Football Gossip & Transfer News For July 2, 2016


Henrikh Mkhitaryan will complete his move from Borussia Dortmund to Manchester United at the weekend. The 27-year-old Armenia forward will cost about £26m. (Daily Mail)

Manchester City are prepared to pay up to £50m to sign Everton defender John Stones, 22, in time for him to join up with the club for pre-season.(Telegraph)

Crystal Palace have agreed a £12.5m fee with West Ham for defender James Tomkins, 27.(Daily Mail)

German champions Bayern Munich are considering a move for Arsenal’s France defender Laurent Koscielny, 30, who has a contract with the Gunners until 2019.(Evening Standard)

Everton have agreed to sign Belgium midfielder Axel Witsel, 27, from Zenit St Petersburg and will pay the player over £100,000-a-week.(Squawka)

Stoke have made a £16m bid for West Brom striker Saido Berahino, 22, and are willing to pay the player £70,000-a-week in wages.(Mirror)

Former England manager Roy Hodgson lost the respect of the players and left the national team “rock bottom” following their Euro 2016 exit to Iceland.(Sun)

Dr Steve Peters, the psychiatrist who helps England’s footballers prepare for major tournaments, is unlikely to be kept on as part of the new management regime.(Guardian)

Manchester United will be sorry that Portugal midfielder Renato Sanches, 18, chose to join Bayern Munich rather than move to Old Trafford, according to international team-mate and ex-United player Nani.(Daily Express)

West Ham owner David Gold does not want the next England manager to be from overseas, saying: “Next thing we’ll be wanting a German centre-forward or an Italian defender.”(Sun)

Burnley are prepared to make defender Michael Keane, 23, one of the highest-paid players in the club’s history to ward off interest from Premier League champions Leicester City.(Lancashire Telegraph)

Fulham have told fellow Championship side Sheffield Wednesday to pay £15m for striker Ross McCormack, 29, after rejecting a £11.5m offer for the player.(Mirror)

Former Manchester United and Arsenal striker Robin van Persie, 32, has been put up for sale by Turkish side Fenerbahce.(Evening Standard)

Manchester United striker Ashley Fletcher, 20, has rejected the club’s offer of a new contract and will undergo a medical at West Ham. (Manchester Evening News)

Aaron Ramsey
Aaron Ramsey celebrated Wales’ brilliant win despite collecting a yellow card that will prevent the Arsenal midfielder appearing in the semi-final against Portugal
Robbie Fowler
Ramsey, 25, has four assists for the tournament, including two against Belgium
David de Gea
Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea was happy with the club’s latest signing.

The “self-appointed commissioner of football” Eric Cantona has declared his candidacy for the vacant job of the England national team. (Eurosport)

Colombia striker Radamel Falcao cost Chelsea £800,000 per shot and £57,000 for every touch of the ball during his time on loan at the Blues last season.(Telegraph)

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