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Football Rumours on Thursday 31st August 2023

last updated Thursday 31st August 2023, 9:49 AM


  • Fulham are hopeful of securing a £20m deal with Everton for forward Alex IwobiFulham are hopeful of securing a £20m deal with Everton for forward Alex Iwobi. Arsenal agreed a 17.5% sell-on clause in the £35m deal that took 22-year-old United States forward Folarin Balogun to Monaco.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Tottenham Hotspur are considering a move for Crystal Palace's England forward Eberechi Eze, 25, after a move for Nottingham Forest's Wales forward Brennan Johnson, 22, stalled.

  • Manchester United want to sign a midfielder before the transfer deadline, with Fiorentina's Morocco international Sofyan Amrabat, 27, their prime target.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Fiorentina have rejected United's £1.7m loan offer for Amrabat but will consider a deal with an obligation to buy.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Talks between Crystal Palace and Leicester City over a deal for striker Kelechi Iheanacho have stalled over his £18m price tag. The player is reported to be interested in a move to Selhurst Park.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Manchester United have contacted Tottenham over a deal for 28-year-old Denmark midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Atletico Madrid have revived talks with Tottenham over a loan deal for midfielder Pierre Emile Hojbjerg with an obligation to buy.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Borussia Dortmund have reached a verbal agreement to sign Southampton and Germany defender Armel Bella-Kotchap, 21, on a loan deal with an option to buy.
    (Sky Sports Germany)

  • Al-Ittihad are ready to test Liverpool's resolve to keep Mohamed Salah with an offer worth just under £120m and they believe the Egypt striker is keen to move to Saudi Arabia, whose Pro League chief executive Saad al-Lazeez will be based in France for the rest of the European transfer window to make negotiations easier.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp would be "furious" if the Reds are tempted to accept Saudi side Al-Ittihad's offer for Salah with the transfer deadline on Friday.
    (Daily Star)

  • Inter Milan have made a loan approach for Tottenham's Tanguy Ndombele, with the midfielder's future uncertain in north London.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Wolves are in talks to sign Strasbourg pair Habib Diarra and Jean-Ricner Bellegarde but opening offers were knocked back on Wednesday night.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Manchester United are beating off competition from Chelsea to sign Benfica teenager Joao Neves, a midfielder who has been dubbed "the next Bruno Fernandes".

  • Luton Town are set to sign Manchester United's 21-year-old English defender Teden Mengi.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Bayern Munich's Ryan Gravenberch has agreed personal terms with Liverpool as the Dutchman seeks regular minutes.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Nottingham Forest are closing in on a deal to take 22-year-old England winger Callum Hudson-Odoi from Chelsea.

  • Manchester United have made contact with Nice over a deal to sign centre-back Jean-Clair Todibo as they look for additional cover at the back.

  • Sheffield United are leading the race to sign Manchester City's England Under-21 midfielder James McAtee, 20, for a second loan spell at the club after spending last season at Bramall Lane.
    (Football Insider)

  • Chelsea will smash through the £1bn spending mark under Todd Boehly if they are able to complete a £45m deal to sign Manchester City midfielder Cole Palmer.

  • Al-Ittihad have sounded out Liverpool's 24-year-old French defender Ibrahima Konate over a possible move.
    (RMC Sport)


  • Raheem Sterling is available for England selection after missing the two previous squads amid fitness concerns.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Jordan Henderson is set to be included in England's squad on Thursday despite his move to Saudi Arabia.

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