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Football Rumours on Thursday 1st August 2019

last updated Thursday 01st August 2019, 9:57 AM


  • Lille president Gerard Lopez confirms that 24-year-old Ivorian winger Nicolas Pepe will be sold to Arsenal for 80m euros (£73m).
    (RMC Sport)

  • Arsenal have made a bid to loan 25-year-old Juventus and Italy defender Daniele Rugani for two seasons.

  • Captain Laurent Koscielny, 33, remains determined to leave Arsenal this summer despite ongoing talks between the club and defender.

  • Rennes have reignited their interest in wantaway Arsenal captain Laurent Koscielny, Sky Sports News understands.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Arsenal are prepared to let German defender Shkodran Mustafi leave this summer, but Roma are yet to make a bid for him despite being linked with the 27-year-old.
    (Daily Star)

  • Manchester United are still considering their options over a move for Paulo Dybala, with the Argentina forward, 25, due back at Juventus to discuss his future this week.
    (Manchester Evening News)

  • Dybala has told United the club need to offer him a contract worth £350,000 per week if he is to join them.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Napoli are set to bid £60m for Crystal Palace's Ivory Coast winger Wilfried Zaha after losing out on Pepe.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Barcelona want to sell Brazil playmaker Philippe Coutinho, but are concerned they have not received any offers for the 27-year-old.

  • Everton are working on a deal to bring Mainz and Ivory Coast midfielder Jean-Philippe Gbamin, 23, to Goodison Park.
    (Liverpool Echo)

  • Bayern Munich have now submitted a formal bid for Sane and presented personal terms to the player.

  • Zenit St Petersburg are set to announce the signing of Barcelona winger Malcolm, 22, after the two clubs agreed a fee in the region of £36.5m plus add-ons for the Brazilian.

  • Manchester United are ready to rival Barcelona for Marseille's 17-year-old French forward Isaac Lihadji this summer.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Manchester United have reached an agreement with Monaco over a potential £9m deal for 16-year-old midfielder Hannibal Mejbri.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Aston Villa's pursuit of Brentford's 22-year-old French striker Neal Maupay has been boosted after Sheffield United looked elsewhere.
    (Birmingham Mail)

  • Everton are among a number of clubs keen on signing Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori, 21, on loan.
    (London Evening Standard)

  • Sunderland will allow midfielder and captain George Honeyman, 24, to join Hull City instead of losing the academy graduate on a free transfer next summer.
    (Northern Echo)

  • Rangers manager Steven Gerrard confirms a move for Liverpool winger Ryan Kent, 22, is dead and they cannot afford a permanent transfer.
    (Daily Record)

  • Danny Drinkwater looks set to stay at Chelsea this season as the 29-year-old midfielder is yet to receive any concrete offers to move elsewhere.
    (London Evening Standard)

  • England goalkeeper Tom Heaton has completed his move to Aston Villa from Burnley
    (Sky Sports)

  • Leicester City have agreed a deal to sell central defender Elliott Moore, 22, to Oxford United.
    (Leicester Mercury)

  • Steve Bruce wants to award new contracts to Newcastle quartet Jonjo Shelvey, Matt Ritchie, Isaac Hayden and Martin Dubravka.

  • Argentina have put Lionel Scaloni in permanent charge of the national team for the 2022 Qatar World Cup qualifiers.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Sir Jim Ratcliffe, Britain's richest man, has been given the green light to complete his takeover of OGC Nice, according to reports in France.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Liverpool youngster Harvey Elliott has apologised over a video in which he appeared to mock Tottenham striker Harry Kane.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Tottenham lifted the Audi Cup after beating Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich on penalties following a 2-2 draw at the Allianz Arena.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Bournemouth midfielder David Brooks has been ruled out for two to three months after suffering an ankle injury.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Three Liverpool players but none from Manchester City have been nominated for the FIFA Best Player of the Year award.
    (Sky Sports)

  • A winding-up petition issued against Bury over an unpaid tax bill has been dismissed by the High Court.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Spanish football is in danger of not being on British TV this season after La Liga failed to sell UK broadcast rights.

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