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Football Rumours on Sunday 4th August 2019

last updated Sunday 04th August 2019, 8:35 AM


  • Tottenham are set to sign England Under-21 midfielder Ryan Sessegnon, 19, from Fulham, but may miss out on 23-year-old Argentina and Real Betis midfielder Giovani lo Celso as a result.
    (Star on Sunday)

  • Arsenal are set for talks with Barcelona over a loan deal for Brazil international midfielder Philippe Coutinho, 27, which would reportedly cost the club £27m.
    (Sun on Sunday)

  • Celtic and Scotland left-back Kieran Tierney, 22, could miss up to eight weeks through injury - potentially ending Arsenal's interest in the £25m-rated player.
    (Sun on Sunday)

  • Portugal midfielder Bruno Fernandes, 24, who has also been linked with Manchester United, has told Sporting Lisbon he wants to join Tottenham.
    (Mail on Sunday)

  • Tottenham have emerged as joint favourites alongside Atletico Madrid to sign Borussia Monchengladbach's £60m-rated German defender Matthias Ginter, 25.

  • Tottenham are also ready to compete with Roma and Juventus for Napoli's Albanian international right-back Elseid Hysaj, 25, who was a target for Chelsea last summer.
    (Sunday Express)

  • Manchester United have bid £46m for Ajax's 22-year-old Brazil forward David Neres.

  • France international Paul Pogba fears he could be priced out of a move to Real Madrid with the Spanish giants facing a staggering £270m bill to sign the 26-year-old from Manchester United.
    (Sunday Mirror)

  • Bayern Munich are closing in on a deal for Manchester City's German winger Leroy Sane after agreeing contract terms with the 23-year-old.
    (Sky Sport Germany)

  • Sane faces the prospect of losing a staggering £11m in wages if he continues with his refusal to sign a new contract with Manchester City.
    (Sunday Mirror)

  • Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is weighing up late moves for Real Madrid's Spanish midfielder Isco, 27, and Bournemouth's Dutch central defender Nathan Ake, 24.
    (Sunday Express)

  • Manchester United have negotiated a swap deal with Juventus that would see Argentine striker Paulo Dybala, 25, and 33-year-old Croatia forward Mario Mandzukic move to Old Trafford, with Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, 26, going the other way.
    (Sunday Times)

  • Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson is bidding to sign his former England defender Gary Cahill, 33 on a two-year deal.
    (Sun on Sunday)

  • Barcelona are preparing to begin talks with Paris St-Germain over bringing Brazil forward Neymar, 27, back to La Liga.

  • Real Madrid have reached an agreement with 22-year-old Dutch midfielder Donny van de Beek, but are yet to agree a fee with his club Ajax.

  • Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers is planning a surprise £15m swoop for Celtic's Norway international defender Kristoffer Ajer, 21.
    (Star on Sunday)

  • Barcelona have reached an agreement with Real Betis to sign 22-year-old Spain Under-21 defender Junior Firpo for £22m.

  • Burnley have joined Crystal Palace in the race to sign Real Betis' Spanish midfielder Victor Camarasa, 25, who spent last season on loan at Cardiff City.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Newcastle boss Steve Bruce says he will ask owner Mike Ashley to sanction more transfers before Thursday's deadline and says he wants English forward Dwight Gayle, 28, to stay amid interest from Leeds.
    (Newcastle Chronicle)

  • Leicester have reportedly earmarked Getafe's Togo international defender Djene Dakonam, 27, as a potential replacement for Manchester United-bound England centre-back Harry Maguire, 26.
    (Leicester Mercury)

  • Chelsea are set to listen to offers for France midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko, 24, and England midfielder Danny Drinkwater, 29.
    (Sunday Telegraph)

  • Former England international Drinkwater is wanted by Brighton on a season loan.
    (Mail on Sunday)

  • Newcastle have held talks with Inter Milan over a loan move for 19-year-old Argentina forward Facundo Colidio.
    (Mail on Sunday)

  • New York Red Bulls' American centre-back Aaron Long, 26, is hopeful he will receive a work permit to join West Ham before the transfer deadline.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Manchester City's Germany-born striker Lukas Nmecha, 20, will spend the 2019-20 season on loan at Bundesliga outfit Wolfsburg.
    (Manchester Evening News)

  • Pep Guardiola insists he would not gamble away any of Manchester City's successes for a shot at winning next season's Champions League.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Brentford manager Thomas Frank refused to be drawn on the future of Brighton target Neal Maupay, 22, after the French striker - last season's top scorer - was left out of the 1-0 defeat by Birmingham.

  • Jurgen Klopp is unhappy that Liverpool have been asked to kick off the new Premier League season onFriday night against Norwich ahead of their rivals.
    (Mail on Sunday)


  • Rob Holding has been pictured back in an Arsenal shirt after horror injury kept him out since December.
    (Sun on Sunday)

  • Wayne Rooney wants to return to Manchester United in coach role when he retires playing.
    (Sun on Sunday)

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