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Football Rumours on Tuesday 8th September 2020

last updated Tuesday 08th September 2020, 9:35 AM


  • Arsenal could get the opportunity to sign Atletico Madrid's Ghana midfielder Thomas Partey, 27, because the Spanish club need additional funds to bid for Espanyol's 23-year-old Spanish midfielder Marc Roca.

  • Tottenham Hotspur's 22-year-old Argentina defender Juan Foyth has emerged as La Liga side Villarreal's top defensive target.

  • Manchester United are hoping to secure up to three more signings before the end of the summer transfer window and Borussia Dortmund's England forward Jadon Sancho, 20, remains their top target.
    (Manchester Evening News)

  • Manchester City have identified Sevilla's Brazilian defender Diego Carlos, 27, and Atletico Madrid's Uruguay international Jose Gimenez, 25, as alternatives to Napoli and Senegal centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly, 29.

  • Everton have asked about Valencia striker Maxi Gomez to add a striker to Carlo Ancelotti's summer spending.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • After missing out on England forward Callum Wilson, Aston Villa have made a £16m bid for 28-year-old Norway striker Josh King, Wilson's former team-mate at Bournemouth.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Villa also want to sign England Under-21 forward Rhian Brewster from Liverpool for £20m.

  • Premier League clubs believe Brewster will be allowed to leave Liverpool this window, with Sheffield United and Crystal Palace also interested in the 20-year-old.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Everton have signed Colombia midfielder James Rodriguez for £22m from Real Madrid.
    (Sky Sports)

  • West Ham United are preparing an improved £30m plus add-ons offer for Burnley's England defender James Tarkowski.
    (London Evening Standard)

  • However, the Clarets want £50m if they are to part with the 27-year-old centre-back.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Sheffield United have completed a £15m deal for Derby duo Max Lowe and Jayden Bogle, with both players signing four-year deals.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Chelsea are aiming to sign Rennes' Senegal goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, 28.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • The Blues are hopeful of reaching an agreement after offering the French club about £20m plus add-ons for Mendy.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Callum Wilson has signed for Newcastle from Bournemouth for £20m on a four-year deal.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Wolverhampton Wanderers are close to signing Porto's 20-year-old Portuguese midfielder Vitor Ferreira on a season-long loan with an option to buy for about £18m.
    (Express and Star)

  • West Bromwich Albion have registered their interest in Brighton's 25-year-old Brazilian defender Bernardo.
    (Football Insider)

  • Chelsea's France midfielder N'Golo Kante, 29, would be Inter Milan manager Antonio Conte's "dream" signing, but could cost up to £60m.

  • Chelsea are refusing to lower their £30m valuation of 26-year-old French midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko, but AC Milan do not want to pay more than £25m.
    (Gazetta dello Sport)

  • Sheffield United have signed Chelsea defender Ethan Ampadu on a season-long loan.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane's ability to overhaul his squad relies on Manchester United acting on their interest in 31-year-old Wales forward Gareth Bale.

  • Representatives of Porto's 27-year-old Brazilian left-back Alex Telles have flown to Manchester for talks with United.
    (A Bola)

  • Barcelona are interested in bringing Bayern Munich's Spain midfielder Thiago Alcantara, 29 - a target for Liverpool - back to the club.

  • (Sun)


  • Chelsea boss Frank Lampard hopes he can repair his relationship with Jurgen Klopp this season after his angry exchange with the Liverpool manager earlier this summer.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Gareth Southgate is set to ring the changes for Tuesday's clash against Denmark with Trent Alexander-Arnold hopeful of a start.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Conor Coady and Kalvin Phillips are set to win their first full England cap as Gareth Southgate prepares to experiment with a 3-4-3 in Denmark.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Axed England stars Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood will miss four upcoming internationals after being sent home in disgrace last night. Scotland moved to the top of their Nations League group after beating a makeshift Czech Republic side 2-1 at the Andruv Stadium in Olomouc.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Erling Haaland and Alexander Sorloth scored twice as Norway thrashed Northern Ireland 5-1 in Nations League Group B1 at Windsor Park.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Niall Quinn is to step down from his role with the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) after helping to push through a rescue package.
    (Sky Sports)


  • West Ham are the first club to trial a ground-breaking new Covid-19 sanitiser tunnel that could help in the effort to get fans back into stadiums safely.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Newcastle could strip Joelinton of the club's famous No 9 shirt and hand it to new signing Callum Wilson.
    (Daily Mail)

  • EFL clubs are locked in a battle with HMRC over tax demands for up to hundreds of thousands of pounds that could leave them struggling to pay players next month.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin has become a shareholder in League Two side Forest Green Rovers.

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