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Football Rumours on Thursday 21st July 2016

last updated Thursday 21st July 2016, 9:27 AM

  • Juventus have accepted Paul Pogba's request to rejoin Manchester United, and the clubs have agreed a world record £100m fee for the 23-year-old midfielder.
    ( L'Equipe )

  • Meanwhile, United have agreed personal terms with the France international, who will sign a five-year contract worth £220,000 a week after tax.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • The Red Devils will pay £18.4m to Pogba's agent Mino Raiola to complete the deal.
    ( Guardian )

  • Manchester United are also expected to sign Brentford winger Joshua Bohui, 17, who will sign a three-year contract.
    ( Manchester Evening News )

  • Manchester City are close to completing the £42m signing of Schalke forward Leroy Sane, 20, who will sign a four-year £100,000-a-week deal.
    ( Sun )

  • City boss Pep Guardiola wants to sign Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos, 26, who he managed at Bayern Munich, and has tabled a £50m bid.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Chelsea have turned down a £14.25m bid from Borussia Monchengladbach for defender Andreas Christensen, 20, who is in the middle of a two-year loan spell at the German club.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Meanwhile, Chelsea believe they have won the battle to keep Diego Costa despite Atletico Madrid's attempts to sign the 27-year-old Spain striker, and could move for Benfica's Sweden defender Victor Lindelof, 22.
    ( Daily Star )

  • Blues boss Antonio Conte has refused to rule out a third move for Alvaro Morata, 23, after a £62.7m bid for the striker was rejected by Real Madrid - although Chelsea are now considering a swoop for their former forward Romelu Lukaku, also 23, now at Everton.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Newcastle have had a £5.5m bid accepted for Blackburn centre-back Grant Hanley, 24.
    ( Chronicle )

  • Meanwhile, Newcastle midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, 25, is closing in on a £25m move to Liverpool.
    ( Sunderland Echo )

  • And Arsenal have entered the race to sign fellow Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko, 26.
    ( Talksport )

  • Swansea have offered in excess of £10m for Tottenham midfielder Nacer Chadli, 26.
    ( Times )

  • However, Spurs value the Belgian at £15m, which would be a club record for the Swans and more than double what Tottenham paid FC Twente for the winger three years ago.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • ) West Brom will make an improved £10m offer for Leicester full-back Jeffrey Schlupp, 23, after having an initial £9m bid rejected.
    ( Birmingham Mail )

  • Meanwhile, the Baggies are yet to accept Stoke's £20m bid for striker Saido Berahino, and want to sign a forward before selling the 22-year-old.
    ( Sky Sports )

  • Liverpool full-back Cameron Brannagan's move to Wigan could collapse because the Championship side cannot guarantee the 20-year-old will play in 75% of games during his loan spell - a clause the Reds insist on with their loanees.
    ( Liverpool Echo )


  • Former Manchester United and Everton boss David Moyes will succeed Allardyce at Sunderland.
    ( Sun )

  • Sunderland, who are seeking their seventh managerial appointment in five years, are in "advanced" talks with Scotsman Moyes, 53, who was sacked by Real Sociedad in November.
    ( Guardian )


  • Sam Allardyce will earn a basic salary of £2.5m a year when he is expected to be confirmed as England manager on Thursday, but incentives mean he could receive more than the £3.5m per year his predecessor Roy Hodgson was pai.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Allardyce was the Football Association's second choice, after Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger turned down the job, but Under-21 boss Gareth Southgate is unlikely to accept a role as Allardyce's number two.
    ( Daily Telegraph )


  • Chelsea's Kurt Zouma hopes to make a return in six weeks after his long-term injury.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Former Roma and Real Madrid full-back Cicinho, 36, says Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri won the Premier League by "pure luck" - and failed to remember Leicester's name in an interview.
    ( Goal )

  • Diego Maradona says he is prepared to manage Argentina 'for free'.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Manchester City will go on a pre-season tour of the USA in 2017 to broaden their portfolio.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Luke Shaw has put up his £2m mansion up for sale sparking speculation he could leave Manchester United.
    ( Sun )

  • Wes Morgan has urged Riyad Mahrez to follow his lead and sign a new contract at Leicester.
    (Daily Star)

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