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Football Rumours on Wednesday 23rd May 2018

last updated Wednesday 23rd May 2018, 10:31 AM


  • Arsenal and England striker Danny Welbeck, 27, is being tracked by Turkish side Besiktas.

  • Arsenal are plotting a move for Nice and Ivory Coast midfielder Jean Michael Seri, 26.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Arsenal, Chelsea and Everton are all interested in 17-year-old Hamburg defender Josha Vagnoman.

  • Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is considering a move for 18-year-old Ajax and Netherlands defender Matthijs de Ligt.

  • New Rangers manager Steven Gerrard wants to sign 18-year-old Liverpool and Wales striker Ben Woodburn on loan.
    (Daily Express)

  • Manchester United are willing to listen to offers for France forward Anthony Martial, 22, but are not keen to sell him to a rival team in England.
    (Daily Mail)

  • AC Milan are interested in signing Chelsea's Spain striker Alvaro Morata, 25.
    (Sky Italia)

  • Barcelona remain confident that Atletico Madrid's France forward Antoine Griezmann 27, will sign for them in the summer having given his word.
    (Mundo Deportivo)

  • Former European champions AC Milan could face exclusion from next season's Europa League as a result of breaching Financial Fair Play rules.
    (La Gazzetta dello Sport)

  • Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez is confident defender Jamaal Lascelles, 24, will remain at St James' Park despite interest from some of the top six clubs.
    (Newcastle Chronicle)

  • West Brom midfielder James McClean, 29, suggests he is keen for a summer move, following the club's relegation.
    (Irish Mirror)

  • Leighton Baines is ready to quit Everton and the Premier League for a contract in MLS.

  • Brighton are closing on Paris St-Germain's Malian defender Moussa Sissako, 17.

  • Defender Darragh Lenihan, 24, says he would be keen to discuss a new contract at Blackburn Rovers as he enters the final 12 months of his current deal.
    (Lancashire Telegraph)


  • Unai Emery was the "unanimous" choice to "drive the next chapter" of Arsenal's history after being confirmed as the club's head coach, says chief executive Ivan Gazidis.

  • Unai Emery will have little say on transfers when he is appointed as Arsenal's next manager.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Emery intends to make midfielder Aaron Ramsey, 27, central to his plans with the Gunners despite the Wales player being linked with a move away.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Unai Emery will be allowed to bring in four new senior coaches when he takes the Arsenal manager's job.

  • Stoke City have announced the appointment of Gary Rowett as their new manager on a three-year contract.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Assistant coach Mikel Arteta is set for a new deal at Manchester City after missing out on the Arsenal job.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Swansea have held talks with Ostersunds FK manager Graham Potter over their vacant managerial post.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Frank Lampard is no longer in the running to replace Mick McCarthy as Ipswich manager.
    (Sky Sports)

  • New York City manager and former Arsenal midfielder Patrick Vieira has denied reports he is set to join Nice as manager.

  • Carlo Ancelotti has held talks with Napoli's president in Rome about becoming their new manager.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is considering taking a break from football if he is sacked by the club.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Jose Mourinho told his Manchester United players in the final weeks of the season: "Back me or leave".

  • Meanwhile, Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri could end up at Chelsea, with the Italian Serie A side in talks with former Blues manager Carlo Ancelotti.


  • England players are concerned by possible racial abuse of family and friends at Russia World Cup.

  • Argentina and Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero has been ruled out of the World Cup due to a knee injury.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Wayne Rooney will arrive in Washington on Thursday for talks and a medical with MLS side DC United.
    (Sky Sports)

  • AC Milan are in danger of being banned from European competition for breaching financial fair play rules.
    (Sky Sports)

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