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Saturday’s gossip: Smith Rowe, Rice, Alvarez, Cancelo, Lavia, Onana, Begovic

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Here are the rewritten headlines:

  1. West Ham Interested in Emile Smith Rowe as Arsenal Pursue Declan Rice

According to The Sun, West Ham is eyeing a potential deal involving Arsenal’s 22-year-old midfielder Emile Smith Rowe. This interest arises as a result of fellow England midfielder Declan Rice, 24, potentially joining the Gunners.

  1. Ajax Demand £45m for Edson Alvarez, Catching West Ham’s Attention

The Guardian reports that Ajax is demanding a fee of £45m for their 25-year-old Mexican midfielder Edson Alvarez. This valuation has made Alvarez an alternative option for West Ham, who are considering him as a potential replacement for Declan Rice.

  1. Bayern Munich Eyeing West Ham’s Declan Rice, but Arsenal Favored

Sky Sport Germany (in German) reveals that Bayern Munich’s primary midfield transfer target is Declan Rice from West Ham. However, there have been no recent developments in this pursuit, and Arsenal is currently considered the favorites to sign Rice.

  1. Manchester City in Initial Talks for Josko Gvardiol

Football Insider reports that Manchester City has engaged in preliminary discussions with RB Leipzig regarding the possible signing of Josko Gvardiol, the 21-year-old Croatian defender.

  1. Arsenal in Positive Talks with Joao Cancelo, Manchester City Demands £45m

FootballTransfers states that Arsenal is making progress in discussions with Joao Cancelo for a potential move. Manchester City, the player’s current club, is seeking a transfer fee of £45m for the 29-year-old Portuguese full-back.

  1. Guillem Balague’s Column: Guardiola – Hysterical & Hated, Yet Already the Greatest

Read Guillem Balague’s column on Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola, where he discusses the manager’s controversial but successful career.

  1. Erik ten Hag Blocks Victor Lindelof’s Move from Manchester United

According to Bild (via Metro), Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has prevented Eintracht Frankfurt’s attempts to sign 28-year-old Swedish center-back Victor Lindelof, considering him untouchable.

  1. Chelsea Opens Talks with Southampton for Romeo Lavia

Football London reports that Chelsea has initiated discussions with Southampton concerning their 19-year-old Belgian midfielder Romeo Lavia.

  1. Chelsea’s Bid for Andre Onana Rejected by Inter Milan

Tuttomercatoweb (in Italian) states that Chelsea has an agreement in principle with Inter Milan’s 27-year-old Cameroonian goalkeeper Andre Onana. However, Inter Milan has turned down Chelsea’s initial £34m bid for the player.

  1. Chelsea Interested in AC Milan’s Mike Maignan

L’Equipe (in French, subscription needed) reveals that Chelsea is also interested in AC Milan’s 27-year-old French goalkeeper Mike Maignan.

  1. Luton Town Holds Talks with Asmir Begovic and Eyes Mark Travers

The Telegraph (subscription needed) reports that Luton Town has engaged in discussions with 35-year-old Bosnian goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, who recently left Everton. The club is also considering 24-year-old Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Mark Travers from Bournemouth.

  1. Crystal Palace and Fulham Prepare Bids for Viktor Gyokeres

Football Insider states that Crystal Palace and Fulham are making preparations to submit bids for Coventry City’s 25-year-old Swedish forward Viktor Gyokeres.

  1. Chelsea Awaits AC Milan’s Decision on Ruben Loftus-Cheek

The Telegraph (subscription needed) reports that Chelsea is waiting to hear whether AC Milan will proceed with the £15m signing of their 27-year-old English midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek. This decision is pending following the sacking of directors Paolo Maldini and Frederic Massara.

  1. Al-Ahli Prepared to Offer Riyad Mahrez £40m Per Year

The Mirror reveals that Saudi Arabian side Al-Ahli is ready to present a contract worth £40m annually to Manchester City’s 32-year-old Algerian winger Riyad Mahrez in an attempt to lure him away from the club this summer.

  1. Tottenham and Manchester United Unwilling to Meet David Raya’s Asking Price

If Brentford fails to lower their asking price of £40m for 27-year-old Spanish goalkeeper David Raya, both Tottenham and Manchester United are set to walk away from a potential deal, according to the Standard.

  1. Newcastle United’s Summer Budget: £75m or £100-150m

Mail reports that Newcastle United boss Eddie Howe has been informed that he will have a budget of £75m to spend this summer. Their top midfield target is Leicester’s 26-year-old English international James Maddison. Additionally, Brighton’s 21-year-old Ecuadorian Moises Caicedo, Manchester United’s 26-year-old Scottish international Scott McTominay, and Chelsea’s 23-year-old English midfielder Conor Gallagher are under consideration. However, the Athletic (subscription needed) suggests an alternative budget range of £100m to £150m for Newcastle this summer.

  1. Friday’s Gossip Column

For the latest gossip, refer to Friday’s edition of the column.

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FootyFan123 June 9, 2023 - 11:13 pm

Man, these transfer rumors are crazy, innit? West Ham be eyein’ Emile Smith Rowe, and if Declan Rice goes there, Arsenal might be involved too. What a mess!

SoccerFanatic June 9, 2023 - 11:13 pm

Ajax want 45m for Edson Alvarez? Are they serious? West Ham gotta find someone to replace Rice, but Bayern Munich still after him. Arsenal might snatch him up, though. Confusing stuff!

MCFCForever June 9, 2023 - 11:13 pm

Manchester City in talks for Josko Gvardiol? We need some defensive reinforcement, man. And Arsenal’s tryin’ to get Cancelo? Better fetch a good price, City!

RedDevil4Life June 9, 2023 - 11:13 pm

Erik ten Hag stoppin’ Lindelof from leavin’ United? Lindelof’s untouchable? Interesting! Chelsea want Romeo Lavia from Southampton too. Chelsea just won’t stop, will they?

BlueLioness June 9, 2023 - 11:13 pm

Inter Milan rejectin’ Chelsea’s bid for Onana. Come on, Chelsea, sort it out! Mike Maignan on their radar too. Let’s see who they end up gettin’ between the sticks.

GoalieExpert32 June 9, 2023 - 11:13 pm

Luton Town checkin’ out Begovic and Travers? Gotta find a good goalkeeper, mate. Crystal Palace and Fulham want Gyokeres? He’s got some talent!

BluesForever June 9, 2023 - 11:13 pm

Chelsea waitin’ on AC Milan’s decision for Loftus-Cheek. Directors got sacked, now what? And Al-Ahli tryin’ to lure Mahrez away with that hefty contract. Money talks, huh?

MUFCFan22 June 9, 2023 - 11:13 pm

Tottenham and United backin’ off Raya if Brentford don’t lower the price. We ain’t gonna pay that much, mate. Newcastle got some big targets in mind, Maddison, Caicedo, McTominay, and Gallagher. Spend that cash wisely!

ToonArmyFan June 9, 2023 - 11:13 pm

Newcastle got 75m or maybe even 100-150m to splash? Howe’s got some decisions to make. Come on, bring in some quality players and make us proud!


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