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Football Rumours on Tuesday 5th May 2020

last updated Tuesday 05th May 2020, 9:23 AM


  • Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey, 26, has made it clear he would like to move to Arsenal and is hoping a deal can be struck between the clubs with Alexandre Lacazette switching as part of the deal.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Liverpool have told Timo Werner’s representatives they need more time to decide on whether to make a formal offer for the 24-year-old RB Leipzig striker as they wait to see what impact the coronavirus will have on the next transfer window.

  • Inter Milan are preparing a part exchange with Leipzig for the German international, with Austrian Valentino Lazaro, also 24, who is currently on loan at Newcastle, part of the deal.

  • Real Madrid are preparing to make an offer to Manchester United to sign French midfielder Paul Pogba, 27.
    (Mundo Deportivo)

  • Real are also looking at a deal to sign Rennes teenager Eduardo Camavinga, with the Old Trafford club keen to sign the 17-year-old too.

  • Sao Paulo midfielder Igor Gomez is also a target for the Madrid side but the 21-year-old’s club has not received an official approach for the player. Barcelona, Sevilla and Ajax are also keen on the Brazilian.

  • Turkish side Fenerbahce are reportedly working on a deal to sign Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil, 31 before the end of his current deal next year.

  • Brazilian striker Neymar remains keen to leave PSG and rejoin Barcelona with the 28-year-old believed to be happy to take a 50% wage cut to move back to Spain.
    (Mundo Deportivo)

  • Arsenal and Chelsea are set to battle it out to sign Feyenoord’s £23m-rated Turkish midfielder Orkun Kokcu, 19.

  • Leicester City have been linked with a move for 20-year-old German defender Ismail Jakobs but FC Koln want £9m from the Foxes to secure the deal.
    (Leicester Mercury)

  • Manchester United are close to finalising a deal for teenage Sunderland striker Joe Hugill, holding off competition from Arsenal and Tottenham for a player who does not turn 17 until October.
    (Manchester Evening News)

  • Chelsea forward Pedro says he has “many offers” but the 32-year-old is waiting to speak to the Stamford Bridge club about his future beyond the end of the season.
    (London Evening Standard)

  • Ajax manager Erik ten Hag has confirmed that the club have an agreement with Cameroonian goalkeeper Andre Onana that the 24-year-old will be allowed leave the club this summer amid interest from Chelsea and Barcelona.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Newcastle will have to pay Tottenham £12.5m if they want to appoint Mauricio Pochettino as manager this month - but they can sign him for nothing after 31 May.


  • Arsenal would be the Premier League club most financially affected by playing next season behind closed doors, according to research which reveals potential losses across the division of £878.2m.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Tottenham face a further £10m cash blow as NFL chiefs have cancelled this year's four "London Games".

  • Aaron Ramsey admits he ditched Arsenal for Juventus to escape his "comfort zone" after 11 years without winning the title.

  • Agents fees are set to push towards a record-breaking £300m for Premier League transfers for last season, but the coronavirus pandemic is expected to halt clubs paying extravagant commission, while in the lower leagues there are fears middle-men will go out of business.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Premier League clubs are at odds over whether or not supporters can be prevented from congregating or breaking coronavirus social distancing guidelines as part of the proposal to restart football at neutral grounds.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Kevin De Bruyne is set to open contract negotiations with Manchester City once the protracted season has been completed.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Several Bundesliga players are being tested daily and receiving same day results after coronavirus cases were discovered in their squad.
    (Daily Mail)

  • One of the key arguments for the return of the Premier League season is being challenged by the Football League, with a row brewing over controversial parachute payments.

  • On-loan Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius has terminated his contract with Besiktas following a bust-up over unpaid wages.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Amiens launch a petition calling for France's Professional Football League to review its decision to relegate the club following the early finish of the Ligue 1 season.
    (Sky Sports)

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