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Football Rumours on Wednesday 16th May 2018
2018-05-16 10:59:09





TRANSFER RUMOURS

  • Arsenal have held talks with 26-year-old Nice midfielder Jean-Michael Seri, who is valued at £40m by the Ligue 1 club. However, Premier League rivals Chelsea are favourites to sign the Ivory Coast international.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • West Ham want to sign Burnley's 32-year-old goalkeeper Tom Heaton after a disappointing season on loan from Manchester City for fellow Englishman Joe Hart, 31.
    (Sun)


  • Spain midfielder Andres Iniesta, 34, has confirmed a move to Manchester City was never a possibility despite being contacted by manager Pep Guardiola, who was his former boss at Barcelona.
    (Radio Marca)


  • Manchester United are confident of signing 29-year-old Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld and are willing to spend more than £40m on the Belgium international.
    (London Evening Standard)


  • However, United face opposition from Tottenham, Bournemouth and Atletico Madrid for Celtic's Scotland defender Kieran Tierney, 20.
    (Sun)


  • Inter Milan will bid for Manchester City and Germany midfielder Ilkay Gundogan if they qualify for the Champions League.
    (Corriere dello Sport)


  • Leicester defender Harry Maguire, 25, will have his future decided after the World Cup with a number of top Premier League clubs interested in the England international.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Newcastle will make on loan Slovakian goalkeeper Martin Dubravka, 29, their first summer signing from Sparta Prague.
    (Sun)


  • Liverpool are to sign midfielder Isaac Christie-Davies, 20, on a free transfer after the Englishman was not awarded a new contract at Chelsea.
    (ESPN)


  • Manchester United are in talks to sign English left-back Matthew Bondswell from Nottingham Forest. The 16-year-old has been offered a professional contract at the City Ground but is yet to sign the deal.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Rangers are lining up a move for Brighton's English centre-half Connor Goldson, 25, as new manager Steven Gerrard looks to bolster his defence at Ibrox.
    (Scottish Sun)


  • However, Rangers have not made a bid for 33-year-old Fenerbahce and Slovakia defender Martin Skrtel, who is a former Liverpool team-mate of Gerrard.
    (Scottish Sun)


  • League One champions Wigan want to turn 23-year-old Leicester left-back Callum Elder's loan into a permanent deal. The Australian has one year left on his contract at the King Power Stadium.
    (Daily Mail)




  • MANAGEMENT STUFF

  • Former Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta is very close to becoming the club's new manager, taking over from Arsene Wenger. Talks between the Gunners and the 36-year-old Spaniard have progressed well.
    (ESPN)


  • Ex-Gunners captain Patrick Vieira, 41, says he has been left disappointed at the club's "token gesture" after being contacted about the vacant managerial position.
    (Independent)


  • Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is ready to reject advances from rivals Chelsea as he is happy at the club.
    (Daily Star)


  • Everton will have to pay £6m if they are to sack manager Sam Allardyce. Ex-Watford boss Marco Silva is favourite to take over at Goodison Park.
    (Daily Express)


  • Everton have confirmed manager Sam Allardyce has left the club with immediate effect. Allardyce will be paid the vast majority of the final 12 months of his contract, estimated to be around £6m.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Chesterfield have confirmed the appointment of Martin Allen as manager following the club's relegation to the National League.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Paul Lambert's future as Stoke manager is still hanging in the balance, ahead of talks with the club hierarchy this week.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Championship side QPR will name ex-England boss Steve McClaren as their new manager to replace Ian Holloway, who was sacked last week.
    (Sky Sports)




  • INTERNATIONAL STUFF

  • England manager Gareth Southgate is planning to name up to five players on standby, in addition to his 23-man World Cup squad.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson says Gareth Southgate has done the right thing by calling the players who did not make his squad.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Joe Hart is furious after believing David Moyes cost him a World Cup place.
    (Daily Mirror)




  • OTHER STUFF

  • Former Aston Villa and Bolton defender Jlloyd Samuel has died in a car accident at the age of 37.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Stephen Thompson is close to selling his majority shareholding in Dundee United to an American investor.
    (Daily Express)


  • Manchester United and Liverpool are in line to be invited to take part in a new 24-team Club World Cup which could earn the clubs more than £100m.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Argentina legend Diego Maradona has signed a contract to become chairman of a club side in Belarus.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Manchester United are among four clubs criticised by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) over disabled access at their stadium.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Aston Villa are through to the Sky Bet Championship play-off final after holding off Middlesbrough at Villa Park on Tuesday night.
    (Sky Sports)






















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