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Football Rumours on Tuesday 20th July 2021

last updated Tuesday 20th July 2021, 9:21 AM


  • Fulham are the most likely to sign Liverpool and Wales winger Harry Wilson, with the 24-year-old accepting he needs to move on a permanent basis for his career.

  • Arsenal have completed the signing of midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga from Anderlecht.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Arsenal remain outsiders in their pursuit of Italy midfielder Manuel Locatelli, despite their willingness to match Sassuolo's £34m demands - with the 23-year-old set to choose Juventus due to their Champions League status.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Tottenham are in advanced talks to sign Atalanta defender Cristian Romero and goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini as Nuno Espirito Santo closes on his first signings.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Andros Townsend is undergoing a medical at Everton ahead of completing his move to Goodison Park on a free transfer.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Chelsea know West Ham United and England midfielder Declan Rice, 22, is keen to join them and they will approach the Hammers to find out what it would take for a deal to be done.
    (Daily Express)

  • Meanwhile, Chelsea's England winger Callum Hudson-Odoi, 20, is staying to fight for his place - ending hopes of him moving to Bayern Munich as part of a swap deal for France winger Kingsley Coman, 25.

  • Stuttgart striker Sasa Kalajdzic has emerged as a possible target for Chelsea should they miss out on other options this summer.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Manchester City are interested in Sporting Lisbon and Portugal left-back Nuno Mendes, 19, but are unwilling to meet the £50m asking price.
    (Fabrizio Romano)

  • Atletico Madrid are targeting Wolves striker Rafa Mir, who impressed during a loan spell in Spain with Huesca last season.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Atletico Madrid are adamant England full-back Kieran Trippier, 30, is not for sale amid interest from Manchester United - but the Spanish club would replace him with Wolves and Portugal right-back Nelson Semedo, 27, or Napoli and Italy right-back Giovanni di Lorenzo, 27, if he does leave.

  • Wolves have been handed a chance to sign Barcelona and Denmark striker Martin Braithwaite, 30.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Real Madrid and France centre-back Raphael Varane, 28, is open to a move to the Premier League and Manchester United are confident personal terms will not be a problem.

  • United are "inching closer" towards finalising a deal for Varane.
    (Manchester Evening News)

  • Napoli owner Aurelio de Laurentiis has rejected a £30m bid from Manchester United for Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly, 30.
    (Gazzetta dello Sport)

  • United are willing to be patient in their pursuit of Rennes' French midfielder Eduardo Camavinga, 18, as they look to drive down the fee.
    (The Athletic)

  • United's France midfielder Paul Pogba, 28, Juventus and Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 36, and Paris St-Germain's France forward Kylian Mbappe, 22, are among the players who could move on free transfers next summer as a result of the financial impact on clubs caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Bournemouth's Netherlands forward Arnaut Danjuma, 24, is wanted by Spanish club Villarreal. Danjuma scored 15 times in 33 Championship games in 2020-21.

  • Southampton and England striker Danny Ings, 28, has his mind set on a move to Manchester City or Manchester United, but the south coast club are yet to receive an enquiry for him.

  • Everton are interested in Burnley winger Dwight McNeil, 21, in a deal worth £25m, but face competition from Aston Villa.
    (Liverpool Echo)

  • Bayer Leverkusen winger Demarai Gray is expected to undergo a medical at Everton today.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Burnley have shown interest in Lyon's Ivory Coast left-back Maxwel Cornet, 24.

  • Brighton & Hove Albion are lining up a £15m move for Liverpool centre-back Nathaniel Phillips, 24, to replace Arsenal-bound Ben White.

  • Newcastle United and Brentford are looking at Midtjylland's Jens Cajuste, 21, after Rennes' pursuit of the Sweden midfielder came to a standstill.
    (RMC Sport)

  • Southampton, Leeds United and West Ham have all shown interest in signing Manchester City's £20m-rated Venezuela midfielder Yangel Herrera, 23.

  • Liverpool's Nigeria Under-23 forward Taiwo Awoniyi, 23, is having a medical at Union Berlin after the two clubs agreed a £6.5m fee. Serbia midfielder Marko Grujic, 25, is finalising a £10.5m move to Porto.

  • Barcelona have been offered the opportunity to sign Manchester United and Netherlands midfielder Donny van de Beek, 24, with the Spanish club offering France defender Samuel Umtiti, 27, as part of a swap deal.
    (Daily Express)

  • Leeds are considering a move for Wolverhampton Wanderers' Spain winger Adama Traore, 25.
    (90 min)

  • Chelsea youngster Lewis Bates is attracting interest from Liverpool, West Ham, Leeds and Southampton, with the England Under-19 midfielder having just one year left on his contract.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Bournemouth are favourites to sign Scott Dann, 34, on a free transfer after the defender left Crystal Palace.
    (Football Insider)

  • Sheffield Wednesday are in talks to sign English free agent Jack Hunt, 30, but face competition from Cardiff and Blackpool.
    (Football Insider)


  • Norwich captain Grant Hanley has signed a new four-year contract extension to keep him at Carrow Road until 2025.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Jordan Henderson's future at Liverpool is uncertain, with contract talks with the England midfielder, 31, failing to progress over the close season.
    (The Athletic)

  • Manchester United will spend time in Scotland ahead of their Premier League season opener, training at the St Andrews University facilities used by Dundee United.

  • Newcastle United's arbitration proceedings against the Premier League over last year's aborted takeover bid have been adjourned until early 2022.

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