Football rumours from the media – 14th August 2017 AUGUST 14, 2017

Football rumours from the media

What the papers say

Jack Wilshere is a man in demand as it looks like his Arsenal days are numbered.

The England international, who spent last season on loan at Bournemouth, did not make the Gunners squad on the opening day of the season and could be set for a permanent exit.

It looks like he will have plenty of options to consider, with the tabloids claiming Newcastle, West Ham, Crystal Palace and Bournemouth are all interested in the 25-year-old.

Former Manchester United target Antoine Griezmann could leave Atletico Madrid this summer after all.

The France forward decided to stay with the Spanish club this summer due to their transfer ban.

But, according to Spanish outlet Don Balon, he could reverse that decision if the club sell goalkeeper Jan Oblak before the end of August.

Mahrez (left) before the Premier League match against Arsenal (Nick Potts/PA)
Mahrez (left) before the Premier League match against Arsenal (Nick Potts/PA)

Riyad Mahrez is no closer to a Leicester exit. The 2016 PFA Player of the Year has expressed his desire to leave the club but the Mirror reports the Foxes are refusing to accept less than £50million and will reject Roma’s latest £31.8m offer.

Tottenham are pushing to add to their squad before the end of the transfer window. The Mirror claims Lazio forward Keita Balde and Ajax defender Davinson Sanchez are both targets.

Online/social round-up

Virgil van Dijk (PA)
Will Virgil van Dijk be moving to the capital? (PA)

@MirrorFootball: “Chelsea preparing £50m offer for Southampton wantaway Virgil van Dijk”

@talkSPORT: “#Transferrumour Barkley wants to join Tottenham and is willing to take a pay cut to move”

Players to watch

Philippe Coutinho: Barcelona will reportedly return with another bid for the Liverpool midfielder despite the player having his transfer request rejected.Ivan Persic: The Inter Milan midfielder has been linked with Manchester United all summer, but Chelsea and Barcelona could also be interested Danny Rose: The Daily Mail claims Tottenham will not sell the left-back despite his criticism in an interview with a tabloid last week.

Source: footballparadise.com 

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