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Football Rumours on Tuesday 22nd May 2018

last updated Tuesday 22nd May 2018, 9:40 AM


  • Arsenal are continuing their long-term pursuit of Porto defender Danilo Pereira.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Arsenal have confirmed Santi Cazorla will leave the club when his contract expires next month.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Tottenham are one step closer to signing Ajax centre-back Matthijs De Ligt. The Eredivisie runners-up are on the brink of bringing in a replacement for the 18-year-old Dutch international, allowing De Ligt to move to London.

  • (Football.London) Paris St-Germain forward Neymar, 26, has made it clear he wants to leave for Real Madrid this summer, a year after the Brazilian joined the French champions.

  • Chelsea have made Bayern Munich and Poland striker Robert Lewandowski, 29, their top summer transfer target.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Manchester United are interested in Chelsea's Brazilian midfielder Willian, 29, this summer.
    (Sky Sports)

  • But United are ready to pull out of a £53m move for Shakhtar Donetsk and Brazil midfielder Fred, 25.

  • Manchester United's France international forward Anthony Martial, 22, is a target for Premier League rivals Tottenham.
    (London Evening Standard)

  • United midfielder Marouane Fellaini is wanted by Italian giants AC Milan. The Belgian international, 30, is available on a free transfer after refusing a new deal at Old Trafford.

  • Barcelona are planning a summer move for Spurs' 17-year-old English forward Reo Griffiths.
    (Daily Star)

  • Manchester City are poised to sign Leicester winger Riyad Mahrez, 27, after missing out on the Algeria international in the January transfer window.
    (Manchester Evening News)

  • However, Mahrez's move to the north-west will not be completed quickly because it has hit a snag over agents' fees.
    (Leicester Mercury)

  • Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is targeting one of two English centre-backs this summer, Newcastle's Jamaal Lascelles, 24, or Burnley's James Tarkowski, 25.

  • But Lascelles says he has no intention of leaving Newcastle, saying it is the "happiest" he's been.
    (Northern Echo)

  • Brighton are closing on a deal for Nigeria international defender Leon Balogun, 29, from German club Mainz.

  • Southampton's Japanese defender Maya Yoshida, 29, will stay with the south-coast club despite serious interest from Saudi Arabian champions Al Hilal.
    (Daily Echo)

  • Jose Mourinho has chosen to promote Kieran McKenna from Manchester United's academy staff as the third of a trio of replacements for outgoing assistant manager Rui Faria.
    (Daily Record)

  • Goalkeeper and Juventus and Italy legend Gianluigi Buffon, 40, is close to agreeing a deal with French champions Paris St-Germain.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Wolves are lining up moves for Marseille's French defender Bouna Sarr, 26, and Cameroon midfielder Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa, 22.
    (Birmingham Mail)

  • Aston Villa defender John Terry will keep the club waiting on his future this summer with offers from Major League Soccer and the Chinese Super League on the table.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Joe Hart could be given a shock get out of Man City by MLS sister team New York City.

  • Leeds are keen to bring Manchester City goalkeeper Angus Gunn, 22, to Elland Road on a season-long loan.
    (Yorkshire Evening Post)


  • West Ham have confirmed the appointment of Manuel Pellegrini as their new manager on a three-year deal.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri looks increasingly likely to leave for Chelsea after the Italian club's president Aurelio de Laurentiis met Carlo Ancelotti for talks with a view to him taking over from Sarri.
    (London Evening Standard)

  • Queens Park Rangers manager Steve McClaren believes he will be the "perfect fit" at Loftus Road after taking over from Ian Holloway.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Jaap Stam is among the candidates being considered to become Swansea City's next manager.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Sunderland's new owner Stewart Donald says the club could reappoint Chris Coleman as manager, just three weeks after sacking him.

  • Championship side Ipswich have interviewed former England and Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard about their vacant manager's job.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Tottenham striker Harry Kane will captain England at the upcoming 2018 World Cup in Russia.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Inter Milan's Mauro Icardi has been left out of Argentina's 23-man World Cup squad, while Juventus' Paulo Dybala has been included.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Alvaro Morata has missed out on a place in Spain's squad for the World Cup in Russia, with Cesc Fabregas, Marcos Alonso, Ander Herrera and Hector Bellerin also omitted by Julen Lopetegui.
    (Sky Sports)


  • The Whelan family is close to selling their entire shareholding in Wigan Athletic to Hong Kong's International Entertainment Corporation.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Darron Gibson has been handed a two-year community order and banned from driving for 40 months after admitting to drink-driving.
    (Sky Sports)

  • A former Celtic Football Club youth coach and kitman has plead guilty to a series of child sex offences.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Ex-Norwich striker Grant Holt is to become a pro-wrestler with a UK franchise.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Liverpool legend Terry McDermott has put his three European Cup winners medals up for auction.
    (Daily Mail)

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