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Football Rumours on Saturday 5th September 2020

last updated Saturday 05th September 2020, 9:13 AM


  • Dani Ceballos has rejoined Arsenal on a second successive season-long loan from Real Madrid.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Arsenal have offered French duo Matteo Guendouzi and Alexandre Lacazette in a swap deal for 27-year-old Ghana and Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Tottenham's offer for Barcelona's 20-year-old midfielder Lucas de Vega has been rejected by the La Liga side. Although De Vega wants to move, Barca want to make him a major part of their B team next season.

  • Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis says Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly, 29, will leave for the right price this summer with Manchester United and Manchester City leading the charge to sign him.

  • Manchester City are set to put in a fresh offer of £66m plus add-ons for Koulibaly next week.
    (Inside Futbol)

  • Chelsea's pursuit of Germany international midfielder Kai Havertz, 21, from Bayer Leverkusen was being driven by owner Roman Abramovich rather than manager Frank Lampard.
    (Daily Express)

  • Newcastle are in negotiations to sign left-back Rogerio from Sassuolo, according to Sky in Italy.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Chelsea's new Germany forward Timo Werner, 24, rejected the chance to move to Manchester City after Pep Guardiola called him to discuss a potential move.
    (Daily Mail)

  • West Ham have made a bid worth more than £20m for Burnley's English centre-back James Tarkowski, 27.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Manchester United are prepared to walk away from attempting to sign Borussia Dortmund and England winger Jadon Sancho as they feel the German club's valuation of the 20-year-old is too high.
    (Daily Star)

  • Manchester United are also not willing to lower their £18m valuation of English defender Chris Smalling, 30, but there is hope that a deal with Roma can still be reached.
    (Daily Star)

  • Scotland winger Ryan Fraser has arrived on Tyneside for talks with Newcastle United. The 26-year-old is a free agent after leaving Bournemouth.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Leeds are in talks with Feyenoord over striker Crysencio Summerville, with the 18-year old "allowed to leave" the Netherlands club for Elland Road.
    (Leeds Live)

  • Barcelona are confident that Dutch midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, 29, can be lured away from Liverpool in this transfer window.

  • Blackburn, Bristol City and Swansea City are all interested in Liverpool defender Nat Phillips.
    (Daily Express)

  • West Ham are refusing to match Brentford's £20m valuation of Algeria forward Said Benrahma, 25.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Aston Villa have made a breakthrough in negotiations over a deal to sign Brentford striker Ollie Watkins, 24.
    (Football Insider)

  • Aston Villa have also had a bid for Bournemouth's English striker Callum Wilson, 28, rejected.

  • Tottenham are set to be offered Italian playmaker Federico Bernardeschi, 26, as part of Juventus' efforts to sign French midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, 23, from the north London club.

  • Barcelona are keen to move French defender Samuel Umtiti, 26, out of the club.
    (Mundo Deportivo)

  • Barcelona have agreed terms to sign Dutch winger Memphis Depay, 26, from Lyon.

  • Juventus are not worried that Luis Suarez's passport status might stop him completing a move to the Serie A club, according to Sky in Italy.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has backtracked on claims that he would never manage Barcelona because of his allegiance to rivals Espanyol.


  • Gareth Southgate admits he is ready to experiment with his keepers - and told them to get used to the pressure.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah scored a perfect second-half hat-trick as England Under-21s cruised to a 6-0 European Championship qualifying win in Kosovo.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Gareth Southgate plans to bring Harry Maguire back into the England set-up next month, having withdrawn the defender from this squad following his Greek court case.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Scotland were held to a disappointing 1-1 draw by Israel in an insipid Nations League opener at an empty Hampden Park, in their first international for 10 months.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Scotland look set to be handed a 3-0 Nations League walkover as the Czech Republic announce they will not play Monday's fixture.
    (Daily Record)

  • Northern Ireland showcased their never-say-die attitude to nick a 1-1 Nations League draw with Romania, despite playing for 51 minutes with 10 men.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Italy manager Roberto Mancini has revealed he mistakenly did not start Giorgio Chiellini against Bosnia & Herzegovina as he did not have his glasses on.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Harry Kane insists he is fully committed to Tottenham and is confident Jose Mourinho can get the best out of him.
    (Daily Express)

  • Watford captain Troy Deeney insists he can still cut it in the Premier League after overcoming knee troubles.

  • Clubs in danger of breaching the Premier League's financial regulations have been given a stay of execution after it secretly relaxed its profit and sustainability rules due to the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Former Chelsea striker Diego Costa is self-isolating after testing positive for coronavirus, Atletico Madrid have announced.
    (Sky Sports)

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