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Football Rumours on Tuesday 21st July 2020

last updated Tuesday 21st July 2020, 10:08 AM


  • Fulham are considering a £22.5m bid from La Liga club Villarreal for midfielder Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa. The 24-year-old Cameroon international has been on loan at Villarreal this season.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Arsenal could trigger the £40m release clause in the contract of Sporting Lisbon's 17-year-old Portuguese forward Joelson Fernandes in the next 24 hours.
    (A Bola)

  • Despite two rejected bids, Tottenham are confident of completing the signing of 23-year-old Beijing Guoan and South Korea defender Kim Min-jae, who has been dubbed 'the South Korean Virgil van Dijk'.

  • Spain midfielder Dani Ceballos, 23, would be happy to return to Arsenal next season after helping the Gunners reach the FA Cup final during his loan spell from Real Madrid.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Tottenham Hotspur have emerged as favourites, ahead of Everton, to sign Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg from Southampton.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Chelsea will have to pay Slovenia international Jan Oblak's 120m euro (£110m) release clause to force talks with the 27-year-old Atletico Madrid goalkeeper.

  • Arsenal's German midfielder Mesut Ozil, 31, has rejected an approach from Turkish side Fenerbahce.

  • But Ozil could still yet move to Turkey as newly crowned champions Istanbul Basaksehir are ready to make a move.

  • Manchester City have held talks with Bournemouth about signing Nathan Ake this summer.
    (Sky Sports)

  • West Ham have no plans to discuss a new contract with captain Mark Noble, 33, whose current deal expires in the summer of 2021.
    (Football Insider)

  • Southampton have agreed the £10.9m signing of Ghanaian Mohammed Salisu, 21, from Real Valladolid after finalising personal terms with the defender on a deal worth £35,000 per year.
    (Football Insider)

  • Newcastle have been monitoring Motherwell's Scottish midfielder David Turnbull, 21, who has also been linked with Celtic.
    (Newcastle Chronicle)

  • Manchester United will hold talks with Dean Henderson next week as the pressure grows on under-fire goalkeeper David de Gea.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Burnley have targeted Southampton midfielder Harrison Reed, 25, who has impressed on loan at Fulham.
    (Football Insider)

  • Manchester United are hopeful of announcing the academy signings of Spanish defenders Marc Jurado, 16, and Alvaro Fernandez, 17, and Norwegian forward Isak Hansen-Aaroen, 15.
    (Manchester Evening News)


  • Former Newcastle and Brighton boss Chris Hughton, 61, is in talks with Championship side Bristol City over becoming their next manager.
    (Daily Mail)

  • West Brom boss Slaven Bilic says his team are "confident and optimistic" they can secure automatic promotion on the final day of the season.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Rangers boss Steven Gerrard is still Bristol City's number one target to become their new manager, despite reports he had turned them down.
    (Bristol Post)

  • Former Southampton and Leicester boss Claude Puel is the early favourite to take over as Watford's next manager after the Hornets sacked Nigel Pearson.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Brighton boss Graham Potter says he will be more focused on mentality than just experience when it comes to signing new players this summer.

  • Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo says lockdown has affected him "a lot" as he has not seen his immediate family for more than two months.
    (Express & Star)

  • Juventus have made contact with a representative of Mauricio Pochettino, according to reports.

  • Aston Villa manager Dean Smith says Aston Villa's billionaire owners will spend big again if the club stays up.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Nigel Pearson is to be paid a £1m bonus if Watford stay in the Premier League despite being dismissed as their head coach with two matches of the season left.

  • A "frank exchange of views" between Nigel Pearson and Watford owner Gino Pozzo was the catalyst that led to the head coach's sacking.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Relegation-threatened Watford face a potential financial problem as their biggest earners would not see their salaries drop if they fell into the Championship.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to score 50 goals in the Premier League, La Liga and Serie A after a double in Juventus' 2-1 win over Lazio.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Leeds United defender Gaetano Berardi is facing up to nine months out injured after suffering an ACL tear.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Brighton secured their Premier League status for another season with a drab 0-0 draw against Newcastle on Monday evening.
    (Sky Sports)

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