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Football Rumours on Wednesday 24th June 2020

last updated Wednesday 24th June 2020, 11:05 AM


  • Arsenal are expected to agree an extension to Portuguese defender Cedric Soares' loan from Southampton and want to sign the 28-year-old permanently on a free transfer this summer.

  • Portuguese midfielder William Carvalho, 28, has reached an agreement with Leicester City, with the Premier League club now just needing to agree a fee with Real Betis.

  • Crystal Palace are getting closer to signing Nathan Ferguson after West Brom confirmed the 19-year-old English defender had rejected a new contract.

  • Manchester United have been offered the opportunity to sign winger Willian on a free transfer with his Chelsea career coming to an end.
    (Daily Star)

  • Manchester United's English midfielder Dion McGhee, 19, is wanted by West Ham, Rangers and AZ Alkmaar.
    (Manchester Evening News)

  • Inter could lose loanees Nigeria midfielder Victor Moses, 29, and Chile forward Alexis Sanchez, 31, for the remainder of the season because parent clubs Chelsea and Manchester United do not want to grant an extension to their deals.
    (Sky Sports Italia)

  • Manchester City are leading the race to sign Kalidou Koulibaly - with Liverpool prioritising other areas of their squad this summer.

  • Juventus have agreed a 80m euro (£72.5m) fee with Barcelona to sign 22-year-old Brazilian Arthur - but must still convince the midfielder to join them.
    (Sky Sports)

  • The Serie A side are also interested in Chelsea midfielder Jorginho, but the 28-year-old Italian is unlikely to leave Stamford Bridge.

  • Rennes have offered Monaco 15m euros (£13.55m) for French defender Benoit Badiashile, 19.
    (RMC Sport)


  • Middlesbrough have sacked head caoch Jonathan Woodgate and named Neil Warnock as his immediate replacemen.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Neil Warnock wants to make Reading and the Wales defender Chris Gunter his first signing as new Middlesbrough manager.

  • Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is open to offloading Matteo Guendouzi with frustration mounting over the midfielder's antics - including catching him on camera acting up during training.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Gabriel Martinelli will be out for "months" with a knee injury, says Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Former Arsenal and Germany goalkeeper Jens Lehmann, 50, is keen to become Dundee United's next manager.
    (Dundee Evening Telegraph)

  • Dumbarton manager Jim Duffy is recovering in hospital after suffering a heart attack.
    (Scottish Sun)


  • Liverpool's potential title-winning game against Manchester City next Thursday is set to go ahead at the Etihad Stadium with the authorities ready to give the green light to what was previously viewed as a high-risk game.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Arsenal's Brazilian midfielder Gabriel Martinelli, 19, could miss the rest of season after suffering a knee problem in training.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Football's authorities in England are exploring the possibility of using the Community Shield as a test event for the return of fans before the start of next season.

  • Arsenal are on the verge of finalising new deals with David Luiz, Cedric Soares and Pablo Mari as they seek to bring some much-needed clarity to Mikel Arteta's squad after weeks of uncertainty. The owners of West Ham are not actively looking to sell the club after reports of interest from a group from the United Arab Emirates.
    (Daily Star)

  • Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero wants knee surgery straight away to save his Champions League dream.

  • Chelsea's plans for a £1billion redevelopment of Stamford Bridge have been handed a lifeline after the deadline for building work to commence was extended.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • English striker Andy Carroll, 31, is expected to sign a one-year extension to his current Newcastle United deal.
    (Newcastle Chronicle)

  • There was a big step taken towards a new San Siro stadium after a meeting between AC Milan, Inter Milan and city planners.
    (Gazzetta dello Sport)

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