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Football Rumours on Tuesday 19th April 2022

last updated Tuesday 19th April 2022, 9:00 AM

  • Fulham want Arsenal's England Under-21 striker Folarin Balogun on loan next year, with the Cottagers on the brink of promotion to the Premier League. The 20-year-old United States-born forward is on a season-long loan at Middlesbrough.
    (Mail Plus)

  • Arsenal lead the pack of Premier League suitors tracking 26-year-old Spain winger Marco Asensio of Real Madrid. AC Milan appeared to be in the driving seat for his signature, but the Serie A club rejected his wage demands.
    (Calcio Mercato)

  • Manchester City have agreed personal terms with Borussia Dortmund and Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland, 21.
    (Daily Mail)

  • City are poised to trigger the £62m release clause in Haaland's contract.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Real Madrid are reluctant to meet Haaland's wage demands because they do not want to unsettle their dressing room of stars by making the striker the highest-paid player in the squad.

  • If a deal for Haaland does not materialise, Real may target Manchester United and Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani, 35, instead.

  • Real are closely monitoring Chelsea wing-back Reece James, 22, with Carlo Ancelotti's scouts watching the England defender nine times this season.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • RB Leipzig have put a £54m price tag on Manchester United target Christopher Nkunku. The 24-year-old France midfielder has scored 17 goals in 30 Bundesliga games this season.
    (Daily Express)

  • Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez, 35, could be set for a reunion with former Liverpool team-mate Steven Gerrard at Aston Villa, when his contract at Atletico Madrid expires in the summer.
    (Birmingham Mail)

  • West Ham are considering a summer move for England and Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope, 29.

  • His former side Lyon are among the clubs Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette, 30, is in talks with about a free-agent move in the summer.
    (Canal Plus)

  • Inter Milan's directors are open to taking back Chelsea and Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, 28, on a loan deal.
    (Football Italia)

  • Juventus want to take Paul Pogba, 29, back to Turin on a free transfer when his Manchester United contract expires in the summer - but they will face fierce competition from Paris St-Germain and Real Madrid for the France midfielder.
    (Football Italia)

  • Liverpool target Serge Gnabry, 26, is in talks with Bayern Munich over a contract extension. The Bundesliga club are keen to hold on to the Germany forward, whose contract expires next year.

  • Matt Targett wants Newcastle United to make his loan move from Aston Villa permanent. The 26-year-old English left-back is keen to be part of Eddie Howe's project despite having three years left on his Villa contract.

  • Newcastle are in prime position to sign Rangers' 18-year-old youth team product Alex Lowry after the Scottish midfielder's agent held talks with the Magpies' head of recruitment.
    (Football Insider)

  • Real Madrid are looking into the possibility of signing Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger, 29, on a free transfer when the Germany centre-back's contract expires at the end of June.

  • Manchester United have "strong and confirmed" interest in Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, according to a report in Italy.
    (Daily Express)

  • Rudiger turned down Manchester United after they held talks with his representatives. His priority is a club guaranteed to qualify for next season's Champions League.
    (Manchester Evening News)

  • Aaron Ramsey's loan move from Juventus to Rangers will not be made permanent after the 31-year-old Wales midfielder suffered another injury in the Scottish Cup semi-final against Celtic.
    (Corriere dello Sport)

  • Aston Villa want Barcelona to slash their £32m asking price for Philippe Coutinho in half to sign the Brazil international on a permanent deal at the end of his loan spell.
    (Daily Mail)

  • West Ham are set to trigger the one-year extension built into the contract of Italy centre-back Angelo Ogbonna, 33, when it expires at the end of the season.
    (The Athletic)

  • Norwich City have revived their interest in Aston Villa's 24-year-old English striker Keinan Davis, currently on loan at Nottingham Forest.
    (Football Insider)


  • Manchester United and Erik ten Hag are close to completing their negotiations but will wait to announce the deal officially until a 2m euro (£1.6m) compensation clause for the Dutch manager has been agreed with his current club Ajax.
    (Fabrizio Romano)

  • Erik ten Hag is reportedly considering stripping Harry Maguire of the Manchester United captaincy and replacing him with Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger at the back.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • AS Monaco sporting director Paul Mitchell is being closely monitored by parties interested in buying Chelsea, who see him as a potential technical director at Stamford Bridge.
    (The Athletic)


  • Tunisia want France-born Southampton defender Yan Valery, 23, to switch international allegiance and play for them at the World Cup in Qatar. Valery is eligible as his mother is Tunisian.
    (Daily Mail)


  • After defeat at QPR last night Derby have been relegated to the third tier for the first time since 1986.
    (Sky Sports)

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