Thursday’s Transfer Gossip: Antony, Isak, Fofana, Maguire, Paqueta, De Jong, Dubravka

Thursday's Transfer Gossip:  Antony, Isak, Fofana, Maguire, Paqueta, De Jong, Dubravka

  • Ajax are holding out for £84m for 22-year-old Brazil winger Antony, who is determined to push through a move to Manchester United. His representatives are staying in England to help get the deal done.
  • Antony handed in a transfer request on Wednesday in order to make his desire to leave official.


  • West Ham have been offered the chance to sign Arsenal and England midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles, 24, in the closing weeks of the transfer window.


  • Newcastle United have made a club record £60m bid to sign Real Sociedad’s 22-year-old Sweden striker Alexander Isak.


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  • The Magpies could eventually pay in excess of £60m for Isak.


  • Liverpool have made an offer to Barcelona for 25-year-old Dutch midfielder Frenkie de Jong.


  • Nottingham Forest are interested in signing Ivory Coast right-back Serge Aurier, 29, who is available on a free transfer after leaving Villarreal.


  • Chelsea’s 21-year-old England midfielder Callum Hudson-Odoi is set to join Bayer Leverkusen on loan.


  • RB Leipzig are interested in signing Chelsea’s English defender Trevoh Chalobah on loan, with Aston Villa, Inter Milan, Roma and Tottenham also keen on the 23-year-old.


  • Everton are in discussions with Manchester United over a move for 21-year-old English midfielder James Garner.


  • Everton have launched a formal move for Blackburn Rovers striker Ben Brereton Diaz and are understood to be prepared to pay £12m for the 23-year-old Chile international.


  • Chelsea may move for Manchester United and England defender Harry Maguire, 29, if they are unable to sign French centre-back Wesley Fofana, 21, from Leicester.


  • West Ham have had a 50m euro (£42.2m) bid for 24-year-old Brazil midfielder Lucas Paqueta rejected by Lyon.


  • Arsenal are not expected to move for Paqueta despite reports they were interested.
  • Ajax’s 20-year-old Dutch striker Brian Brobbey says he rejected the chance to join Manchester United after his former boss Erik ten Hag sent him a message.


  • Aston Villa have lowered their asking price for defender Frederic Guilbert as they look to sell the 27-year-old Frenchman.


  • Manchester United have held talks with Newcastle United over the signing of Slovakia goalkeeper Martin Dubravka, 33.


  • The clubs are yet to reach an agreement but Manchester United have submitted a loan offer for Dubravka.


  • Manchester City chief executive Ferran Soriano has ruled out the possibility of Portugal midfielder Bernardo Silva, 28, leaving the club this summer.


  • Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says it is “true that Bernardo Silva really likes FC Barcelona”.


  • Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks is attracting interest from Sampdoria but the 26-year-old England international would prefer to stay in the Premier League.
  • Southampton and Bournemouth are also discussing a possible deal for Maitland-Niles, with Arsenal potentially open to a loan move with an option to buy.

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