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Football Rumours on Sunday 23rd August 2020

last updated Sunday 23rd August 2020, 10:06 AM


  • Newcastle, Everton, West Ham and Fulham have all displayed interest in signing Manchester United's England centre-back Chris Smalling, 30.

  • Arsenal are increasingly confident of winning the race to sign Lille's Brazil centre-back Gabriel Magalhaes, 22, but Manchester United have asked the player's camp to delay making a decision.

  • A phone call with manager Mikel Arteta has persuaded Magalhaes to join the Gunners.
    (Corriere dello Sport)

  • Arsenal have enquired about Bayern Munich's 29-year-old Germany midfielder Thiago Alcantara but would need the German champions to lower their asking price.
    (Mail on Sunday)

  • Leicester City are eyeing Ajax's 27-year-old Argentine left-back Nicolas Tagliafico as a replacement for Chelsea-bound England international Ben Chilwell, 23.
    (Mail on Sunday)

  • Wolves are ready to sell Spanish winger Adama Traore, 24, after manager Nuno Espirito Santo was told he must raise his own transfer funds.
    (Sunday Mirror)

  • Wolves are interested in Sevilla's 26-year-old Argentina winger Lucas Ocampos as a potential replacement for Traore.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Manchester United could walk away from negotiations with Borussia Dortmund for England forward Jadon Sancho, 20, and instead return for talks in a year.
    (Sunday Express)

  • Manchester United's hopes of signing Wales midfielder David Brooks, 23, have been boosted after Bournemouth admitted they will not stand in the way of any player who wants to leave.
    (Sun on Sunday)

  • Aston Villa are lining up a £30m bid for Celtic and France Under-21 striker Odsonne Edouard, 22.
    (Sun on Sunday)

  • Bayer Leverkusen sporting director Rudi Voller says the club are relaxed about 21-year-old Germany midfielder Kai Havertz's situation amid interest from Chelsea.
    (Daily Star on Sunday)

  • Arsenal and Barcelona are keen on 21-year-old French defender Malang Sarr, who is a free agent after leaving Nice.
    (Mail on Sunday)

  • Leeds United are interested in signing Belgium striker Divock Origi, 25, and loaning English forward Rhian Brewster, 20, from Liverpool.
    (Sunday Mirror)

  • Everton have put a £143m price tag on Brazil forward Richarlison, 23.
    (Sunday Mirror)

  • Seven clubs are in the race to sign Liverpool's Serbia midfielder Marko Grujic, 24.

  • Valencia's 29-year-old Spain forward Rodrigo is interested in a move to Leeds United.
    (Mail on Sunday)

  • Barcelona have prepared a response for Argentina forward Lionel Messi, should the 34-year-old hand in a transfer request this week.


  • Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti is growing frustrated with the club's transfer strategy.
    (Daily Star on Sunday)

  • Freddie Ljungberg has left his role as first-team assistant at Arsenal to pursue a role in management.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Gareth Southgate faces a dilemma about whether to include Harry Maguire for England's Nations League matches next month after Maguire's trial in Greece, following assault allegations, was adjourned until Tuesday - the same day Southgate is due to announce is squad.
    (Sunday Times)

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