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Football Rumours on Wednesday 19th June 2019

last updated Wednesday 19th June 2019, 9:50 AM


  • Arsenal will tie up the £6m signing of 18 year-old Gabriel Martinelli from Brazilian club Ituano, with a deal agreed in principle.

  • Arsenal face a battle to keep hold of Granit Xhaka with Atletico Madrid emerging as contenders to sign the midfielder.

  • Arsenal have stepped up their interest in Celtic's Kieran Tierney and have identified him as the Gunners' top target at left-back.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Real Madrid are preparing a bid for 27-year-old Tottenham and Denmark playmaker Christian Eriksen. The Spanish giants will offer Spurs £45m plus Spain midfielder Dani Ceballos, 22.

  • Spurs have been offered the chance to sign Sampdoria defender Joachim Andersen for £31.2m after Arsenal decided not to follow up their interest in the 23-year-old Denmark international.
    (Daily Star)

  • Roma want 70m euros (£62.4m) for Italy midfielder Nicolo Zainiolo, 19, who has been linked with a move to Tottenham.

  • Mauricio Pochettino is not giving up on signing Real Betis and Argentina international Giovani Lo Celso.
    (Daily Star)

  • Paris St-German are willing to sell 27-year-old Brazil forward Neymar this summer.

  • Real Madrid could include Brazil midfielder Casemiro, 27, in any offer to sign Neymar from PSG.

  • Manchester United will have to pay up to £75m if they want to sign 22-year-old defender Issa Diop from West Ham, with the Red Devils having rejected the Hammers' proposal of a swap deal involving forward and fellow Frenchman Anthony Martial, 23.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • England and Manchester United defender Phil Jones, 27, has been offered to West Ham as part of their bid to sign Diop.

  • Everton are close to finalising a deal to sign Portugal midfielder Andre Gomes, 25, from Barcelona for £22m.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Bristol City are plotting a move for unwanted Aston Villa striker Scott Hogan, the Robins previously tried to sign him before he joined Sheffield United on loan in January.
    (Daily Express)

  • Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku's move to Inter Milan could depend on whether a deal for the 26-year-old Belgian that involves Argentina international Mauro Icardi, 26, moving the other way can be agreed. If not, Inter need to sell Icardi before signing another forwqard.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Leicester City and Manchester United are £40m apart in their valuation of England defender Harry Maguire, with the Foxes pricing the 26-year-old at £80m.

  • Southampton's English goalkeeper Alex McCarthy, 29, is open to a move to Liverpool, with the Reds set to allow 31-year-old Belgium international Simon Mignolet to leave in order to secure regular first-team football.
    (London Evening Standard)

  • Manchester United are prioritising a deal for Crystal Palace's England Under-21 defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka, 21, before they move on to other targets in the transfer window.
    (Manchester Evening News)

  • Burnley have rejected a loan offer from Besiktas for English defender Ben Gibson, 26.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Watford have approached PSV Eindhoven about signing 24-year-old Uruguay midfielder Gaston Pereiro.
    (Watford Observer)

  • England Under-18 midfielder Daniel Adshead, 17, has joined Premier League newcomers Norwich City in a £300,000 move from Rochdale.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Southampton are set to beat Sheffield United and Burnley to the £14m signing of 22-year-old English striker Che Adams from Birmingham.
    (Daily Star)

  • Brighton are in advanced talks to sign Portsmouth defender Matt Clarke, 22, for £3.9m, with Leeds United and Stoke City also interested in the Englishman.
    (Football Insider)

  • Burnley are not interested in signing Belgian full-back Boli Mbombo from Rapid Vienna, despite speculation linking the 23-year-old with a move to Turf Moor.
    (Burnley Express)


  • Birmingham City have sacked manager Garry Monk following a dispute over the transfer policy of the Sky Bet Championship club.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Rafa Benitez is considering a £12m-a-year offer to manager Chinese Super League side Dalian Yifang.
    (Sky Sports)

  • United are considering appointing Steve Walsh as their new director of football, with former midfielder Darren Fletcher also offered a role within their recruitment team.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has rejected an approach from Derby County as the Championship club make contingency plans for the anticipated departure of Frank Lampard to Chelsea.

  • Xavier Calm, a little-known coach whose last job was in charge of Spanish third-tier side UE Cornella, is the bookmakers' favourite to replace Garry Monk, who was sacked by Birmingham City on Tuesday.
    (Birmingham Mail)


  • Ten-man England were stunned by two late France goals as they were beaten 2-1 in their opening European U21 Championship Group C clash.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Manchester United's Paul Pogba, 26, will receive a £3.78m loyalty bonus from the club on 1 July, despite the France midfielder saying it "could be a good time to move elsewhere".
    (Daily Mail)

  • Players, coaches and spectators who assault referees will be far more likely to face prison under new Football Association proposals.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Michel Platini has been released from custody by French police investigating alleged corruption during the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Nottingham Forest have secured a new 250-year lease to enable them to redevelop the City Ground.
    (Sky Sports)

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