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Football Rumours on Tuesday 23rd May 2017

last updated Tuesday 23rd May 2017, 8:59 AM

  • Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe, 34, has begun talks with Bournemouth over a possible transfer.
    ( Guardian )

  • Defoe could join the Premier League side on a free transfer after West Ham, who bid £6m for the England forward in the winter, ended their interest.
    ( Daily Telegraph )

  • Tottenham right-back Kyle Walker, 26, is wanted by Chelsea and Bayern Munich, who have joined Manchester City in the race to sign the England defender.
    ( Sun )

  • Everton have agreed a £25m deal with Swansea for midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson, 27, but the Iceland player wants more than £120,000 a week to sign.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Arsenal have opened talks with Belgian club KAS Eupen over signing 19-year-old Nigerian Henry Onyekuru. Everton, Southampton and West Brom are also interested in the striker.
    ( Sky Sports )

  • Chelsea will begin negotiations this week with Monaco over France midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko, 22.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Blues boss Antonio Conte has made signing Everton and Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, 24, a priority in the summer, before a move for Spain and Real Madrid player Alvaro Morata, 24.
    ( Evening Standard )

  • Atletico Madrid are monitoring Chelsea striker Diego Costa, despite the 28-year-old being heavily linked with a move to Chinese Super League side Tianjin Quanjian.
    ( Daily Telegraph )

  • But Conte is pleading with the Chelsea board to offer a deal to keep Spain player at the club.
    ( Sun )

  • Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is open to offers for England defender Chris Smalling, 27.
    ( ESPN )

  • Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho, 24, has told worried fans he sees his long-term future at the club.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Atletico Madrid want to sign Monaco and Brazil player Fabinho. Manchester City are also rumoured to be interested in the 23-year-old, who can play at right-back or in midfield.
    ( Marca )

  • Everton have delayed issuing a statement on England midfielder Ross Barkley's future at the club. Manager Ronald Koeman held talks with the club's board about the 23-year-old.
    ( Liverpool Echo )

  • Meanwhile the Toffees are set to lose out to Atletico Madrid in their bid to sign Malaga forward Sandro Ramirez, 21.
    ( Independent )

  • Manchester City are leading the race to sign Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez and are reportedly ready to pay around £50m for the 28-year-old.
    ( Manchester Evening News )

  • Manchester United have made an offer that "cannot be refused" for Monaco's 22-year-old midfielder Bernardo Silva.
    ( Daily Express )

  • West Ham are lining up a loan move for Chelsea and Belgium striker Michy Batshuayi. The 23-year-old made just one Premier League start for the champions.
    ( ESPN )

  • But the Hammers could have competition from newly promoted Newcastle as manager Rafael Benitez also wants Batshuayi on loan.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Gael Clichy has said he will leave Manchester City next month. The former Arsenal and France left-back, 31, has been with the club for six years.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Former Liverpool and Chelsea striker Fernando Torres, 33, will stay at Atletico Madrid for another year and could be first choice if the club's transfer ban is not lifted.
    ( AS )

  • Liverpool midfielder James Milner says those seeking an Anfield move solely because of Champions League football are 'disrespecting' the club. The Merseyside team are planning to spend more than £100m this summer.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Norwich are set to name Borussia Dortmund reserve boss Daniel Farke as their new manager.
    ( Sun )

  • Watford are targeting former Bayer Leverkusen coach Roger Schmidt to take over as manager following Walter Mazzarri's exit from the club.
    ( Independent )

  • Sam Allardyce will hold crunch talks with Crystal Palace this week, seeking certain assurances before he commits his future to the club.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Southampton do not expect a final decision on Claude Puel's future until later this week but Marco Silva does not feature on their current list of possible successors.
    ( Daily Telegraph )

  • Tim Sherwood is set to leave his role as director of football at Swindon.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Claudio Ranieri has been put off managing Watford after the way his pal Walter Mazzarri was treated.
    ( Sun )

  • Despite resigning, David Moyes will play a role in finding his replacement as manager of relegated Sunderland.
    ( Daily Star )

  • David Moyes' final weeks as Sunderland manager were scarred by a series of clashes with both players and staff, as he struggled to control his emotions during a disastrous 10 months on Wearside.
    ( Daily Telegraph )


  • Gareth Southgate is preparing to signal the end of Wayne Rooney's England career by leaving him out of his squad for next month's internationals against Scotland and France.


  • Former Manchester United youth coach Paul McGuiness believes Red Devils midfielder Angel Gomes, 16, has the potential to become a world-class player.
    ( BBC Radio 5 live )

  • A psychic cow in Holland - who has an 85% success rate - has predicted that Ajax will beat Manchester United in the Europa League final on Wednesday.

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