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Thursday 18 July 2019

Football rumours from the media

Jovic, Soares and Sala all make the headlines on Tuesday.

Arsenal are looking to snap up Villarreal’s Pablo Fornals according to reports (Nick Potts/PA)
Arsenal are looking to snap up Villarreal’s Pablo Fornals according to reports (Nick Potts/PA)

By Press Association Sport staff

Arsenal will be looking to strengthen their midfield in the January transfer window, with Villarreal’s Pablo Fornals top of Unai Emery’s wishlist, according to the Sun. The paper reports the Spain international, 22, has a £17.8m release clause in his contract.

What the papers say

Luka Jovic has lit up the Bundesliga for Eintracht Frankfurt this season, but may be heading to the Premier League, reports the Daily Mirror. Liverpool are interested in the forward, along with Barcelona and Bayern Munich according to the paper.

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A potential arrival at Old Trafford in the summer comes in the form of Gremio and Brazil forward Everton Soares, according to the Daily Mirror. The 22-year-old is open to the idea of heading to Manchester United, the paper adds.

Jose Mourinho’s side has also put an offer in for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly of around £80m, reports the Manchester Evening News.

Four Premier League clubs are interested in the signature of Nantes striker Emiliano Sala, according to the Daily Mail. Fulham, Wolves, West Ham and Everton are all in for the player, who is worth £25m according to the French club.

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Players to watch

Paul Pogba: The Manchester United man is open to a return to Juventus, Corriere dello Sport reports.

Javier Hernandez: The West Ham striker is wanted by Besiktas, according to ESPN.

Gary Cahill: The Chelsea and England defender is wanted by AC Milan and the Italian club could make a move in January, according to Corriere dello Sport.

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