laughable".
    ( Goal )


  • Leicester City will attempt to convince 19-year-old defender Ben Chilwell his future lies with the Premier League champions after he was linked with a move to Arsenal or Liverpool.
    ( Leicester Mercury )


  • Everton are expected to hand 17-year-old midfielder Tom Davies a new long-term contract after his first-team breakthrough this season.
    ( Liverpool Echo )




  • MANAGER MOVEMENTS

  • Manchester United are set to appoint Jose Mourinho as their new manager after Saturday's FA Cup final against Crystal Palace at Wembley.
    ( as )


  • Former Chelsea player and manager Gianluca Vialli believes the club made a mistake in sacking Jose Mourinho.
    ( Goal )


  • Nottingham Forest will battle Blackburn Rovers for manager Neil Warnock, who has three promotions from the Championship on his CV.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Walter Mazzarri is meeting Watford's board to finalise his contract, though the club are not expected to announce their new boss until next week.
    ( Watford Observer )


  • Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri has been appointed a Grand Officer of the Italian Order of Merit, one of his home country's highest honours.
    ( Guardian )




  • OTHER STORIES

  • Belgium international Lukaku can speak for himself regarding his future and his dad should keep quiet, according to former Toffees midfielder Barry Horne.
    ( Liverpool Echo )


  • Bayern Munich defender Philipp Lahm is confident Manchester City have a coach in Pep Guardiola who is about "more than winning trophies".
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Foxes defender Robert Huth says people can call Ranieri the "Tinkerman or Thinkerman", but to him the boss is like "your favourite teacher at school".
    ( Leicester Mercury )


  • Bradford co-chairman Mark Lawn says the Bantams cannot afford the Football League proposals made this week to create four divisions of 20 teams in the Football League - reducing the number of home games each club play by four - and the plans "will be the straw that breaks the camel's back.".
    ( Times )


  • Tottenham and Belgium midfielder Mousa Dembele, 28, says his intention was not "to do something bad" to Chelsea's Diego Costa, 27, in an altercation that cost him a six-game ban.
    ( World Soccer )


  • The Olympic Stadium may not be ready for West Ham's first game of next season if the club qualify for the Europa League.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Harry Kane, one of five Spurs players in the England squad, insisted Tottenham's disappointing end to the season will not have a negative effect on preparations for Euro 2016.
    ( Times )


  • Former England striker Teddy Sheringham wants to see captain Wayne Rooney, 30, take Euro 2016 "by the scruff of the neck and start ripping people apart".
    ( Paddy Power )


  • Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal's love for the FA Cup started with Jimmy Greaves' goal for Tottenham in the 1962 final against Burnley.
    ( Manchester Evening News )


  • Former Crystal Palace striker Mark Bright believes the Eagles' current squad can go one better than his 1990 team-mates and make history by winning the FA Cup against Manchester United.
    ( BT Sport )




  • AND FINALLY

  • A Leicester City fan endured a seven-hour process to get Foxes manager Claudio Ranieri's face tattooed on his back.
    ( Leicester Mercury )


  • A Croydon hospital has warned fans "not to get too drunk" if Crystal Palace win the FA Cup on Saturday.
    ( Croydon Advertiser )






















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