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Football Rumours on Tuesday 16th April 2019

last updated Tuesday 16th April 2019, 9:14 AM


  • Arsenal and Manchester United are competing to sign Ajax forward David Neres Campos, with Chelsea and Everton also interested in the 22-year-old Brazilian.

  • Arsenal's 25-year-old Spanish midfielder Denis Suarez - on loan at Emirates Stadium from Barcelona - is being troubled by a persistent groin injury which could put a permanent move to the Gunners in doubt.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Arsenal may trigger a buy-back clause in Algeria midfielder Ismael Bennacer's contract, with the 21-year-old attracting interest at Italian side Empoli.
    (Le10 Sport)

  • Newcastle United have joined Arsenal, Everton and Manchester City in showing an interest Burnley's English midfielder Dwight McNeil, 19.
    (Daily Star)

  • Real Madrid have two transfer plans - one that includes signing Chelsea and Belgium forward Eden Hazard, 28, and a "luxury" plan that includes bringing Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba and Liverpool's 27-year-old Senegal forward Sadio Mane to the club.
    (El Confidencial)

  • United have told Pogba's agent Mino Raiola that Real will need to pay 150m euros (£129.34m) to sign the France international, 26.

  • Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho, 26, could be a target for Chelsea if the Blues' transfer ban is lifted this summer - but the Brazilian has ruled out a move to Manchester United.

  • United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer refused to discuss Coutinho's future during a news conference in the build-up to his side's Champions League quarter-final second leg at Barca.
    (Manchester Evening News)

  • Barcelona will make a £100m move for Manchester United and England forward Marcus Rashford. The 21-year-old has one year remaining on his deal at Old Trafford and is yet to sign an extension.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Barcelona want to sign Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford this summer in a stunning £100m deal.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Manchester United are prepared to pay a £31m release clause to sign Roma and Greece defender Kostas Manolas, 27.

  • Juventus are set to beat Manchester United to the signing of Barcelona's 25-year-old France defender Samuel Umtiti.
    (Manchester Evening News)

  • Leicester City forward Shinji Okazaki is expected to leave the club on a free transfer in the summer. The 33-year-old Japan international was part of the Foxes squad when they won the Premier League title in 2016.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Southampton will try and reintroduce a British core into their side next season with Rangers' Scott Arfield among their summer targets.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany says he will be at the club next the season. The 33-year-old Belgium centre-back is out of contract at the end of the season.

  • Inter Milan are interested in signing City's Germany midfielder Ilkay Gundogan, 28.

  • Manchester United, Juventus and Paris St-Germain are all keen to sign Sporting Lisbon's 24-year-old Portuguese midfielder Bruno Fernandes.
    (A Bola)

  • Southampton midfielder Jody Clasie's future at the club is in doubt. The Dutchman, 27, is on loan at Feyenoord and was expected to join them permanently, but has had an argument with manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst.

  • Juventus officials will meet Benfica counterparts on Tuesday to discuss the transfer of 19-year-old forward Joao Felix, who wants to play alongside fellow Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 34, in Turin.

  • Newcastle United striker Dwight Gayle, 29, says he can see himself playing for West Brom next season, where the Englishman is on loan.
    (Shields Gazette)


  • Newcastle United hope to come to an agreement with manager Rafael Benitez about a contract extension within the next two weeks.
    (Newcastle Chronicle)

  • Former Arsenal and France midfielder Patrick Vieira, currently manager of Nice, is a candidate for the Lyon job.
    (Le Parisien)

  • Chelsea have included Javi Gracia on a shortlist of candidates to replace Maurizio Sarri as the Premier League club's 'head coach'.
    (Daily Record)


  • Cardiff told FIFA in papers lodged on Monday that they are not prepared to pay out a single penny for Emiliano Sala.

  • Liverpool's Rafael Camacho, 18, posted on social media saying he is "an attacker who scores goals" and not a right-back, which is the position the Portuguese played for the Reds first team earlier this season.
    (Daily Express)

  • Middlesbrough chairman Steve Gibson wants the English Football League to investigate Championship rivals Aston Villa, Derby County, and Sheffield Wednesday over what he believes to be breaches of financial regulations.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Newcastle midfielder Jonjo Shelvey held showdown talks with manager Rafa Benitez this week over his role at the club.

  • Police spoke to Barnsley manager Daniel Stendel for an hour on Monday over allegations of assault by Fleetwood manager Joey Barton.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Merseyside Police are investigating an incident which saw a flare thrown into the Chelsea section during Sunday's match against Liverpool.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Coventry City will today propose a ground-share with Coventry Rugby Club next season in order to avoid expulsion from the Football League.

  • Chelsea have launched a groundbreaking legal campaign to stamp out ticket touting, securing an injunction against two men who admitted reselling match tickets.

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