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Football Rumours on Wednesday 17th April 2019

last updated Wednesday 17th April 2019, 9:26 AM


  • Tottenham are leading the race to sign 18-year-old Fulham winger Ryan Sessegnon thanks to boss Mauricio Pochettino's work with other young English talents.

  • Arsenal are the favourites to sign Barca centre-back Samuel Umtiti, but Manchester United are also keen on the 25-year-old France international.

  • Denis Suarez's loan spell at Arsenal "hasn't been the best" and the Barcelona midfielder could be set for a move to Napoli, says the 25-year-old Spaniard's agent.
    (Radio Kiss Kiss)

  • Arsenal are considering triggering a buy-back clause in the contract of Ismael Bennacer.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Chelsea are resigned to losing Belgium forward Eden Hazard, 28, and want to replace him with Lille and Ivory Coast winger Nicolas Pepe, 23.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Liverpool forward Sadio Mane, 27, has been linked with Real Madrid but says he is "very happy" at the Anfield club.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Reds boss Jurgen Klopp asked for 18-year-old Brazilian forward Vinicius Junior in return for Mane when Real made an approach for the Senegal forward, 27, last season.
    (El Chiringuito)

  • Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu says Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho will only be allowed to leave if his release clause, thought to be £355m, is met. Manchester United and Chelsea are said to be interested in the 26-year-old.
    (Football 365)

  • Manchester City face competition from Paris St-Germain as they try to sign 23-year-old German midfielder Julian Weigl from Borussia Dortmund.

  • Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers wants the club to complete a £40m deal to sign 21-year-old Belgium midfielder Youri Tielemans, who is on loan at the Foxes from Monaco.
    (Daily Star)

  • Matt Ritchie has been told he can leave Newcastle this summer after having his request for a new deal rejected.

  • Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez wants to sign Burnley's 19-year-old English forward Dwight McNeil, as well as two Bournemouth midfielders - Scotland international Ryan Fraser, 25, and 21-year-old Welshman David Brooks.
    (Daily Star)

  • Liverpool are keen on Bayer Leverkusen's 22-year-old Germany winger Julian Brandt.

  • Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness says he would buy 20-year-old France international Kylian Mbappe "immediately" if the German giants could afford the Paris St-Germain striker.

  • Wolves are keen to sign Liverpool's 18-year-old Portuguese winger Rafael Camacho.
    (O Jogo)

  • Monaco are likely to sign Portuguese midfielder Adrien Silva on a permanent deal from Leicester. The 30-year-old has been on loan at the Ligue 1 club since the start of the year.
    (Leicester Mercury)


  • Newcastle United boss Rafael Benitez, whose contract expires in the summer, has not heard back from the club's hierarchy three weeks after telling them what it will take to keep him at St James' Park.

  • Chris Hughton says Brighton must do "everything we can" to avoid Premier League relegation after their 2-0 defeat to Cardiff at the Amex.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri and former Blues boss Antonio Conte are being considered for the Roma job.
    (Corriere Dello Sport)

  • Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has told the club to sell 29-year-old Wales winger Gareth Bale - even if it loses them money.

  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits that returning Man Utd to their former heights could take him years to achieve after their heavy defeat by Barcelona.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Massimiliano Allegri dismissed speculation about his Juventus future following their Champions League exit against Ajax.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan will seek assurances over regular first-team football before commiting his future to a new contract.

  • Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo's son scored seven goals in one half as the club's under-10s beat Maritimo.

  • Premier League clubs are in talks about a groundbreaking deal to use kids' shirts to help campaign against childhood obesity.

  • Manchester United head of academy Nicky Butt was arrested on suspicion of alleged assault on Tuesday evening.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Robert Snodgrass has been given a one-match suspension and fined £30,000 for his behaviour towards UK Anti-Doping officials.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Paul Scholes has been charged with misconduct in relation to the FA's betting rules.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Liverpool have promised to ban any supporter found to have thrown a flare into the away end during Sunday’s game with Chelsea.
    (Sky Sports)

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