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Football Rumours on Sunday 2nd February 2020

last updated Sunday 02nd February 2020, 8:42 AM


  • Arsenal must pay £8m to turn the loan signings of Spain defender Pablo Mari, 26, and Portugal right-back Cedric Soares, 28, into permanent deals.
    (Daily Star on Sunday)

  • Juventus are planning a £150m summer bid for Liverpool and Netherlands defender Virgil van Dijk, 28.
    (Sun on Sunday)

  • Barcelona are close to agreeing a deal for Chelsea's Brazil winger Willian, 31, whose contract expires at the end of the season.

  • Manchester United are to step up their efforts to land Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly, 28.
    (Sunday Mirror)

  • Senegal centre-back Koulibaly would cost United around £90m.
    (Daily Star on Sunday)

  • United will also target Leicester City's England midfielder James Maddison, 23, and Borussia Dortmund's England winger Jadon Sancho, 19, in the summer window.
    (London Evening Standard)

  • Chelsea will try to beat Manchester United to former Manchester City forward Sancho.
    (Sun on Sunday)

  • Manchester United and Chelsea failed in their attempts to sign Paris St-Germain's Edinson Cavani, 32, because the Uruguay forward has his heart set on a move to Spain.
    (Sunday Mirror)

  • Liverpool's Japan forward Takumi Minamino, 25, says other Premier League clubs were interested in signing him, as well as some Bundesliga sides.
    (Daily Star on Sunday)

  • Midfielder Steven Bergwijn, 22, who joined Tottenham from PSV Eindhoven in a £27m deal on Wednesday, rejected a £6m bonus offer from the Eredivisie side to stay.
    (Sunday Mirror)

  • Chelsea turned down a deadline-day transfer for Dalian Yifang and Venezuela striker Salomon Rondon, 30.
    (Sun on Sunday)

  • Juventus have already begun work on summer deals for Brescia's 19-year-old Italy midfielder Sandro Tonali and Manchester United's 26-year-old France midfielder Paul Pogba.

  • Manchester United will pursue Birmingham City's 16-year-old England Under-17 midfielder Jude Bellingham in the summer after drawing up a £20m package on deadline day.
    (ESunday Independent)

  • Nigeria striker Odion Ighalo's agent says he spoke to Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward for a few days before the 30-year-old completed his deadline-day move.
    (Sunday Express)

  • Ighalo was shocked by United's deadline-day move after it had appeared the deal would not be happening.
    (Mail on Sunday)

  • Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta blocked the transfer of German midfielder Mesut Ozil, 31, to a club from Qatar in January.

  • Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti has warned Barcelona they would be wasting their time if they submit an improved offer for Brazil forward Richarlison, 22, in the summer.
    (Daily Star on Sunday)

  • Tottenham's new signing Steven Bergwijn turned down a huge bonus payment from PSV in order to join the Premier League club in the January transfer window.
    (Sunday Mirror)

  • Mike Ashley is yet to accept an offer to buy Newcastle, backed by Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
    (Sun on Sunday)

  • Prince Mohammed bin Salman is still interested in buying Manchester United, despite being linked with a takeover of Newcastle.
    (Sunday Mirror)

  • Chelsea's France striker Olivier Giroud, 33, was upset after Serie A side Inter Milan pulled out of a transfer for him.
    (Mail on Sunday)

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