Monday Transfer Rumours And Others Talk: Phillips, Olmo, Fofana, Rodriguez, Isak, Dembele, Vlahovic

Monday Transfer Rumours And Others Talk: Phillips, Olmo, Fofana, Rodriguez, Isak, Dembele, Vlahovic

  • Barcelona are targeting RB Leipzig‘s Dani Olmo – with Manchester United, Juventus and Bayern Munich also showing an interest in the 23-year-old winger. (Marca, in Spanish)




  • Chelsea and England star Mason Mount is set to become the latest big name to change agents and entrust his father to handle his affairs.(Daily Mail)




  • Marc Overmars has hinted he would like Edu’s job at Arsenal one day.(The sun)




  • Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola wants the club to sign Leeds United and England midfielder Kalvin Phillips, 25, for next season. (Fichajes, in Spanish)




  • Everton will get a clear run at signing Rangers right-back Nathan Patterson in the next transfer window as rivals Liverpool won’t bid. (The sun)




  • Leicester City’s French defender Wesley Fofana, 20, says Real Madrid is the “biggest club in the world” and that it is his “dream” to play there. (YouTube, via Marca)

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  • Everton failed to offload Colombia playmaker James Rodriguez because of the 30-year-old’s £250-000-a-week salary. (Football Insider) 

  • Barcelona are interested in Leicester midfielder Youri Tielemans, though they do not view the 24-year-old Belgium international as a priority. (Mundo Deportivo – in Spanish)

  • Everton will get a clear run at Rangers full-back Nathan Patterson in the next transfer window after Liverpool pulled out of the race to sign the 19-year-old Scotland international. (Sun)

  • England U21 midfielder Dwight McNeil, 21, says he is happy at Burnley and did not receive any transfer offers over the summer despite being linked with a move away from Turf Moor. (Lancs Live)

  • A number of Premier League clubs remain keen on Alexander Isak, 21, despite the Sweden striker signing a new long-term contract with Real Sociedad. Arsenal and Chelsea have shown interest previously. (Fichajes via Teamtalk)

  • Tottenham Hotspur have opened talks with Ajax about the possibility of signing 20-year-old Dutch defender Jurrien Timber. (Todofichajes in Spanish)

  • Barcelona are planning to hold talks with Ousmane Dembele’s agent about extending the 24-year-old France forward’s contract, but no meeting has yet taken place. (Mundo Deportivo, in Spanish)

  • AC Milan’s Franck Kessie, 24, is attracting interest from Barcelona – but they face competition from Liverpool, Tottenham and Paris St-Germain for the Ivory Coast midfielder. (Mundo Deportivo, in Spanish)

  • Serbia’s 21-year-old striker Dusan Vlahovic, who attracted interest from Tottenham and Atletico Madrid in the summer, is in talks about extending his deal with Fiorentina. (Fabrizio Romano)

  • France playmaker Houssem Aouar, 23, has played down links with Arsenal and says he wants to help Lyon qualify for the Champions League. (Metro)




  • Manchester City are ready to fight Manchester United in the battle for Declan Rice next summer. (The sun)



  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits he might have to rest Cristiano Ronaldo to get the best out of the veteran superstar. (The sun)



  • There is some doubt over Alexandre Lacazette’s future at Arsenal after the club reportedly tried to replace him during the summer transfer window. (Daily mail)



  • Super agent Jorge Mendes was spotted in cordial conversation with Ed Woodward in the directors’ box at Cristiano Ronaldo’s Manchester United homecoming on Saturday. (Daily mail)



  • John Terry could throw his hat in the ring for the manager job at Nottingham Forest, should the two-time European Cup winners part ways with current boss Chris Hughton.(Daily Mirror)



  • Kylian Mbappe was booed by a section of Paris Saint-Germain supporters during their game with Clermont Foot following his Real Madrid summer transfer saga. (Daily Mirror)



  • La Liga president Javier Tebas has admitted that the exit of Lionel Messi from Barcelona was a “painful” moment for the league. (Daily Mirror)



  • Arsene Wenger has expressed his sympathy with Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal over their particularly difficult start to the new season. (The mirror)



  • Mikel Arteta has said Arsenal’s dismal start to the season had left him “just wanting to hit yourself” as he opened up on the personal strain he experienced after their three gruelling defeats. (The daily telegraph)



  • Rangers star Ianis Hagi is “feeling better and better” – and crucially the playmaker has not been forced to isolate in North Macedonia. (The daily Record)

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