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Football Rumours on Saturday 2nd May 2020

last updated Saturday 02nd May 2020, 9:58 AM


  • Feyenoord's Turkey U21 star Orkan Kokcu is being coveted by Arsenal but the Premier League side face competition for his signature from Sevilla.
    (Daily Star)

  • Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser, 26, has told friends he would be keen on joining Tottenham this summer if they make a move for him.
    (Football Insider)

  • Wolves forward Raul Jimenez, 28, said it would be hard to turn down offers from Spanish clubs Real Madrid and Barcelona.
    (Daily Express)

  • Timo Werner looks set to miss out on a move to Anfield as champions-elect Liverpool now look virtually certain to do no transfer spending this summer.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson, 23, who has spent the 2019-20 season on loan at Sheffield United, is set to spend another year away from the club.
    (Daily Star)

  • Lyon striker Moussa Dembele, 23, has emerged as a summer transfer target for Manchester United but the two clubs are yet to make contact.
    (Manchester Evening News)

  • Chelsea forward Willian, 31, said he would not see it as a problem to move to a rival club in London - not ruling out a move to Tottenham or Arsenal.

  • Tottenham have opened talks to sign Hellas Verona defender Marash Kumbulla, 20, as a potential replacement for Jan Vertonghen.
    (Sport Witness)

  • Barcelona need to raise €70m before June 30 and will listen to offers for almost all of their players.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Atletico Madrid midfielder Hector Herrera, 30, was one of West Ham's main targets in the January transfer window and they could still try to sign him in the summer.

  • New Watford signing Pape Gueye, 21, no longer wants to play for the Premier League side despite recently signing a five-year contract because of fears he could be sent out on loan.
    (Radio France)

  • Liverpool have made contact with Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly, 28, as a potential replacement for Joel Matip.
    (Tutto Mercato)


  • Barcelona forward Philippe Coutinho, 27, is way out of Leicester City's budget, says manager Brendan Rodgers, despite speculation of a summer transfer.
    (Leicester Mercury)

  • Roma head coach Paulo Fonseca is desperate to keep on-loan Manchester United defender Chris Smalling for at least another season.
    (Sky Sports)


  • An American-based company has held talks to buy Gao Jisheng's majority share of Southampton, but the coronavirus pandemic has held up discussions.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Manchester United players are taking legal advice over missed pay rises that would cost them up to a combined £50m if coronavirus means the season concludes.

  • Bundesliga squads will be tested twice a week for coronavirus and players will have food delivered to hotel rooms during isolation in order to stage matches behind closed doors.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • The Premier League season is set to be completed at neutral venues, with the help of 40,000 coronavirus tests.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Bournemouth midfielder Jordon Ibe has undergone treatment to address his mental health after being caught driving without a licence.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • League One and League Two clubs may be asked to vote on a series of radical changes to budgets and squad sizes as early as next week as the EFL looks to introduce tighter financial controls.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Brentford's west London home should have hosted its final league game on Saturday; with no set resumption date for football, a return appears unlikely.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Premier League clubs are already preparing for playing the entirety of next season behind closed doors, with Manchester United and Arsenal set to lose up to £100m from lack of matchday revenue.
    (Daily Mail)

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