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Football Rumours on Thursday 26th August 2021

last updated Thursday 26th August 2021, 9:04 AM


  • Arsenal transfer target Houssem Aouar has been offered on a loan-to-buy deal as Lyon desperately attempt to sell the midfielder.

  • Manchester City have not ruled out signing Juventus and Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 36, after England captain Harry Kane committed his immediate future to Tottenham.

  • Ronaldo's agent Jorge Mendes says he is keen to leave the Turin side, and has been looking for a club who are willing to pay a £25m transfer fee for the 36-year-old and take on his wages, which City are ready to do.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Meanwhile, Kane is upset Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy would not sanction his sale and the 28-year-old could sign a new contract with the club that includes a release clause.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Tottenham are ready to offer Harry Kane a £100,000-a-week pay rise in a bid to keep him out of Manchester City's clutches.

  • Chelsea were priced out of a move for Norway and Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland this summer as his agent Mino Raiola demanded massive fees for himself as well as Premier League record wages for the 21-year-old in the £275m package.
    (Daily Star)

  • Liverpool are considering making a move for Sevilla winger Lucas Ocampos despite interest from Wolves for the Argentina star, 27.
    (Daily Star)

  • Roma manager Jose Mourinho is planning a £13.5m bid for Chelsea's English midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek. The 25-year-old briefly worked with Mourinho during the Portuguese's second stint with the Blues.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Manchester United will not be able to bid for either Rennes' French midfielder Eduardo Camavinga, 18, or Atletico Madrid and Spain midfielder Saul Niguez, 26, unless they can sell players to raise funds.

  • Chelsea are thought to be in pole position to sign Niguez, with Atletico open to selling the Spain international.
    (Daily Express)

  • Barcelona and Atletico Madrid have both expressed an interest in signing Manchester City's Portuguese midfielder Bernardo Silva this summer. Both clubs are said to favour a loan deal for the 27-year-old.

  • Jesse Lingard is now 'likely' to join West Ham from Manchester United this summer.
    (Daily Star)

  • Sevilla say they have rejected an offer from Chelsea for 22-year-old French defender Jules Kounde and do not need to sell any players.

  • Southampton have completed the signing of Brazilian defender Lyanco from Torino on a four-year contract.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Chelsea and RB Leipzig are possible destinations for Barcelona midfielder for Ilaix Moriba if the 18-year-old Guinean does not renew his contract with the La Liga side.
    (Mundo Deportivo)

  • Arsenal and Brazil winger Willian, 33, is trying to secure a move to Corinthians.

  • Aaron Lennon has rejoined Burnley on a one-year contract after a spell training with his former club.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Former Arsenal and England midfielder Jack Wilshere, 29, says he is considering retiring after receiving no offers following his release by Championship side Bournemouth.

  • Wolves want to join the race to sign Lille and Netherlands defender Sven Botman, 21, with the player being linked with the likes of Tottenham and Liverpool in the past.

  • Paris St-Germain want 220m euros (£188m) from Real Madrid for 22-year-old France forward Kylian Mbappe.
    (Le Parisien)


  • Pep Guardiola will leave Manchester City when his deal runs out after the 2022-23 season and take a break from football before becoming a national team boss.
    (Manchester Evening News)

  • Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is not in immediate danger of losing his job despite the Gunners' poor start to the Premier League season. Former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has been linked with replacing him.

  • Rangers manager Steven Gerrard is self-isolating and will miss their Europa League game against Alashkert after the club confirmed a Covid-19 outbreak.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Gareth Southgate is considering a call-up for Harvey Barnes as he prepares to name an enlarged squad for England's World Cup qualifiers.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Liverpool defender Joel Matip has turned down the invitation to return to international football, Cameroon manager Toni Conceicao has revealed.
    (Daily Mail)
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