Football rumours from the media
Jack Grealish has reportedly put Premier League clubs on high alert.
Jack Grealish is reportedly ready to leave Aston Villa this summer to return to the Premier League. The Daily Mirror reports that Tottenham lead the race for the 22-year-old midfielder, who stands to land a bumper five-year deal, but are biding their time before making the club an offer. Mauricio Pochettino wants to give Dele Alli competition for the role playing behind Harry Kane, the paper adds.
What the papers say
Chelsea have made a £35million offer for Juventus defender Daniele Rugani, according to the Evening Standard. The club hope to make the Italy international Maurizio Sarri’s first signing as manager, the paper reports, with the 23-year-old having played under Sarri during an impressive two-year loan spell at Empoli.
Everton will hold talks this week to discuss the future of Ademola Lookman, the Daily Mirror reports. The 20-year-old forward is not among the players Everton want to offload this summer, the paper says, but Lookman is said to be keen for a fresh start after struggling for regular football at Goodison Park. RB Leipzig are among the clubs keen to sign the youngster, the paper adds.
Lazio are reportedly eyeing up Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey as a replacement for Sergej Milinkovic-Savic. The Sun says reports in Italy suggest Lazio hope to tempt the 27-year-old to Serie A, as interest for Serbian World Cup star Milinkovic-Savic intensifies. Ramsey is out of contract in 2019 and has yet to indicate whether he will sign a new deal.
Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola is set to help new Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa by loaning him some of his top young stars, The Sun says. Leeds are said to be desperate to land England Under-21 goalkeeper Angus Gunn on a season-long loan deal, while Tosin Adarabioyo, Brahim Diaz and Lukas Nmecha could also be on the list of targets.
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Everton are interested in bringing Sweden and RB Leipzig winger Emil Forsberg to the Premier League. (Source: Liverpool Echo) pic.twitter.com/PNTF4zmC83— Transfer News Live (@DeadlineDayLive) June 26, 2018
Players to watch
Aaron Mooy: Manchester City are reportedly considering re-signing the 27-year-old from Huddersfield Town. Mooy joined City in 2016 but never played a game for the side before being loaned out to Huddersfield for the 2016-17 season and later making his move permanent. ESPN says City included a £20million buy-back option as part of the deal, and could activate that following his impressive performance for Australia at the World Cup.
Divock Origi: The Belgium international will get the chance to resurrect his Liverpool career in pre-season, the Liverpool Echo says. Jurgen Klopp is said to be keen to assess the 23-year-old striker, who has had an underwhelming loan spell at Wolfsburg, before deciding on his future.