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Football Rumours on Sunday 17th May 2020
2020-05-17 09:42:02



TRANSFER RUMOURS

  • Arsenal and Everton are reportedly targeting young centre-back Marash Kumbulla, who has been compared to Italy and Juventus legend Giorgio Chiellini.
    (Sunday Mail)


  • Chelsea believe they have moved ahead of Tottenham in their attempts to sign 16-year-old Dutch midfielder Lamare Bogarde, who plays for Feyenoord.
    (Football Insider)


  • France striker Kylian Mbappe will not push to leave Paris St-Germain this summer because of the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic, and the 21-year-old will stay with the Ligue 1 champions for one more season.
    (L'Equipe)


  • Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is reportedly looking into signing Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot in the upcoming transfer window.
    (Star on Sunday)


  • Juventus are close to a deal to re-sign France midfielder Paul Pogba, 27, from Manchester United and will try to use fellow French midfielder Adrien Rabiot, 25, as a makeweight to bring the price down.
    (Sunday Express)


  • But Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane remains determined to sign compatriot Pogba from Manchester United.
    (Star on Sunday)


  • Barcelona and Real Madrid are interested in Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho but Manchester United have been the most proactive in trying to sign the 20-year-old England international.
    (Star on Sunday)


  • Meanwhile Chelsea are set to receive £48.5m from Atletico Madrid for 27-year-old Spain striker Alvaro Morata this summer - and could use those funds to make a move for Sancho.
    (Sun on Sunday)


  • Aston Villa will not be bullied over their £80m valuation of Jack Grealish - even if the club loses its survival fight.
    (Sunday Mirror)


  • Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has praised the qualities of Inter Milan striker and fellow Argentine Lautaro Martinez, 22, who has been mentioned as a target for the Spanish club.
    (Sport)


  • Club Bruges manager Philippe Clement says he expects 22-year-old Nigeria striker Emmanuel Dennis, who has been linked with Arsenal, Newcastle United and Wolves, to leave the club.
    (Birmingham Mail)




MANAGEMENT STUFF

  • Jurgen Klopp has eased the pressure on his Liverpool players by claiming he does not expect them to play to the peak of their powers when they eventually return to action.
    (Sunday Express)




OTHER STUFF

  • Championship clubs could be restricted by a salary cap - but not for another 12 months, with a £15m-£20m limit on first-team squad salaries likely.
    (Sunday Mail)


  • Howard Wilkinson's suggestion that the Championship should be decided on a points-per-game basis in the event of curtailment was met with strong opposition from Lee Bowyer, the Charlton Athletic manager, during a League Managers Association conference call.
    (Sunday Telegraph)


  • Some chairmen at lower league clubs have had preliminary discussions about a radical restructuring of the divisions that would merge League Two and the National League on a regional basis and turn them into League Two North and League Two South.
    (Mail on Sunday)


  • Steve Bruce has revealed there is widespread opposition to the Premier League's plans to restart on June 12, as he warned that players would not be fit enough to play until the end of the month.
    (Sunday Telegraph)


  • Strikers will be most at risk of exposure to the coronavirus once Premier League football returns as they spend the most amount of time near other players, while goalkeepers are the least exposed.
    (Mail on Sunday)
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