Football Gossip & Transfer News For August 28, 2016


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Manchester City keeper Joe Hart, 29, could be set for a move to Torino.(Sunday People)

Meanwhile, Torino’s Serie A rivals AC Milan are also rumoured to be interested in recruiting the England goalkeeper. (Sunday Express)

Tottenham are considering a move for Real Madrid midfielder Isco, 24, with the European champions under pressure to reduce the size of their squad. (Sunday Mirror)

Chelsea captain John Terry, 35, has turned down an offer from Sam Allardyce to play for England as he feels his days as an international player are over. (Sunday People)

Allardyce wants to be a more relaxed England manger and plans to give the players more freedom, as well as ending lengthy tactical meetings.(Independent)

Manchester United are targeting Nottingham Forest midfielder and Scotland international Oliver Burke, 19. (Sun on Sunday)

However, United could face competition – with Bayern Munich also taking an interest in recruiting Burke. (Mail on Sunday)

The Mail on Sunday
Wayne Rooney is set to continue with as England captain, according to the Mail on Sunday

Liverpool are unlikely to sign Borussia Dortmund winger Christian Pulisic, 17, before the transfer deadline despite an initial offer of £11m. (Liverpool Echo)

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is close to adding Ante Coric, 19, to his side with the Croatian midfielder set for a medical at Anfield in the next 48 hours. (Daily Star Sunday)

But Liverpool could revive their interest in Leciester City left-back Christian Fuchs, 30, after negotiations over a new contract for the Austria international stalled. (Sun on Sunday)

Leicester City face competition from Juventus to sign Sevilla midfielder Steven N’Zonzi, 27. The ex-Stoke City man has a £25m buy-out clause.(Mail on Sunday)

Arsenal attempted to sign Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann, 25, but the France international told Arsene Wenger at Euro 2016 that he did not want to leave Spain. (Sun on Sunday)

Juventus want Newcastle United’s Moussa Sissoko, 27, but they are only prepared to pay £15m for the midfielder. Newcastle value him at £35m.(Sunday Mirror)

Southampton striker Jay Rodriguez, 27, is being targeted by three Premier League sides including Hull City, who are keen to sign the player on loan. (NBC Sports)

Hull are also ready to break their transfer record with a £14m move for Bristol City striker Jonathan Kodjia, 26. (Sunday Telegraph)

Everton and Republic of Ireland midfielder James McCarthy, 25, has told club officials he wants to leave to find more regular football. (Mail on Sunday)

The Sunday Star
Manchester United want Gareth Bale, according to the Daily Star Sunday

Everton, along with West Brom and Crystal Palace, are interested in signing Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli. Palermo also have money set aside to bring the 26-year-old back to Italy. (Gazzetta – in Italian)

Tottenham have enquired about a loan deal for Manchester City defender Eliaquim Mangala, 25. (L’Equipe – in French)

Stoke City target Mamadou Sakho, 26, faces being frozen out at Liverpool if the defender does not leave the club on loan this week. (Mail on Sunday)

Stoke and West Ham are both hoping to sign France Under-19 captain and Lyon midfielder Lucas Tousart, 19. (France Football – in French)

Aston Villa defender Joleon Lescott, 34, could be set for a move to Greek side AEK Athens. (Sport24 – in Greek)

Sunderland have had a £7m bid accepted for Sevilla midfielder Vicente Iborra, 28, but the deal is expected to drag on into next week. (Sunderland Echo)

Aston Villa will offer a Championship record £20m for Hull striker Abel Hernandez, 26. (Sun on Sunday)

Middlesbrough striker Alvaro Negredo snapped a photo with defender Bernardo Espinosa and right-back Antonio Barragan. Espinosa could make his first appearance for Boro against West Brom on Sunday.


Crystal Palace and Wales keeper Wayne Hennessey shared this photo of his recovery from a leg injury which forced him to miss Saturday’s game against Bournemouth:


Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil celebrated scoring in his first start of the season with a quick selfie with team-mate Granit Xhaka.

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Chelsea winger Willian went on Instagram to thank God after he scored in the Blues’ 3-0 victory over Burnley.


Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford has had his £20,000 watch stolen on a trip to a trampoline centre. (Manchester Evening News)