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Football Rumours on Sunday 16th August 2020

last updated Sunday 16th August 2020, 9:31 AM


  • Fulham have joined Leeds in the race for Benfica's Portuguese midfielder Florentino Luis, 20.
    (Mail on Sunday)

  • Fulham are ready to offer Wigan's Antonee Robinson a stunning contract to win the race for his signature.
    (Sun on Sunday)

  • Watford left-back Pervis Estupinan is wanted by Tottenham and Barcelona and rated at £15m - even though he has never kicked a ball for the Hornets.
    (Sunday Mirror)

  • Chelsea are closing in on a £40m swoop for Brighton defender Lewis Dunk, with Tottenham also interested in the Seagulls skipper.
    (Sun on Sunday)

  • Manchester City believe they are in pole position to sign Lionel Messi and reunite him with his former manager Pep Guardiola if the 33-year-old Argentina playmaker leaves Barcelona.
    (Sunday Mirror)

  • Leicester are chasing Sevilla'sSpanish goalkeeper Sergio Rico. The 26-year-old is currently on loan at Paris St-Germain.
    (Sunday Mirror)

  • John Obi Mikel, the former Chelsea midfielder, will make his return to English football on Monday by signing for Stoke City.
    (Sunday Telegraph)

  • Moise Kean's agent Mino Raiola is trying to engineer a move for the 20-year-old striker to AC Milan. Although Everton would want a fee in the region of £22.5m, Raiola wants a loan-to-buy deal.

  • Midfielder Jeff Hendrick is set to sign for Newcastle United on a free transfer. The 28-year-old Republic of Ireland international left Burnley after his contract at Turf Moor expired on 30 June.

  • Newcastle are also interested in Oxford United defender and captain Rob Dickie, 24.
    (Sun on Sunday)

  • However, Manchester United defender Chris Smalling, 30, who spent last season on loan at Roma, is not interested in a move to Newcastle.
    (Mail on Sunday)

  • Inter Milan are set to make a £20m bid for England international Smalling, who could link up with former United team-mates Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez.
    (Sunday Express)

  • Thiago Alcantara has already said goodbye to his Bayern Munich team-mates as the 29-year-old Spanish midfielder eyes a move to Liverpool this summer.

  • Newcastle United expect to finalise the signing of midfielder Jeff Hendrick on a free transfer after he underwent medical tests on Saturday.
    (Mail on Sunday)

  • Wolves are continuing discussions with Sporting Braga over a £23m deal for striker Paulinho.
    (Mail on Sunday)

  • Watford's 37-year-old former England keeper Ben Foster has become a summer transfer target for both Chelsea and Everton.
    (Sun on Sunday)

  • Bournemouth have reluctantly accepted an £18.5m offer from Sheffield United for goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Chelsea are inching closer to a deal to sign long-term target and England left-back Ben Chilwell, 23, from Leicester, who are holding out for £80m.

  • West Ham are holding out for a fee in excess of £80m for England midfielder Declan Rice, 21, who is a Chelsea target.

  • Brazilian midfielder Andreas Pereira is set to leave Manchester United with Benfica interested in the 24-year-old as well as a number of German and Spanish clubs.
    (Sunday Times)

  • Southampton have revived their interest in Celtic midfielder Olivier Ntcham, but Everton and West Ham are also interested in the 24-year-old Frenchman.

  • Leeds have made a £16m bid for Basel's Brazilian striker Arthur Cabral, 22, who is on loan from Palmeiras.

  • Borussia Monchengladbach are plotting a move for Lyon forward Maxwel Cornet, who scored the opening goal in Saturday's Champions League win over Manchester City, but the 23-year-old Ivorian is also wanted by Wolfsburg.
    (Le 10 Sport)

  • Napoli are believed to be winning the race to sign Real Madrid's Spanish left-back Sergio Reguilon, 23, who has been on loan at Sevilla.

  • Borussia Dortmund are set to sign Real Madrid's 18-year-old Brazilian midfielder Reinier Jesus on a one-year loan with an option for another season.


  • Mikel Arteta has won a power battle at Arsenal after Raul Sanllehi left his post as the club's head of football.
    (Sunday Times)

  • Watford have appointed Vladimir Ivic as their head coach on a one-year contract with an option for a further year. Former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is the leading candidate to be the next Barcelona manager, with the club planning to sack Quique Setien in the coming days.

  • Ex-Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe, 42, does not plan to return to football until Christmas as he recharges his batteries following his departure from the Cherries.
    (Mail on Sunday)


  • A quick double from substitute Moussa Dembele saw Manchester City crash out of the Champions League quarter-finals once again after losing 3-1 to Lyon.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Southampton have been left stunned as Chinese shirt sponsor LD Sports is set to quit the club before the new season - a shock decision that could cost the club £15m.
    (Mail on Sunday)

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