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Saturday's transfer gossip and football rumours

Saturday's transfer gossip and rumours in the world of football according to the national newspapers.


  • Liverpool are ready to break the bank and sign Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele as a replacement for Sadio Mane, according to sensational reports from Spain.
  • Manchester City are ready to open talks with Phil Foden over a lucrative new contract to reflect his emergence as one of their most important players.
  • Yaya Toure has revealed that he wrote a letter of apology to Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola after comments he made in an interview following his final season at the Eithad.
  • Real Madrid have named Martin Odegaard as one of their untouchable players in the transfer market.


  • Chelsea are interested in bringing in England international Jude Bellingham this summer in a mega-money deal from Borussia Dortmund, according to reports.
  • Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City are all chasing Inter Milan hot-shot Martin Satriano.
  • Tottenham have reportedly joined the race to sign Barcelona full-back Emerson this summer - but face competition from PSG and both Milan clubs.
  • Andre Silva's agent has confirmed that the Eintracht Frankfurt striker and rumoured Manchester United target doesn't have a release clause.
  • The undisputed heavyweight clash between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury is set to take place in Saudi Arabia this summer, according to reports.


  • Manchester United have reportedly made contact with Leicester City about signing Wesley Fofana.
  • Chelsea target Sergio Aguero is demanding £200,000-a-week wages from his next club, according to reports.
  • Lucas Torreira has again pleaded with Arsenal to let him join Boca Juniors and suggested the Gunners could sanction a one-year loan deal.
  • Shaun Wright-Phillips reckons that Phil Foden can become the most decorated English player of all time.
  • Joe Cole rolled back the years by turning up for non-league side Belstone FC at the weekend.
  • Aston Villa love Colin the Caterpillar cakes so much they create a 2ft version to celebrate players' birthdays.


  • Real Madrid are set to replace Raphael Varane in the summer transfer window with Jules Kounde if the France international moves to Manchester United in a £60m deal.
  • Tottenham are set to sit down with the representatives of Joachim Andersen in the next few weeks to discuss a potential transfer this summer.
  • RB Leipzig defender Ibrahima Konate has claimed that Liverpool are yet to contact him over the possibility of a summer move, despite continued reports linking him with an imminent switch to Anfield.


  • Pep Guardiola's multiple rejections of the Chelsea job appear to have taught Blues owner Roman Abramovich the value of patience with his club's managers.
  • Thomas Tuchel says he has considered asking his players to help decide who Chelsea should buy this summer.
  • Luis Suarez could reportedly make a sensational return to Liverpool this summer.


  • Former Celtic keeper Fraser Forster has broken the silence on his decision to leave Parkhead, claiming he wanted to fight for the number one jersey at Southampton.
  • Scott Brown and Leigh Griffiths are no big loss to Celtic, insists ex-boss John Barnes.
  • Teenage prospect Harry Cochrane is to leave Hearts in the summer after turning down a new deal.


  • Dundee United manager Micky Mellon is confident midfielder Peter Pawlett will reject a move to St Johnstone and stay at Tannadice.

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