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Football Rumours on Wednesday 6th July 2016

last updated Wednesday 06th July 2016, 8:59 AM

  • Arsene Wenger is taking Dutch keeper Guy Smit on a fortnight's trial at Arsenal.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Tottenham are set to complete the £16m signing of AZ Alkmaar striker Vincent Janssen, 22. Spurs had an £11m bid turned down in June.
    ( Sun )

  • And Mauricio Pochettino will turn his attention to a £17m bid for Newcastle midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum once Janssen's signature is secured.
    ( Daily Telegraph )

  • Arsenal are ready to compete with Chelsea to sign Spain forward Alvaro Morata, 23, from Real Madrid - but the European champions must lower their £57m asking price.
    (London Evening Standard)

  • Manchester United chief executive Ed Woodward has held face-to-face talks with Paul Pogba's representatives, as new manager Jose Mourinho seeks to make the 23-year-old his fourth major signing.
    ( Guardian )

  • Arsene Wenger is prepared to pay £34.2m to trigger France and Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette's release clause. West Ham have already had several bids rejected for the 25-year-old.
    ( Daily Telegraph )

  • Valencia have rejected a £40m move from Chelsea for 22-year-old midfielder Andre Gomes.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • And Chelsea will face competition for Gomes' signature from Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona, who will also go head-to-head to secure Palmeiras' 19-year-old forward Gabriel Jesus.
    ( Marca )

  • Blaise Matuidi has been given time off from France's Euro 2016 campaign to secure a move to Manchester United. The 29-year-old defensive midfielder would follow Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Old Trafford from Paris St-Germain.
    ( Independent )

  • Everton are exploring the possibility of signing Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, 29, and are confident of tying up a £28m deal for 27-year-old Belgium and Zenit St Petersburg midfielder Axel Witsel.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Napoli were also keen on Witsel and have now turned their attentions to Udinese midfielder Piotr Zielinski, 22. Liverpool are also interested in the Poland international.
    ( Talksport )

  • Juventus are keen on Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic, 27. It is thought the Serb is keen to leave Stamford Bridge but the Blues would want £18m.
    ( Talksport )

  • West Ham striker Enner Valencia, 26, is wanted by Lazio. The Serie A side want the Colombian on a season-long loan with a view to a £10m transfer but the Hammers are keen to recoup the £12m they paid for the player.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Watford are considering a £20m bid for West Brom striker Saido Berahino, 22.
    ( Daily Telegraph )

  • The proposed deal for Berahino may include Odion Ighalo, 27, as a makeweight. The Nigerian scored 15 Premier League goals last season.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • The Hornets are also hopeful of signing Genk midfielder Wilfred Ndidi, 19, for a fee of £6m.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Stoke boss Mark Hughes is in pole position to sign Egyptian striker Ramadan Sobhi. The 19-year-old will cost £3.5m from Al Ahly.
    ( Sun )

  • Premier League champions Leicester City are interested in Fiorentina striker Nicola Kalinic, 28.
    ( Daily Express )

  • Serie A side Sampdoria are interested in Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli, 25. President Massimo Ferrero said that he has "tried to tell" the player to join the club.
    ( Liverpool Echo )

  • Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has called new Celtic signing Moussa Dembele, 19, an "exciting player" and believes Bayern Munich, Monaco and Juventus were all interested in the forward.
    ( Daily Record )

  • Aston Villa are closing in a £4.1m deal for Hellas Verona goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini, 21.
    ( Birmingham Mail )

  • Bolton captain Darren Pratley, 30, has been given clearance to start talks with QPR over a possible move.
    ( Bolton News )

  • QPR winger Matty Phillips, 25, has had a medical at West Brom after the clubs agreed a £5.5m fee.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Iceland international Johann Berg Gudmundsson could become Burnley's first summer signing after Charlton accepted a £2.5m offer for the 25-year-old winger.
    ( South London Press )


  • Antonio Conte will axe goalkeeper coach Christophe Lollichon at Chelsea after a falling out with Thibaut Courtois and replace him with Italy coach Gianluca Spinelli.
    ( Sun )


  • Sir Alex Ferguson believes England should appoint Sam Allardyce as their next manager, if the FA opts for an English candidate.
    ( SkySports )


  • Leicester City midfielder Andy King will be Chris Coleman's pick to replace Aaron Ramsey when Wales face Portugal in their Euro 2016 semi-final on Wednesday.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Liverpool star Mamadou Sakho will launch a passionate defence when he finally faces a UEFA drugs hearing on Thursday.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Jose Mourinho has offered Man United mascot Fred the Red a new contract
    ( Soccernet )


  • A Wales fan has started a petition to have midfielder Aaron Ramsey's ban for Wednesday's Euro 2016 semi-final against Portugal overturned.

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