Tuesday’s Edition of Football Transfer Gossip around the World 24/08/2021


Arsenal will give Mikel Arteta until the October international break to improve their Premier League fortunes but are likely to make Antonio Conte their first choice should they need a replacement.(The Daily Telegraph)

Chelsea are considering a late loan move for Atletico Madrid star Saul Niguez and plotting to offload a number of fringe players before next week’s deadline.(The Daily Telegraph)

Manchester City will join Liverpool in refusing to release players for World Cup qualifiers next month because of coronavirus quarantine rules regarding red list countries like Brazil.(The Daily Telegraph)

Real Madrid’s decision to sell Martin Odegaard to Arsenal was part of their plan to raise funds to sign Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba on a free transfer next summer.(The Sun)

Barcelona have been offered the chance to sign former Newcastle midfielder Luuk de Jong on loan from Sevilla but there is also interest from PSV Eindhoven and West Ham.(The Sun)

Spurs are ready to offer a lucrative financial package to AC Milan midfielder Frank Kessie when he becomes a free agent next summer.(The Sun)

Arsenal’s hierarchy is backing Mikel Arteta to come good, claiming their slow start to the season is solely down to the Covid-19 troubles affecting his squad.(Daily Mail)

Samuel Umtiti is set to stay at Barcelona as the club is unable to find a buyer or any way to terminate the World Cup winner’s £131,000-a-week contract for legal reasons.(Daily Mail)

Manchester United are on red alert after Declan Rice turned down a third contract offer from West Ham.(Daily Star)

Atletico Madrid appear set to beat Leeds United to long-time Elland Road target Matheus Cunha, a forward currently playing for Hertha Berlin.(Daily Star)

Tottenham’s new director of football Fabio Paratici might not be in position to sign a new striker as well as potential wing target Adama Traore.(Daily Express)

Arsenal will listen to offers for captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 32, and will not stand in the Gabon striker’s way if he expresses a desire to leave the club before the transfer window deadline. (Telegraph – subscription required)

The Gunners are determined to support under-pressure manager Mikel Arteta following defeats in the opening two games of the Premier League season. (Mirror)

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy will not drop his valuation of England striker Harry Kane and could even refuse a British record bid of close to £150m from Manchester City for the 28-year-old. (Telegraph- subscription required)

Chelsea are considering a late loan move for Atletico Madrid and Spain midfielder Saul Niguez, 26, while the Blues have offered new contracts to central defenders Antonio Rudiger, 28, of Germany and Denmark’s Andreas Christensen, 25.(Telegraph – subscription required)

England midfielder Declan Rice plans to turn down any offers of a new contract from West Ham as the 22-year-old feels he is being priced out of a move this summer. He has three years left on his current deal and the Hammers have an option to extend that by a further year. (Times – subscription required)

Chelsea are hopeful of signing French defender Jules Kounde from Sevilla with the 22-year-old said to have a £77m release clause in his contract. The two clubs had hoped Blues centre-back Kurt Zouma, 26, could be included in the deal only for the Frenchman to reject the chance to join the La Liga side. (90Min)

Manchester United remain interested in Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga, 18, but feel the France international would prefer to move to Paris St-Germain or a Spanish club. (ESPN)

West Ham are looking at Lille’s French midfielder Jonathan Bamba, 25, as a possible alternative to signing England international Jesse Lingard from Manchester United. (Express)

Crystal Palace are prepared to pay £10m to sign Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah, 22, but the Gunners are holding out for closer to £20m. The England Under-21 record goalscorer has also attracted interest from Germany this summer. (Athletic – subscription required)

Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira, 25, is close to joining Fiorentina on loan with the Uruguay midfielder having spent last season at Atletico Madrid, where he helped Diego Simeone’s side win La Liga. (football.london)

Brazil midfielder Willian, 33, is set to leave Arsenal on a free transfer to join Corinthians in his homeland, with talks at an advanced stage. (Mail)

Wolves are ready to make a £7m bid for 29-year-old Cardiff City and Wales striker Kieffer Moore. (Football Insider)

Manchester United defender Phil Jones is ready to consider a loan move to a Championship club, with the 29-year-old English centre-back having fallen down the pecking order at Old Trafford. (Football League World)

Newcastle United and West Ham could compete with Burnley to sign Ivory Coast left-back Maxwel Cornet, 24, from Lyon. (90 Min)

Everton have had a bid for 18-year-old Canada-born forward Daniel Jebbison, who represents England at youth level, turned down by Sheffield United. Aston Villa, Brentford and Leeds are also interested in the teenager. (Teamtalk)


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