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Football Rumours on Thursday 16th June 2022
2022-06-16 08:58:02

  • Arsenal could yet sign Spain midfielder Marco Asensio, 26, this summer as a dispute over his wages at Real Madrid continues.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Asensio, who has one year remaining on his contract, would like to stay at Real Madrid but believes he deserves a pay rise.

  • Tottenham, Newcastle and Aston Villa are among the Premier League clubs monitoring Wales forward Gareth Bale, 32, who is a free agent after his contract with Real Madrid expired at the end of the season.

  • Leeds United and England midfielder Kalvin Phillips, 26, has told the club he wants to leave this summer to join Manchester City.
    (Football Insider)

  • Arsenal have received a boost in their pursuit of Bologna defender Aaron Hickey with the Serie A club admitting the Scotland international could be sold this summer.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • City believe an offer of about £45m-50m would persuade Leeds to sell, and it is thought Phillips will push for a move once a bid is tabled.

  • Bournemouth are close to snapping up right-back Ryan Fredericks and midfielder Joe Rothwell on a free transfer and will also land midfielder Marcus Tavernier from Championship side Middlesbrough.

  • Chelsea could miss out on long-term target Jules Kounde as Sevilla's France defender, 23, is now in advanced talks over a summer move to Barcelona.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Chelsea have begun talks over Romelu Lukaku's loan return to Inter Milan, but the 29-year-old Belgium striker will need to take a wage cut.
    (Daily Telegraph )

  • Inter are confident of reaching a deal for Lukaku, despite the 5m euros (£4.3m) difference in the loan fee valuations of the clubs.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Negotiations over Lukaku could be helped by Chelsea agreeing a permanent deal to sign Inter's Netherlands defender Denzel Dumfries, with the Blues having expressed an interest in the Manchester United target, 26.
    (Gazzetta dello Sport)

  • Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly seen a £30m+ offer for Sassuolo striker Gianluca Scamacca rejected by the Serie A club, who are holding out for £43m for the player also being targeted by Arsenal.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Schalke and Wales forward Rabbi Matondo is at the centre of a six-club summer transfer fight as Premier League trio Brentford, Leeds and newly-promoted Nottingham Forest are all admirers.

  • West Ham are keen to sign Southampton's James Ward-Prowse and Newcastle are also interested in the England midfielder, 27.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Newcastle United have stepped up their interest in Kilmarnock's teenage defender Charlie McArthur but are likely to face competition from Manchester City, Liverpool and West Ham for the 17-year-old Scotland youth international's signature.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Everton have completed the signing of England defender James Tarkowski, 29, on a free transfer from Burnley but the deal is not expected to be announced until the end of June.
    (Liverpool Echo)

  • Manchester United are favourites to sign Porto's 24-year-old Portugal midfielder Vitinha, who has a release clause of 40m euros (£34m).

  • Porto's president says a bid from an unnamed club for Vitinha has been rejected, who is also wanted by Arsenal.
    (Daily Express)

  • Nottingham Forest have agreed a deal with Manchester United to sign 25-year-old English goalkeeper Dean Henderson on loan, with the option to buy for £20m.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Newcastle are growing frustrated in their pursuit of top targets Sven Botman and Hugo Ekitike - with officials believing clubs are applying the same 'Toon tax' on the mega rich Saudi-owned Magpies as they did during the January transfer window.

  • Manchester United's hopes of signing Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong, 25, from Barcelona have been dealt a blow after the Spanish club claimed they do not need to sell players this summer.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • United are expecting Andreas Pereira to return to Old Trafford following a loan spell with Flamengo, who have no intention of using the 10.5m euros option to buy him.
    (Fabrizio Romano)

  • West Ham are looking at Rennes' 26-year-old Morocco centre-back Nayef Aguerd in a bid to bolster their defence.
    (Daily Telegraph )

  • But the Hammers fear Newcastle could be poised to hijack their £30m move for Aguerd.
    (Daily Star)

  • Brice Samba has informed Nottingham Forest that he wishes to leave this summer and he is keen on a move to Ligue 1 side Lens.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Juventus could offer Turkey centre-back Merih Demiral, 24, to Chelsea as part of a swap deal for Italy midfielder Jorginho, 30.

  • Aston Villa youngster Cameron Archer is a loan target for more than a dozen Championship clubs, including Watford, West Bromwich Albion and Sunderland, but is expected to be given a chance by Steven Gerrard on next month's tour of Australia.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Southampton have reached an agreement with Manchester City to sign Irish goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu, 20.

  • Bournemouth are close to signing West Ham's English defender Ryan Fredericks, but Fulham are also interested in the 29-year-old.
    (Football Insider)

  • Real Madrid hope to sign Borussia Dortmund's 18-year-old England midfielder Jude Bellingham, despite competition from Premier League sides Manchester United and Liverpool over a £78m deal.


  • Former Hibernian boss Jack Ross is in advanced talks over a deal to become Dundee United's new head coach.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Gareth Southgate retains the full support of the Football Association and his England players, despite fans calling for him to be sacked.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • A new Premier League fixture 'leak' has emerged to deny Manchester City will face Bournemouth on the opening day - after the top flight's Twitter page appeared to accidentally reveal the champions would play the newly-promoted Cherries.
    (Daily Mail)

  • UEFA are reportedly planning a brand new money-spinning mini tournament in the United States featuring the winner of the Champions League.
    (Daily Mail)
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