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Football Rumours on Saturday 25th May 2019
2019-05-25 09:27:47



TRANSFER RUMOURS

  • Arsenal are set to sell midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan, 30, this summer despite backing the Armenia captain after he opted against playing in next week's Europa League final in Baku over security fears. Mkhitaryan scored six goals in 25 Premier League games in 2018-19.
    (Sun)


  • Everton are favourites to sign Arsenal and England forward Danny Welbeck, 28, on a free transfer this summer.
    (London Evening Standard)


  • Arsenal and Manchester United are both keen on Paris St-Germain central midfielder Adrien Rabiot, 24, with the France international out of favour at the Ligue 1 champions.
    (Daily Star)


  • The Gunners are also preparing a bid for Bournemouth's Scotland winger Ryan Fraser, 25, with the player valued at £30m.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Arsenal are looking at launching a shock transfer bid for Reading's 18-year-old striker Danny Loader.
    (Sun)


  • Tottenham are planning to spend £80m on Bournemouth's England striker Callum Wilson, 27, and his Cherries team-mate David Brooks, 21.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Fernando Llorente has attracted interest from West Ham and Leicester ahead of his departure from Tottenham.
    (Sun)


  • Manchester United are in the running to sign Atletico Madrid's France World Cup winning forward Antoine Griezmann after doubts emerged over the 28-year-old's reported move to Barcelona.
    (Independent)


  • United are also set to move for Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos, 33, who could leave the club this summer after 14 years.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Manchester United have stepped up attempts to land Lyon striker Moussa Dembele this summer.
    (Sun)


  • Everton are demanding at least £100m for Richarlison - with Manchester United and Barcelona eyeing a shock move this summer.
    (Sun)


  • Chelsea's Spanish defender Marcos Alonso, 28, may consider a move away from Stamford Bridge despite signing a five-year contract last October.
    (London Evening Standard)


  • Meanwhile, Blues and Belgium forward Eden Hazard, 28, wants his move to Real Madrid to be tied up by 4 June, but the clubs are still some £26m apart in their valuations with Real so far offering £86m and Chelsea looking for closer to £112m.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Manchester United and Spain keeper David de Gea, 28, is no nearer signing a new contract at Old Trafford even though his deal expires next summer. De Gea, who has been at United since 2011, can sign a pre-contract agreement with foreign clubs from January 2020.
    (Sky Sports)


  • The Red Devils could be on alert as Ajax's 19-year-old defender Matthijs de Ligt, who is a target for a number of clubs, has 'liked' a social media image of the club's 2008 Champions League success.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Liverpool and England defender Nathaniel Clyne, 28, is attracting interest from Italian side Napoli as well as Crystal Palace, West Ham and Bournemouth. The Reds want £15m for Clyne, who spent the second half of the 2018-19 season at Bournemouth.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Atletico Madrid and Valencia are both interested in signing Monaco's former Manchester United and Chelsea loan signing striker Radamel Falcao this summer. The 33-year-old Colombian spent two seasons at Atletico between 2011 and 2013.
    (L'Equipe)


  • Newcastle midfielder Sean Longstaff, 21, could be the subject of a £25m bid from Manchester United, as manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer attempts to strengthen his midfield.
    (London Evening Standard)



MANAGEMENT STUFF

  • Chelsea want to keep Maurizio Sarri next season - because they would rather have Frank Lampard spend another 12 months learning the ropes before they appoint him their manager.
    (Sun)


  • Juventus will make a formal approach for Maurizio Sarri immediately after the Europa League final.
    (Sun)


  • Former Chelsea and Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas, 41, is close to being appointed coach of Marseille. Rudi Garcia said on Wednesday he had decided to leave the Ligue 1 club at the end of the season.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Manchester United are in talks to bring in Norwich chief Stuart Webber as director of football at Old Trafford.
    (Sun)


  • Former Arsenal and England defender Sol Campbell, 44, has not been paid by League Two Macclesfield for two months. Campbell, who kept the Silkmen in the Football League, says he is staying at the club.
    (Sun)


  • Hibs boss Paul Heckingbottom is reportedly on Middlesbrough's radar as the Championship side hunt for a successor to Tony Pulis.
    (Daily Record)


  • Celtic have held talks with former Nurnberg boss Michael Kollner.
    (Daily Record)




INTERNATIONAL STUFF

  • Aidy Boothroyd has signed a two-year extension to continue as England under 21 head coach as he prepares for this summer's European Championship.
    (Daily Mail)




OTHER STUFF

  • Middlesbrough have stunned Derby by announcing their intention to sue the Championship club over alleged breaches of the EFL's profitability and sustainability rules.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Gateshead have been kicked out of the National League which could see them drop two divisions. They broke league rules on financial reporting and permitted loans, as well as defaulting on football creditors.
    (Sun)
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