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Football Rumours on Saturday 12th August 2017
2017-08-12 10:03:11

  • Tottenham are in talks to sign Ajax centre-back Davinson Sanchez, 21, for £35m.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Valencia are looking at Arsenal defender Gabriel Paulista as a potential replacement for Ezequiel Garay, who is heading for Spartak Moscow.
    ( Daily Star)

  • Barcelona are turning their attention to Tottenham and Denmark attacking midfielder Christian Eriksen, 25, because of Liverpool's refusal to sell 25-year-old playmaker Philippe Coutinho.
    ( Independent )

  • Liverpool priced Brazil international Coutinho at 150m euros (£136.5m) during negotiations this week.
    ( Daily Record )

  • Borussia Dortmund and France forward Ousmane Dembele remains Barcelona's top target, with the Spanish side set to return with an improved 140m euro (£127m) bid for the 20-year-old.
    ( AS )

  • If Barcelona fail to sign Dembele or Coutinho, they could pursue 28-year-old Inter Milan and Croatia winger Ivan Perisic, who is a long-term target for Manchester United.
    ( Football Italia )

  • Paris St-Germain midfielder Angel di Maria, 29, has emerged as a surprise target for Barcelona as they seek to replace Neymar following his move to the French club.
    ( Sport )

  • PSG have offered 18-year-old forward Kylian Mbappe an annual salary of 18m euros (£16.4m) over five years to convince him to leave Monaco.
    ( L'Equipe )

  • Mbappe is keen on a move to PSG but no deal has been reached and the transfer may not happen this summer.
    ( ESPN )

  • Real Madrid have ended their interest in Mbappe and could turn to Chelsea and Belgium attacking midfielder Eden Hazard, 26.
    ( Daily Star )

  • Chelsea have yet to return with an improved bid for Leicester midfielder Danny Drinkwater, 27, after the Foxes rejected a £15m offer earlier this summer.
    ( Daily Telegraph )

  • Midfielder Jack Colback, 27, is set to leave Newcastle after a training ground row with boss Rafael Benitez.
    ( Daily Mail)

  • Real Madrid and Spain midfielder Isco, 25, now has a release clause of 700m euros (£637m) after signing a four-year deal with the option of a further season.
    ( AS )

  • Burnley will submit a £15m bid to sign Leeds and New Zealand striker Chris Wood, 25, to replace Andre Gray, who left for Watford this week.
    ( Sun )

  • Leeds have rejected a £12m offer - believed to be from Burnley - for Wood.
    ( Yorkshire Evening Post )

  • Leeds have lined up Hamburg striker Pierre-Michel Lasogga, 25, as a possible replacement for Wood.
    ( Bild )

  • Real Madrid have ended their interest in Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, 25, and Manchester United counterpart David de Gea, 26.
    ( Daily Express )

  • Swansea will offer £20m for former midfielder Joe Allen, 27, despite Stoke saying the Wales international is not for sale.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • French side Nantes, managed by former Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri, want to take 19-year-old Arsenal midfielder Jeff Reine-Adelaide on loan.
    ( L'Equipe )

  • Roma director of football Monchi says the Italian club will not increase their £32m offer for Leicester winger Riyad Mahrez.
    ( Sun )

  • Tottenham have made an approach for 20-year-old Celta Vigo midfielder Pape Cheikh Diop, but face competition from French side Lyon.
    ( Daily Mail)

  • West Ham have reached a verbal agreement with Sporting Lisbon and Portugal midfielder William Carvalho, 25, over a proposed move.
    ( Talksport )

  • West Brom boss Tony Pulis believes the club will soon have five new signings to add to their squad.
    ( Times )

  • Manchester United are close to completing the signing of 19-year-old Oliveirense striker Bruno Amorim, according to the Portuguese club's director Antonio Jose Leite.
    (Daily Express)


  • Southampton's new manager Mauricio Pellegrino has warned mutinous captain Virgil van Dijk he is not bigger than the club.
    ( Daily Mail)

  • Newcastle owner Mike Ashley says he cannot compete financially with the top Premier League clubs so cannot give manager Rafael Benitez enough money to spend in the transfer window.
    ( Sky Sports )

  • Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho handed his Super Cup runners-up medal to a young fan from Bristol after the 2-1 defeat by Real Madrid.
    ( Bristol Post )

  • Everton have been one of the big-spending sides in the Premier League this summer but manager Ronald Koeman says his side are not yet on the same level as the top-flight's top six.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Star Trek and X-Men actor Sir Patrick Stewart says he turns up to filming in his Huddersfield shirt when the club are playing and also gets sent a recording of the side's matches by the Premier League newcomers.
    ( Times )

  • WWE wrestler Triple H has sent West Ham an inspirational video message before their Premier League opener against Manchester United.
    ( Twitter )

  • Paris St-Germain defender Thomas Meunier has posted a photo of himself with fellow right-back Serge Aurier - who is reportedly set to leave the French club - with the caption 'se queda' ('he stays') in a parody of Gerard Pique's photo with Neymar before the latter left Barcelona for PSG.
    ( Twitter )

  • Meunier himself is pushing for a move to Real Madrid as he does not want to be second choice to Dani Alves.
    ( AS )

  • Likely competition from Amazon could force Sky to pay an extra £600m each year to retain the rights to the majority of Premier League matches.
    ( Guardian )

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