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Football Rumours on Thursday 8th April 2021

last updated Thursday 08th April 2021, 9:14 AM





TRANSFER RUMOURS

  • Arsenal have reignited their interest in Crystal Palace's Ivory Coast forward Wilfried Zaha, 28.
    (90min)


  • Norwich's Argentine midfielder Emi Buendia, 24, is being linked with Arsenal as a potential alternative for Norwegian Martin Odegaard, whose future with the Gunners remains undecided after joining on loan from Real Madrid in January.
    (Daily Express)


  • Arsenal are reportedly in the hunt to sign Sevilla star Bryan Gil - but may have to spend £100m to secure his services.
    (Sun)


  • Tottenham will attempt to sign Southampton's £18m-rated Danish centre-back Jannik Vestergaard, 28, when the transfer window opens.
    (Daily Express)


  • Diego Carlos is reportedly a top target for Tottenham in the transfer window and they have a plan to try and reach an agreement with Sevilla.
    (Daily Express)


  • Sergio Aguero would reportedly consider a move to Tottenham when his contract expires in the summer.
    (Sun)


  • West Ham will do whatever it takes to sign England midfielder Jesse Lingard, 28, on a permanent deal from Manchester United this summer.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Manchester United value academy graduate Lingard at £30m.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Premier League leaders Manchester City will not make a move for Argentina forward Lionel Messi until the 33-year-old makes it clear that he wants to leave Barcelona.
    (Marca)


  • Chelsea are prepared to offer 100m euros (£86.3m) for Inter Milan's Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, 27, should the Blues fail to sign Borussia Dortmund's Norwegian striker Erling Braut Haaland, 20.
    (Calciomercato)


  • Liverpool have told RB Leipzig they will not pursue a deal for the club's 21-year-old French centre-back Ibrahima Konate.
    (Daily Express)


  • Liverpool will face competition from Chelsea for Ajax's 18-year-old Dutch midfielder Ryan Gravenberch, who is viewed as a replacement for compatriot Georginio Wijnaldum, 30.
    (Gazzetta dello Sport)


  • Barcelona remain keen on Manchester City's Spanish defender Eric Garcia but they have offered the 20-year-old a reduced deal compared to the terms they tabled a year ago.
    (Marca)


  • Southampton and West Ham are among the clubs interested in Manchester City's Venezuelan midfielder Yangel Herrera, 23, who is on loan at Spanish side Granada.
    (Goal)


  • Sunderland and Preston North End are interested in signing Ipswich Town's Welsh winger Gwion Edwards, 28, in the summer.
    (Football Insider)


  • AC Milan and Roma are keen to sign Torino striker Andrea Belotti, who could be made available in the summer for £21.5m.
    (Corriere dello Sport)


  • Barcelona want to extend France forward Ousmane Dembele's contract until 2025 before the summer. The La Liga club intend to make the 23-year-old - whose current deal expires in 2022 - available in the transfer market if no agreement can be reached.
    (Sport)


  • Bayern Munich have confirmed German defender Jerome Boateng, 32, will leave the club when his contract expires this summer.
    (Sky Sports)



MANAGEMENT STUFF

  • Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta wants Lucas Torreira to remain patient after the Uruguay midfielder, 25, who is on loan at Atletico Madrid, asked to leave the Gunners for Boca Juniors.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Wayne Rooney's future as manager of Derby County will be safe under potential new owners No Limits Sports LTD, according to sources close to the Rams.
    (Sun)


  • Former Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe is not close to joining a club and will not return to management until the summer at the earliest.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Alternatively, Howe wants Everton and Norway striker Josh King, 29, to become one of his first signings as Celtic manager.
    (Sun)



OTHER STUFF

  • Manchester City are aiming to agree new deals with England forwards Phil Foden, 20, and Raheem Sterling, 26, before the end of the season, after Belgium midfielder Kevin de Bruyne, 29, extended his contract until 2025.
    (Eurosport)


  • Alternatively, City's talks with Sterling - who has two years left on his current deal - regarding a contract extension have been put on hold until the summer.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Charlie Savage has been handed his first professional contract at Manchester United as a reward for his fine form this season.
    (Sun)


  • Former England star Gareth Barry could still be hit with an FA rap over a secret deal to buy a stake in Swindon Town.
    (Sun)


  • Philippe Coutinho has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee injury - meaning Liverpool are set to miss out on a £17m transfer windfall from Barcelona.
    (Daily Star)


  • Derby County have confirmed a deal to allow No Limit Sports to become the new owners of the club has been agreed.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Ipswich have been taken over by an American consortium.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has signed a two-year contract extension that will keep him at the club until 2025.
    (Sky Sports)




















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