Football News & Transfer Gossip For July 27, 2016


Manchester City hope to sign Schalke winger Leroy Sane, 20, and 19-year-old Palmeiras forward Gabriel Jesus for a combined outlay of more than £60m. (Daily Telegraph)

Agent Mino Raiola has cancelled Juventus and France midfielder Paul Pogba’s medical with Manchester United, which the 23-year-old was set to complete in Miami. (AS, via Daily Star)

Lyon have told Arsenal and West Ham they will have to offer £40m plus bonuses to sign 25-year-old striker Alexandre Lacazette. (Daily Mirror)

Liverpool have had a £33.5m bid rejected for Sporting Lisbon’s Portugal midfielder Joao Mario, 23. (Sun)

Borussia Dortmund have dismissed rumours linking striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 27, with a move to Manchester City. (Bild, via Manchester Evening News)

Chelsea and Everton will fight for the signature of Sporting Lisbon’s £30m-rated Portugal midfielder William Carvalho, 24. (Daily Mirror)

Chelsea have warned Juventus that he has no intention of selling 27-year-old defensive midfielder Nemanja Matic. (Daily Telegraph)

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has ordered some of his first-team stars to train away from the rest of the squad until they get their weight down.(The Times – subscription)

Manchester United target Blaise Matuidi has been told he is allowed to leave Paris St-Germain this summer, with the 29-year-old midfielder available for around £30m. (L’Equipe, via Manchester Evening News)

Arsenal and Tottenham both want to sign Toulouse forward Wissam Ben Yedder, 25, who scored 17 times in Ligue 1 last season. (Canal+, via Talksport)

Austria forward Marko Arnautovic, 27, is not interested in a move to Everton and will sign a new contract with Stoke City. (Daily Mail)

Manager Pep Guardiola has agreed a deal to bring 19-year-old Atletico Nacional forward Marlos Moreno to Manchester City for around £8m.(Guardian)

Napoli have had a bid for Ajax striker Arkadiusz Milik, 22, accepted as they look to replace new Juventus signing Gonzalo Higuain, 28. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has told 23-year-old winger Jese to leave the club in order to play regular first-team football. (Marca)

Arsenal and Liverpool are interested in signing Jese, who has played five times for Spain’s under-21 side. (Sun)

Everton have met Idrissa Gueye’s £7.1m release clause and hope to complete a deal for the 26-year-old Aston Villa midfielder. (Birmingham Mail)

Turkish champions Besiktas want to sign Liverpool forward Mario Balotelli, 25, on loan. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Leicester have increased their offer for 19-year-old Poland international striker Bartosz Kapustka with a new £5.2m approach to Cracovia. (The Times – subscription)

Norwich City have made a bid for 29-year-old Fulham striker Ross McCormack that could rise to £12m with add-ons. (Daily Mail)

Wolfsburg defender Jeffrey Bruma, 24, said he could have re-signed for Chelsea before joining the German side this summer. (Bild, via Daily Star)

Former Everton manager Roberto Martinez is the frontrunner to be the new Hull manager. (Sun)

Bayern Munich’s 21-year-old goalkeeper Ivan Lucic could be swapping the Allianz Arena for Cheltenham Town. Lucic is set for a medical ahead of a move to Bristol City, but manager Lee Johnson will send him to his dad Gary’s Cheltenham side to gain experience. (Sun)

Liverpool midfielder Cameron Brannagan, 20, remains keen to go out on loan this season despite a proposed move to Wigan Athletic breaking down.(Liverpool Echo)

Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney tweeted a message to the club’s fans after returning home from their pre-season tour: “Back home after a great pre-season camp in China. Thanks to all our fans over there for the brilliant support.”

Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira is looking forward to being reunited with former Real Madrid team-mate Gonzalo Higuain…

Khedira Twitter

Indian Super League side Pune FC announced new signing Andre Bikey as if the Cameroon defender – formerly of Reading, Burnley, Middlesbrough and Charlton – was a character from current gaming craze Pokemon Go. (Pune FC)

PSV Eindhoven left-back Jetro Willems, 22, says that he posted a photoshopped image of himself “signing” for Liverpool as a joke. (Metro)

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho called his squad in for training at 6:30 BST on Tuesday morning despite the fact that their flight home from their pre-season tour of China had landed only 90 minutes earlier. (Sun)


Leave a Reply