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Football Rumours on Tuesday 26th March 2024

last updated Tuesday 26th March 2024, 9:18 AM



TRANSFER RUMOURS

  • Arsenal have matched the £51m plus bonuses offer Chelsea have made for Sporting Lisbon and Ivory Coast defender Ousmane Diomande, 20.
    (Sun)


  • Tottenham are interested in completing a permanent deal for RB Leipzig and Germany forward Timo Werner, 28, but are in no rush to trigger a £14.5m option to buy.
    (Four Four Two)


  • Manchester United will prioritise a deal for Crystal Palace's French winger Michael Olise, 22, this summer over PSV attacker Johan Bakayoko - with Liverpool and Manchester City set to battle it out for the 20-year-old Belgium winger.
    (Team Talk)


  • Aston Villa midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo wants to return to his native Italy from Turkish side Galatasaray when his loan spell finishes at the Premier League club.
    (Corriere dello Sport)


  • West Ham expect 28-year-old Algeria winger Said Benrahma to seal a permanent move to Ligue 1 club Lyon this summer.
    (Football Insider)


  • Aston Villa and Everton are interested in Barcelona and Spain midfielder Fermin Lopez, 20, with the Toffees seeing a move fail to materialise in January.
    (Sport)


  • Bayer Leverkusen are among the top European clubs interested in signing Everton's England Under-17s goalkeeper Douglas Lukjanciks, 16, this summer.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Liverpool will rival Manchester United for Juventus' Italy forward Federico Chiesa, 26.
    (Team Talk)


  • Manchester United have decided against making Morocco midfielder Sofyan Amrabat's move from Fiorentina permanent for £17m, and AC Milan are monitoring the 27-year-old.
    (Calciomercato)


  • Barcelona will seek to extend the loan of Portugal full-back Joao Cancelo, 29, from Manchester City for another year.
    (Marca)


  • West Ham have signed Dean Bonjasky, the son of former kickboxing world champion Remy Bonjasky.
    (Sun)


  • Everton are interested in signing Arsenal's highly rated 18-year-old Welsh forward Omari Benjamin.
    (Football Insider)


  • Los Angeles FC have reportedly sent AC Milan and France striker Olivier Giroud, 37, a formal contract proposal to join the Major Soccer League club as a free agent.
    (Fabrizio Romano)



MANAGEMENT STUFF

  • Manchester United are targeting Brentford manager Thomas Frank to take over from Erik ten Hag at Old Trafford in the summer, not England boss Gareth Southgate.
    (Football Transfers)


  • However, Erik ten Hag is set to earn a stay of execution at Manchester United with Sir Jim Ratcliffe and INEOS planning for him to remain in charge next season, according to reports.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Liverpool are prepared to go to war with Bayern Munich to get Xabi Alonso.
    (Daily Mail)



INTERNATIONAL STUFF

  • Gareth Southgate has said Declan Rice will captain England against Belgium and confirmed Ivan Toney will get his chance at Wembley.
    (Sky Sports)


  • The Euro 2024 play-offs have reached their final stage, with six teams - including Wales - battling for the last three spots in Germany this summer.
    (Sky Sports)


OTHER STUFF

  • Chelsea face penalties including a points deduction or expulsion from the Premier League if they are found guilty of breaching spending rules under Roman Abramovich's ownership.
    (Guardian)


  • Nottingham Forest have appealed against their four-point deduction in the Premier League.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group and new football chief Michael Edwards are exploring a deal to purchase Ligue 1 club Toulouse.
    (Football Insider)


  • Manchester United are mulling over plans to make Old Trafford a 100,000-capacity stadium.
    (Daily Star)


  • Football's lawmakers have no plans to place a time limit on VAR checks, despite West Ham fans complaining about the five minutes and 37 seconds they were left in limbo at the London Stadium before the international break.
    (Daily Mail)


  • The cost of renovating the Santiago Bernabeu now stands at £1.51bn, Real Madrid's interim accounts for the 2023-24 season have shown.
    (Athletic)




















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