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Football Rumours on Sunday 30th August 2020

last updated Sunday 30th August 2020, 9:47 AM


  • Aston Villa are preparing a £10m offer for Arsenal's Argentine goalkeeper Emi Martinez, 27.
    (Independent on Sunday)

  • Newcastle have emerged as favourites to sign Arsenal's English defender Rob Holding, 24, on a season-long loan.
    (The Athletic)

  • Tottenham's Ivory Coast defender Serge Aurier, 27, has rejected a move to Wolves as part of the proposed deal taking Republic of Ireland's Matt Doherty, 28, in the other direction.
    (Daily Star on Sunday)

  • Inter Milan have told Tottenham they are interested in signing Tanguy Ndombele but want Spurs to lower their £55m valuation of the 23-year-old France midfielder.
    (Sunday Express)

  • Senior figures at Barcelona expect Argentina playmaker Lionel Messi, 33, to join Manchester City.
    (Sunday Telegraph)

  • Manchester City are hopeful of a double high-profile signing, with Messi plus a new contract for manager Pep Guardiola.
    (Sunday Mirror)

  • Messi has told Barcelona he will not be turning up for coronavirus testing on Sunday.

  • A football agent who helped to take Messi to Barcelona claims it is "90%" sure he will stay at the Nou Camp.
    (Manchester Evening News)

  • Colombia international James Rodriguez, 29, will have a medical at Everton early next week as the Toffees close in on a season-long loan deal for the Real Madrid attacking midfielder.

  • Ajax and Netherlands midfielder Donny van de Beek, 23, is waiting to see if Barcelona bid for him before considering a move to Manchester United or Tottenham.

  • Aston Villa want to bring back back Chelsea's Tammy Abraham, 22, to Villa Park following a successful loan spell in 2018-19, but the England striker wants to fight for his place at Stamford Bridge.
    (Mail on Sunday)

  • Manchester United have held talks with Aston Villa over a deal for Jack Grealish as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer also monitors developments with Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek.
    (Mail on Sunday)

  • Aston Villa look ready to splash the cash for Ollie Watkins - and offer him a £70,000-a-week contract to beat Fulham.
    (Sun on Sunday)

  • Leeds United have secured defender Robin Koch from SC Freiburg on a four-year deal.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Newcastle have enquired about signing Arsenal midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles, 23, but have been put off by the £25m asking price. The Gunners rejected a £15m offer from Wolves last week.
    (Sunday Telegraph)

  • Galatasaray are preparing shock move for Manchester United star Fred with the Turkish giants set to make a loan bid for the Brazilian midfielder.
    (Mail on Sunday)

  • Everton could further shore up their defence with manager Carlo Ancelloti interested in Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero, 33, while Leeds are also keen on the Argentina international.
    (Sunday Mirror)

  • Newcastle have been linked with Porto's Mali striker Moussa Marega, 29.
    (A Bola)


  • Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo is stalling on signing a new contract due to worries over his transfer funds.
    (Sunday Mirror)

  • Mikel Arteta remains positive over Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's future after his leading contribution in Arsenal's Community Shield shootout win over Liverpool.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Pep Guardiola could miss much of Manchester City's pre-season as he must quarantine for 14 days following a trip to Spain.
    (Sky Sports)

  • French defender Niels Nkounkou, 19, has revealed Carlo Ancelotti made a personal phone call before he completed his Everton transfer.
    (Liverpool Echo)


  • Wolves' Conor Coady and Arsenal's Ainsley Maitland-Niles have received their first England call-ups ahead of the Nations League double-header next week.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Wales boss Ryan Giggs admits club and international managers are bound to upset each other during a congested fixture list like no other.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Arsenal overcame Premier League champions Liverpool on penalties to secure the Community Shield after a 1-1 draw at an overcast Wembley.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Manchester City's bid to secure Kevin de Bruyne to a new £350,000-a-week contract has been put on hold after the 29-year-old Belgium midfielder's agent was arrested by Belgian police.
    (Sunday Mirror)

  • Everton and England defender Michael Keane, 27, has agreed terms on a lucrative new contract at Goodison Park.
    (Football Insider)

  • Harry Maguire has been given an extended break by Manchester United following his Greek nightmare.
    (Sun on Sunday)

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