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Football Rumours on Saturday 9th July 2022

last updated Saturday 09th July 2022, 9:20 AM

  • Arsenal are reportedly pushing hard to secure a deal with Lyon for midfielder Lucas Paqueta.

  • Arsenal are interested in re-signing Algeria midfielder Ismael Bennacer from AC Milan with the 24-year-old having left the Gunners to join Empoli in 2017.

  • Clement Lenglet has completed his loan move from Barcelona to Tottenham for the 2022/23 season.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Bournemouth are in talks to sign Tottenham's 23-year-old English defender Japhet Tanganga, who has also attracted interest from Napoli and AC Milan.

  • Ajax have confirmed the signing of Steven Bergwijn from Tottenham.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Manchester United have made an improved £43m offer for 24-year-old Ajax defender Lisandro Martinez in a bid to beat Arsenal to the Argentina centre-back's signature.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Barcelona boss Xavi wants to re-sign France winger Ousmane Dembele, 25, who is a free agent after his contract at the Nou Camp expired. However, the club's sporting director Mateu Alemany would prefer a move for Leeds' Brazilian attacker Raphinha.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • And Barca have submitted a 'final offer' of £47m for 25-year-old Raphinha, who has also been linked with Chelsea and Arsenal.

  • Reports in Italy suggest Manchester United have a "free run" at signing Paulo Dybala after Inter Milan withdrew their interest.

  • West Ham are weighing up a £13m move for Roma's Netherlands forward Justin Kluivert, 23.
    (Gazzetta dello Sport)

  • The Hammers have been turned down by Villarreal's Dutch winger Arnaut Danjuma, 25.

  • Southampton are looking to sign Manchester City and Burkina Faso defender Issa Kabore, 21, on loan but face competition from Nottingham Forest.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Roma are considering making a bid for Crystal Palace and Ivory Coast forward Wilfried Zaha, 29.
    (Fabrizio Romano)

  • Newcastle United are set to make a major plunge into the summer transfer market and enter the race to sign Real Madrid star Marco Asensio.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Nigeria midfielder Joe Aribo, 25, is close to joining Southampton from Rangers for an initial £6m.
    (Fabrizio Romano)

  • Omar Richards is set to become the next addition to Steve Cooper's Nottingham Forest squad in a £10m deal from Bayern Munich.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Millwall have agreed to sign Leeds United's English midfielder Jamie Shackleton, 22, on loan.
    (Football Insider)

  • Chelsea are in advanceTimesd talks with Manchester City over a deal to bring central defender Nathan Ake back to the club.

  • Southampton are interested in signing Manchester City and Burkina Faso defender Issa Kabore, 21, on loan.
    (Fabrizio Romano)

  • Amid intense speculation over 37-year-old Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo's future, Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has recognised the need to strengthen his team's attacking options, while the Dutchman remains keen on adding a right-back and centre-back.
    (Manchester Evening News)

  • Ten Hag hopes to foil his former club Ajax's attempts to re-sign Dutch striker Brian Brobbey from RB Leipzig for £13m. The 20-year-old came through the Eredivisie side's academy before joining the Germans in 2021, but returned to Ajax on loan for the second half of last season, scoring seven goals in 11 league games.

  • Paris St-Germain have met Sassuolo to discuss a move for Italy striker Gianluca Scamacca but no agreement has yet been reached. The 23-year-old has also been linked with Newcastle.
    (Fabrizio Romano)

  • Glasgow Rangers have completed the signing of forward Tom Lawrence from Derby County subject to international clearance.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Wayne Rooney could be heading back to DC United with reports suggesting he will become the next manager of the MLS franchise.


  • Former Arsenal and England midfielder Jack Wilshere has announced his retirement from professional football at the age of 30.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Chelsea's Moroccan playmaker Hakim Ziyech, who has been linked with AC Milan, has announced his decision to part ways with agent Nakhli Mondial after 12 years with the 29-year-old saying he wants to "take full control of my professional future".
    (Ziyech's Instagram)

  • Brentford will re-open their academy after Premier League clubs voted through a rule which dictates that all members must operate one by the start of the 2024-25 season - the Bees closed theirs and switched to a "B" team model for cost reasons.

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