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Football Rumours on Tuesday 2nd August 2022

last updated Tuesday 02nd August 2022, 9:57 AM

  • Fulham need a new centre-back, and they're scouting Premier League rivals - namely Chelsea's Malang Sarr, West Ham's Issa Diop and Leicester's Jannik Vestergaard.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Arsenal and and Germany goalkeeper Bernd Leno, 30, is set to join Fulham after the clubs agreed on an £8m deal and personal terms were settled.

  • Fulham and Bournemouth are keen to sign Liverpool centre-back Nat Phillips, 25, but the Reds want more than £10m for the Englishman.

  • Arsenal striker Folarin Balogun, 21, is close to joining French side Reims on a season-long loan deal.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Leicester City have told Newcastle United they will need to pay £60m if they want to sign England midfielder James Maddison, 25.
    (Football Insider)

  • Kasper Schmeichel is closing on his move to Nice and is expected to undergo a medical over the next 48 hours after getting the blessing of manager Brendan Rodgers to seek a new challenge.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Arsenal are close to selling Lucas Torreira to Galatasaray and complete his long-awaited departure from the club, finally drawing to a close an error-strewn £129m spending spree.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • RB Leipzig are leading the race to sign Chelsea and Germany forward Timo Werner, 26, ahead of Juventus. The Stamford Bridge club have Leipzig's Croatia defender Josko Gvardiol, 20, on the top of their transfer list and could ask for a swap deal.
    (Fabrizio Romano)

  • Idrissa Gana Gueye is close to rejoining Everton from Paris Saint-Germain. The midfielder has travelled to Merseyside for a medical in anticipation of completing the deal as the clubs negotiate the final details.

  • Red Bull Salzburg are open to offers in excess of £45m for 19-year-old Slovenia forward Benjamin Sesko, who has been listed as a transfer target by Manchester United, Chelsea and Newcastle.
    (i Sport)

  • Mikel Arteta's Arsenal cull is gathering pace as he looks to offload 11 players who were part of last week's pre-season tour of America - including former first team regulars Hector Bellerin, Nicolas Pepe, Pablo Mari, Lucas Torreira, Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Reiss Nelson.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Napoli are in talks with Chelsea over the loan signing of Spain goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, 27.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Chelsea are close to completing the signing of American goalkeeper Gabriel Slonina, 18, from Chicago Fire, where he will stay on loan until January.
    (Fabrizio Romano)

  • The Blues have offered 19-year-old English centre-back Levi Colwill as part of a player-plus-cash deal for Brighton and Spain left-back Marc Cucurella, 24.
    (London Evening Standard)

  • Tammy Abraham says he is settled at Roma and in no rush to go back to Chelsea.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Chelsea and Belgium striker Michy Batshuayi, 28, is open to a move to Everton this summer.

  • Manchester United are looking to ship six of their out-of-favour defenders before the transfer window closes in one month as new boss Erik ten Hag continues rebuilding his squad, with Sevilla interested in Alex Telles and Phil Jones in talks with DC United.
    (Daily Mail)

  • United's Ivory Coast defender Eric Bailly, 28, has turned down a reunion with Jose Mourinho at Roma in favour of a move to Sevilla.

  • Aaron Ramsey has completed his free transfer to Ligue 1 Nice following his release from Juventus.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Former Manchester United and Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez has terminated his Inter Milan contract to become a free agent, with Marseille interested in signing the 33-year-old Chilean.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Manchester United have held talks with former Hull City and England midfielder Tom Huddlestone, 35, over a player-coach role with their Under-21s.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Liverpool are to reward Portuguese striker Diogo Jota, 25, for his efforts last season with a lucrative new deal.
    (Daily Telegraph)

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