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Football Rumours on Wednesday 27th May 2020

last updated Wednesday 27th May 2020, 9:11 AM


  • Arsenal and Tottenham are both competing over the free signing of Chelsea and Brazil midfielder Willian, 31, who is out of contract at Stamford Bridge this summer.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Newcastle have begun talks to sign Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho, 28, after Bayern Munich decided they will not be taking up their option to sign the Brazil international on a permanent deal.
    (Mundo Deportivo)

  • The Magpies have also identified Liverpool midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri, 28, as a major transfer target this summer. The Switzerland international has played just 10 times for the Reds this season.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Arsenal and Chelsea target Nicolas Tagliafico's agent has confirmed his client is set to leave Ajax.
    (Daily Star)

  • Wolves could move for Sporting Lisbon's Portuguese midfielder Joao Palhinha, 24, who has an £18m release clause.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Manchester City are leading the race to sign Ajax teenager Sontje Hansen, 18, who won the Golden Boot award at the Under-17 World Cup last summer.

  • Portuguese side Vitoria Guimaraes are looking to sign Crystal Palace teenager Jadan Raymond, 16, for £250,000 with the midfielder's contract expiring next month.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe says some members of his squad are feeling anxious about a return to football amid the coronavirus crisis.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Charlton manager Lee Bowyer is confident his side can battle their way out of relegation trouble, if the Championship resumes as hoped next month.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Dirt Kuyt & Henrik Larsson to become new Feyenoord management at end of the season.


  • The Premier League is looking at ways of taking fans to grounds digitally when the season resumes behind closed doors, including the potential use of the LED advertising boards and screens.
    (Daily Express)

  • The Premier League has dropped its opposition to matches that kick off at 3pm on Saturdays being shown on TV if they are played behind closed doors.

  • The Premier League's club managers backed the restart of the competition in a conference call on Tuesday and told the league's executive that they want a resumption date as soon as possible so they can fine-tune their planning.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • The £300m Saudi Arabia-funded takeover of Newcastle is in doubt after the World Trade Organisation ruled that the country is behind a pirate TV and streaming service that offers illegal access to sporting events.

  • The Premier League's referees will go from training at home and in local parks into match action when the season resumes, with no group sessions or game practice other than the clips they are asked to analyse online from home.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Gareth Bale says he still cannot understand why Real Madrid fans continue to boo him, admitting it has damaged his confidence.
    (Sky Sports)

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