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Football Rumours on Wednesday 15th April 2020

last updated Wednesday 15th April 2020, 8:54 AM


  • Arsenal have submitted a £43m bid to sign Atletico Madrid star Thomas Partey.
    (Daily Express)

  • Arsenal and Chelsea will be offered the chance to sign Barcelona playmaker Philippe Coutinho this summer, with Bayern Munich set to turn down the chance to turn the 27-year-old Brazil international's loan spell with them into a permanent move.

  • Inter Milan will ask for France forward Antoine Griezmann, 29, in exchange for striker Lautaro Martinez if Barcelona try to sign the 22-year-old Argentine from them.
    (La Gazzetta dello Sport)

  • Barcelona will try to sign Sweden forward Alexander Isak, 20, from Real Sociedad if they fail to land Martinez.

  • Chelsea and France midfielder N'Golo Kante, 29, is part of a three-man shortlist of transfer targets in his position drawn up by Real Madrid.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Manchester United have watched Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez but would only be willing to pay £70m for the Spain international, who has a £132m buy-out clause. United hope to tempt the 25-year-old by increasing his wages from £115,000-a-week to nearer £200,000-a-week.

  • The agent of Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek, says the 22-year-old Dutch international, who has been linked with Real Madrid and Manchester United, is attracting interest from "several clubs".
    (Voetbal International)

  • Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero's former side Independiente are increasing their efforts to try to bring the 31-year-old Argentine back to the club.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Manchester United and Real Madrid will not be able to activate Borussia Dortmund and Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland's £65m release clause this summer because it does not come into effect until summer 2022.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho wants to bring Inter Milan veteran Diego Godin to north London.
    (Daily Express)


  • England face the prospect of being without a game until next March after a Fifa executive warned that international football may not be able to return to the calendar until next year.


  • Newcastle midfielder Matty Longstaff is donating 30 per cent of his wages to the NHS, despite being one of the lowest-paid players in the Premier League.

  • Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has revealed that he was an Arsenal fan as a child, largely due to his favourite player being fellow Frenchman Thierry Henry.
    (Sky Sports)

  • PCP Capital Partners are in advanced talks with Mike Ashley to end his tenure as owner of Newcastle United, according to sources directly involved in the takeover.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Football Association disciplinary proceedings against Tottenham duo Dele Alli and Eric Dier are still ongoing despite the footballing calendar grounding to a halt.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Football League clubs are growing closer to voting for the introduction of salary caps to safeguard the futures of stricken institutions.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Former Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp says Spurs striker Harry Kane would not be making a step up by moving to Manchester United but the England captain "might fancy a move" to Barcelona or Real Madrid "one day".

  • Italy forward Lorenzo Insigne, 28, is set to extend his contract with Napoli until 2025.

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