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Football Rumours on Tuesday 12th June 2018

last updated Tuesday 12th June 2018, 9:35 AM


  • Fulham and Huddersfield are interested in signing Liverpool midfielder Harry Wilson for up to £7m but the Reds would prefer the 21-year-old Welshman to go out on loan.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Arsenal are in talks to sign Sampdoria's £22m defensive midfielder Lucas Torreira, 22, who is playing for Uruguay at the World Cup.
    (Daily Mail)

  • CSKA Moscow are willing to sell Arsenal target Aleksandr Golovin this summer but are likely to want at least 25m euros for the 22-year-old Russia international.

  • Tottenham have emerged as contenders in the race for Barcelona midfielder Rafinha. The 25-year-old spent last season on loan at Inter Milan but the Italian club are not expected to pay the £30.8m needed to sign the Brazil international permanently by 30 June.

  • Real Madrid have made contact with former Chelsea and Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas about succeeding Zinedine Zidane as manager.
    (RMC Sport)

  • Having secured Mauricio Pochettino and Harry Kane on long-term contracts, Tottenham are set to agree a new deal with England international Dele Alli, 22, worth £100,000 a week.
    (London Evening Standard)

  • Italy midfielder Jorginho, 26, is happy to remain at Napoli but a move to Manchester City is an "opportunity of a lifetime" for the player, according to his agent.

  • Fiorentina have increased the asking price of Italy international midfielder Federico Chiesa, 20, to £62m - amid interest from Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United.
    (Gazzetta dello Sport)

  • Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho wants one more signing before the World Cup and could revive a move for Tottenham's £50m-rated Belgian defender Toby Alderweireld.

  • However, Manchester United scouts are not convinced about Alderweireld and are considering alternatives, according to a high-level source at the club.
    (Manchester Evening News)

  • England Under-21 international goalkeeper Dean Henderson, 21, thought to be a target for Arsenal and Chelsea, is set to sign a new contract at Manchester United.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Manchester United have no plans to sign Juventus' Brazil defender Alex Sandro, 27, this summer but are in the market for a new left-back if the right option becomes available.
    (Manchester Evening News)

  • Liverpool will step up their efforts to land Switzerland's Stoke midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri, 26, when he returns from the World Cup.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Liverpool are unlikely to make an approach to sign Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson, 25, from Roma.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Alisson wants his future resolved before Brazil begin their World Cup campaign against Switzerland on Sunday.

  • West Ham must pay nearly £7m to sign Swansea goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski, 33, having had an opening bid rejected last week as part of a double offer that included defender Alfie Mawson, 24.

  • Wolves are closing in on the signing of Benfica's Mexican forward Raul Jimenez, 27, on a season-long loan.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Everton are expected to make the opening offer in the race to sign Norwich midfielder James Maddison. Norwich are expected to ask at least £20m for the 21-year-old, having turned down a £12m bid from West Ham in January.

  • Northern Echo Sunderland are demanding £7m for Northern Ireland international Paddy McNair after Premier League newcomers Wolves expressed an interest in the 23-year-old, the subject of a £3.5m bid from Brighton.

  • Crawley Town have signed Hendon winger Ashley Nathaniel George after he impressed club scouts at Jamie Vardy's V9 Academy.
    (Daily Mail)

  • West Brom are considering a £6m move for Brentford's English midfielder Ryan Woods, 24.
    (Birmingham Mail)

  • Newcastle are considering activating the £16m release clause for West Brom's Venezuela international striker Salomon Rondon, 28.
    (Northern Echo)

  • Rangers are hopeful they can beat Spartak Moscow to the signing of NK Slaven Belupo's Croatia defender Nikola Katic, 21.
    (Daily Record)

  • Manchester United plan to hold talks with England striker Marcus Rashford after the World Cup over extending the 20-year-old's contract.

  • West Brom are understood to be in "advanced negotiations" with Bristol City for English midfielder Bobby Reid, 25.
    (Birmingham Mail)

  • Chelsea look set to bolster their youth team with the arrival of PSV Eindhoven's 16-year-old Dutch defender Ian Maatsen.

  • Flamengo's Brazil forward Vinicius Junior, 17, says there is uncertainty over his impending move to Real Madrid.

  • Midfielder William Carvalho, winger Gelson Martins and midfielder Bruno Fernandes could be the latest players to leave Sporting Lisbon, after an attack at the club's training ground last month.


  • Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce could leave the club - and the 57-year-old could be sacked in any case by owner Tony Xia.
    (Daily Star)

  • Graham Potter has been named the new manager of Swansea on a three-year contract.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Patrick Vieira has been appointed Nice head coach after leaving New York City FC.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Manchester City assistant manager Domenec Torrent has left his position at the Etihad Stadium to become New York City FC's new manager following Patrick Vieira's move to Ligue 1 side Nice.
    (Daily Mail)


  • The England team face a dramatic temperature increase when they move from their World Cup base to Volgograd for their opening game.
    (Daily Mail)

  • The English Football Association is expected to vote for the joint bid by Canada, Mexico and the United States over Morocco to host the 2026 World Cup.

  • Eden Hazard was forced off injured after Romelu Lukaku inspired Belgium to a 4-1 vitory over Costa Rica in their final World Cup warm-up game.
    (Sky Sports)

  • England will go back on the road after the World Cup - with the full blessing of Gareth Southgate.


  • Shahid Khan could miss out on Wembley if the FA open up the bidding process in the hope of netting a higher offer.

  • Tottenham star Dele Alli to sign new long-term deal worth £100,000-a-week.
    (London Evening Standard)

  • England midfielder Fabian Delph says his Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has "reinvented" him and is glad City assistant Mikel Arteta did not become Arsenal boss as he "has been so pivotal for me".
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Manchester United's new right-back Diogo Dalot has been spotted on crutches at an event in Manchester.
    (Daily Express)

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