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Football Rumours on Wednesday 31st March 2021

last updated Wednesday 31st March 2021, 9:41 AM





TRANSFER RUMOURS

  • Arsenal, Leicester City and Strasbourg are interested in Valenciennes' 17-year-old French defender Ismael Doukoure.
    (Foot Mercato)


  • Egypt international midfielder Mohamed Elneny, 28, wants to renew his contract with Arsenal rather than pursue offers from clubs in Turkey.
    (Football London)


  • Tottenham striker Harry Kane, 27, will be targeted by Manchester City if the Premier League leaders fail to sign Borussia Dortmund's Erling Braut Haaland this summer.
    (Times)


  • Manchester City and Chelsea have both identified Inter Milan's 27-year-old Belgian forward Romelu Lukaku as their back-up choice if they fail to sign 20-year-old Haaland.
    (Eurosport)


  • However, City are confident of signing Norway international Haaland this summer as Sergio Aguero's replacement.
    (Manchester Evening News)


  • Manchester City will have to fork out a mind-blowing £600,000-a-week to land Erling Haaland in a package costing over £300m.
    (Sun)


  • Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish, 25, could miss out on a move to Pep Guardiola's side, with City put off by a £100m valuation of the England midfielder.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Manchester United have made an offer for Argentine forward Aguero, 32, who will leave Manchester City in the summer, with Chelsea, Inter Milan and Paris St-Germain also among the clubs to table their interest.
    (Daily Star)


  • Barcelona, seen as favourites to to land Aguero, do not see him as a priority signing and rate Lyon's 27-year-old Netherlands striker Memphis Depay, Dortmund's Haaland and Inter's Lukaku as younger, better options.
    (Mundo Deportivo)


  • RB Leipzig's France Under-21 defender Ibrahima Konate, 21, has already passed some medical tests before a potential move to Liverpool.
    (RMC Sport)


  • Liverpool attacker Mohamed Salah says it is possible he will play in Spain in the future. The 28-year-old Egypt international has been linked with Real Madrid and Barcelona.
    (Marca)


  • Leeds United's record signing Rodrigo, 30, is unhappy at Elland Road and keen to return to La Liga in a bid to try and re-establish himself with the Spain squad. Both Real Betis and Sevilla have been linked with the striker.
    (Fichajes)


  • Leeds are one of a number of clubs interested in signing former Tottenham winger Noni Madueke, who has emerged as a top talent with PSV.
    (Daily Star)


  • Argentina midfielder Rodrigo de Paul, 26, continues to favour a move to Leeds United if he leaves Italian side Udinese this summer, despite interest from Champions League last-16 side Atalanta.
    (Tutto Atalanta)


  • Crystal Palace, West Ham and Wolves are all monitoring Stoke City's and Australia defender Harry Souttar, 22.
    (Daily Express)


  • Manchester United, Chelsea and Paris St-Germain remain in the race to sign Rennes 18-year-old midfielder Eduardo Camavinga, with the France Under-21 international hesitant about a move to Real Madrid if compatriot Zinedine Zidane does not remain in charge at the Bernabeu.
    (AS)


  • Crystal Palace and Belgium striker Christian Benteke, 30, is interesting Turkish sides Galatasaray and Besiktas as he nears the end of his contract at Selhurst Park.
    (Sport Witness)


  • Sheffield United's Malian midfielder Ismaila Coulibaly, 20, has impressed on loan at Belgian side Beerschot and may be sold before he ever appears for the Blades.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Manchester United's powerbrokers held talks with Edinson Cavani on Tuesday as they look to convince him to stay.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Newcastle United's Japanese striker Yoshinori Muto, 28, wants to join loan club Eibar on a permanent deal.
    (Chronicle Live)


  • Peterborough United have set a price tag of at least £5m for League One leading scorer Jonson Clarke-Harris, 26, who has been linked with Bournemouth and Sheffield United.
    (Bristol Post)


  • Everton's promising 19-year-old midfielder Rhys Hughes could leave on loan for a Championship side after progressing well in the Toffees' under-23 team.
    (Liverpool Echo)


  • Preston North End and Derby County are interested in Luton Town striker James Collins, 30, with the Republic of Ireland international also in demand in the United States.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Sassuolo and Italy midfielder Manuel Locatelli, 23, who has attracted interest from Manchester City and Real Madrid in recent months, is expected to join Juventus next season.
    (Tuttosport)


  • Juventus will look to fund a move for 22-year-old Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar by offloading fellow Frenchman Adrien Rabiot, 25, and Wales international Aaron Ramsey, 30.
    (Calcio Mercato)



MANAGEMENT STUFF

  • Burnley will turn to former Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder, 53, if Clarets boss Sean Dyche, 49 - a target for Crystal Palace and Newcastle - decides to leave Turf Moor this summer.
    (Daily Mail)



INTERNATIONAL STUFF

  • Gareth Southgate is expected to revert to a back three in England's World Cup Qualifier against Poland on Wednesday and will make a late decision on Mason Mount.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Aidy Boothroyd has labelled the England U21 job as "utterly impossible" and defended the Young Lions' selection policy.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Justin Cochrane has emerged as a strong candidate should Aidy Boothroyd lose his job as England U21 coach.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Dan James' late header gave Wales a vital 1-0 victory over Czech Republic in World Cup Qualifying Group E as both sides ended the game with 10 men in Cardiff.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Victor Lindelof has left Sweden's squad early and returned to Manchester for 'personal reasons'.
    (Sun)


  • World Cup winner Kylian Mbappe, 22, has told French selectors that he will not be available to play at this summer's Olympic Games in Tokyo, with the Paris St-Germain striker instead keen to focus on deciding his club future. He has a new contract with PSG to consider, while Liverpool, Manchester City and Real Madrid are all interested in his signature.
    (Le Parisien)


  • An international window to forget for the Republic of Ireland ended with a 1-1 draw against Qatar in Hungary.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Stephen Kenny has insisted criticism of his reign to date is "irrelevant" to him as he attempts to build a new-look Republic of Ireland team.
    (Sky Sports)



OTHER STUFF

  • The takeover of Wigan Athletic by Bahraini-funded group Phoenix 2021 Limited has been completed.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Premier League stars are set to face up to referee Mike Dean for another season amid reports he will delay his retirement.
    (Sun)


  • Steven Davis has told Sky Sports News he wants to explore the option of management when he finishes playing.
    (Sky Sports)


  • The FA is expected to tell UEFA it will plan for Wembley Stadium to be 50 per cent full for the Euro 2020 semi-finals and final but will have the flexibility to increase the capacity at short notice if the government lifts restrictions.
    (Times)


  • UEFA's plans to reform the Champions League face being derailed after European clubs dramatically objected to the proposals at the final moment, adding to widespread concerns.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Middlesbrough have been fined £10,000 and warned about their future conduct after players and officials were found guilty of not behaving in an orderly fashion.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Brora Rangers crowned champions after three games. The Scottish Highland League and Lowland league seasons have been ended early on a points-per-game-basis.
    (Sky Sports)




















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