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Football Rumours on Tuesday 24th August 2021
2021-08-24 09:31:26





TRANSFER RUMOURS

  • Arsenal will listen to offers for captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 32, and will not stand in the Gabon striker's way if he expresses a desire to leave the club before the transfer window deadline.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Arsenal want to revive their interest in England full-back Kieran Trippier, but need Atletico Madrid to lower their £34m asking price for the 30-year-old.
    (Sun)


  • Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy will not drop his valuation of England striker Harry Kane and could even refuse a British record bid of close to £150m from Manchester City for the 28-year-old.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Wolves have rejected a bid from Tottenham to take Spanish winger Adama Traore, 25, on loan.
    (Times)


  • Tottenham have opened talks with Juventus over a move for United States midfielder Weston McKennie, 22.
    (Calciomercato)


  • Chelsea are considering a late loan move for Atletico Madrid and Spain midfielder Saul Niguez, 26, while the Blues have offered new contracts to central defenders Antonio Rudiger, 28, of Germany and Denmark's Andreas Christensen, 25.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • England midfielder Declan Rice plans to turn down any offers of a new contract from West Ham as the 22-year-old feels he is being priced out of a move this summer. He has three years left on his current deal and the Hammers have an option to extend that by a further year.
    (Times)


  • Chelsea are hopeful of signing French defender Jules Kounde from Sevilla with the 22-year-old said to have a £77m release clause in his contract. The two clubs had hoped Blues centre-back Kurt Zouma, 26, could be included in the deal only for the Frenchman to reject the chance to join the La Liga side.
    (90Min)


  • Manchester United remain interested in Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga, 18, but feel the France international would prefer to move to Paris St-Germain or a Spanish club.
    (ESPN)


  • West Ham are looking at Lille's French midfielder Jonathan Bamba, 25, as a possible alternative to signing England international Jesse Lingard from Manchester United.
    (Daily Express)


  • Crystal Palace are prepared to pay £10m to sign Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah, 22, but the Gunners are holding out for closer to £20m. The England Under-21 record goalscorer has also attracted interest from Germany this summer.
    (Athletic)


  • Tottenham are ready to offer a lucrative financial package to AC Milan midfielder Frank Kessie when he becomes a free agent next summer.
    (Sun)


  • Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira, 25, is close to joining Fiorentina on loan with the Uruguay midfielder having spent last season at Atletico Madrid, where he helped Diego Simeone's side win La Liga.
    (football.london)


  • Brazil midfielder Willian, 33, is set to leave Arsenal on a free transfer to join Corinthians in his homeland, with talks at an advanced stage.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Wolves are ready to make a £7m bid for 29-year-old Cardiff City and Wales striker Kieffer Moore.
    (Football Insider)


  • Manchester United defender Phil Jones is ready to consider a loan move to a Championship club, with the 29-year-old English centre-back having fallen down the pecking order at Old Trafford.
    (Football League World)


  • Newcastle United and West Ham could compete with Burnley to sign Ivory Coast left-back Maxwel Cornet from Lyon.
    (90Min)


  • Liverpool forward Xherdan Shaqiri has completed a permanent move to Ligue 1 side Lyon.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Burnley have made a £15m bid for 24-year-old Cornet, which would be paid across five instalments.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Everton have had a bid for 18-year-old Canada-born forward Daniel Jebbison, who represents England at youth level, turned down by Sheffield United. Aston Villa, Brentford and Leeds are also interested in the teenager.
    (Teamtalk)


  • Leicester and Southampton are interested in Middlesbrough's English right-back Djed Spence, 21.
    (Football League World)


  • Barcelona have been offered the chance to sign former Newcastle midfielder Luuk de Jong on loan from Sevilla but there is also interest from PSV Eindhoven and West Ham.
    (Sun)



MANAGEMENT STUFF

  • Arsenal are determined to support under-pressure manager Mikel Arteta following defeats in the opening two games of the Premier League season.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Arsenal will give Mikel Arteta until the October international break to improve their Premier League fortunes but are likely to make Antonio Conte their first choice should they need a replacement.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Sean Dyche has criticised Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp for singling out individual players when complaining about Burnley's challenges at Anfield on Saturday.
    (Sky Sports)



INTERNATIONAL STUFF

  • Manchester City will join Liverpool in refusing to release players for World Cup qualifiers next month because of coronavirus quarantine rules regarding red list countries like Brazil - and others could follow in a mounting club-versus-country crisis.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Liverpool have blocked Mo Salah from playing in Egypt's World Cup qualifier against Angola due to Covid quarantine concerns so he does not miss three club games while in self-isolation.
    (Sun)


  • Saint-Etienne goalkeeper Etienne Green is set to turn down the chance to represent France at U21 level as he wants to play for England, having been born and raised for his first four years in Colchester.
    (Daily Mirror)



OTHER STUFF

  • Premier League referees chiefs will continue to allow a more physical approach by players after receiving plenty of positive feedback over the first two weekends of the season among high-profile criticism from Jurgen Klopp and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
    (Times)


  • A group of 60 former footballers including Gary Lineker, Alan Shearer, Chris Sutton, Martin Keown and Micah Richards are calling on authorities to set up a support fund for ex-players suffering from neurodegenerative disease.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Michail Antonio became table-topping West Ham's all-time Premier League goalscorer as his double helped the Hammers thrash 10-man Leicester 4-1 at the London Stadium.
    (Sky Sports)
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