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Football Rumours on Tuesday 26th June 2018

last updated Thursday 28th June 2018, 10:56 AM


  • Newly promoted Fulham want to bring in Bosnia Under-21 midfielder Edis Smajic, 18, as they prepare for their return to the Premier League. Smajic plays for Sloboda Tuzla in his homeland.

  • Arsenal have cooled their interest in Brighton defender Lewis Dunk. The Gunners were considering a bid for the 26-year-old Englishman but new boss Unai Emery has other plans.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Arsenal's hopes of signing Miguel Layun have been boosted after the Mexico star admitted a Sevilla return is "complicated" for him.

  • Arsenal are considering a bid for Juventus and Morocco centre-back Mehdi Benatia. The 31-year-old is also a target for Borussia Dortmund and Marseille.
    (Daily Express)

  • Arsenal's impending deal for Lucas Torreira has ended their interest in Celta Vigo midfielder Stanislav Lobotka, claims his agent.
    (Daily Star)

  • Sevilla insist midfielder Ever Banega, 29, is not for sale this summer amid interest from Arsenal in the Argentina international.

  • Paris St-Germain have offered Manchester United a deal to trade France midfielder Paul Pogba, 25, for Italy midfielder Marco Verratti, also 25, plus cash.

  • Manchester United could offer English left-back Luke Shaw, 22, a new contract because they are unwilling to pay £60m for Juventus and Brazil defender Alex Sandro, 27.
    (Manchester Evening News)

  • Atletico Madrid and Uruguay centre-back Diego Godin could be on his way to Manchester United this summer. The 32-year-old may be available for £18m, with only one year remaining on his contract.
    (Manchester Evening News)

  • Manchester United also want to sign Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic, 24. The Croat recently announced his intention to leave the Spanish giants this summer.

  • West Brom have rejected West Ham's £12m offer for English centre-back Craig Dawson, with the Baggies valuing the 28-year-old at more than £20m.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Liverpool could miss out on Gremio and Brazil forward Luan. Lazio have made an early move for the 25-year-old.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Lyon are prepared to offer Nabil Fekir, 24, a new deal to prevent Liverpool resurrecting a move for the France forward.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • And Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas said he has spoken to Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho, who could be set to bid for Fekir.
    (Manchester Evening News)

  • Eden Hazard's father offered the 27-year-old Chelsea and Belgium forward to Real Madrid days before the Champions League final.

  • Chelsea are not prepared to sell England midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek this summer but could allow another season-long loan for the 22-year-old, who spent last year at Crystal Palace.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Sunderland midfielder Paddy McNair has completed a medical with Middlesbrough ahead of a proposed move.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Leicester City have made a £12m bid for 29-year-old Besiktas defender Domagoj Vida, who is playing for Croatia at the World Cup.
    (Leicester Mercury)

  • Cardiff City are close to completing a £4m move for Queens Park Rangers goalkeeper Alex Smithies.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Millwall have made a club-record bid in excess of £1.25m for Wolves winger Ben Marshall.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Wolves are interested in signing Lazio's 23-year-old Brazilian centre-back Wallace, who is a client of agent Jorge Mendes.
    (Birmingham Mail)

  • Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan has completed a medical ahead of his proposed move to Inter Milan.
    (Sky Sports)

  • West Ham will send English right-back Sam Byram, 24, on a season-long loan to Championship side Nottingham Forest.

  • Italian champions Juventus are looking to finalise a deal for CSKA Moscow and Russia midfielder Aleksandr Golovin, 22, but are not interested in departing Arsenal and England midfielder Jack Wilshere, 26.

  • Juventus have told Leicester they must pay £17.5m if they want Italian midfielder Stefano Sturaro, 25.
    (Leicester Mercury)

  • Borussia Dortmund's 26-year-old German left-back Erik Durm will have a medical with Huddersfield this week.

  • Southampton are willing to pay 20 million euros (£17.6m) for Barcelona striker Paco Alcacer, 24, but face competition for the Spaniard from Turkish side Fenerbahce.
    (Mundo Deportivo)

  • And Alcacer is also resistant to leaving Barcelona despite the club looking to sell him, delaying any potential move.

  • West Brom midfielder Gareth Barry, 37, has exercised the optional one-year extension in his Baggies contract.
    (Express & Star)


  • Romelu Lukaku remains a doubt for Belgium's World Cup game against England on Thursday after missing training on Tuesday.
    (Sky Sports)

  • The United States will play England in November as part of their preparations for the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.
    (Sky Sports)

  • FIFA has rejected reports alleging doping cover-ups among the Russian national team.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Tottenham's new 62,000-seater stadium has been "future-proofed" for safe-standing, the club have revealed.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Former Manchester United and Netherlands striker Ruud van Nistelrooy has been appointed head coach of PSV Under-19s.
    (Sky Sports)

  • West Ham forward Manuel Lanzini, 25, is set to miss the whole of next season because of the knee injury he sustained in training with Argentina just before the World Cup.

  • Switzerland trio Granit Xhaka, Xherdan Shaqiri and Stephan Lichtsteiner have avoided bans from FIFA after being investigated for their celebrations against Serbia.
    (Sky Sports)

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