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Football Rumours on Monday 11th May 2020
2020-05-11 09:28:28



TRANSFER RUMOURS

  • Arsenal's Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 30, promised his grandfather before he died that he would play for Real Madrid.
    (Sun)


  • The Gunners have also been dealt a blow in their pursuit of RB Leipzig's 21-year-old French defender Dayot Upamecano after his agent said a big money move would be unlikely because of coronavirus.
    (Sport 1)


  • Shanghai Shenhua expect Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo, 30, to return from his loan spell at Manchester United in time for the start of the new Chinese Super League season, which is scheduled to begin in July.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Meanwhile, Manchester United have revived their interest in 22-year-old Inter Milan and Argentina striker Lautaro Martinez.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Tottenham and Arsenal have been boosted in their pursuit of Brazilian midfielder Willian because the 31-year-old's contract extension talks with Chelsea are dead in the water.
    (football.london)


  • Newcastle's prospective new owners have earmarked Gareth Bale as their priority summer signing.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Borussia Dortmund want to sign Chelsea's teenage midfielder Charlie Webster and give the 16-year-old the Jadon Sancho treatment.
    (Sun)


  • Liverpool are eyeing up a summer move for Bukayo Saka, but Arsenal are poised to reject any offers they receive.
    (Daily Express)


  • Chelsea transfer target Moussa Dembele could push to leave Lyon this summer in search of European football.
    (Daily Express)


  • Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has followed Dries Mertens on Instagram and reportedly contacted the 33-year-old Belgium and Napoli forward directly.
    (Daily Express)


  • Atletico Madrid want to swap midfielder Thomas Partey for Liverpool's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
    (Sun)


  • Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas admits it will be difficult for the club to keep hold of their star players this summer - amid reported interest from Chelsea in 23-year-old French striker Moussa Dembele.
    (Daily Star)


  • Manchester City want to sign Paris St-Germain's 17-year-old French midfielder Edouard Michut.
    (Sky Sports)


  • The father of Brazilian midfielder Gerson has claimed that Arsenal and Tottenham are both keen on signing the 22-year-old midfielder from Flamengo.
    (ESPN)




OTHER STUFF

  • UEFA is considering plans to shorten the qualification competitions for next season's Champions League and Europa League or, in a worst-case scenario, scrap them altogether.
    (Times)


  • Germany will press on with plans to resume the season next weekend despite one club placing their entire squad into a 14-day quarantine after two players tested positive for coronavirus.
    (Times)


  • The Premier League has been given a boost, with Government sources confirming that plans are on track for professional sports to return in June.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Liverpool will reassure any club that raises a concern about Jurgen Klopp selecting a youth team in the club's remaining Premier League fixtures that the claims are absurd and he will play his strongest line-up in every game in the event of a restart.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • League One and Two clubs will hold a crucial meeting on Thursday, with the abandonment of the season appearing increasingly likely.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Premier League players will this week be told returning to training and games will be safer than going to the supermarket.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • A majority of clubs in the bottom half of the Premier League want relegation to be scrapped if and when the season restarts.
    (Sky Sports)


  • EFL chairman Rick Parry has threatened legal action if relegation is scrapped and Championship clubs are prevented from being promoted to the Premier League.
    (Sky Sports)
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