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Football Rumours on Wednesday 5th June 2019

last updated Wednesday 05th June 2019, 9:25 AM


  • Arsenal boss Unai Emery is ready to spend most of his £40m transfer budget on two Sampdoria players - Belgium midfielder Dennis Praet, 25, and 23-year-old Danish defender Joachim Andersen.

  • Arsenal boss Unai Emery has made Barcelona's France defender Samuel Umtiti, 25, his preferred defensive target this summer. The club have also scouted RB Leipzig's 20-year-old France U21 centre-back Dayot Upamecano.
    (Daily Star)

  • Tottenham have joined Manchester United in keeping tabs on Norwich starlet Ben Godfrey.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Tottenham, Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United are all interested in a £60m move for Leicester City's 22-year-old England midfielder James Maddison.
    (Daily Star)

  • Real Betis and Argentina midfielder Giovani lo Celso, 23, wants to join Tottenham.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has told Real Madrid that Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen, 27, is not for sale this summer.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Paris St-Germain and France forward Kylian Mbappe, 20, has handed in a transfer request.

  • Chelsea are confident 18-year-old England forward Callum Hudson-Odoi will sign a new £100,00-a-week deal at Stamford Bridge, despite interest from Bayern Munich.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Manchester City have triggered Joao Felix's release clause with a £106m bid for the 19-year-old Benfica and Portugal forward.

  • Juventus have contacted Manchester United over the possibility of re-signing midfielder Paul Pogba. The 26-year-old France international has indicated that he would be happy to rejoin the Serie A club, where he spent four years from 2012-2016.

  • United could get 25-year-old Argentina forward Paulo Dybala as part of a swap deal with Juve for Pogba.
    (Daily Express)

  • Liverpool have joined the race to sign Ajax and Netherlands defender Matthijs de Ligt. The 19-year-old is also a target for Manchester United and Barcelona.

  • Leicester will allow England defender Harry Maguire, 26, to leave the King Power Stadium if their £85m price tag is met.

  • Former England captain David Beckham wants to sign Barcelona and Uruguay striker Luis Suarez, 32, for his new MLS side Inter Miami.
    (Be Soccer)

  • Spain midfielder Rodrigo, 28, has asked Atletico Madrid to "give him space" amid reported interest from Manchester City.

  • Manchester United are close to a breakthrough in their pursuit of Swansea and Wales winger Daniel James, with AS Monaco also expressing an interest in the 21-year-old.
    (London Evening Standard)

  • United have bid £84m for Napoli and Senegal centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly, 27.
    (Corriere dello Sport)

  • Atletico Madrid are confident of signing 28-year-old Spain defender Marcos Alonso from Chelsea.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Manchester United are also looking at Frankfurt's French striker Sebastien Haller, 24.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Watford boss Javi Gracia wants to bring Standard Liege and Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa to Vicarage Road. The 33-year-old is out of contract this summer.
    (Watford Observer)

  • English striker Jay Rodriguez, 29, could leave West Brom this summer for £5m after the Baggies put a release clause in his contract last year.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Ex-Gunners midfielder Freddie Ljungberg is set to join Emery's first-team coaching staff at Emirates Stadium next season.

  • Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp could take a year's sabbatical from football management when his contract at Anfield expires in 2022.

  • Derby have checked on Charlton manager Lee Bowyer, amid speculation Rams boss Frank Lampard is to join Chelsea.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Juventus chief Fabio Paratici has told Maurizio Sarri he is not the only person in the frame to become their new manager.


  • England's Nations League semi-final with Holland on Thursday night will feel like a home match - with around 20,000 Three Lions supporters expected in Portugal.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Arsenal are ready to reward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with a new £200,000-a-week deal.

  • Everton club captain Phil Jagielka has confirmed he is leaving the club later this month.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Daniel Sturridge and Alberto Moreno will leave Liverpool this summer when their contracts expire.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Premier League clubs will decide whether to become the first football competition to show VAR replays on big screens in stadiums when the system is introduced into the top flight next season.

  • Argentina legend Diego Maradona says he should be the next manager of United. The 58-year-old is boss of Mexican second division side Dorados.

  • Liverpool have until September to proceed with existing plans to expand Anfield or pursue a bigger project that could raise the capacity past 60,000.

  • Diego Costa has been accused of income tax fraud in 2014 worth just over €1m (£887,534).
    (Sky Sports)

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