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Football Rumours on Thursday 2nd May 2019

last updated Thursday 02nd May 2019, 9:21 AM


  • Fulham's Ryan Babel is in talks over a return to Turkey with Galatasaray.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Arsenal and Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil, 30, insists he is happy at the club and wants to stay at the Emirates next season.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen, 27, has verbally agreed to join Real Madrid.

  • Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is likely to demand 150m euros (£128m) for Denmark international Eriksen.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Real could wait until 2020 to sign Eriksen on a free transfer.

  • Manchester United have stepped up their pursuit of two Portuguese players - 19-year-old Benfica forward Joao Felix and Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes, 24.
    (London Evening Standard)

  • Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva has urged his club to sign Benfica's Portugal forward Joao Felix, 19, who is a target for Manchester United.

  • Chelsea's Belgium Under-21 midfielder Charly Musonda, 22, is hopeful of a return on loan to Dutch side Vitesse next season.
    (Inside Futbol)

  • Manchester United are ready to give 21-year-old England U21 defender Axel Tuanzebe, who is on loan at Aston Villa, a chance to prove he can break into the first team at Old Trafford.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Brazilian defender Filipe Luis, 33, may still decide to stay at Atletico Madrid and turn down a move to Paris St-Germain.


  • Arsenal manager Unai Emery has picked out Toby Alderweireld, Harry Maguire, Djene Dakonam and Kurt Zouma as potential centre-back signings.

  • Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is likely to find his team outmuscled by rival English teams in the transfer market this summer.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants Manchester United to appoint Mike Phelan as their first technical director.

  • Former West Brom assistant Graeme Jones is to be named Luton manager on Monday.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has held lengthy talks with the Old Trafford club about their restructuring and has impressed executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward as he considers contenders for the technical director role.
    (Manchester Evening News)


  • Dean Henderson is set for an England call-up after Sheffield United's Premier League return.


  • Valencia's 28-year-old former Arsenal defender Gabriel Paulista, who is set to face his old club in the Europa League semi-finals, insists he has "nothing to prove" to the Gunners.

  • Aaron Ramsey says he is saddened to have played his last game for Arsenal after injury ended his season prematurely.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Manchester City's France left-back Benjamin Mendy, 24, will be given the chance to prove himself next season after featuring only 10 times in the Premier League this term - if he can stay injury free.
    (Manchester Evening News)

  • Bolton Wanderers' first-team squad will be available to play against Nottingham Forest on Sunday, the EFL have confirmed.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Crystal Palace chairman and co-owner Steve Parish has assured fans he "won't rest" until a new Main Stand, which will increase the capacity of Selhurst Park from 26,000 to more than 34,000, is built.
    (London Evening Standard)

  • A statue celebrating Everton's 'Holy Trinity' - the celebrated midfield trio of Alan Ball, Howard Kendall and Colin Harvey - will be officially unveiled before the club's final home game of the 2018-19 season on Friday.
    (Liverpool Echo)

  • Barcelona and Argentina striker Lionel Messi, 31, has urged fans not to whistle his Brazilian team-mate Philippe Coutinho, 26, calling it "ugly".

  • Britain's richest man Sir Jim Ratcliffe has reiterated that he is still in talks over buying Chelsea after having a bid of about £2bn rejected last year.

  • Fans travelling to the FA Cup final could find their travel plans disrupted with London Underground staff due to strike over the weekend of the match.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Reading intend to pay their players in full in the next 24 hours, SSN understands, after blaming a payment error on the Hong Kong bank holiday.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Liverpool are working with police to identify fans involved in an incident in Barcelona, after videos emerged showing people being pushed into a fountain.
    (Sky Sports)

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