Football rumours from the media
James Rodriguez, Leroy Sane and Ryan Fraser all feature among the transfer speculation this Friday.
Colombian James Rodriguez looks to be in high demand as rumours swirl his loan spell at Bayern Munich is coming to an end. After an unsettled period with Real Madrid, the 27-year-old has spent the last two years with the Bundesliga champions but is now reportedly ready for a move. With Zinedine Zidane overhauling his Real squad, Liverpool, Manchester United and Arsenal have all been put on alert to the midfielder’s situation, the Mirror reports.
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Meanwhile, at Bayern, the club are said to be considering a record move for £90million-rated Leroy Sane. The Mail says Manchester City are poised to listen to a bid from the German club, who are said to want the 23-year-old to replace Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is also looking to transform his team in the hope of a more successful 2019/20 campaign and, with that in mind, the Manchester United boss has four players he wants to offload, according to the Mirror. Among those likely to be walking away from Old Trafford are full-back Matteo Darmian, Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, Spanish midfielder Juan Mata and Argentina defender Marcos Rojo, the paper says.
Ryan Fraser’s future could become clearer next week as Arsenal plan to make their move for the Bournemouth winger after the Europa League final against Chelsea, according to the Independent. The Cherries are believed to want £30million for the Scotland international but – with Manchester United reportedly taking themselves out of the race – the club are also aware they risk losing him on a free transfer next season if they do not negotiate a deal this summer.
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Fabian Delph: Manchester City have set a £15million asking price for midfielder Fabian Delph, The Sun says, amid reported interest from several Premier League rivals.
Mario Fernandes: Newcastle are preparing a £26.4million bid for the CSKA Moscow defender, the Mirror reports, with Atletico Madrid also believed to be keeping tabs on the 28-year-old.