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Football Rumours on Thursday 24th August 2023

last updated Thursday 24th August 2023, 9:22 AM


  • Bayern Munich are eying Fulham's 27-year-old Netherlands defender Kenny Tete as a replacement for Inter Milan-bound France right-back, Benjamin Pavard, 27.

  • Fluminense will not sell 22-year-old Brazilian midfielder Andre in 2023 despite interest from Liverpool, Fulham and Sporting Lisbon.
    (O Globo)

  • Arsenal and Ivory Coast forward Nicolas Pepe, 28, looks set to move to Saudi Arabia after turning down the chance to join Besiktas.

  • Tottenham are preparing an offer for Nottingham Forest's £50m-rated Wales winger Brennan Johnson which could include players as part of a swap deal for the 22-year-old.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Manchester City are exploring a deal to sign 24-year-old Portugal midfielder Matheus Nunes from Wolves.

  • Wolves are unlikely to let Nunes leave Molineux so close to the end of the transfer window unless Manchester City make a vastly inflated bid for the player.
    (Express & Star)

  • City have also turned their attention to Crystal Palace and England attacking midfielder Eberechi Eze, 25, after stepping back their interest in West Ham's 25-year-old Brazil midfielder Lucas Paqueta.

  • Chelsea will urge Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, 30, to accept an offer from Saudi Arabia if a deal cannot be struck with a European club.

  • Juventus are willing to pay Chelsea £35m for Lukaku but the Italians need to bank £50m from the sale of Serbia striker Dusan Vlahovic, 23, before they can proceed.
    (London Evening Standard)

  • Leicester City are chasing Ghanaian teenager Abdul Fatawu Issahaku who played for Sporting Lisbon in the Champions League against Spurs last year.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Fiorentina's Morocco midfielder Sofyan Amrabat is training alone, boosting Manchester United's hopes of signing the 27-year-old, but the Red Devils must sell players first to raise funds for the transfer.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Lazio have withdrawn their interest in signing Tottenham's 36-year-old France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.
    (Fabrizio Romano)

  • Leeds are offering around £10m for Swansea forward Joel Piroe.
    (Daily Mail)

  • West Ham remain in talks with Ajax over a deal for 23-year-old Ghana midfielder Mohammed Kudus after having two bids rejected.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • West Ham have also opened talks with Sevilla over a possible deal for Morocco striker Youssef En-Nesyri, 26.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Bayern and Bundesliga rivals Borussia Dortmund are also keen on Southampton's 21-year-old Germany defender, Armel Bella-Kotchap.
    (Sky Sports Germany)

  • Brentford have submitted an improved bid for Fiorentina's winger Nico Gonzalez but neither the Serie A club nor the 21-year-old Spaniard are interested in negotiating a transfer.
    (Football Italia)

  • Sheffield United are closing on an £18.5m move for 21-year-old Aston Villa striker Cameron Archer.

  • Tottenham have rebuffed Barcelona's attempts to take Argentina attacking midfielder Giovani Lo Celso, 27, on loan.

  • Super agent Jorge Mendes will arrive in Barcelona imminently to finalise 29-year-old Portugal full-back Joao Cancelo's move from Manchester City to the Nou Camp.

  • Burnley and Granada are both keen on a deal to sign Manchester United's 20-year-old Spanish defender Alvaro Fernandez.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Everton remain locked in talks with Southampton over a deal for Scotland striker Che Adams, 27, but will not pursue a move for Troyes' 27-year-old Guinea-Bissau forward Mama Balde.
    (Liverpool Echo)

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