Saturday’s Transfer Gossip: Saka, Rudiger, Araujo, De Ligt, Rice, Cash, Shaqiri

Saturday's Transfer Gossip: Saka, Rudiger, Araujo, De Ligt, Rice, Cash, Shaqiri

  • Liverpool and Manchester City could move for 20-year-old England winger Bukayo Saka if Arsenal fail to qualify for next season’s Champions League. (ESPN)

 

  • Chelsea failed in their latest attempt to tie Germany defender Antonio Rudiger down to a new deal despite offering the 28-year-old close to £200,000 a week amid interest from Real Madrid and Paris St-Germain. (Mail)

 

  • Adana Demirspor president Murat Sancak claims the club had agreed to sign Dele Alli on loan from Tottenham before the 25-year-old Englishman joined Everton on a two-and-a-half-year deal. (Milliyet – in Turkish)

 

  • Manchester City are interested in signing Uruguay centre back Ronald Araujo, 22, who has halted contract renewal talks with Barcelona. (Sport – in Spanish)

 

  • Manchester United are also preparing to make a summer bid for Araujo, whose Barcelona deal expires in 2023. (Marca – in Spanish)

 

  • United are ready to rival Bayern Munich and Barcelona in the race to sign 22-year-old Netherlands defender Matthijs de Ligt from Juventus. (Calciomercato – in Italian)

 

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• Friday’s Transfer Gossip: Calvert-Lewin, Zaniolo, Costa, Osimhen, Neves, Botman

 

  • Mason Greenwood has been removed from Manchester United’s matchday programme.
    (Sun)

 

  • Manchester United fans are burning Greenwood shirts and trying to flog the striker’s memorabilia online after he was released on bail.(sun)

 

  • Atletico Madrid remain “seriously interested” in signing Aston Villa’s Poland full-back Matty Cash, 24, ahead of next season. (Fabrizio Romano)

 

  • Leeds are still interested in signing USA attacking midfielder Brenden Aaronson, 21, despite having two bids of up to £20m rejected by Red Bull Salzburg in January. (Athletic – subscription required)

 

  • Chicago Fire are close to signing Switzerland midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri, 30, from Lyon. (MLS Soccer)

 

  • Palmeiras’ 15-year-old striker Endrick, having already been linked with both Barca and Real Madrid, says all young Brazilian players want to play for Barcelona. (Sport – in Spanish)

 

  • Watford failed with an approach to sign Manchester United’s English defender Phil Jones, 29, before the January transfer window shut. (Football Insider)

 

  • Manchester City have joined West Ham and Brentford in showing an interest in Sheffield Wednesday’s 16-year-old English forward Bailey Cadamarteri. (Sheffield Star)

 

  • Everton, Brentford and Watford are keeping close tabs on 18-year-old left-back Steve Ngunga, who is impressing with non-league side Rising Ballers. (Football Insider)

 

  • The Red Devils are planning to overhaul their midfield in the summer with West Ham’s Declan Rice, 23, his 26-year-old England team-mate Kalvin Phillips from Leeds and RB Leipzig’s Mali international Amadou Haidara, 24, all on the club’s extensive list of targets. (ESPN)

 

  • Tottenham sporting director Fabio Paratici is under pressure to deliver after an underwhelming start at the club and Antonio Conte is frustrated with Daniel Levy, who controls the transfer budget (Mail)

 

  • West Ham owner David Sullivan’s insistence on giving the club an unilateral option to extend the contract of every player by 12 months is set to earn the Hammers tens of millions this summer.(Mail)

 

  • Premier League referees are set to be strongly represented at the World Cup in Qatar with Michael Oliver, Anthony Taylor and Stuart Attwell in contention.(Mail)

 

  • Manchester United fans have long been starved of scintillating football at Old Trafford, but on Friday night supporters were unable to fill their bellies at half time owing to a ‘technical error’ at the stadium(Mail)

 

  • Antonio Conte has warned Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy that the club cannot afford to make any more big transfer blunders if they are to match his ambition.(telegraph)

 

  • Chelsea’s doctors will keep a close eye on Christian Pulisic as he attempts to cope with the “extreme” change of temperatures from the United States.(telegraph)

 

  • Christian Eriksen will urge his new Brentford team-mates not to go easy on him in training and to treat him like any other player when he arrives at the Premier League club this weekend.(telegraph)

 

  • Chelsea’s doctors will keep a close eye on Christian Pulisic as he attempts to cope with the “extreme” change of temperatures from the United States.(telegrâph)

 

  • Thomas Tuchel has ruled Reece James out of Chelsea’s Club World Cup campaign after flu added to the wing-back’s ‘big injury’.(sun)

 

  • Everton manager Frank Lampard fined a player for stopping to tie his laces on his first day of training.(The sun)

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