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Football Rumours on Thursday 30th April 2020

last updated Thursday 30th April 2020, 9:38 AM


  • Arsenal have been told they must pay more than £25m if they want to land Celtic'sFrench forward Odsonne Edouard, 22.
    (Daily Express)

  • Liverpool have been handed a boost in their pursuit of RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner with the 24-year-old Germany international ruling out a transfer to another Bundesliga team.

  • Borussia Dortmund and England winger Jadon Sancho, 20, is being offered the number seven shirt by Manchester United - currently held by Alexis Sanchez, who is out on loan - in a bid to tempt him to the club.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • France midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, 23, is considering his future at Tottenham, with Barcelona reportedly interested.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Roma boss Paulo Fonseca wants to sign Chelsea and Spain winger Pedro, 32.
    (Corriere dello Sport)

  • Napoli forward Dries Mertens, 32, is interested in a move to London, with Chelsea still keen on the Belgium international who will be a free agent thsi summer.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Arsenal have reportedly made contact with Real Madrid over a potential deal for Spain left-back Sergio Reguilon. The 23-year-old is currently on loan at Sevilla.
    (Daily Star)

  • Bayern Munich manager Hansi Flick held a 30-minute phone call with Manchester City and Germany winger Leroy Sane, 24, to discuss a potential transfer.

  • Leicester are interested in signing Saint-Etienne's French centre-back Wesley Fofana, 19.
    (Le10 Sport)

  • AC Milan will look to sell former Spain goalkeeper Pepe Reina when the transfer market re-opens. The 37-year-old is currently on loan at Aston Villa.

  • Arsenal will look to make free transfers and swap deals during the summer transfer window because of the financial impact of coronavirus.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is the first choice of Newcastle's prospective new owners to replace Steve Bruce as manager and they are willing to pay him £19m per year.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is "motivated for his next project" - but wants to return to the club one day to finish the job he started.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Nigel Pearson will remain as Watford boss until the end of the season when it resumes, despite his contract expiring in May.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Former Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso is one of the leading candidates to become Pep Guardiola's new assistant at Manchester City.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Unai Emery is open to a Premier League job following his Arsenal sacking, but says La Liga is likely to be his next destination.


  • England's Under 20 team is at risk of being scrapped or merged with other sides due to cost-cutting measures set to be implemented by the Football Association.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Premier League clubs want to organise behind-closed-doors friendlies at stadiums as part of their pre-season plans ahead of the resumption of the 2019-20 season.
    (Daily Mail)

  • The fate of the Football League season could hinge on a key vote by players about whether they work beyond their contract dates.

  • Chelsea and Italy midfielder Jorginho, 28, says he considered leaving the Blues after only one season because of the criticism he faced from fans.

  • Manchester United players have been told to wash their own kit before they return to training on 18 May, with the club's laundry facilities off limits - and players are also expected to shower at home.
    (Daily Mail)

  • French President Emmanuel Macron is imploring his counterparts in Europe to block any plans for the football season to restart in their respective countries, according to reports.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Juventus and the Argentina forward Paulo Dybala, who tested positive for COVID-19 for the first time on March 21, is yet to receive a negative swab and therefore cannot be considered cured of the virus.
    (Sky Sports)

  • A winding-up petition against Southend United by HM Revenue and Customs, over an unspecified amount of tax owed, has been adjourned until July 22.
    (Sky Sports)

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