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Football Rumours on Wednesday 30th June 2021

last updated Wednesday 30th June 2021, 9:19 AM





TRANSFER RUMOURS

  • Arsenal are expected to submit an official bid for Sheffield United goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale, 23, after he returns home from Euro 2020 duty with England.
    (Sheffield Star)


  • Juventus have entered the race to sign Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka with Serie A rivals Roma also said to be interested in the 28-year-old Switzerland captain.
    (Calciomercato)


  • Aston Villa are hopeful of tying captain Jack Grealish, 25, down to a new £150,000-a-week deal amid interest from Premier League champions Manchester City in the England midfielder.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Manchester United sent a scout to watch France and Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot, 26, as the world champions lost their Euro 2020 last-16 encounter with Switzerland on Monday night.
    (Daily Star)


  • Arsenal are in talks with Benfica over a £6m deal for left-back Nuno Tavares and have made an improved bid for Anderlecht's Albert Sambi Lokonga.
    (Daily Mail)


  • English midfielder Emile Smith Rowe has a "verbal agreement" to sign a new contract with Arsenal. Aston Villa have seen at least two offers turned down by the north London side for the 20-year-old, with their first offer of £25m dismissed earlier this month.
    (Daily Express)


  • Leicester are closing in on a £45m double swoop for Boubakary Soumare from Lille and Patson Daka from Red Bull Salzburg as they target "winners".
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Crystal Palace, Southampton and Norwich City are eyeing a deal for Borussia Dortmund's 29-year-old Danish midfielder Thomas Delaney, whose contract with the German side expires in 2022.
    (Sky Germany)


  • Chelsea are interested in signing 31-year-old Barcelona midfielder Miralem Pjanic this summer, The Bosnian only joined 12 months ago from Juventus but the Spanish side are looking to significantly reduce their wage bill.
    (Sun)


  • English midfielder Jack Harrison, 24, is expected to complete a permanent move to Leeds United this week having been on loan with them from Manchester City for the past three seasons.
    (Manchester Evening News)


  • Leeds are also set to complete the signing of Barcelona full-back Junior Firpo, 24, after edging out several Premier League and Serie A clubs to land the former Spain under-21 international.
    (Goal)


  • Manchester United have turned their attention away from Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele, 24, after the Frenchman suffered an injury setback at Euro 2020.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Rotherham are set to up their bid closer to £300,000 to land St Johnstone star Shaun Rooney.
    (Daily Record)


  • Liverpool are in 'advanced talks' to sign Brazilian midfielder Otavio, 25, from Porto as they continue their search for a replacement for Gini Wijnaldum.
    (Daily Express)


  • Aston Villa are interested in signing Manchester United centre-back Axel Tuanzebe on loan for the 2021-22 season with the 23-year-old having had two previous loan spells at Villa Park.
    (Football Insider)


  • Villa also remain keen on Chelsea's England striker Tammy Abraham, 23, whose £40m price-tag will be too expensive for West Ham.
    (Eurosport)


  • Jose Mourinho reportedly wants to take Manchester United star Edinson Cavani to Roma this summer, with an agreement supposedly in place.
    (Daily Star)


  • Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley is reluctant to pay a fee for players over the age of 27 which has resulted in talks with Southampton over signing Gabon midfielder Mario Lemina, who is 28 in September, hitting a stumbling block.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Swansea City right-back Connor Roberts has emerged as a target for Burnley, with the 25-year-old Wales international having just one year left on his contract with the Championship side.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Juventus expect striker Cristiano Ronaldo, 36, to make a decision on his future soon following Portugal's elimination from Euro 2020. The five-time Ballon d'Or winner's contract at the Serie A side runs until 2022.
    (Tuttosport)



MANAGEMENT STUFF

  • Tottenham Director of Football Fabio Paratici is ready to push ahead with Nuno Espirito Santo's appointment as Spurs boss after arriving in London for the first time on Tuesday.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Patrick Vieira has agreed to become the new Crystal Palace manager.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Rafael Benitez is set to be announced as the new Everton manager on Wednesday.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Barnsley have appointed Markus Schopp as their new head coach on a three-year contract after Valerien Ismael left for West Brom last week.
    (Sky Sports)



INTERNATIONAL STUFF

  • Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane struck in the second half to send England into the quarter-finals of Euro 2020 with a historic 2-0 win over Germany.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Gareth Southgate has described England's display against Germany as "immense" - but warned his players must quickly refocus for their quarter-final.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Ukraine set up a Euro 2020 quarter-final clash with England as Artem Dovbyk's header in stoppage time of extra-time secured a 2-1 victory over 10-man Sweden.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Frank de Boer has stepped down as Netherlands coach two days after the team crashed out of Euro 2020 at the hands of Czech Republic.
    (Sky Sports)



OTHER STUFF

  • Fernandinho has signed a one-year deal to remain at Manchester City until the end of the 2021/22 season.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Manchester United have begun installing 1,500 rail seats at Old Trafford ahead of a trial for the upcoming season.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Josh King has accused Carlo Ancelotti of lying to persuade him to join Everton.
    (Daily Mail)




















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