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Sunday 22 July 2018

Football rumours from the UK media

New Chelsea boss Antonio Conte could have a busy summer
New Chelsea boss Antonio Conte could have a busy summer

The latest gossip and rumours from the newspapers and online:

Chelsea have been put on red alert in their pursuit of LEONARDO BONUCCI, according to the Mirror. The Juventus defender, who is wanted by incoming Blues boss Antonio Conte, has refused to commit his future to the Serie A champions.

The Express writes that Manchester United are planning a sensational swap deal that would see SADIO MANE come to Old Trafford from Southampton and MEMPHIS DEPAY head in the opposite direction.

ANTOINE GRIEZMANN could be the subject of a summer bidding war, reports the Sun. The Atletico Madrid striker, who has fired his club to the Champions League semi-finals, is ready to listen to offers, with Chelsea and Manchester United keen on bringing him to England.

ALEXIS SANCHEZ could be the next Arsenal star to leave the club, reports the Mirror. Bayern Munich are thought to be interested in the Chilean winger and are lining up a summer bid.

Celtic could be about to hijack Aston Villa's appointment of NIGEL PEARSON, says the Express. Pearson is a frontrunner for the Villa Park job, but he has reportedly been in talks with the Scottish side about heading north of the border.

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