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Football Rumours on Wednesday 23rd August 2023

last updated Wednesday 23rd August 2023, 10:11 AM


  • Arsenal have made it clear to Saudi Arabian suitors and Real Madrid that their Brazilian defender Gabriel, 25, is not available.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Liverpool have had a £25.6m (30m euros) bid for Brazil midfielder Andre, 22, turned down by Fluminense who are reluctant to lose the player before the end of their league season in December.

  • West Ham have not given up on signing Ajax's Mohammed Kudus after their opening bid for the 23-year-old Ghana midfielder was rejected.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Manchester City could resurrect an £80m deal with West Ham for Brazil midfielder Lucas Paqueta, 25, in January, once a Football Association investigation into the player's alleged betting rule breaches is concluded.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Fiorentina have given Morocco midfielder Sofyan Amrabat, 27, until Friday to decide whether he wants to stay at the club amid interest from Liverpool, Manchester United and Atletico Madrid.
    (Football Italia)

  • Liverpool target Ryan Gravenberch faces an uncertain future at Bayern Munich as the Bundesliga club weigh up selling the 21-year-old Netherlands midfielder.

  • Arsenal will demand £50m from Chelsea for Folarin Balogun after the Blues sounded out the United States striker, 22, over a move to Stamford Bridge.
    (London Evening Standard)

  • Roma's general manager Lina Souloukou has flown to London, fuelling speculation of talks with Chelsea over a deal for 30-year-old Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku.

  • Lukaku is currently training with Chelsea's Under-21s and has not even spoken to new boss Mauricio Pochettino, with the club refusing to let him leave on loan again.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Everton have ruled themselves out of a move for Chelsea's England winger Callum Hudson-Odoi, 22, but the Toffees remain in talks with Southampton over a deal for 27-year-old Scotland striker Che Adams.
    (Liverpool Echo)

  • Leicester City's Nigeria forward Kelechi Iheanacho, 26, has emerged as a top target for Premier League side Crystal Palace.
    (Leicestershire Live)

  • Leicester are open to letting Zambia striker Patson Daka, 24, leave the club before the transfer window shuts.
    (Football Insider)

  • Leeds United have agreed personal terms with Glen Kamara and talks will continue with Rangers over a fee for the Finland midfielder, 23.
    (Football Insider)

  • Liverpool are reportedly considering a shock move for Manchester City outsider Kalvin Phillips after missing out on other targets.

  • Manchester United are weighing up a move for Fenerbahce and Turkey goalkeeper Altay Bayindir, with the 25-year-old having a release clause of £4.2m.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Manchester United and Chelsea have both entered the race to sign 16-year-old Croatian striker Dino Klapija from Kustosija.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Al-Ahli have cooled negotiations with Paris St-Germain over signing Marco Verratti but Galatasaray have emerged as a contender for the Italy midfielder, 30.

  • Several Premier League clubs are monitoring Spain forward Ansu Fati's situation at Barcelona as the club prepares for talks with agent Jorge Mendes over the 20-year-old's future.


  • Pep Guardiola will be absent from Manchester City's next two Premier League games after undergoing back surgery in Barcelona.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Dominic Calvert-Lewin is considering playing in a mask to ensure he does not have to remain sidelined from the Everton team for too long with a fractured cheekbone.

  • Sheikh Jassim is set to complete a full £6bn takeover of Manchester United by mid-October and his team is currently completing due diligence on the club.

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