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Football Rumours on Tuesday 1st June 2021

last updated Tuesday 01st June 2021, 9:23 AM


  • Arsenal have been forced to scrap plans to sign Brentford goalkeeper David Raya.

  • Tottenham are interested in signing Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger, according to reports.

  • Gareth Bale has cast doubt over his future after twice declining the opportunity to deny reports he could retire after the European Championship finals this summer..

  • Manchester United think re-signing Juventus and Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 36, is a genuine possibility this summer.
    (Daily Express)

  • Eric Garcia will join Barcelona from Manchester City when his contract at the Etihad Stadium expires at the end of this month.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Manchester City could look to sell England winger Raheem Sterling, 26, France left-back Benjamin Mendy, 26, and Spain centre-back Aymeric Laporte, 27, to fund moves for Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane, 27, and Aston Villa and England's 25-year-old midfielder Jack Grealish.

  • The potential return of Paris St-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino would not be enough to persuade Kane, 27, to stay at Tottenham.

  • Manchester City could offer at least one player as part of a deal for Kane, with Spurs keen on Brazil striker Gabriel Jesus, 24, and Netherlands defender Nathan Ake, 26.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Manchester United are also interested in Kane and Grealish, while the two clubs are also set to compete for West Ham and England's 22-year-old central midfielder Declan Rice.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Pep Guardiola and Manchester City are considering offering Real Madrid and Spain defender Sergio Ramos, 35, a two-year deal when his contract expires this summer.

  • Manchester City are also favourites to sign midfielder Sergi Roberto, 29, from Barcelona.

  • Serge Aurier says he will not sign a new Tottenham contract and claims he has reached an agreement to leave the club.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Chelsea and AC Milan have reached an agreement to sign England defender Fikayo Tomori, 23, on a permanent basis after a successful loan spell last season.
    (Sport Witness)

  • Leicester City lead the race to sign Celtic's French striker Odsonne Edouard, 23.
    (Football Insider)

  • Newcastle United are keen on loan moves for Chelsea's England forward Tammy Abraham, 23, and Scotland midfielder Billy Gilmour, 19.
    (Northern Echo)

  • Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is planning for up to nine players leaving Anfield this summer, including 29-year-old Switzerland midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri and Belgium striker Divock Origi, 26.
    (Daily Star)

  • Barcelona have proposed that Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho, 27, returns to Liverpool to cover the remaining fees they owe the Merseyside club from his 2018 transfer.

  • Southampton are set to launch a £15m bid for Blackburn hotshot Adam Armstrong after his brilliant 2020-21 campaign for Tony Mowbray's charges.
    (Daily Express)

  • Chelsea and Manchester United are both willing to meet Real Madrid's £70m asking price for 28-year-old France defender Raphael Varane, and both will double his wages.
    (Defensa Central)

  • Real Madrid's Belgium winger Eden Hazard, 30, has ruled out a return to the Premier League this summer.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Bayern Munich and Poland striker Robert Lewandowski, 32, has refused to rule out a move amid interest from Chelsea, Barcelona and Real Madrid.

  • AC Milan want to sign Chelsea and France striker Olivier Giroud, 34, when his contract expires at the end of June.

  • Wolves winger Adama Traore has reportedly emerged as a target for Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel following the club's Champions League success.
    (Daily Express)

  • Everton are keen on signing former Chelsea winger Pedro, 33, from Roma.

  • Arsenal and France midfielder Matteo Guendouzi, 22, is open to joining Ligue 1 side Marseille if the two clubs can agree a deal.

  • Southampton and Celtic are both interested in Newcastle goalkeeper Freddie Woodman, 24.
    (Chronicle Live)

  • Wolves and Portugal left wing-back Ruben Vinagre, 22 is interesting Sporting Lisbon.

  • Sporting could also sign Manchester City and Venezuela midfielder Yangel Herrera, 23, who spent last season on loan at La Liga side Granada.
    (A Bola)

  • The agent of Inter Milan and Morocco defender Achraf Hakimi, 22, and Argentina striker Lautaro Martinez, 23, has said all players have a price, with talk of the Italian champions needing to cut their budget.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Jose Mourinho is set to extend an olive branch to Henrikh Mkhitaryan by offering him a new deal to extend his stay at Roma.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Paris St-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino wants to return to Spurs but PSG have triggered an extension in his deal in an attempt to keep him.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti is a candidate for the Real Madrid job, which he has held before.

  • Winning the Champions League for Chelsea triggered an automatic extension clause in manager Thomas Tuchel's contract.
    (The Athletic)

  • Micky Mellon has returned to Tranmere Rovers for a second spell as manager, less than 12 months after leaving the club.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Lazio have made former Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri, 62, their first-choice target, with the Italian set to replace Inter Milan-bound Simone Inzaghi, 45.
    (Corriere Dello Sport)

  • Ange Postecoglou is closing in on the Celtic job - with the club holding no fears over his coaching qualifications.
    (Daily Record)


  • Gareth Southgate will shatter the dreams of seven Euro hopefuls on Tuesday with Trent Alexander-Arnold among those in danger of the axe.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Uncapped Cardiff City midfielder Rubin Colwill has been named in Wales’ squad for Euro 2020 but midfielder James Lawrence misses out due to injury.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Steve Clarke is in the frame for a new Scotland contract as SFA boss Ian Maxwell insists talks will take place soon.
    (Daily Record)

  • Kevin De Bruyne does not require surgery after fracturing his nose and eye socket and the midfielder will join the Belgium squad next week ahead of Euro 2020.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Brazil will host Copa America for the second consecutive time after Colombia and Argentina were stripped of hosting rights for the tournament.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Morecambe reached the third tier of English football for the first time in their 101-year history as they beat Newport 1-0 after extra-time in the L2 play-off final.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Former Brighton and Crystal Place forward Glenn Murray has announced his retirement from football.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Australian Jarred Gillett is among five EFL referees being interviewed for promotion to the Premier League this summer.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Sergio Aguero has said that he would be "very proud" to play with Lionel Messi at Barcelona, expressing confidence that his Argentina team-mate will remain at the club.
    (Daily Mirror)

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