Football Gossip & Transfer News For July 19, 2016

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Arsenal are planning two defensive signings, with Manchester City centre-back Jason Denayer, 21, and Borussia Dortmund’s Matthias Ginter, 22, the targets. (Sun)

Bayern Munich and Real Madrid are still interested in Germany winger and Manchester City target Leroy Sane, 20, according to the player’s father.(Manchester Evening News)

Manchester United have delayed announcing their squad numbers for the new season – until they have completed the £105m signing of Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba.(Sun)

Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester United and Chelsea have all made offers for Valencia’s £54m-rated midfielder Andre Gomes, 22. (Mundo Deportivo – in Spanish)

The Red Devils are also interested in Monaco right-back Fabinho, 22, after the French club promised they will allow him to leave this summer.(Mail)

Diego Costa, 27, has not asked to leave Chelsea and the striker is expected to stay at Stamford Bridge this summer. (Evening Standard)

Meanwhile, new Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has been in daily contact with Real Madrid forward Alvaro Morata, 23, assuring him of his role were he to join the Blues this summer.(Marca)

Everton manager Ronald Koeman is targeting an ambitious move for £30m Portugal midfielder Wiliam Carvalho, 24. (Mirror)

The Blues are also still keen on making Leicester City assistant manager Steve Walsh their director of football despite an initial request being rejected.(Liverpool Echo)

Hull boss Steve Bruce has been interviewed for the England manager’s job – but he is only expected to be offered the job if Sunderland’s Sam Allardyce cannot agree terms. (Mirror)

West Ham face competition from Leicester City for Toulouse striker Wissam Ben Yedder, 25, who scored 17 goals in Ligue 1 last season.(Guardian)

Juventus are close to beating AC Milan to the signing of 21-year-old Croatian winger Marko Pjaca, who has said farewell to his current club Dinamo Zagreb.(Gazzetta World)

Former Manchester City striker Alvaro Negredo, 30, will not travel with Valencia to their Netherlands pre-season camp and will instead fly to England for a medical at Middlesbrough.(Gazette Live)

Marseille are lining up a loan move for Tottenham forward Clinton N’Jie, 22, if the French side’s 21-year-old winger Georges-Kevin N’Koudou heads to White Hart Lane. (Telegraph)

Fluminense have agreed a deal to sign Wellington Silva, 23, from Arsenal, He joined the Gunners from the Brazilian side in 2010. (Express)

Winger Nathan Dyer, 28, insists he wants to stay at Swansea City despite winning the Premier League while on loan at Leicester City last season. (South Wales Evening Post)

Manchester United’s Dutch winger Memphis Depay, 22, took extra care when packing for the club’s pre-season trip to China and created this conveniently labelled graphic for his followers on social media – lots of grooming products for the youngster it seems.

Memphis Depay

Brazilian football legend Pele has released a song celebrating this summer’s Rio Olympics entitled “Hope”.

Pele

Sunderland supporters’ group “Love Sunderland” enlisted the help of 2010 X Factor contestant Wagner to deliver a “Please Don’t Go” message to manager Sam Allardyce after he was interviewed for the England job.(Newcastle Chronicle)

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