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Football Rumours on Sunday 3rd May 2020

last updated Sunday 03rd May 2020, 9:34 AM


  • Roma want to sign Chile forward Alexis Sanchez on loan. The 31-year-old is currently at Inter Milan, on loan from Manchester United.
    (Sky Sport Italia)

  • Roma also want to keep Manchester United loanee and England defender Chris Smalling, 30, for at least another season, says manager Paulo Fonseca.

  • Bayern Munich and Brazil winger Philippe Coutinho, 27, will be a target for Newcastle if they make Mauricio Pochettino the club's new manager.
    (Sunday Mirror)

  • Lille have received an 85m euros (£75m) bid from an unnamed club for Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen. The 21-year-old is wanted by Liverpool.

  • Real Madrid are planning to sell at least five players this summer, including Wales winger Gareth Bale, 30.

  • Leicester and Nigeria midfielder Wilfred Ndidi, 23, is a target for Paris St-Germain.

  • Newcastle and West Ham are among a number of Premier League clubs to have enquired about Real Madrid and Serbia striker Luka Jovic, 22.

  • Leicester will make a move for Arsenal and Scotland left-back Kieran Tierney, 22, if England left-back Ben Chilwell, 23, is sold.
    (Sunday Express)

  • Barcelona could sell Uruguay striker Luis Suarez this summer with several MLS teams said to be interested in the 33-year-old.

  • Newcastle, Everton, West Ham and Leicester are all monitoring the situation of Manchester United and England midfielder Jesse Lingard, 27.

  • Southampton hope to sign Reims' French defender Axel Disasi, 22.
    (Mail on Sunday)

  • Leeds will look to make 20-year-old French goalkeeper Illan Meslier's loan deal from Lorient permanent if they win promotion to the Premier League.
    (Sunday Telegraph)


  • Burnley will claim a huge £10m in compensation for miracle-worker manager Sean Dyche with Crystal Palace and Aston Villa monitoring his situation.
    (Sun on Sunday)

  • Tommy Wright has stepped down as manager of St Johnstone after spending nine years with the Scottish Premiership club.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Gareth Southgate is concerned about a "club vs country" row should UEFA insist on Nations League games being played in the autumn - England were drawn against Iceland, Denmark and Belgium.
    (Sun on Sunday)

  • Belgium manager Roberto Martinez is set to extend his contract through to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Premier League clubs are facing a player revolt over the plan to restart the season with a number of foreign stars approaching their governments and agents for advice on whether it will be safe for them to return to action on June 12.
    (Sunday Mirror)

  • The Premier League is being offered an amazing Plan B escape route - to end the season in sunny Australian city Perth.
    (Sun on Sunday)

  • Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp is leading a consortium of football superstars including Phillip Cocu, Dirk Kuyt, Ronald Koeman and Henrik Larsson aiming to buy a Premier League club.
    (Sunday Mirror)

  • Belgium midfielder Kevin de Bruyne, 28, has hinted he could quit Manchester City if their Champions League ban is upheld.
    (Manchester Evening News)

  • There is a major rift emerging between the top 14 Premier League clubs and those in the bottom six, with concerns that the relegation strugglers will try to block the completion of the season and plunge the league into financial disaster.
    (Sunday Telegraph)

  • Broadcasters could be allowed to interview players and managers during games in innovative plans being discussed by the Premier League to head off demands for money to be repaid because the season is set to be completed behind closed doors.
    (Sunday Telegraph)

  • Sky Bet Championship clubs have discussed restarting the season in July, after lockdown for the coronavirus pandemic is over.
    (Sunday Telegraph)

  • Scottish FA president Rod Petrie has confirmed that this year's Scottish Cup will be played to a conclusion - even if it takes us into 2021 to get it done.
    (Scottish Sun on Sunday)

  • German kit manufacturers Puma are closing in on a record-breaking £100m deal to sign Manchester City and England winger Raheem Sterling.
    (Sky Sports)

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