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Football Rumours on Sunday 26th May 2019

last updated Sunday 26th May 2019, 8:23 AM


  • Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe will hold talks with Republic of Ireland midfielder Harry Arter over his future following a season-long loan at Cardiff, with Fulham among the clubs interested in signing the 29-year-old.
    (Bournemouth Echo)

  • Lazio have joined Everton, Newcastle and West Ham in expressing an interest in signing Arsenal's out-of-contract England forward Danny Welbeck, 28.
    (Sun on Sunday)

  • Manchester United and Arsenal have been alerted to Atletico Madrid star Thomas Partey's £43.5million release clause.
    (Mail on Sunday)

  • Juventus are ready to offer Argentina striker Paulo Dybala, 25, and 28-year-old Brazilian left-back Alex Sandro in a swap deal for Manchester United's France midfielder Paul Pogba, 26.
    (Sunday Express)

  • Meanwhile, United are "very close" to signing Matthijs de Ligt, 19, from Ajax, despite Barcelona having been favourites to sign the Netherlands defender.

  • Manchester City will offer German winger Leroy Sane £150,000 a week to try to break the deadlock in talks over a new deal, but they will put an asking price of more than £100m on the 23-year-old, who is a target for Bayern Munich, if no agreement is reached.
    (Sunday Mirror)

  • Chelsea will demand Real Madrid pay £130m for 28-year-old forward Eden Hazard, although the Spanish giants only value the Belgium international at £88m.
    (Sky Sports)

  • David Silva could have played his last game for Manchester City after being tempted by a £12million tax-free retirement jackpot for a club in Qatar.
    (Sun on Sunday)

  • Manchester United will have to pay more than £105m to sign Benfica's 19-year-old Portuguese forward Joao Felix, says the Primeira Liga club's executive manager Domingos Soares de Oliveira.
    (Sunday Express)

  • The Red Devils' bid to sign Newcastle's English midfielder Sean Longstaff, 21, could hinge on whether Rafael Benitez remains as the Magpies' boss.
    (Newcastle Chronicle)

  • Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has agreed to let 25-year-old France midfielder Nabil Fekir, who almost joined Liverpool last year, leave the club this summer.

  • Liverpool are keen to take advantage of a contract loophole to sign 17-year-old forward Joao Pedro from Fluminense, even though the Brazilian has already agreed to join Watford.

  • Manchester United target Kalidou Koulibaly could join Real Madrid after the La Liga club made a £79m offer for the Napoli and Senegal centre-back, 27.
    (Corriere dello Sport)

  • Chelsea winger Victor Moses will cut short his loan deal with Fenerbahce. The 28-year-old Nigeria international hopes to be reunited with Antonio Conte when his former boss is appointed Inter Milan manager.
    (Football London)

  • Ex-Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko is set to leave Roma with the Bosnia international, 33, having agreed terms to join Inter Milan.
    (Sky Italia)

  • Blackburn are weighing up a move for Everton's 21-year-old Germany-born striker Bassala Sambou, who is out of contract this summer.
    (Lancashire Evening Telegraph)

  • Another young forward could be leaving the Toffees, with Nigeria international Henry Onyekuru, 21, telling the club he wants to make his loan move to Galatasaray permanent in order to play Champions League football next season.

  • Aston Villa are set to beat Scottish Premiership sides Rangers and Celtic to the signature of Charlton's 22-year-old English midfielder Joe Aribo.
    (Birmingham Mail)

  • Netherlands forward Memphis Depay, 25, has sparked speculation he is leaving Lyon by posting a video on his Instagram story of him boarding a bright red private jet, in a matching tracksuit, with the caption: "Merci Lyon".
    (Mail on Sunday)


  • Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has an offer to return to management with Japanese side Vissel Kobe.

  • AC Milan chief executive Ivan Gazidis has contacted Massimiliano Allegri to see if he wants to return to manage the club when he leaves Serie A champions Juventus at the end of the season.

  • Neil Lennon says he hopes to bring success to Celtic "going forward" after being offered the permanent manager's role.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has agreed a deal to take over as Juventus manager after Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola turned the Italian side down.
    (Sunday Mirror)


  • Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is saddened that the club do not ask his advice and believes the Old Trafford outfit should have gone for Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino instead of appointing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. (Mail on Sunday)
    (Mail on Sunday)

  • Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar linked up with the Brazil squad in style by arriving in a helicopter as they commence their preparations for the Copa America.
    (Mail on Sunday)

  • UEFA is confident of a Europa League final sell-out despite Arsenal and Chelsea returning huge amounts of tickets.
    (Sun on Sunday)

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