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Football Rumours on Sunday 31st May 2020

last updated Sunday 31st May 2020, 9:45 AM



TRANSFER RUMOURS

  • Arsenal's Brazilian defender David Luiz, 33, will need to take a pay cut to join his former club Benfica.
    (Sunday Mirror)


  • Arsenal's Uruguay midfielder Lucas Torreira, 24, 'dreams' of a transfer to Boca Juniors amid uncertainty over his future.
    (Fox Sports Argentina)


  • Jan Vertonghen has emerged as a target for a host of Italian clubs ahead of a likely departure from Tottenham when his contract expires in June.
    (Mail on Sunday)


  • Manchester United are open to the idea of French midfielder Adrien Rabiot, 25, being included in a swap deal with Juventus for his compatriot, 27-year-old midfielder Paul Pogba.
    (Calciomercato)


  • Meanwhile, Manchester United are continuing negotiations with Shanghai Shenhua over a loan extension until January 2021 for 30-year-old Nigeria striker Odion Ighalo.
    (Goal)


  • Ousmane Dembele is Liverpool's top back-up option if they miss out on Timo Werner.
    (Sun on Sunday)


  • Chelsea are closing in on a loan deal for Bayern Munich and Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho.
    (Daily Star on Sunday)


  • Chelsea lead a number of top clubs in the chase for Juventus and Italy winger Federico Bernardeschi, 26.
    (ESPN)


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    (Sunday Express)


  • ) Arsenal are considering making a contract offer to David Luiz on reduced terms to his current deal.
    (Sunday Telegraph)


  • French forward Alexandre Lacazette, 29, has no interest in joining Inter Milan despite being linked with a move away from Arsenal.
    (Football.London)


  • Bournemouth are trying to tie winger Ryan Fraser down to a contract that will allow him to end the season at the club. The 26-year-old Englishman will become a free agent when his deal ends in June and is linked with Arsenal, Tottenham, Newcastle, Watford and Crystal Palace.
    (Mail on Sunday)


  • Inter Milan have inserted an 'anti-Juventus' clause in their deal with Paris St-Germain for Argentine striker Mauro Icardi, 27, with the French club subjected to a £13m fee if they sell him to the 'Old Lady'.
    (Goal)


  • Manchester United remain confident that they will sign forward Jadon Sancho, 20, before next season, despite Borussia Dortmund's attempts to tie the Englishman down to a new contract.
    (90min)


  • Stoke City and Preston North End are on alert after Celtic failed to give a new contract to 32-year-old Irish winger Jonny Hayes.
    (Mail on Sunday)


  • Middlesbrough are ready to cash in on 22-year-old English centre-back Dael Fry, this summer, but the Championship strugglers want about £20m for their academy graduate.
    (90min)


  • Premier League clubs are pushing for the transfer window to be kept open until October to maximise time to do business for players.
    (Sunday Telegraph)




MANAGEMENT STUFF

  • Massimiliano Allegri is preparing to take on his first managerial role outside of Italy, according to Cagliari president Tommaso Giulini.
    (Sunday Mirror)




OTHER STUFF

  • Brighton, West Ham, Watford, Bournemouth, Aston Villa and Norwich will resist the points-per-game method for settling the Premier League season if it cannot finish.
    (Sunday Telegraph)


  • Tom Heaton will miss Aston Villa's crunch 10-game battle against Premier League relegation.
    (Sun on Sunday)


  • Kieran Trippier has slammed Tottenham for delaying surgery that forced him to miss seven matches at new club Atletico Madrid.
    (Sunday Mirror)


  • Plans are being explored for 10,000 fans from each club that reaches the FA Cup final to attend the English domestic season's showpiece game.
    (Sunday Mirror)


  • Lucas Torreira took part in outdoor training on Saturday as the Arsenal midfielder stepped up his rehabilitation following an ankle injury.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Harry Kane accepts Tottenham will have to win almost all of their remaining Premier League games if they are to finish in the top four.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Tottenham's Troy Parrott will miss the Premier League restart after having surgery to remove his appendix.
    (Sky Sports)


  • A police and crime commissioner has called on Mark Roberts, Britain's most senior football police officer, to make public his evidence for moving Premier League matches to neutral venues.
    (Sunday Telegraph)


  • Former Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov has urged the club not to sign 27-year-old former Liverpool and current Bayern Munich and Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho this summer.
    (Sunday Mirror)


  • Bayern Munich's Canadian left-back Alphonso Davies, 19, has revealed he nearly joined Swansea but the move fell through when he could not obtain a work permit.
    (Sun on Sunday)


  • There have been no positive tests for coronavirus after the fourth round of Premier League testing.
    (Sky Sports)




















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