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Football Rumours on Wednesday 31st July 2019

last updated Wednesday 31st July 2019, 9:31 AM


  • Arsenal are closing in on a deal for 22-year-old Celtic and Scotland left-back Kieran Tierney.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Juventus' Moise Kean, 19, turned down a switch to Arsenal in favour of Everton because the Gunners could not guarantee the Italy striker first-team football.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Arsenal centre-back Shkodran Mustafi's father and agent has played down the 27-year-old Germany international moving to an Italian club.

  • Newcastle's England Under-21 goalkeeper Freddie Woodman, 22, is a target for Celtic and Arsenal, as well as two unnamed Championship clubs.

  • Roma still want to sign Toby Alderweireld and are prepared to offer him a £3.2m a-year contract.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Arsenal and Rennes chiefs have held talks in London over a deal for Laurent Koscielny.
    (Daily Star)

  • French champions Paris St-Germain have vetoed Barcelona's move for 27-year-old forward Neymar.

  • Alternatively, PSG officials will meet their Barcelona counterparts to discuss a deal which will take Brazil international Neymar back to the Spanish club.
    (Daily Express)

  • Bristol City are set to bid £7m for Newcastle's Ciaran Clark if Adam Webster leaves for Brighton.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Manchester United are interested in signing Barca and France centre-back Samuel Umtiti, 25.
    (Le10 Sport)

  • Inter Milan and Argentina striker Mauro Icardi, 26, could be heading to Napoli in an 80m euros (£73m) deal.
    (Corriere dello Sport)

  • Bayern Munich chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says he did not understand why manager Niko Kovac said the club were confident of signing Manchester City's 23-year-old Germany winger Leroy Sane.

  • Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane says he does not know if 28-year-old Colombia attacking midfielder James Rodriguez will be at the Spanish club next season.

  • Crystal Palace have made a bid of about £14m for CSKA Moscow and Russia striker Fedor Chalov, 21.
    (Sky Sports)

  • West Brom have received no offers from Aston Villa for Scotland winger Matt Phillips, 28.
    (Birmingham Mail)

  • Villa are leading Premier League rivals Newcastle United in the race to sign 22-year-old Liverpool and Wales winger Harry Wilson in a £20m deal.
    (Daily Star)

  • The Magpies have had a £4.5m bid for Amiens and Sweden's 24-year-old right-back Emil Krafth rejected.

  • Partizan's Serbia centre-back Strahinja Pavlovic, 18, is "flattered" by rumours linking him with a move to Celtic.
    (Daily Record)

  • Preston North End have rejected a loan bid from Wigan Athletic for 26-year-old Jamaica-born midfielder Daniel Johnson.
    (Lancashire Evening Post)

  • Mauricio Pochettino says his job title should be changed from manager to head coach as he has no influence over transfer activity.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Former Chelsea and Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho will return to management when the right opportunity arises.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed the Manchester United's worst fear that defender Eric Bailly has been ruled out for "four or five months." Bailly was stretchered off during the pre-season victory over Tottenham last Thursday.

  • Bournemouth's Dan Gosling faces a three-month lay-off with a freak injury. Midfield dynamo Gosling has detached a muscle from his hip and underwent surgery to repair the damage.

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