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Football Rumours on Thursday 7th May 2020

last updated Thursday 07th May 2020, 8:53 AM


  • Arsenal’s hopes of signing France left-back Layvin Kurzawa from Paris St-Germain have been boosted by there being “zero” chance the 27-year-old will sign for Barcelona.
    (Le10 Sport)

  • Manchester United want to extend the loan deal of Nigeria striker Odion Ighalo, 30, from Shanghai Shenhua.
    (London Evening Standard)

  • Liverpool, Southampton and RB Leipzig are in a three-way chase for Werder Bremen winger Milot Rashica, 23, with the Kosovan’s contract set to expire in June.

  • Manchester United have offered forward Angel Gomes, 19, a £300,000-a-week deal in a bid to stop him leaving for free in the summer - and to reassure the England Under-20 international he features in their future plans despite the club’s interest in Birmingham City midfielder Jude Bellingham, 16.

  • The Old Trafford club are also keen on Sunderland’s 16-year-old forward Joe Hugill, with Arsenal, Tottenham, Wolves and Leeds interested in the teenager as well.
    (Northern Echo)

  • Chelsea’s French midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko, who is currently on loan at Monaco, wants to return to AC Milan. The 25-year-old spent the 2018-19 season on loan at the San Siro.

  • Manchester United are ready to reignite their interest in Napoli winger Hirving Lozano, according to reports in Italy.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Both Liverpool and Manchester City are interested in KV Mechelen's 17-year-old Belgian midfielder Aster Vranckx.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Manchester City are preparing a 32m euros (£28m) bid for Marseille’s French defender Boubacar Kamara, 20.
    (Le10 Sport)

  • Roma want Arsenal to pay a portion of Armenia midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s £180,000 weekly salary if the Premier League side want to make the 31-year-old’s loan move permanent.

  • The Gunners are favourites to sign RB Leipzig's Dayot Upamecano, 21, ahead of Tottenham and Manchester United, who are also tracking the France Under-21 defender.


  • Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson, 71, will be able to take charge of his side if and when the Premier League restarts, despite fears he would have to self-isolate because of coronavirus rules.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is reportedly edging closer to the Newcastle hotseat.
    (Daily Mail)

  • RB Leipzig manager Julian Nagelsmann is said to be one of four names on a list of targets from Newcastle's potential new owners.
    (Daily Star)

  • Steven Gerrard says he is "hungry" to keep managing Rangers – but admits it will be up to the club's board to determine whether he is able to do so.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Andre Villas-Boas has dismissed the prospect of a managerial return to the Premier League and claimed he would rather take a role in Japan instead.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Jurgen Klopp turned down the chance to manage Mexico in 2015 in favour of taking charge at Liverpool.


  • Gareth Southgate admitted "nothing will be as fulfilling" as managing England, who he believes are capable of further improvement under his stewardship.
    (Sky Sports)


  • The Championship has been split in two by the plot to introduce a salary cap.

  • Premier League clubs are threatening a vote to relegate the bottom three if they block Project Restart proposals to stage games at neutral grounds next month.
    (Daily Mail)

  • After his loan spell at Besiktas was cancelled, Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius, 26, is set to return to the club to see out the remaining two years on his contract, according to his agent.
    (Sport Witness)

  • The Premier League will ban team celebrations, shirt-swapping and spitting when matches resume.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Juventus forward Paulo Dybala has fully recovered from coronavirus more than a month after he was first diagnosed.
    (Sky Sports)

  • The head of the Turkish FA is confident the country will be able to host the Champions League final in August.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Aston Villa chief executive Christian Purslow has described the risk of relegation from the Premier League as a "£200m catastrophe".
    (Sky Sports)

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