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Football Rumours on Thursday 9th May 2019

last updated Thursday 09th May 2019, 9:20 AM


  • Celtic could face competition from Aston Villa and Fulham to land free agent Gary Hooper.
    (The Scottish Sun)

  • Arsenal manager Unai Emery wants to offload five senior players this summer, including German playmaker Mesut Ozil, 30, and Armenian midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan, 30.

  • Tottenham are targeting a summer move for Freiburg defender Robin Koch as they eye a long-term replacement for Toby Alderweireld.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Southampton are planning a £30m move for Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, although the 24-year-old Serbia international is also attracting interest from West Ham and clubs in China.
    (Daily Express)

  • Brazil forward Philippe Coutinho, 26, is "not a Barcelona player" and will be the first casualty of their Champions League semi-final defeat by Liverpool. The club's board are also set to meet to decide head coach Ernesto Valverde's future.

  • Chelsea's transfer ban is "very bad news" for Belgium attacker Eden Hazard's proposed transfer to Real Madrid and could scupper the 28-year-old's move to Spain.

  • Chelsea have yet to hold fresh contract talks with England winger Callum Hudson-Odoi and face a dilemma over whether to sell the 18-year-old this summer or risk losing him for nothing when his current deal expires in the summer of 2020.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Manchester United and France midfielder Paul Pogba, 26, may not be able to move back to Juventus this summer because his agent, Mino Raiola, has been banned from practising as a football agent in Italy until 9 August.
    (Gazzetta dello Sport)

  • Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera, 29, is to join Paris St-Germain on a free transfer this summer, with the Spaniard agreeing a £160,000-a-week deal with the French champions.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Wales forward Gareth Bale, 29, wants to stay at Real Madrid but he does not have the full backing of manager Zinedine Zidane.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Real Madrid are ready to freeze Bale out of the first team and make him train with the under-23s unless he finds a new club.

  • Liverpool are considering offering a new contract to 24-year-old Belgium striker Divock Origi, who scored two goals in the second leg of the 4-0 Champions League semi-final win over Barcelona.
    (Daily Star)

  • Manchester City will sign Benfica's Portuguese forward Joao Felix, 19, if they can offload 22-year-old Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus.
    (A Bola)

  • Joe Hart could be offered a shock Premier League lifeline with a transfer to newly-promoted Norwich.

  • Aston Villa have joined the race to sign 'the new Mesut Ozil', Mainz 05 sensation Erkan Eyibil.
    (Daily Star)

  • Newcastle United have targeted Swansea's Welsh winger Daniel James, 21, as the Tyneside club's Spanish forward Ayoze Perez, 25, weighs up a move to Italy.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Alexis Sanchez's agent has been talking to Inter Milan about the 30-year-old Chile forward's possible move to the club from Manchester United.
    (Gazzetta dello Sport)

  • Rangers are closing in on a deal for Rennes' 30-year-old Mozambique defender Mexer to bring him to Ibrox this summer.
    (Herald Scotland)

  • Welsh forward Ched Evans, 30, will reassess his future this summer after he was placed on the transfer list by newly promoted Sheffield United - having spent the season on loan at Fleetwood Town.
    (Fleetwood Today)

  • Manchester United fans have welcomed Paulo Dybala to the club after it was claimed a deal with Juventus was agreed 'in principle'.
    (Daily Star)

  • Czech goalkeeper Petr Cech, 36, accepted his Arsenal career was over "months ago".
    (London Evening Standard)

  • Everton face more competition to make Andre Gomes' switch from Barcelona permanent with Arsenal joining Roma and Inter Milan in the hunt for the Portugal midfielder, 25.

  • Ajax's 19-year-old captain and defender Matthijs de Ligt has turned down the chance to join Manchester United this summer.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Scott Parker is inching closer to getting the Fulham job full-time.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer plans a heart-to-heart with Romelu Lukaku next week.

  • Juventus and their coach Massimiliano Allegri are to part company after five seasons and five league titles. Former Juve manager and player Antonio Conte has been linked with a return.
    (La Stampa)


  • There will be a replica Premier League trophy at Liverpool's Anfield ground on the final day of the season on Sunday, while the actual trophy will be at the Amex Stadium where leaders Manchester City face Brighton.

  • Liverpool told their ball boys to be faster returning the ball before the game against Barcelona and it paid dividends as the ball was quickly returned to play for the side's fourth goal against the Spanish side.

  • Some Bayern Munich players are dissatisfied with the development of the team under coach Niko Kovac.

  • Inter Miami - the Major League Soccer team part-owned by David Beckham - plan to start signing players this summer and will appoint their first coach later this year.
    (Fox Sports)

  • As many as 70,000 Liverpool supporters are expected to flock to Madrid for the Champions League final - despite the club only being allocated 17,000 seats.
    (Daily Mail)

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