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Football Rumours on Thursday 19th August 2021
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TRANSFER RUMOURS

  • Arsenal could be set for a £34m swoop for Real Madrid's 25-year-old Spanish playmaker Marco Asensio.
    (Fichajes)


  • Arsenal are set to confirm the £30m signing of Martin Odegaard within the next few days and hope to have him ready for their clash with Chelsea.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Manchester City are prepared to go to £150m in a bid to sign England striker Harry Kane, 28, with sources now saying that could be enough to get Tottenham and chairman Daniel Levy to open talks.
    (Independent)


  • If Manchester City fail to secure Kane this summer, the Premier League champions are said to considering Serbia international Dusan Vlahovic, 21, as an alternative. City have reportedly joined the race to sign the Fiorentina striker for 80m euros.
    (Firenze Viola)


  • Wolves are expecting an approach from Tottenham for 25-year-old Spain forward Adama Traore if Kane joins City this summer.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Liverpool have hit a setback in their pursuit of Lille's Portuguese midfielder Renato Sanches, with the 24-year-old set to miss six weeks with injury.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Manchester City teenage winger Morgan Rogers is in talks over a loan move to Bournemouth with a £9m obligation to make the deal permanent.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Tottenham have stepped up their interest in Serbia and Fiorentina defender Nikola Milenkovic after West Ham decided not to pursue the 23-year-old.
    (Times)


  • Watford are close to completing a deal for 26-year-old Turkey midfielder Ozan Tufan from Fenerbahce.
    (Athletic)


  • Tottenham are set to move for Lyon playmaker Houssem Aouar who has been made available by the French club.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Newcastle have placed a £10m price tag on English midfielder Sean Longstaff. The 23-year-old's contract at St James' Park expires next summer and Everton boss Rafa Benitez is said to be interested in taking him to Goodison Park.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Arsenal and Manchester United have been told to forget about signing Atletico Madrid's England full-back Kieran Trippier, 30.
    (AS)


  • Everton could sign Schalke forward Matthew Hoppe for less than the £7m valuation placed on the American because of the German club's financial situation. The Toffees are one of several teams interested in the 20-year-old and a bid of £4m would still be viewed as good business.
    (Bild)


  • Arsenal have agreed a deal in principle with Sheffield United for goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale worth an initial £24m.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Liverpool are "frontrunners" in the race to sign Borussia Dortmund and Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland, 21.
    (Sport1)


  • Crystal Palace have had a £5m bid for English midfielder Will Hughes, 26, turned down by Watford.
    (Sun)


  • Leeds United made a number of attempts to sign Celtic's Scottish left-back Matthew Anderson, 17, this summer, but saw bids for the teenager rejected. The club are still working on a deal to bring Anderson's Celtic team-mate, Norwegian defender Leo Hjelde, 17, to Elland Road.
    (Yorkshire Evening Post)


  • Villarreal have agreed to sign Bournemouth winger Arnaut Danjuma in a deal that could total £21.3m.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Juventus have beaten Liverpool and Tottenham to the signing of Brazilian starlet Kaio Jorge, 19, from Santos.
    (Goal)


  • Manchester United are still looking into the possibility of signing another midfielder. Any deal would need to be financed by player departures following the arrivals of France centre-back Raphael Varane, 28, and England winger Jadon Sancho, 21.
    (Manchester Evening News)


  • Manchester United's 25-year-old Brazil midfielder Andreas Pereira is posed to join Flamengo on loan.
    (Fabrizio Romano)


  • Sunderland are keen to sign versatile Wales Under-21 defender Niall Huggins, 20, from Leeds United.
    (Sunderland Echo)


  • Barcelona are hoping to raise a further 200m euros to reduce their debt through the sales of 27-year-old French defender Samuel Umtiti, Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho, 29, and Bosnian playmaker Miralem Pjanic, 31.
    (Goal)


  • Robert Lewandowski wants a new challenge away from Bayern Munich but the club has valued him at more than £100m.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Manuel Locatelli has completed his move from Sassuolo to Juventus on an initial loan with an obligation to buy.
    (Sky Sports)



OTHER STUFF

  • English midfielder Joe Willock, 21, is hoping to break Alan Shearer's consecutive goals record and make history on his second Newcastle debut against Aston Villa this weekend.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Premier League champions Manchester City are in talks with 24-year-old Portugal defender Ruben Dias about a new deal.
    (Sun)


  • Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah, 29, could be set for a drawn-out contract saga with Liverpool.
    (Times)


  • Former Newcastle and Chelsea star Demba Ba, 36, has left Swiss side Lugano, with the Senegalese playing just 48 minutes for the club.
    (Talksport)


  • UEFA is considering dropping controversial plans to award two Champions League places based on historical performances in Europe, with the Premier League part of a concerted effort for the proposal to be ditched.
    (Times)


  • Hearts will become the largest fan-owned club in the UK when the Foundation of Hearts group receives chair Ann Budge's shares later this month.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Manchester United have upgraded changing rooms and broadcast media facilities as part of a wider £20m revamp of Old Trafford.
    (Sky Sports)
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