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Football Rumours on Wednesday 8th April 2020

last updated Wednesday 08th April 2020, 8:54 AM


  • Arsenal, Chelsea and Celtic are interested in Middlesbrough and Republic of Ireland U17 forward Calum Kavanagh, 16.

  • Interest from Barcelona could scupper Arsenal's hopes of signing Layvin Kurzawa when the PSG defender's contract expires in the summer.
    (Daily Express)

  • AC Milan are lining up a fresh £35m offer for Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira after a failed bid last year.

  • Juventus are willing to let Cristiano Ronaldo go back to his former club Real Madrid for £50m.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Real Madrid have delayed their attempts to try and sign France striker Kylian Mbappe, 21, from Paris Saint-Germain until 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Liverpool are the latest club to show an interest in Lille midfielder Boubakary Soumare, 21. Real Madrid, Manchester United, Chelsea and Newcastle are also keen on the France U21 player.

  • Meanwhile the Reds are interested in signing Brazilian defender Diego Carlos, 27, from Sevilla.

  • Chelsea's hopes of signing AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma could have improved because of FIFA's announcement over the summer transfer window, which are expected to lead to a buyer's market especially for players whose contracts are running down.
    (Daily Mail)

  • AC Milan have made an approach to sign Manchester City midfielder David Silva. The 34-year-old former Spain player is out of contract at the end of the season.
    (Corriere Dello Sport)

  • Manchester United have opened talks over a deal for Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Borussia Dortmund have identified Valencia's Ferran Torres as a possible replacement should Jadon Sancho decide to return to England in the summer.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Manchester United are struggling to find a buyer for Alexis Sanchez, 31, because he is unwilling to take a pay cut. The Chile forward, on loan at Inter Milan, has two years left on his deal at Old Trafford.
    (London Evening Standard)

  • Alexis Sanchez is ready to sit tight and see out the remaining two years of his £400k-a-week Manchester United contract in order to avoid a pay cut.
    (Daily Star)

  • The Toffees are tracking the progress of namesake Everton Soares. The Brazil forward 24, has a £104m release clause in his contract at Gremio.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • The 2022 World Cup is highly unlikely to be moved from Qatar despite the latest criminal indictment by the US Department of Justice.


  • England and Tottenham legend Jimmy Greaves has been admitted to hospital.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Tottenham have reminded their squad about social distancing after Jose Mourinho was seen working in a public park with Tanguy Ndombele.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Championship clubs are considering a "nuclear option" of going into group administration in a move that could change the face of English football.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani has agreed to pay his players a two per cent bonus when football resumes after they agreed to wage deferrals last month.
    (Daily Mail)

  • The English Football League is to appeal against a decision to clear Birmingham of a misconduct charge related to an alleged financial breach.
    (Sky Sports)

  • All Bundesliga clubs have returned to training for the first time since the season was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Sunderland have placed first-team players, contracted academy players and backroom staff on furlough leave due to the coronavirus pandemic.
    (Sky Sports)

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