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Football Rumours on Wednesday 16th August 2023

last updated Wednesday 16th August 2023, 9:02 AM


  • Liverpool are considering as many as six defensive midfield targets, including Fulham and Portugal international Joao Palhinha, 28, and Crystal Palace and Mali midfielder Cheick Doucoure, 23.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Arsenal have completed the signing of Brentford goalkeeper David Raya on an initial £3m loan deal with a £27m option to buy next summer.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Newcastle United are in talks with Arsenal over a deal for Kieran Tierney as they hatch their loan workaround.
    (Daily Record)

  • Egypt forward Mohamed Salah, 31, has reportedly "given the green light" for a Saudi Pro League side to negotiate with Liverpool over a possible transfer this summer.

  • West Ham's deal to sign Manchester United and England defender Harry Maguire has collapsed because they are tired of waiting for the 30-year-old to agree his exit from Old Trafford.

  • The collapse of the deal has reduced the chances of Manchester United being able to follow through on a deal with Bayern Munich for 27-year-old France defender Benjamin Pavard.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Bayern are interested in signing Manchester City's German goalkeeper Stefan Ortega, 30.

  • Manchester United could be on the brink of making an official offer for Fiorentina and Morocco midfielder Sofyan Amrabat, 26.
    (La Nazione)

  • Everton have not received an offer from Manchester United for Belgium midfielder Amadou Onana, 21, and only a large transfer fee will prise him from Goodison Park.
    (Liverpool Echo)

  • Manchester City are set to submit a fresh bid for West Ham and Brazil midfielder Lucas Paqueta, 25, in the next 24 hours.
    (Football Insider)

  • Manchester City failed in a bid to sign Spanish forward Lamine Yamal from Barcelona, with the intention of then placing the 16-year-old with sister club Girona.
    (Mundo Deportivo)

  • Al-Nassr are pushing hard to sign Barcelona's France defender Clement Lenglet, 28, who spent last season on loan with Tottenham.

  • Barca need to get Lenglet and USA full-back Sergino Dest, 22, off their wage bill in order to register their priority target Joao Cancelo, if they can agree a deal with Manchester City for the Portugal full-back, 29.
    (Mundo Deportivo)

  • Lazio have opened discussions with 36-year-old Tottenham and France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris about a possible move to Italy's Serie A.
    (Gianluca di Marzio)

  • Brighton are interested in Boca Juniors left-back Valentin Barco with the 19-year-old Argentine said to have a release clause of about £8m.
    (Brighton Argus)

  • Nottingham Forest have made an approach for Chelsea centre-back Trevoh Chalobah.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Dutch goalkeeper Tim Krul, 35, is set to have a medical with Luton after an agreement was struck with Norwich City.
    (Norwich Evening News)

  • Luton are eyeing a double swoop for Aston Villa pair Cameron Archer and Keinan Davis.
    (Daily Star)

  • Manchester City are scheduled to receive 20% of the profit Southampton make on the sale of Belgium midfielder Romeo Lavia, 19, to Chelsea.

  • Aston Villa are closing in on Galatasaray's attacking midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo and are working on a deal to sign Sevilla left-back Marcos Acuna.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Sevilla have made Leicester's French midfielder Boubakary Soumare, 24, their latest transfer target.
    (El Desmarque)

  • Crystal Palace believe Chelsea have crossed the line in their conduct during their attempts to sign France Under-21 winger Michael Olise, 21.
    (Daily Mail)

  • LA Galaxy have confirmed the signing of former Sheffield United forward Billy Sharp on a free transfer.


  • Pep Guardiola has confirmed Man City's Kevin De Bruyne is set to be out for at least "three to four months" and could require surgery on his ongoing hamstring problems.
    (Sky Sports)

  • The Premier League have introduced a new rule following Everton's Financial Fair Play charges last season which compels clubs with a recent history of overspending to submit their accounts three months before the rest of the top flight.
    (Daily Mail)

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