Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Transfer gossip: Rooney set for MLS switch, Yaya Toure wanted by Premier League rivals, Man United attempt to hijack …

Transfer gossip: Rooney set for MLS switch, Yaya Toure wanted by Premier League rivals, Man United attempt to hijack …
09 May

A round-up of all the top football headlines and transfer-related gossip from Wednesday’s newspapers and online…

Wayne Rooney could follow Ashley Cole, Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard in heading to the United States to play Major League Soccer. The 32-year-old has been linked with a move away from Everton after one year back at his boyhood club, and is reportedly in ‘serious talks’ over a move to DC United. (Washington Post)

Meanwhile, the Toffees have identified 43-year-old Porto boss Sergio Conceicao as a potential replacement for Sam Allardyce, if the manager leaves Goodison Park this summer. (The Times)

Yaya Toure could join another Premier League club in the summer when he leaves Manchester City, with Everton, Burnley and newly-promoted Wolves are interested in signing the 34-year-old midfielder. (Daily Mirror)

Manchester City have revived talks over trying to sign Leicester winger Riyad Mahrez after a deal collapsed in January. (The Times)

Manchester United will offer Anthony Martial to Borussia Dortmund as part of a deal to sign US star Christian Pulisic. There could be a tussle for the £40m-rated winger this summer, with rivals Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal also reportedly interested. (Daily Mirror)

Manchester United remain keen to sign Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti. The 24-year-old currently has a £52m release clause in his contract, but Barcelona are desperate to tie him down to a new deal. (The Sun)

Tottenham and Everton are tracking Danish midfielder Thomas Delaney. Brighton made a £10m offer for the Werder Bremen man which was rebuffed, with the German club wanting upwards of £16.8million. (Daily Mail)

Porto defender Diego Queiros is wanted by Bournemouth.The Cherries have been tracking the 19-year-old this season, and the he is said to be attracted by the idea of playing Premier League football. (The Guardian)

AC Milan striker Andre Silva is being watched by Wolves as the newly-promoted side seek to bolster their attacking options. (Sky Sport Italia)

Atletico Madrid are leaving nothing to chance as they try to keep hold of Antoine Griezmann despite interest from top European clubs. (AS)

Newcastle have ended their interest of a permanent move for Leicester striker Islam Slimani after a disappointing loan spell at St James’ Park. (Evening Chronicle)


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