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Football Rumours on Thursday 4th August 2016

last updated Thursday 04th August 2016, 9:08 AM

  • Manchester United have completed a world record £108.9m move for Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, 23, with £25m of the fee going to the French international's agent Mino Raiola.
    ( Daily Record )

  • United boss Jose Mourinho refused to comment on their reported pursuit of Pogba but revealed: "The reality is we are going to sign one more player."
    ( Talksport )

  • A £100m world record deal for Pogba could be confirmed before Sunday's Community Shield against Leicester at Wembley.
    ( Daily Telegraph )

  • Pogba is expected in Manchester by the weekend to complete the move, which could be worth as much as £112m, earning the France international around £275,000 per week.
    ( Daily Express)

  • Arsenal are likely to have to pay more than £50m for Wolfburg's Germany international winger Julian Draxler, 22.
    ( Daily Star )

  • However, Wolfsburg have released a statement claiming that they will not sell Draxler this summer.
    ( Metro )

  • New Sunderland manager David Moyes is set to battle his old club Everton for striker Christian Benteke, 25, with Liverpool setting his asking price at £30m.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Belgium forward Benteke is prepared to leave Liverpool on loan in order to kick-start his stalled career.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Sunderland also face competition from AC Milan and AS Monaco for Benfica winger Eduardo Salvio, 26.
    ( Newcastle Chronicle )

  • The success of West Ham's £26m move for AC Milan striker Carlos Bacca, 29, may depend on whether the Hammers qualify for the Europa League.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • West Ham have opened talks with Aston Villa over a £8m move for striker Jordan Ayew, in the hope that buying the 24-year-old will help their pursuit of older brother Andre from Swansea.
    ( Sun )

  • New boss Antonio Conte has dropped his biggest hint yet that Chelsea are on the verge of a club record deal for Everton striker Romelu Lukaku, 23, and says fellow striker Diego Costa, 27, will remain at Stamford Bridge.
    (London Evening Standard)

  • Manchester City are likely to meet Everton's £50m asking price for 22-year-old defender John Stones.
    ( Times )

  • Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp will look to address their left-back problems by launching a £20m bid for Koln's Germany international Jonas Hector, 26.
    ( Sun )

  • Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has been told that he can have whatever transfer funds it takes to secure his main targets - Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette, 25, and Valencia defender Shkodran Mustafi, 24.
    ( Times )

  • Manchester City are set for their fifth big-money signing of the summer after agreeing terms with Colombian side Atletico Nacional for the £15m signing of 19-year-old striker Marlos Moreno.
    ( Daily Star )

  • Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo has turned down the chance to join Sven-Goran Eriksson's Shanghai SIPG. The Argentina defender, 26, has been made available for £10m.
    ( Daily Record )

  • Tottenham are interested in £10m-rated Braga midfielder Rafa Silva, 23.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins admits frustrations with the transfer market but says the club "fully expect to make one or two additions in the next few days."
    ( South Wales Evening Post )

  • The Swans have agreed a £5m fee for Sevilla striker Fernando Llorente and are in contract talks with the 31-year-old.
    ( Daily Star )

  • Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez has suggested he will "move on" from Brighton's Anthony Knockaert, 24, after being rebuffed in a move for the French winger.
    ( Argus )

  • West Ham boss Slaven Bilic says the club were looking for a new left-back even before Aaron Cresswell was ruled out for four months with a knee injury. Sweden Under-21 international Ludwig Augustinsson, 22, who plays for Copenhagen, and ex-Newcastle defender Davide Santon, 25, - now out of favour at Inter Milan - are possible targets.
    ( Romford Recorder )

  • Stoke are close to signing 19-year-old AFC Wimbledon defender Ryan Sweeney after reportedly agreeing a fee of £250,000 for the Republic of Ireland Under-18 international.
    ( Stoke Sentinel )

  • Ex-Fulham midfielder Jamie O'Hara is on trial with San Jose Earthquakes of the MLS.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Ross McCormack will complete his move from Fulham to Aston Villa on Thursday.
    ( Daily Star )


  • Hull will keep fighting to make Chris Coleman their new manager.
    ( Daily Star )


  • Manchester United fans wasted no time in correcting winger Jesse Lingard for tweeting congratulations to Wayne Rooney for "celebrating 10 years with Man Utd" at his testimonial when it is, in fact, 12 years since he joined from Everton.
    ( Metro )

  • Burnley striker Sam Vokes, 26, has urged his international boss Chris Coleman to reject a move to Hull and stay with Wales - who have refused the Tigers permission to speak for him.
    ( Lancashire Telegraph )

  • QPR have been given approval by London Mayor Sadiq Khan to build 605 new homes adjacent to the site where their proposed new ground will stand at Old Oak, north of Wormwood Scrubs.
    ( GetWestLondon )

  • Champions League group games could be staged in the Far East, United States and Africa as Italian and Spanish clubs want to increase their fanbase in expanding markets.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Rangers are urging supporters not to buy their new kit from Sports Direct stores after Puma ignored the club's wishes.
    ( Daily Record )

  • Dundee could leave Dens Park after 117 years after the owners acquired new land in the Camperdown area.
    ( Daily Record )

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