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Football Rumours on Saturday 9th June 2018

last updated Saturday 09th June 2018, 10:01 AM


  • Arsenal agree deal to sign defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos for £16m from Borussia Dortmund.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Liverpool's move for Lyon and France forward Nabil Fekir is in doubt because the Reds have hesitated on concluding the £53m deal following the 24-year-old's medical.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Athletic Bilbao are prepared to make Manchester United's Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera, 28, their highest-paid player as they try to re-sign him.
    (Manchester Evening News)

  • Tottenham's England midfielder Dele Alli, 22, and Denmark playmaker Christian Eriksen, 26, are set to follow 24-year-old England striker Harry Kane by committing their long-term futures to the club.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Everton's former England striker Wayne Rooney, 32, is moving closer to a move to Major League Soccer as he made a trip to the United States consulate in Belfast as part of his visa application process.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Liverpool will be able to sign 26-year-old Stoke and Switzerland winger Xherdan Shaqiri if they can agree the right fee with the Championship club, said Potters boss Gary Rowett.
    (Daily Star)

  • Crystal Palace are considering a move for Scotland midfielder Stuart Armstrong, 26, who is going into the last year of his contract at Celtic.
    (Daily Express)

  • Damien Delaney, Chung-Yong Lee and Diego Cavalieri will leave Crystal Palace when their contracts run out at the end of this month.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Real Madrid are willing to pay £307m to persuade Paris St-Germain to forgo a release clause in the contract of Brazil forward Neymar, 26.

  • Manchester United had been linked with 24-year-old Brazilian midfielder Talisca - but he has joined Chinese side Guangzhou Evergrande on loan until January 2019 from Benfica.

  • Premier League newcomers Wolves could sign 30-year-old Portuguese goalkeeper Rui Patricio, who has terminated his contract at Sporting Lisbon.
    (Express & Star)

  • Huddersfield Town have signed Terence Kongolo on a permanent basis from Monaco for a club-record fee reported to be in the region of £17.5m plus bonuses.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Wes Morgan, 34, will retain the Leicester City captaincy even though the Jamaica defender will play less following the £3.5m arrival of 30-year-old Northern Ireland centre-back Jonny Evans from West Brom.
    (Leicester Mercury)

  • Aberdeen are set to offer former Scotland striker Kenny Miller a one-year deal after the 38-year-old's third stint at Rangers.
    (Daily Record)

  • Everton's Spanish keeper Joel Robles, 27, is leaving after five years at Goodison Park.
    (Liverpool Echo)

  • Nottingham Forest are close to signing two 21-year-old Portuguese players from Benfica - forward Diogo Goncalves and midfielder Joao Carvalho.
    (Nottingham Post)

  • Preston are close to signing 24-year-old Shamrock Rovers and Republic of Ireland striker Graham Burke.
    (Lancashire Post)


  • Leeds United have taken advantage of the uncertainty over Aston Villa's financial predicament by seeing whether manager Steve Bruce is interested in a switch to Elland Road.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Oldham have sacked manager Richie Wellens following their relegation from Sky Bet League One last season.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has emerged as Real Madrid's prime target to succeed Zinedine Zidane.
    (Daily Express)


  • Southampton left-back Ryan Bertrand says "it was nice" England manager Gareth Southgate "had the respect to call" him about his World Cup omission - but the 28-year-old still feels he should be going to Russia based on his statistics and "on individual comparisons".
    (Daily Mail)

  • England centre-back John Stones says that his Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has told him he can "call him or text him whenever I need to - 24 hours a day" during the World Cup.

  • Zinedine Zidane will not be taking over as France coach any time soon as Didier Deschamps will remain in the job for the rest of his contract, which runs to 2020.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Adam Lallana has revealed his World Cup heartbreak - and insisted he will still be England's biggest fan this summer.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Harry Kane has signed a bumper new Tottenham deal - and Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen are set to follow suit.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish has been knighted in the Queen's Birthday Honours.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has rejected an approach from Jim Ratcliffe - Britain's richest person - to buy the Premier League club.
    (Daily Mail)

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