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Football Rumours on Thursday 9th July 2020
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TRANSFER RUMOURS

  • Arsenal have made an approach to sign French defender Malang Sarr after he left Nice but face competition from RB Leipzig for the 21-year-old.
    (Daily Express)


  • Ajax have joined Tottenham in the race to sign Southampton and Denmark midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, 24, with Everton also interested.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Norwich City want around £50m for defender Ben Godfrey, 22, with Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig among the clubs keen on the England Under-21 international.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Germany winger Kai Havertz, 21, is ready to hand in a transfer request at Bayer Leverkusen after telling Chelsea he wants to join them this summer.
    (Daily Star)


  • Chelsea hope to take advantage of Havertz's desire to join his Germany international team-mates Timo Werner, 24, and Antonio Rudiger, 27, at Stamford Bridge.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Kevin de Bruyne's agent has rubbished talk that the 29-year-old Belgium midfielder is set for a move away from Manchester City to join Real Madrid or Paris St-Germain.
    (Daily Star)


  • The agent of Aston Villa's Jack Grealish, 24, says the midfielder has not reached an agreement to sign for Manchester United with his club valuing him at around £80m.
    (Metro)


  • Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil, 31, only wants to move to Turkey or the United States but the German will only leave the Gunners after seeing out the final year of his contract.
    (Sun)


  • Tottenham are interested in signing French centre-back Kurt Zouma from Chelsea, although the 25-year-old is also a target for Everton.
    (Daily Express)


  • Manchester City are confident that defender Eric Garcia, 19, will stay with them amid talk he is interesting former club Barcelona.
    (Manchester Evening News)


  • Juventus have offered Chelsea the pick of two players, including Wales international Aaron Ramsey, 29, in exchange for Italy midfielder Jorginho, 28.
    (Tuttosport)


  • Sevilla are plotting a move to sign Arsenal and Spain defender Hector Bellerin, 25, this summer. Both Juventus and Inter Milan are also interested in the player.
    (Daily Express)


  • Manchester United are looking at Bournemouth's Dutch international Nathan Ake, 25, Aston Villa and England defender Tyrone Mings, 27 and AC Milan and Italy defender Alessio Romagnoli, 25, as options to partner Harry Maguire in central defence.
    (ESPN)


  • However, United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has distanced himself with a move for Ake or any other central defenders.
    (Metro)


  • Sheffield United are planning a £10m raid for Norwich midfielder Todd Cantwell, 22.
    (Daily Star)


  • The father of Newcastle United and Paraguay forward Miguel Almiron, 26, has played down speculation linking his son with a move to Atletico Madrid.
    (Newcastle Chronicle)


  • RB Leipzig have replaced Chelsea-bound Timo Werner, 24, with Red Bull Salzburg and South Korea forward Hwang Hee-chan, 24. Germany defender Benjamin Henrichs, 23, is also heading to the Bundesliga club on loan from Monaco.
    (ESPN)


  • Daniel Sturridge is reportedly open to a move to the United States as he eyes up developing his music label in America.
    (Daily Mail)




MANAGEMENT STUFF

  • Pep Clotet has left his position as Birmingham head coach, the club have announced.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe says his love for the club is the driving force behind his determination to keep them in the Premier League.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti says he has been given an "assurance from the board" that the club will "improve" his squad this summer.
    (Guardian)


  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hopeful Paul Pogba will sign a new Manchester United contract and play an important role in the club's future success.
    (Sky Sports)




INTERNATIONAL STUFF

  • The FAI has confirmed they have begun paperwork on the eligibility process for Rotherham United winger Chiedozie Ogbene to represent the Republic of Ireland.
    (Sky Sports)




OTHER STUFF

  • The FA could invite the winners of the Championship to play Liverpool in the Community Shield if the FA Cup winners cannot take part due to European commitments.
    (Times)


  • Jamie Vardy is to avoid FA action despite wounding Shkodran Mustafi's face in the Arsenal clash.
    (Daily Star)


  • A former team-mate of Brentford and Algeria international Said Benrahma, 24, has congratulated the winger on his move to Chelsea on Instagram - hinting a deal has been agreed for the player, who is valued at more than £30m.
    (Sun)


  • The Premier League's power to use VARs flexibly has suffered a significant blow after Fifa took full control of the system's rules.
    (Times)


  • The Premier League is increasingly confident it can introduce a digital health passport system to allow fans back into stadiums.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • The Premier League's preferred start date for the new season is September 12 - with the transfer window remaining open until October 5.
    (Daily Telegraph)
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