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Football Rumours on Tuesday 2nd April 2019

last updated Tuesday 02nd April 2019, 10:26 AM


  • Arsenal have made Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser, 25, a summer transfer target.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Arsenal are in advanced talks with Brazilian club Ituano over a £6.5m deal for 17-year-old winger Gabriel Martinelli, who has been monitored by more than 20 leading European clubs and had a recent trial at Manchester United.

  • Arsenal and Tottenham could be set for a summer battle over Michael Keane but Everton are set to demand £50m for the England defender.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Tottenham have also joined the race to sign Juventus forward Douglas Costa this summer. The 28-year-old has also interested Manchester United and Manchester City, while Chelsea and Paris St-Germain have previously been linked with the Brazil international.

  • Tottenham have no plans to sign a new first-choice goalkeeper this summer. Club captain Hugo Lloris, 32, was the subject of criticism following Sunday's defeat at Liverpool.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Gareth Bale's Real Madrid future will be decided in the summer, says Zinedine Zidane, with Manchester United, Chelsea and Spurs all interested.

  • Manchester United's Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera, 29, has signed a pre-contract agreement with Paris St-Germain and is poised to join the club on a free transfer this summer.
    (Daily Record)

  • Manchester United are refusing to bow to Herrera's wage demands, despite the growing threat of the Spain midfielder leaving on a free transfer.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Manchester United are closing in on the appointment of their first technical director, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer playing a part in the recruitment process.
    (London Evening Standard)

  • Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has dismissed reported interest in defender Nathan Ake, 24, who has been linked with Tottenham and Manchester United..
    (Bournemouth Daily Echo)

  • Wolves are keen on signing Southampton defender Cedric Soares, 27, on loan for the rest of the season at Inter Milan, this summer.

  • England international Declan Rice, 20, has played down rumours linking him with a move to Manchester United or Manchester City in the summer transfer window and insists he is happy at West Ham.
    (BT Sport)

  • Hull City are among the Championship clubs chasing in-form Bristol Rovers striker Jonson Clarke-Harris, 24.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Steve McClaren has been sacked by QPR after less than 11 months in charge of the club.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Queens Park Rangers have held talks with ex-Tottenham and Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood as they search for a new manager following the sacking of Steve McClaren.

  • Arsenal have identified Marseille Sporting Director Andoni Zubizarreta, 57, the former Barcelona and Spain goalkeeper, as their main target for the position with the Spaniard tempted by the approach.

  • Southend have appointed Kevin Bond as manager until the end of the season after the sacking of Chris Powell last Tuesday.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Former Bolton, Newcastle, Blackburn, West Ham, Sunderland, England, Crystal Palace and Everton manager Sam Allardyce, 64, has emerged as a strong favourite to become West Brom's next permanent boss.
    (Express and Star)

  • Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez says that the loyal support shown by fans since he arrived at St James' Park will come into his thinking when he decides whether to sign a new contract.
    (Newcastle Chronicle)

  • Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is set to rest striker Sergio Aguero for the league game against Cardiff on Wednesday and the FA Cup semi-final on Saturday so that the 30-year-old Argentina international is fit to face Tottenham in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final on 9 April.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers is to hold talks with Andy King over the 30-year-old midfielder's future.
    (Leicester Mercury)

  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's childhood team-mates in Norway claim the Manchester United manager supported rivals Liverpool when he was growing up.

  • Man Utd are keen on appointing their first technical director later this year to back up new permanent manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Tottenham's new £1bn stadium could host heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua's next UK fight, promoter Eddie Hearn has revealed.

  • Everton are set to host a charity football match in support of both The People's Place and the Bradley Lowery Foundation on 6 May.
    (Liverpool Echo)

  • Replays of VAR incidents will be shown to fans during this weekend's FA Cup semi-final matches.
    (Sky Sports)

  • The proposed change name of the Football Association to the English Football Association went down badly with its 10-strong board, which can veto the idea.

  • Bolton players are refusing to attend training until they - and the club staff - are paid their March wages.
    (Sky Sports)

  • The English Football League has decided not to use VAR for next month's Championship play-off final, dubbed the most valuable match in football.

  • Manchester United want Spanish midfielder Juan Mata to become a club ambassador at the end of his playing career. The 30-year-old is still to agree a new contract with the club and his present deal expires at the end of the season.
    (Manchester Evening News)

  • Liverpool striker Taiwo Awoniyi admits he is devastated at being unable to play for the club. The 21-year-old has been unable to get a work permit in the UK since signing for the Reds from Nigeria's Imperial Academy in the summer of 2015.
    (Liverpool Echo)

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