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Football Rumours on Thursday 18th July 2019

last updated Thursday 18th July 2019, 9:22 AM



TRANSFER RUMOURS

  • Arsenal's pursuit of Celtic and Scotland defender Kieran Tierney is fast becoming the transfer saga of the summer, but the Gunners could have competition for the 22-year-old.
    (Scotsman)


  • Arsenal are set to pay Dani Ceballos' entire salary while he spends the season on loan from Real Madrid.
    (Daily Star)


  • Arsenal have been warned they have not come "anywhere near" meeting Crystal Palace's valuation of 26-year-old forward Wilfried Zaha.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Arsenal manager Unai Emery insists Arsenal are working to bring in "three or four" players before the start of the new season.
    (Independent)


  • Kieran Trippier has joined Atletico Madrid on a three-year deal from Tottenham.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Spanish striker Fernando Llorente, who is a free agent after his Tottenham contract expired, is weighing up an offer from Serie A side Fiorentina.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Real Madrid are planning to launch their "Operation 200" as they look to offload forwards Gareth Bale, 30, and James Rodriguez, 28, to fund their move for 26-year-old Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba.
    (Sun)


  • Pogba's agent Mino Raiola has refused to discount the prospect of the Manchester United midfielder returning to Juventus.
    (AS)


  • Neymar, 27, has opened the door to United as the Brazil international desperately bids to leave Paris St-Germain.
    (Sun)


  • Barcelona are exploring different packages to try to re-sign Neymar from PSG, with one involving taking him on loan this summer and an obligation to buy him permanently in a year's time.
    (Daily Express)


  • Chelsea manager Frank Lampard will decide whether Brazil international Willian will get a new contract at the club. The 30-year-old winger has one year left on his Blues deal and Barcelona are interested in signing him for £30m.
    (Daily Express)


  • Newcastle United head coach Steve Bruce could have more than £90m to spend this summer in the transfer window.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Hoffenheim have confirmed striker Joelinton, 22, is in "concrete talks" with a Premier League club - and Newcastle United are hoping to complete what could be a record-breaking deal for the Brazilian forward.
    (Chronicle Live)


  • Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers has warned Manchester United there is a time limit if they want to sign England centre-back Harry Maguire, 26, as the Foxes do not want to leave themselves short.
    (Daily Star)


  • Liverpool remain highly unlikely to sell Simon Mignolet, 31, and have no plans to send the goalkeeper on loan before the transfer window closes.
    (Liverpool Echo)


  • Manchester United have emerged as new contenders in the race to sign 20-year-old Roma midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Striker Romelu Lukaku, 26, is intent on leaving Manchester United for Inter Milan.
    (Times )


  • Juventus supporters gave Matthijs de Ligt's agent Mino Raiola a rock star reception as he accompanied the 19-year-old defender for his medical on Wednesday.
    (Metro)


  • Pep Guardiola has opened the door for Leroy Sane, 23, to quit Manchester City - by telling the £100m-rated German winger he can leave if he is unhappy.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Burnley are looking for £12m for 33-year-old England international keeper Tom Heaton, £8m more than Aston Villa have currently bid.
    (Birmingham Mail)


  • Full-back Danny Simpson will join Celtic on trial next week after his Leicester City exit.
    (Scottish Sun)




MANAGEMENT STUFF
  • Newcastle United head coach Steve Bruce 'was the 11th choice' for the Newcastle job and not even on their original shortlist.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Sheffield Wednesday are taking legal advice over Newcastle's appointment of Steve Bruce as head coach.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Former Newcastle striker Alan Shearer says he told Bruce not to take the manager's job at the club.
    (Sun)


  • Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers has praised the professionalism of Leicester City centre-back Harry Maguire and admitted he was "relaxed" about the interest of Manchester United in the central defender.
    (Independent)


  • Ashley Cole has sparked speculation he is about to join Chelsea's coaching staff after posting a picture of himself in an airport before a flight to Japan, where the Blues are on tour.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Huddersfield could face FA punishment after the club were asked to explain their new heavily-branded shirt with a huge sash across it with their new sponsors 'Paddy Power' written down it.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Charlie Austin is unhappy at Southampton after being told to train with the U23s.
    (Sky Sports)




OTHER STUFF

  • Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny, 33, faces showdown talks and being docked pay after he refused to go on Arsenal's pre-season USA tour.
    (L'Equipe)


  • Midfielder Granit Xhaka is in pole position to replace Koscielny as the Arsenal captain.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Rob Holding is on course to hand Arsenal a huge boost by returning to action during pre-season.
    (Daily Mail)


  • American tycoon Todd Boehly has set his sights on acquiring a Premier League club based in London, with Chelsea and Tottenham his preferred targets.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Bolton's pre-season friendly against Chester has been cancelled after players refused to play due to an ongoing dispute over unpaid wages.
    (Sky Sports)




















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