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Football Rumours on Thursday 23rd July 2020

last updated Thursday 23rd July 2020, 9:33 AM


  • Tottenham Hotspur are confident they will sign 24-year-old Southampton and Denmark midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, even though Everton have had a bid of £25m accepted.

  • Newcastle are planning to approach Real Madrid with a loan offer for 22-year-old Serbia forward Luka Jovic, with the club's scouts working under the assumption that the proposed Saudi Arabi-backed takeover will not happen.
    (Shields Gazette)

  • Alternatively, the Magpies will attempt to sign English forward Callum Wilson, 28, from Bournemouth if the Cherries are relegated.
    (Daily Express)

  • Leeds United, newly promoted to the Premier League, could move for 38-year-old Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who has admitted he is unlikely to extend his deal with AC Milan.

  • Manchester City are keen to sign AC Milan midfielder Ismael Bennacer, but face competition from Paris St-Germain with the 22-year-old Algerian's fee set to exceed £45m.
    (Le10 Sport)

  • Chelsea and Brazil midfielder Willian, 32, is close to agreeing a free transfer to Arsenal as his contract runs down at the Blues.
    (ESPN Brasil)

  • English midfielder Adam Lallana, 32, could agree a deal to return to former club Southampton after his contract expired at Liverpool.
    (Daily Express)

  • Arsenal are considering a move for Aston Villa midfielder Douglas Luiz, 22, but Manchester City could trigger a buy-back clause for the Brazil international.

  • Valencia are planning moves for Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, 25, and Manchester City's 34-year-old midfielder and fellow Spaniard David Silva.

  • Leeds are targeting QPR's £20m-rated English forward Eberechi Eze, 22, as a signing to bolster their squad for the Premier League.

  • Everton will try to move on DR Congo forward 31-year-old Yannick Bolasie, who is in the final 12 months of his contract, to free up money to pursue a new right winger.
    (Liverpool Echo)

  • Atletico Madrid will demand the full £109m buy-out clause for Jan Oblak, amid concerns that Manchester United are preparing to rival Chelsea for the goalkeeper's signature.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Aston Villa have lined up Reading's John Swift, 25, as a replacement for 24-year-old fellow English midfielder Jack Grealish, who has been linked with an £80m move to Manchester United.Sheffield United are also interested in Swift.
    (Reading Chronicle)

  • Porto are preparing a £6.3m bid for Portugal defender Ruben Semedo, 26, from Olympiakos.
    (Sport 24)

  • Borussia Dortmund have looked at Werder Bremen's Kosovo winger Milot Rashica, 24, as a potential replacement for 20-year-old England forward Jadon Sancho, who has been linked with Manchester United.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Bayer Leverkusen may pursue a loan deal for Real Madrid's Brazil Under-23 midfielder Reinier, 18, if Germany forward Kai Havertz, 21, leaves for Chelsea.

  • Liverpool are hoping to raise £6m from the sale of Loris Karius, with French outfit Montpellier believed to be keen on the German goalkeeper.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Robbie Fowler has revealed that he has applied for the vacant head coach roles at Birmingham City and Bristol City.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has turned down the chance to become Championship side Bristol City's next manager.
    (Bristol Post)


  • Nigeria are accelerating their attempts to snatch Arsenal wonderkid Bukayo Saka from England.
    (Daily Mail)


  • The 24 Championship clubs will meet on Thursday to discuss proposals for an £18m salary cap that could be introduced as early as next season.
    (Sky Sports)

  • English defender Japhet Tanganga, 21, is close to signing a new contract with Spurs.
    (London Evening Standard)

  • Arsenal are set to offer Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang a new contract worth about £250,000 a week plus bonuses as they try to convince the 31-year-old to stay.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Football fans will watch their teams in the flesh for the first time since March on August 30, when Wembley is set to host the Community Shield.
    (Daily Mail)

  • The top Premier League clubs are proposing to field their development sides in the Carabao Cup next season so that they can play in European competitions in the same weeks.

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