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Football Rumours on Wednesday 6th April 2022

last updated Wednesday 06th April 2022, 9:34 AM





TRANSFER RUMOURS
  • Liverpool are closing in on three new signings. The Reds have reached agreements for Fulham's Portuguese midfielder Fabio Carvalho, 19, Celtic's Scottish winger Ben Doak, 16, and Derry City's 15-year-old Irish winger Trent Kone-Doherty.
    (Football Insider)


  • Arsenal will try to sell Iceland goalkeeper Alex Runarsson, 27, in the summer when he returns to the club after a loan spell at Belgian side Leuven..
    (Football London)


  • Tottenham Hotspur's England striker Harry Kane, 28, would be curious to listen to any offer from Manchester United this summer before making a decision on his long-term future.
    (The Athletic)


  • Paris St-Germain have made an offer to France midfielder Paul Pogba, 29, as he enters the final months of his Manchester United contract - but the Ligue 1 club have offered less money than United.
    (Manchester Evening News)


  • Barcelona flop Memphis Depay is being "seduced" by a return to the Premier League, with Arsenal among teams keen on the former Man Utd forward.
    (Sun)


  • Crystal Palace will listen to offers for Ivory Coast forward Wilfried Zaha, 29.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Former Liverpool striker Taiwo Awoniyi could make a return to England in the summer but, after signing him for only £6m, Union Berlin want £25m for the Newcastle and West Ham target.
    (Sun)


  • Manchester United and Atletico Madrid are among several teams considering a move for Benfica's 22-year-old Uruguay striker Darwin Nunez.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Real Madrid are leading the race to sign Monaco midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni, with Manchester City also interested in the £67m-rated 22-year-old France player.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Newcastle United are open to selling French forward Allan Saint-Maximin, 25, in the summer.
    (90min)


  • Newcastle have made Reims' 19-year-old French striker Hugo Ekitike their top attacking target this summer.
    (Football Insider)


  • The Magpies have set out a seven-player transfer wishlist which also includes Everton's England striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin, 25.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • But Newcastle are set to miss out on one target as AC Milan have agreed terms with Lille's 22-year-old Dutch centre-back Sven Botman following talks in the last week.
    (90min)


  • Newcastle have identified Nottingham Forest's Brennan Jonson as a summer target after scouting him in recent weeks.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Despite interest from Manchester United and Liverpool, Uruguay defender Ronald Araujo, 23, is close to agreeing a new long-term deal with Barcelona, his agent has confirmed.
    (ESPN)


  • Manchester City are keen on Le Havre midfielder Ilyes Benlebsir.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Tottenham are expected to trigger their option to sign Sweden winger Dejan Kulusevski, 21, from Juventus at the first opportunity this summer.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Spurs can exercise a clause to sign Kulusevski permanently for £25m, rather than wait until his loan expires, when the option could cost £33.5m.
    (Times)


  • Chelsea's 23-year-old United States winger Christian Pulisic has dismissed speculation linking him with a move away from Stamford Bridge.
    (Metro)


  • Real Madrid remain confident of signing 23-year-old France forward Kylian Mbappe from PSG this summer, despite reports suggesting he is close to agreeing a new deal to stay in Paris.
    (90min)


  • Barcelona want to sign Bayern Munich and Poland striker Robert Lewandowski, 33, who wants a three-year deal.
    (Sport)


  • Wales forward Gareth Bale, 32, will leave Real Madrid at the end of the season, but no decision has been made on where his future lies, his agent has said.
    (Deportes Cuatro)


  • Barcelona have met France winger Ousmane Dembele's agent in an attempt to start negotiations with the 24-year-old, who cost £135m in 2017, out of contract in the summer.
    (Daily Mail)



MANAGEMENT STUFF

  • The potential appointment of Erik ten Hag as Manchester United manager could see 20-year-old Dutch defender Jurrien Timber and 22-year-old Brazilian winger Antony follow from Ajax this summer.
    (Daily Express)


  • United's interim manager Ralf Rangnick could use his RB Leipzig contacts to bring Austria midfielder Konrad Laimer, 24, to Old Trafford.
    (Daily Express)


  • Manchester United's search for a new manager is at an advanced stage, with the final decision between Ajax coach Ten Hag and PSG's Mauricio Pochettino imminent.
    (The National)


  • Dutchman Ten Hag is in active communication with United and has received information from the club, including about the club's transfer budget and potential signings.
    (Daily Express)


  • Former England manager and United assistant manager Steve McClaren is under consideration to become Ten Hag's number two, should the Dutchman be appointed at Old Trafford.
    (Guardian)



INTERNATIONAL STUFF

  • Ronald Koeman has signed a three-year deal to return as Netherlands boss from 2023.
    (Sky Sports)



OTHER STUFF

  • Middlesbrough boss Chris Wilder insists there is nothing to fear from Fulham's Aleksandar Mitrovic as he has watched his defenders deal with Cristiano Ronaldo, Harry Kane and Romelu Lukaku this season.
    (Northern Echo)


  • Arsenal are set to offer a new contract to young forward Khayon Edwards, who has been dubbed "the next Bukayo Saka".
    (Sun)


  • Manchester City are hopeful of agreeing a new contract with 21-year-old England midfielder Phil Foden before the end of the season.
    (90min)


  • West Brom are trying to tie down Dara O'Shea to a new deal after Steve Bruce tipped the defender as a future club captain.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • American businessman Chris Kirchner has emerged as the favourite to take over Derby County, after detailed talks with the club's administrators over the past few days.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain, 34, who plays for Inter Miami - the Major League Soccer side part-owned by David Beckham - will retire at the end of the current season, according to his father.
    (Marca)


  • Manchester United are spending millions on state-of-the-art upgrades to their Aon Training Complex at Carrington which include a games room.
    (Sun)


  • Michel Platini has filed a criminal complaint against FIFA president Gianni Infantino, accusing him of peddling influence.
    (Daily Telegraph)




















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