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Football Rumours on Wednesday 19th August 2020

last updated Wednesday 19th August 2020, 9:53 AM


  • Fulham and Crystal Palace are interested in Peterborough's Ivorian forward Siriki Dembele, 23.
    (Football Insider)

  • Arsenal are hopeful of completing a £22m deal for Lille defender Gabriel Magalhaes. Everton and Napoli are also interested in the Brazilian, 22.

  • Arsenal's Greek defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos, 32, is a target for Roma who fear being priced out of a deal for Manchester United's England centre-back Chris Smalling, 30.
    (Corriere dello Sport)

  • Manchester United are exploring the possibility of signing Bournemouth's 23-year-old Welsh midfielder David Brooks after being frustrated in their pursuit of Jadon Sancho.
    (Sport Witness)

  • Chelsea will finalise a deal for Bayer Leverkusen playmaker Kai Havertz, 21, within the next 10 days. The German wants a five-year deal at Stamford Bridge.
    (Daily Express)

  • Juventus may use forward Paulo Dybala, 26, as part of a swap deal with Manchester United to bring France midfielder Paul Pogba, 27, back to the Serie A side. Argentine Dybala has two years left on his Juventus contract.

  • Meanwhile, Manchester United are watching Juventus' 29-year-old Brazilian winger Douglas Costa.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Everton are close to meeting Napoli's £27m asking price for Brazilian midfielder Allan, 29.
    (Sport Witness)

  • Watford have rejected Everton's initial bid for midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure. The Hornets want £25m for the 27-year-old Frenchman.
    (London Evening Standard)

  • Lazio are considering a move for West Ham and Brazil midfielder Felipe Anderson, 27, after being turned down by Spain playmaker David Silva, 34, following his departure from Manchester City.
    (Daily Star)

  • Leeds and Brighton are both interested in Stuttgart's Argentine striker Nicolas Gonzalez, 22, who is expected to cost at least £15m.

  • Burnley are in talks to sign Angers midfielder Baptiste Santamaria. The Frenchman, 25, was the subject of a £12m bid by Aston Villa last year.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Brighton say captain Lewis Dunk, 28, and defender Ben White, 22, will stay at the club. Centre-back Dunk has been linked with Chelsea while Leeds are interested in his fellow Englishman White.

  • Aston Villa are confident of keeping midfielder Douglas Luiz, 22, at the club. The Brazilian had been linked with a return to Manchester City.
    (Express and Star)

  • Sheffield United are considering another loan deal for Manchester United's Dean Henderson, 23, despite agreeing a fee with Bournemouth for fellow English goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale, 22.

  • Manchester United offered Willian a two-year contract before he left Chelsea for Arsenal.
    (Daily Star)

  • Manchester United's Argentine back-up goalkeeper Sergio Romero, 33, has attracted interest from Leeds, Everton and Chelsea.

  • Norwich are targeting West Ham's English striker Jordan Hugill, 28.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Southampton are in talks with Schalke over a £20m deal for American midfielder Weston McKennie, 21.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Real Madrid are reportedly plotting a stunning move to sign Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan as a long-term replacement for Karim Benzema.
    (Daily Express)


  • Gareth Southgate will hold key talks with his England players this week amid growing burn-out concerns from the Premier League's elite.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Arsene Wenger has firmly denied speculation suggesting he could become the new manager of the Netherlands national team.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Football League clubs are preparing to start their new season in 10 days' time - a full week earlier than expected.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Chelsea will hold contract talks with English midfielder Conor Gallagher amid interest from Newcastle and Crystal Palace. The 22-year-old spent last season on loan at Swansea.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Neymar could be banned for the Champions League final after swapping shirts following Paris Saint-Germain's win over Leipzig.
    (Scottish Sun)

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