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Football Rumours on Saturday 26th August 2017
2017-08-26 09:00:07

  • Arsenal will sell Germany defender Shkodran Mustafi, 25, before Thursday's deadline if they receive an offer of £35m - the fee they paid Valencia a year ago. Juventus and Inter Milan are interested.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Tottenham are trying to sign Paris St-Germain's Ivory Coast right-back Serge Aurier, 24, for £23m before next Thursday's transfer deadline.

  • Arsenal could make a bid for Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema, 29, if Alexis Sanchez leaves Emirates Stadium.
    (Diario Gol)

  • The Gunners are also ready to start the bidding at £35m as Chelsea and Liverpool compete for winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 24.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • England star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has snubbed a £180,000-a-week contract offer from Arsenal and is now waiting to see if he will be allowed to move to Chelsea.

  • PSG have concluded an agreement with Monaco to sign forward Kylian Mbappe, 18, and defensive midfielder Fabinho, 23, from the Ligue 1 champions.
    (Daily Record)

  • Chelsea plan to hold talks with Everton over a £30m deal for 23-year-old England midfielder Ross Barkley after the two teams clash on Sunday.

  • The Blues are also weighing up a late bid for Swansea City's 32-year-old forward Fernando Llorente, who is interested in playing under manager Antonio Conte again.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • West Brom manager Tony Pulis is ready to make a club record bid of £30m for 27-year-old Liverpool centre-back Mamadou Sakho.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • However, Crystal Palace are confident of re-signing former PSG defender Sakho, who spent the second half of last season on loan at Selhurst Park.

  • Newcastle and Watford are weighing up moves for Leicester's 29-year-old striker Islam Slimani.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Paris St-Germain have rejected Barcelona's 35m euro (£32.4m) bid for their 29-year-old attacking midfielder Angel di Maria.

  • Arsenal's Shkodran Mustafi, 25, and Manchester City's Eliaquim Mangala, 26, remain Inter Milan's two defensive targets.
    (Gazzetta dello Sport)

  • Barcelona will continue in their bid to try to bring Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho, 25, to the Nou Camp.
    (Mundo Deportivo)

  • Swansea City have been linked with a loan move for Chelsea striker Loic Remy, 30, but the Welsh club cannot seal a move for the Frenchman as it would breach Premier League rules.
    (Wales Online)

  • Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez is confident of more signings before transfer deadline day on 31 August.
    (Newcastle Chronicle)

  • Norwich City manager Daniel Farke is not expecting to bring any more players to Carrow Road before the close of the window.
    (Norwich Evening News)


  • The Manchester City squad took a plane to travel down to Bournemouth for this Saturday's fixture at the Vitality Stadium - the same aircraft used earlier in the day by the Leicester squad to make a 14-minute journey to Manchester for their game against United.

  • Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has named the six people who could succeed him as Ballon d'Or winners, including Manchester United's Marcus Rashford. The others are club-mate Marco Asensio, Monaco's Kylian Mbappe, Paris St-Germain's Neymar, soon to be Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele, and Chelsea's Eden Hazard.

  • Ex-England defender Danny Mills has claimed that "Liverpool fans have to realise that they are not quite the pull they used to be".
    (BBC Radio 5 live In Short)

  • John Stones and Kyle Walker may be earning a combined wage packet of £230,000 a week at Manchester City but the pair opted for a low-key approach by turning up for training in a Mini worth around £5,000.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Who needs enemies with friends like these? An Aston Villa fan was abandoned at a service station en route to Bristol City for Friday's Championship game as part of his stag-do celebrations. Fortunately, his mates left a note with instructions on where to drop him off, along with the hashtag #abandonedstag, which you might want to check out to see how the adventure ends.

  •  BBC Sport/SkySports