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Football Rumours on Sunday 23rd February 2020

last updated Sunday 23rd February 2020, 8:54 AM


  • Inter Milan are preparing a summer bid for Arsenal's Gabon forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, with a potential £92m at their disposal to bring the 30-year-old to Italy.
    (Sunday Express)

  • Tottenham hope to steal a march on rivals to sign Sunderland's teenage striker Joe Hugill, a 16-year-old who is already playing at U23 level.
    (Sun on Sunday)

  • Liverpool have entered the race for Birmingham's 16-year-old English midfielder Jude Bellingham, who could cost about £30m and has also been linked with Manchester United.
    (Daily Star on Sunday)

  • Manchester United and France forward Anthony Martial, 24, is also an Inter target to replace 22-year-old Argentina striker Lautaro Martinez, who is wanted by Barcelona.

  • Manchester City will face competition from Real Madrid for Napoli's 23-year-old midfielder Fabian Ruiz, who is valued at £80m.
    (Sunday Express)

  • Leicester City will make a second bid for Celtic's £25m-rated Scotland midfielder Callum McGregor, 26, this summer.
    (Sun on Sunday)

  • RB Leipzig's 23-year-old Germany striker Timo Werner - who has been linked with Liverpool - has described Jurgen Klopp as the "best coach in the world".
    (Mail on Sunday)

  • Aston Villa's English midfielder Jack Grealish, 24, insists he is taking rumours of a move to Manchester United or Liverpool "with a pinch of salt".
    (Express and Star)

  • Manchester City's England Under-21 midfielder Phil Foden, 19, says he is happy to stay at the club rather than go out on loan to secure more regular first-team football.
    (Manchester Evening News)

  • Manchester United are set to make a move for £50m Wolves striker Diogo Jota.
    (Sunday Express)

  • Manchester City are interested in signing Fabian Ruiz from Napoli in the summer transfer window.
    (Sunday Express)

  • Chelsea are interested in Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi, who is on loan at Paris St-Germain, and could make a move for the 27-year-old Argentina international in the summer transfer window.
    (Sport Witness)

  • Sheffield United will make a £20m bid for Leeds' English defender Kalvin Phillips, 23.
    (Sun on Sunday)

  • Manchester United and Serbia midfielder Nemanja Matic, 31, wants to stay at Old Trafford beyond his existing contract, which runs out in the summer.
    (Sunday Mirror)

  • West Ham United are favourites to sign Amiens striker Serhou Guirassy in a £23m deal, although Brighton and Tottenham are also interested in the 23-year-old Frenchman.
    (Sun on Sunday)

  • Chris Wilder hopes going on a European tour will boost Sheffield United's chances of landing Leeds midfielder Kalvin Phillips.
    (Sun on Sunday)

  • Blackpool have started hunting down new candidates to take over as manager with first choice Nathan Jones having been slow to commit to the role.
    (Sun on Sunday)

  • Brighton plan to increase the capacity of Amex Stadium from 30,750 to at least 32,000.

  • A deal to take Real Madrid and Wales forward Gareth Bale, 30, to China on a free transfer was "90%" done last summer and collapsed once the Spanish club demanded a fee, claims Jiangsu Suning coach Cosmin Olaroiu.

  • Cristiano Ronaldo marked his 1,000th career game by scoring in a record 11th consecutive Serie A game in Juventus' 2-1 win at SPAL.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Juventus and Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 35, reached an agreement with Real Madrid in 2008 before going on to play for Manchester United for another year.
    (Manchester Evening News)

  • Chelsea have capped ticket sales for their FA Youth Cup semi-final clash with Millwall at Stamford Bridge at just 2,700 due to fears of crowd trouble. The Lions have already sold out their 1,000 allocation and asked for more.
    (Sun on Sunday)

  • Manchester City will "leave nothing off the table" when they attempt to overturn their two-year European suspension, which could end with Liverpool in the dock over allegations they hacked into the Etihad Stadium club's scouting database.

  • The introduction of concussion substitutes in football is to be delayed again after experts failed to agree on the best way to protect players.
    (Mail on Sunday)

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