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Football Rumours on Thursday 16th July 2020

last updated Thursday 16th July 2020, 9:39 AM


  • Arsenal defender Sokratis is reportedly being eyed by German outfit Stuttgart.

  • Tottenham's English defender Danny Rose remains hopeful of making his loan at Newcastle into a permanent move, with reports in Italy linking the 30-year-old with Lazio, yet to be put to his representatives.
    (Newcastle Chronicle)

  • Manchester City have been quoted £65m by Napoli for 29-year-old Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly, who has been linked with Liverpool and Manchester United and has previously been valued at £80m.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Championship side Middlesbrough are increasingly resigned to losing English right-back Djed Spence, 19, this summer as several Premier League clubs including Tottenham, West Ham and Brighton prepare to step up their interest.

  • Arsenal have been told they must pay Real Madrid £23m for Dani Ceballos if they wish to make his loan move permanent this summer.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Manchester City have identified Inter Milan's Argentina striker Lautaro Martinez, 22, as a potential long-term replacement for compatriot Sergio Aguero, 32.
    (Sky Sports)

  • However, Martinez is close to sealing a move to Barcelona.

  • Manchester United are reportedly close to signing Bayern Munich star Thiago Alcantara ahead of this summer's transfer window.
    (Daily Express)

  • Manchester United are plotting a shock free move for Jeff Hendrick after the Republic of Ireland midfielder left Burnley upon the expiry of his contract at the end of June.
    (Daily Star)

  • Bayern Munich are seeking 40m euros (£36.2m) for midfielder Thiago Alcantara, the 29-year-old Spain international linked with Liverpool.
    (Sport Bild)

  • Bayern are thought to have dropped out of contention for Chelsea target Kai Havertz, the 21-year-old Bayer Leverkusen and Germany midfielder.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Everton, Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich are expected to bid for Crystal Palace and Ivory Coast winger Wilfried Zaha this summer, with Newcastle also keen on the 27-year-old.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Southampton are hoping to secure a £10m permanent deal for Tottenham's English defender Kyle Walker-Peters, 23, who has been on loan at Saints since January.

  • Birmingham's 17-year-old English midfielder Jude Bellingham has agreed a £22.5m move to Borussia Dortmund.

  • Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is open to bringing Aston Villa's Brazilian midfielder Douglas Luiz, 22, back to Manchester City when the window opens in July.
    (Birmingham Mail)

  • Liverpool's English midfielder Adam Lallana, 32, who is leaving the champions on a free transfer this summer, is a target for Leicester, Burnley and Brighton.
    (Daily Star)

  • Everton's 27-year-old Bosnia and Herzegovina midfielder Mo Besic will be made available for sale or loan this summer and is confident of a move to a top-flight club.

  • Portsmouth are eyeing a loan move for Brighton's English left-back Alex Cochrane, 20.

  • West Ham have enquired about defender Cedric Kipre as interest mounts in a number of Wigan players following their fall into administration.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Ghana midfielder Thomas Partey, 27, is reportedly set to snub interest from Arsenal and sign a new contract with Atletico Madrid, who have offered to double his salary and his buy-out clause.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti has told England keeper Jordan Pickford, 26, that "he has to improve".

  • Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl has refused to discuss the possibility of a swap deal between Danish midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, 24, who is keen on a move to Tottenham, and Walker-Peters.
    (Sky Sports)


  • France midfielder Paul Pogba, 27, is close to signing a new five-year contract with Manchester United, who could announce the deal at the end of the season.

  • Portuguese defender Diogo Dalot, 21, who has failed to make the last nine league matchday squads, is ready to make his return to the Manchester United side if Luke Shaw and Brandon Williams are unavailable for Thursday's trip to Crystal Palace.
    (Manchester Evening News)

  • Peace talks have been held between UEFA's president Aleksander Ceferin and Manchester City's chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak in the wake of the bitter battle between the pair.
    (Daily Mail)

  • The Premier League and EFL have confirmed their summer transfer window will take place between July 27 and October 5.
    (Sky Sports)

  • At least five Premier League clubs are planning to voice vehement opposition to continuing the five substitutions allowance into next season after global football lawmakers gave an extension the green light.
    (Daily Telegraph)

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