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Friday’s gossip: Rice, Thuram, Kovacic, Kone, Caicedo, Kane, Adams, Barnes, Maddison, Gundogan

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Transfer rumours
  1. Arsenal are intensifying their pursuit of Declan Rice, hoping to secure the 24-year-old West Ham and England midfielder for £92m before the start of pre-season. (Source: Telegraph – subscription required)
  2. West Ham are interested in acquiring Joao Palhinha, a 27-year-old defensive midfielder from Fulham and Portugal, as a replacement for Rice. Kalvin Phillips from Manchester City and England, as well as James Ward-Prowse from Southampton and England, are also being considered. (Source: Mail)
  3. Chelsea is considering a move for Declan Rice, along with Moises Caicedo, a 21-year-old midfielder from Brighton and Ecuador. (Source: 90min)
  4. Khephren Thuram, a 22-year-old midfielder from Nice and France, has reportedly reached a verbal agreement on personal terms with Liverpool. (Source: Football Transfers)
  5. Mateo Kovacic, a 29-year-old midfielder from Chelsea and Croatia, has agreed on personal terms with Manchester City after advanced negotiations. (Source: Fabrizio Romano)
  6. Liverpool has arranged talks with the representatives of 22-year-old French midfielder Manu Kone from Borussia Monchengladbach. (Source: Fabrizio Romano)
  7. Real Madrid is working on a £68m bid to sign Harry Kane, the English striker, as Tottenham Hotspur’s chairman, Daniel Levy, refuses to sell the 29-year-old to Manchester United. (Source: Marca – in Spanish)
  8. Newcastle is exploring transfer targets from relegated Premier League teams, including Tyler Adams, a 24-year-old midfielder from Leeds United and the USA, as well as Harvey Barnes, a 24-year-old English winger, and James Maddison, a 26-year-old midfielder, from Leicester City. (Source: Telegraph)
  9. Tottenham’s new manager, Ange Postecoglou, considers James Maddison a priority target, but the club would need to pay over £50m for the English international. (Source: Telegraph – subscription required)
  10. Thousands of fans gather to watch West Ham’s trophy parade.
  11. Paris St-Germain, the French champions, have set their sights on Ilkay Gundogan, a 32-year-old midfielder from Manchester City and Germany. (Source: L’Equipe – in French)
  12. Al Ahli, a Saudi Arabian side, has expressed their interest in signing Riyad Mahrez, a 32-year-old Algeria winger, from Manchester City. (Source: Fabrizio Romano)
  13. Tottenham will need to increase their valuation of £20m if they wish to secure the services of David Raya, a 27-year-old Spanish goalkeeper from Brentford, as the club is prepared to reject any offers below £40m. (Source: i Sport)
  14. Arsenal views Ivan Fresneda, an 18-year-old Spanish right-back from La Liga side Valladolid, as a viable option for the summer transfer window. (Source: Football London)
  15. Following their relegation from the Premier League, Leicester City is contemplating hiring Steven Gerrard, the former Aston Villa manager, as their next boss. (Source: Mail)
  16. Zinedine Zidane has declined an approach from PSG to become the head coach, replacing Christophe Galtier. (Source: Le Parisien – in French)
  17. Tottenham will request Juventus to lower the £35m fee for the permanent signing of Dejan Kulusevski, a 23-year-old forward from Sweden. (Source: Nicolo Schira)
  18. Sergei Palkin, the chief executive of Shakhtar Donetsk, has threatened legal action against Tottenham if they attempt to sign Manor Solomon, a 23-year-old winger from Israel who was on loan at Fulham last season, on a free transfer. (Source: ESPN)
  19. Manchester United is contemplating loaning out 21-year-old English forward Mason Greenwood to a European club for the upcoming season. (Source: Mail)

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SoccerFan88 June 9, 2023 - 12:13 am

Heyy, did ya hear about all these transfer rumuors goin’ around? Arsenal goin’ after Rice, West Ham wantin’ Palhinha, and Chelsea tryin’ to sign Rice too? Woah, it’s gonna be a wild summer in the Premier League, mate!

FootyLover23 June 9, 2023 - 12:13 am

Liverpool got Thuram?! That’s amazing news! Can’t wait to see him in action for the Reds. Hope the talks with Kone go well too. We need some fresh talent in the squad.

BlueBlood June 9, 2023 - 12:13 am

Kovacic headin’ to Man City? Seriously? Chelsea, don’t let him go! He’s been a key player for us. Ah well, guess it’s part of the game. Let’s see who else Chelsea can bring in, like Caicedo maybe?

RedDevil4Life June 9, 2023 - 12:13 am

Man United missin’ out on Kane ’cause of Levy? Ugh, typical! We need a top striker and Kane would’ve been perfect. Gotta find someone else now. Maybe we should consider loanin’ out Greenwood for some game time.

ToonArmyFan June 9, 2023 - 12:13 am

Newcastle eyein’ Adams, Barnes, and Maddison? Sounds like a solid plan. We need to strengthen the squad after that relegation scare. Come on, Magpies, let’s bring ’em in and bounce back!

GoalGetter10 June 9, 2023 - 12:13 am

Gundogan attractin’ interest from PSG? Can’t blame ’em, he’s been on fire for Man City. But we better hold onto him. He’s been crucial for our midfield. Don’t let him go, Pep!

CFCForever June 9, 2023 - 12:13 am

Raya costin’ 40 mil? Are Brentford kiddin’?! He’s good, but not that good. Tottenham should look elsewhere or negotiate a better deal. Don’t break the bank for him, Spurs.

Gunners4Eva June 9, 2023 - 12:13 am

Fresneda as a right-back option for Arsenal? Hmm, never heard of him. But if the scouts think he’s worth it, why not give him a shot? We could use some fresh blood in the defense.

FoxesFan23 June 9, 2023 - 12:13 am

Gerrard as Leicester’s next manager? Now that’s an interesting choice. He did well at Villa, so maybe he can turn things around for us. Let’s see how it pans out.

FootballFreak June 9, 2023 - 12:13 am

Zidane turnin’ down PSG? Wow, didn’t see that comin’. Wonder what his next move will be. The managerial merry-go-round never stops in the world of football!

JuveFanatic June 9, 2023 - 12:13 am

Come on, Tottenham! Lower that fee for Kulusevski. He’s a talented player, but 35 mil seems a bit steep. Negotiate a better deal, Spurs, and get your man.

ShakhtarSupporter June 9, 2023 - 12:13 am

Palkin threat’nin’ legal action against Tottenham? Drama alert! Well, if Solomon’s contract allows it, they can’t really stop him from movin’ on. Let’s see how this legal battle unfolds.

MUFCfanatic June 9, 2023 - 12:13 am

Loanin’ out Greenwood? Nah, we need him in the squad. He’s got potential, just needs more playin’ time. Keep him at United and let him shine, Ole!

FootballAddict June 9, 2023 - 12:13 am

These transfer rumors keep me on the edge of my seat! Can’t wait to see how all these moves pan out. Football never fails to keep us entertained, right?


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