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Football Rumours on Wednesday 11th July 2018

last updated Thursday 12th July 2018, 11:10 AM


  • Fulham could beat Chelsea and Arsenal to the signing of Ivory Coast and Nice midfielder Jean Michael Seri, 26.

  • Spanish defender Joel Lopez, 15, has confirmed he is leaving Barcelona amid talk of a move to Arsenal.

  • Arsenal target Gelson Martins, 23, is close to joining Atletico Madrid. The Portuguese winger, who is a free agent, is expected to complete his move this week.
    (Daily Record)

  • Arsenal have completed the signing of French youngster Matteo Guendouzi, according to a video leaked out of the club.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Arsenal could be set to lose goalkeeper David Ospina, 29, with Boca Juniors looking to complete a £6m deal for the Colombian.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Tottenham and Roma are keen to sign Bordeaux's Brazilian playmaker Malcom, 21.
    (France Football)

  • Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo will earn almost £73,000 a day at Juventus, with his four-year deal worth about £26m a year. The 33-year-old has joined the Italian champions from Real Madrid for £99.2m.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Chelsea forward Eden Hazard, 27, is the bookmakers' favourite to replace Ronaldo at Real Madrid - and the Belgian will leave Stamford Bridge unless he sees ambition in the transfer market.
    (Football London)

  • Ronaldo's move could lead to Juventus selling players to comply with Financial Fair Play - and Italian midfielder Stefano Sturaro, 25, interests Newcastle and Wolves.
    (Birmingham Mail)

  • Liverpool have opened talks with Stoke over a deal for 26-year-old Switzerland playmaker Xherdan Shaqiri, who is understood to have a £13m release clause.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum could be set for an Anfield exit, and the 27-year-old Dutchman has reportedly been given the green light to join Fenerbahce.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Stoke striker Peter Crouch, 37, is wanted by Australia's A-League to help build its profile, with Sydney FC and Melbourne Victory eager to sign the former England international.

  • Everton are set to offer £21m for Barcelona and Colombia centre-back Yerry Mina, 23.

  • Manchester United face competition from Juventus for Molde FK striker Erling Haaland, 17. The Norway under-19 international is the son of former Leeds and Manchester City defender Alf-Inge Haaland and was born in Leeds.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof, 23, is wanted on loan by several European sides - including former club Benfica - following his performances for Sweden at the World Cup.

  • Chelsea have opened new contract talks with midfielder N'Golo Kante, 27. The France international still has three years left on his current deal but the Blues are reportedly set to offer him £200,000 a week.
    (Daily Express)

  • Chelsea target Robert Lewandowski, 29, is desperate to leave Bayern Munich despite reports he is happy to stay. Real Madrid are also interested in the Polish striker.
    (Daily Star)

  • Liverpool are contemplating a move for Poland international Grzegorz Krychowiak. The 28-year-old midfielder spent last season on loan at West Brom from Paris St-Germain.

  • Napoli boss Carlo Ancelotti has included Chelsea's Brazilian centre-back David Luiz, 31, on his list of transfer targets.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Southampton will finalise personal terms with Borussia Monchengladbach defender Jannik Vestergaard after the Dane, 25, had a medical to move closer to an £18m transfer.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Leicester are prepared to offer England centre-back Harry Maguire, 25, a new deal to make him one of their highest-paid players.
    (Leicester Mercury)

  • Sunderland's Tunisian forward Wahbi Khazri, 27, has chosen to join French club Saint-Etienne.
    (Sports Witness)

  • Newcastle are close to completing a season-long loan deal for Chelsea midfielder Kenedy after the Brazilian, 22, completed a medical.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez says he does not want to sell club captain Jamaal Lascelles after the 24-year-old Englishman was linked with West Ham.
    (Newcastle Chronicle)

  • Lille are interested in Everton's Dutch goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg, 35.

  • Lyon are tracking West Brom and Belgium winger Nacer Chadli, 28.


  • Maurizio Sarri has told Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich he will only take over as Blues boss if Eden Hazard and Willian remain at Stamford Bridge.

  • Carlo Ancelotti has travelled to Napoli's pre-season training camp, while Maurizio Sarri is not with the team.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Former Real Madrid and England manager Fabio Capello says Ronaldo's signing is "genius". The Italian now expects Juventus' Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain, 30, to leave for Chelsea.
    (Football Italia)


  • Croatia could be without key defender Sime Vrsaljko for World Cup semi-final against England.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Samuel Umtiti was the hero for France as his second-half header sealed a 1-0 win over Belgium and a place in the World Cup final.
    (Sky Sports)

  • England's likely bid to host the 2030 World Cup, which is gathering momentum, could be affected perversely if Gareth Southgate's side win the tournament.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Gareth Bale has arrived for Real Madrid's pre-season camp and is set to stay at the club following Cristiano Ronaldo's move to Juventus.

  • Danny Rose has flown his family out to Russia for England's World Cup semi-final vs Croatia after concerns over racism have faded.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Parliament will discuss keeping the World Cup on free-to-air TV as home nations consider joint bid for 2030 tournament.

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