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Football Rumours on Thursday 19th March 2020

last updated Thursday 19th March 2020, 9:27 AM


  • Arsenal are resigned to losing striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 30, this summer and want a fee of 55m euros (£50.7m) for the Gabon international with Barcelona interested.

  • Arsenal have held talks with Hammarby over a deal to sign 16-year-old Sweden youth international forward Emil Roback, who is also attracting interest from Bayern Munich.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Arsenal and Chelsea are both monitoring the progress of Bayer Leverkusen's 22-year-old Jamaica forward Leon Bailey, who is valued at £85m.
    (Daily Express)

  • Borussia Dortmund have moved ahead of Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea in the race to sign England Under-17 midfielder Jude Bellingham, 16, from Birmingham this summer.

  • Manchester City, Juventus and Paris St-Germain are interested in signing French midfielder Houssem Aouar, 21, from Lyon.
    (Corriere dello Sport)

  • West Ham are monitoring the progress of 20-year-old English defender Dion Sanderson, who is currently on loan at Cardiff from Wolves.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Chelsea have spoken to Barcelona about the possibility of signing Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho, 27, on loan next season.

  • Manchester City and Manchester United are ready to make a move for Spain midfielder Saul Niguez, with the 25-year-old struggling to agree a new contract at Atletico Madrid.
    (Mundo Deportivo)

  • Inter Milan are set to offer English defender Ashley Young, 34, a one-year contract extension after impressing since his January move from Manchester United.
    (Gazzetta dello Sport)

  • Chris Smalling is still to discuss his next move and will make a decision in the summer.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Aston Villa had a bid for Angers midfielder Baptiste Santamaria rejected in January and have yet to decide whether to make a further offer for the 25-year-old Frenchman in the summer.
    (ABC Sevilla)

  • Paul Pogba's Manchester United career is over with offers of around £100m to see United move quickly to get a deal done for a player whose contract is up next summer.

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  • England friendlies with Romania and Austria in June AXED due to coronavirus outbreak and no Euro 2020.

  • The Irish Football Association want Stoke boss Michael O'Neill to remain in charge of Northern Ireland for the Euro 2020 play-offs, which have been postponed until June because of the coronavirus pandemic.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • The FAI is on a collision course with manager Mick McCarthy and his successor Stephen Kenny ahead of the rearranged European Championships next summer.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Arsenal will also hold talks with Villarreal midfielder Santi Cazorla in the summer to offer him the chance to say goodbye to the supporters. The 35-year-old Spaniard left the Gunners in the summer of 2018, having not played for nearly two years because of injury.
    (Daily Express)

  • Arsenal are ready to trigger the extension clause in David Luiz's contract to keep him at the Emirates to 2021.

  • Gordon Taylor's salary, bonus and benefits as chief executive of the Professional Footballers' Association have remained at more than £2m, despite a year of unprecedented turmoil at the organisation.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Hyde United of the Northern Premier League are selling 'virtual pies' and 'virtual chip buttys' as they call on fans to support the club in any way they can.
    (Sky Sports)

  • The EFL says its main priority is to finish this season to "protect the integrity" of the competition.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Gillingham chairman Paul Scally says the League One club risk running out of money in the next three months amid the financial implications of the coronavirus outbreak.
    (Sky Sports)

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