Monday 19 August 2019

Football rumours from the media

Harry Maguire, Dani Alves and Paul Pogba are among those making football headlines today

Leicester’s Harry Maguire is a big transfer target for Manchester United (Mike Egerton/PA)
Leicester’s Harry Maguire is a big transfer target for Manchester United (Mike Egerton/PA)

By PA Sport Staff

The Sun, in what it bills as an exclusive, says Manchester United have agreed a world-record £80million fee to sign Harry Maguire from Leicester. The defender is set to have a medical on Monday, the paper reports.

What the papers say

Now having some spare cash to splash, Leicester are set to replace Maguire with Brighton’s England international Lewis Dunk, having agreed a £45million deal for the 27-year-old, The Sun adds.

Brighton’s Lewis Dunk is reportedly a Leicester target (Adam Davy, PA)

Liverpool could be in the market for a new left-back, according to ESPN. Jurgen Klopp is reportedly keeping him “options open” regarding recruiting a left-back as cover for Andrew Robertson during the summer transfer window.

Paul Pogba is one of those under consideration to be named the new permanent captain of Manchester United, the Telegraph reports, despite the France midfielder’s desire to leave Old Trafford.

Paul Pogba is under consideration to captain Manchester United next season (Martin Rickett/PA)

Arsenal target Everton has admitted he has a transfer offer on the table, according to the Mirror, but has refused to reveal the name of the club keen on signing him. The Gunners are said to be leading the race for his signature, despite AC Milan and Atletico Madrid also taking a keen interest in him. It is understood Everton are not seeking to sign Everton.

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Kieran Tierney: Celtic have rejected Arsenal’s £25million bid for the Scotland international, according to Sky Sports. It is understood Celtic were unhappy with the structure of the bid and want more cash upfront for the left-back.

Celtic have told Arsenal to revise their latest bid for Kieran Tierney (Jane Barlow, PA)

Dani Alves: English clubs’ pursuit of the 36-year-old Brazil full-back has expanded, with Tottenham and Arsenal joining Manchester City in the race to sign Alves, who is a free agent following his departure from Paris St Germain, the Mail reports, quoting Mundo Deportivo.

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