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Football Rumours on Friday 24th July 2020
2020-07-24 09:40:53



TRANSFER RUMOURS

  • Tottenham are tracking Roma and Italy midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo, 21, who is viewed as a potential future signing.
    (Guardian)


  • Valencia are standing firm over the fee they want for winger Ferran Torres, 21, with Manchester City keen to sign the Spain Under-21 international.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Arsenal are interested in Aston Villa midfielder Douglas Luiz, according to reports.
    (Sun)


  • Chelsea have been watching Atletico Madrid and Uruguay defender Jose Gimenez, 25, with manager Frank Lampard keen to address his team's defensive frailties.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Leroy Sane, 24, appeared to confirm during his own unveiling at Bayern Munich that his Germany team-mate Kai Havertz, 21, is heading to Chelsea from Bayer Leverkusen this summer.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Chelsea and Havertz's agent have reached an agreement on personal terms for the Leverkusen midfielder.
    (Daily Star)


  • Blues boss Frank Lampard is interested in West Ham defender Declan Rice but Hammers legend Tony Carr has told the 21-year-old not to go.
    (Daily Express)


  • Tottenham have told Jose Mourinho his key players will not be sold during the close season despite the Covid financial crisis as he weighs up moves for Aaron Ramsdale, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and South Korea international Kim Min-jae.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Arsenal target Philippe Coutinho has asked his agent to pause talks until the 28-year-old midfielder has finished Champions League duties with Bayern Munich.
    (Daily Express)


  • Brighton have no plans to sell English defender Ben White, 22, to Leeds United, where he has been on loan this season.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Bayern Munich say their Spanish international midfielder Thiago Alcantara, 29, will not be allowed to leave the club cheaply after he was linked to Liverpool.
    (Metro)


  • David Moyes will join the battle for Said Benrahma should Brentford fail in their Premier League promotion bid.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • England midfielder Jadon Sancho, 20, is one of five additions that Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to make to his squad. However, he may have to sell some of his fringe players to generate funds.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • But United have paused all their transfer activity after a crunch board meeting, with funds dependent on Champions League qualification.
    (Daily Express)


  • Goalkeeper Illan Meslier has completed his permanent move to Leeds from Lorient after signing a three-year contract with the newly-promoted side.
    (Sky Sports)


  • West Ham are lining up Queens Park Rangers' English midfielder Eberechi Eze, 22, as one of their top transfer targets this summer, with Crystal Palace also interested in the £20m-rated player.
    (London Evening Standard)


  • Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante could reportedly be on his way out of the club, with Inter Milan said to be interested in his services.
    (Daily Star)


  • Benfica have ended their pursuit of Uruguay forward Edinson Cavani, 33, with the former Paris St-Germain player demanding around £18m per season.
    (A Bola)


  • Italian Serie C side Como have confirmed that they are in talks to sign former Manchester City and Liverpool forward Mario Balotelli. The 29-year-old Italy international is set to leave his current club Brescia.
    (Football Italia)




MANAGEMENT STUFF

  • Roy Hodgson is set for key talks with the Crystal Palace hierarchy as the club plan their long-term future.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Chris Hughton is in talks over the vacant manager's job at Championship side Bristol City.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Huddersfield have confirmed the appointment of Carlos Corberan as their new head coach, after he switched from working as assistant to Marcelo Bielsa at Leeds.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Bournemouth will not sack club legend Eddie Howe if they are relegated on Sunday - but the club fear that the 42-year-old could decide to walk away.
    (Daily Express)


  • Nottingham Forest boss Sabri Lamouchi spectacular promotion crash could cost him his job.
    (Daily Star)


  • Neil Warnock has already started making plans for next season and wants to stay on as Middlesbrough manager.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Ex-Netherlands forward and Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp says he would be open to returning to the club as a coach in the future.
    (FourFourTwo)


  • Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward is looking at appointing a director of football at the club this summer.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Chelsea have decided to take no action against Frank Lampard after the head coach was caught in an expletive-laden row with Jurgen Klopp and the Liverpool backroom staff during his side's 5-3 defeat on Wednesday.
    (Times)


  • Former Arsenal boss Unai Emery has been appointed as head coach of La Liga side Villarreal on a three-year deal.
    (Sky Sports)




OTHER STUFF

  • Sheffield Wednesday and Derby are still waiting to find out whether they will be deducted points for allegedly breaching the EFL's profit and sustainability rules – a ruling which could relegate them to Sky Bet League One.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Stadiums will be a maximum of 33 per cent full and could be at as low as 17 per cent of capacity when fans return in October under social-distancing rules, according to guidelines issued by safety chiefs.
    (Times)


  • The Premier League will consider allowing Manchester United, Manchester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers a delayed start to next season depending on how far they go in European competition.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • The Government are set to respond to a petition started by Wigan Athletic Supporters Club to change the EFL's owners-and-directors test.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Michail Antonio has landed an incredible £250,000 bonus for scoring West Ham's penalty against Manchester United.
    (Sun)


  • Liverpool midfielder Fabinho's house was burgled while Jurgen Klopp's side lifted the Premier League trophy on Wednesday night, police have confirmed.
    (Daily Star)


  • The Premier League will extend its ban on players spitting during matches to next season and will take steps to remind clubs of the new protocol after numerous incidents that breached social distancing rules.
    (Times)
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