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Football Rumours on Saturday 26th September 2020

last updated Saturday 26th September 2020, 8:59 AM


  • Ademola Lookman is joining Fulham on a season-long loan from RB Leipzig for a £1.8m fee.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Arsenal have lodged a £32m bid for Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar, 22, but the Ligue 1 club want £54m for the France midfielder.
    (RMC Sport)

  • Aouar has agreed to join the Gunners after no offers emerged from Manchester City and Juventus for his services.

  • Tottenham are in talks to sign Slovakian defender Milan Skriniar, 25 - but will not be forced into accepting Inter Milan's £55m valuation.

  • Inter will make a move to sign Manchester United and England defender Chris Smalling, 30, if they sell Skriniar to Spurs.
    (Football Italia)

  • Everton are in talks to sign Barcelona defender Jean-Clair Todibo on loan, however, the Spanish side are currently refusing to sanction a deal without an obligation-to-buy clause.

  • Chelsea boss Frank Lampard wants the Stamford Bridge club to attempt to sign 21-year-old West Ham midfielder Declan Rice. Any move for the England international could lead to Italy midfielder Jorginho moving to Arsenal.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Paris St-Germain are interested in Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger but are waiting to see if the 27-year-old German will be available on loan or on a permanent basis.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Inter Milan are keen to sign Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante this summer and reunite the 28-year-old Frenchman with former Blues boss Antonio Conte.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Burnley have rejected a bid worth over £30m from Leicester for James Tarkowski.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Sevilla are expecting a second bid from Manchester City for centre-back Jules Kounde and could find it hard to resist an offer in the region of 65-70m euros (£59.4m-£64m) for the 21-year-old Frenchman.

  • Liverpool and England Under-21 striker Rhian Brewster is interested in a move to join Sheffield United, with Aston Villa and Brighton also keen on the 20-year-old.
    (Sheffield Star)

  • Leeds United are keen on signing 22-year-old Dutch midfielder Teun Koopmeiners from AZ Alkmaar.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Watford are keen on signing in 25-year-old Sheffield Wednesday centre-half Dominic Iorfa, who is a former England Under-21 international.

  • Lyon's Dutch striker Memphis Depay, 26, has emerged as Barcelona's first choice to bolster their attacking options.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Hertha Berlin are considering a move for former Germany midfielder Mario Gotze. The 28-year-old, who has played for Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund, is currently a free agent.


  • Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is planning to hold talks with Spain keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, 25, following the signing of Senegal international Edoaurd Mendy, 28.
    (Daily Star)

  • Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce says he did not think about selling Brazilian striker Joelinton, 24, during the summer.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Charlton boss Lee Bowyer hopes to make three new signings before Sunday's match against Lincoln City, with Charlton's transfer embargo having been lifted with the arrival of new owner Thomas Sandgaard.

  • Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers hopes Jonny Evans will soon commit to the club by signing a new contract.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Premier League managers have united to urge support for clubs in danger of going bust during the coronavirus crisis amid ongoing talks over an English Football League bailout of up to £250m.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • England manager Gareth Southgate will dispatch No 2 Steve Holland to check on Harry Maguire on Saturday ahead of naming the Manchester United star in his squad next week.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Brighyon defender Tariq Lamptey has yet to make his mind up over his international future between Ghana and England.


  • Petr Cech has taken a hands-on approach to Chelsea's goalkeeping problem by returning to the training pitch in a bid to help head coach Frank Lampard find his undisputed No 1.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • The FA Cup is facing the threat of withdrawals from non-League sides who will have to pay their players for the entire season should they take part in the competition.

  • Manchester City have been dealt another injury blow as Gabriel Jesus will miss the club's final three games before the international break.
    (Sky Sports)

  • American Thomas Sandgaard has been confirmed as the new owner of Charlton Athletic, writing an open letter to fans to say: "We triumphed."
    (Sky Sports)

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