Belfast Telegraph

Football rumours from around the world

The latest gossip and rumours from the newspapers and online:

Liverpool have made a formal approach to sign Ousmane Dembele, with French newspaper L'Equipe claiming Reds officials contacted the Rennes winger's representatives at the beginning of the week to discuss a deal.

Marcus Rashford has moved a step closer to signing a £1.3million-a-year contract at Manchester United after formally appointing his older brother to handle his business affairs, according to the Daily Mail.

The Mail also says Watford are lining up a shock cut-price swoop for Saido Berahino as they prepare to cash in on Odion Ighalo, claiming talk s over a proposed move for the West Brom striker are under way.

Portugal's A Bola believes Manchester United will need to pay more than £35million to take Sporting Lisbon midfielder Joao Mario to Old Trafford this summer.

The Sun claims Arsenal are prepared to axe academy manager Andries Jonker and under-16 coach Jan van Loon .


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