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Football Rumours on Wednesday 22nd June 2016

last updated Wednesday 22nd June 2016, 9:59 AM

  • Manchester United have made an improved £28m bid for Borussia Dortmund's 27-year-old Armenia midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Wales forward Gareth Bale, 26, will be given a "contract for life" at Real Madrid that will make him one of the highest-paid players in the world.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Chelsea have made a £19.2m bid for Napoli's 25-year-old centre-half Kalidou Koulibaly.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Real's re-signing of striker Alvaro Morata from Juventus means Chelsea, Tottenham and Arsenal will have a chance to bid for the player, with the La Liga giants keen to sell the 23-year-old Spain international on for profit.
    ( Times )

  • Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 34, has already agreed to join Manchester United this summer on a free transfer after he decided to not renew his Paris St-Germain contract.
    ( Talksport )

  • Brazil midfielder Willian, 27, is set to sign a new contract at Chelsea, despite interest from Manchester United.
    ( Sun )

  • Manchester City hope to complete a £40m deal for Germany winger Leroy Sane, 20, by Wednesday - but a late bid from Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich is holding up the deal.
    ( Sun )

  • Spain and Celta Vigo striker Nolito, 29, has decided to join Manchester City on a three-year contract.
    ( TV3 )

  • Manchester United and Inter Milan are interested in signing Argentina and Zenit St Petersburg central defender Ezequiel Garay, 29.
    ( Talksport )

  • Premier League champions Leicester City are set to complete the signing of 23-year-old midfielder Nampalys Mendy from Nice for £13m.
    ( Times )

  • But Watford have told the Foxes their 27-year-old striker Troy Deeney is not for sale.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, 23, could yet stay at Everton, according to his agent.
    ( Independent )

  • Everton's new owner billionaire owner Farhad Moshiri wants a marquee signing this summer and will break the club's wage structure to attract a top player.
    ( Liverpool Echo )

  • Promoted Premier League side Hull City are set to make AFC Wimbledon's 18-year-old goalkeeper Will Mannion their first signing of the summer.
    ( Hull Daily Mail )

  • Blackburn Rovers are in talks to sign former Manchester United midfielder Nick Powell. The 22-year-old was released by the Old Trafford club at the end of the season and is available as a free agent.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Senior figures at Middlesbrough have dismissed claims that Scotland striker Jordan Rhodes is for sale. The 26-year-old striker joined Boro, who were promoted to the Premier League, for £9m in January.
    ( Teesside Evening Gazette )

  • Roma have been in talks with Manchester City over the signing of Argentina defender Pablo Zabaleta, 31, whose contract expires next year.
    ( Gazzetta dello Sport )

  • Alternatively, Zabaleta could be reunited with former City manager Roberto Mancini, after his agent held talks with Inter Milan.
    ( Manchester Evening News )

  • England and Newcastle winger Andros Townsend, 24, is not on Liverpool's list of summer targets, with manager Jurgen Klopp instead keen on Southampton's 24-year-old Senegal forward Sadio Mane.
    ( Liverpool Echo )

  • But the Reds have have had a £7m bid for Leicester left-back Ben Chilwell, 19, rejected by the Premier League champions.
    ( Daily Telegraph )

  • Leicester have been linked with a move for Italy and Juventus striker Simone Zaza, 25.
    ( Leicester Mercury )

  • Borussia Monchengladbach are prepared to break their club record - currently £11.5m - to sign Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen on a permanent basis. The 20-year-old Danish defender has been on a two-year loan with the German club.
    (London Evening Standard)

  • Swansea have made a £2m bid for Ajax's 23-year-old centre-back Mike van der Hoorn.
    ( De Telegraaf )

  • Swansea's Italian manager Francesco Guidolin is also interested in bringing Zaza to the Liberty Stadium.
    ( Wales Online )


  • Russia would like Manuel Pellegrini to be their next manager, and have offered the former Manchester City boss a lucrative contract.
    ( AS )

  • Former Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has been linked with the AC Milan job, according to reports in Italy.
    ( Independent )

  • Euro 2016

  • Roy Hodgson is planning to restore Harry Kane to his starting line-up as the England manager desperately searches for the goals to ignite his team's Euro 2016 campaign.
    ( Daily Telegraph )

  • Roy Hodgson's chances of being given a new contract after Euro 2016 have receded after FA executives were unhappy with his team selection for the 0-0 draw with Slovakia that condemned England to second place in Group B.
    ( Times )

  • Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic's decision to retire from international football after Euro 2016 means he will not be playing at the Olympics when the Premier League starts, paving the way for United to sign him.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Spanish midfielder Mikel Arteta, 34, is yet to decide whether to join Pep Guardiola's coaching staff at Manchester City after leaving Arsenal.
    ( Sky Sports )

  • Mats Hummels says he would have considered joining Manchester United over Bayern Munich if the Old Trafford outfit had qualified for next season's Champions League.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Crystal Palace midfielder Joe Ledley, 29, might have to put his wedding plans on hold if Wales continue to progress at Euro 2016.
    (Evening Standard)

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