Football rumours from the media Apr 18, 2019

What the papers say

The future of Marcus Rashford at Manchester United has been called into question, with the Daily Mirror reporting talks have stalled between the striker and the club over a new contract. The paper reports Rashford, who has scored 10 times this season, is demanding wages of £200,000 a week.

Sticking with Manchester United, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be given £250million over the summer to build the team, the Daliy Mirror says. Jadon Sancho, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Aaron Wan-Bissaka are said to be on the wishlist alongside Ajax’s Matthijs De Ligt.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka
Crystal Palace’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka is wanted by Manchester United (Adam Davy/PA)

Arsenal and Juventus are interested in bringing in Brazil striker David Neres, reports the Daily Mail. Neres was in the Ajax side who dumped Juventus out of the Champions League earlier this week.

The Gunners are also said to be interested in bringing in Mainz defender Jean-Philippe Gbamin should their bid to sign Samuel Umtiti from Barcelona fall through, according to the Daily Mirror.

Matt Ritchie
Newcastle’s Matt Ritchie is wanted by Bournemouth (Adam Davy/PA)

Bournemouth have expressed an interest in re-signing Newcastle winger Matt Ritchie, the Chronicle says. The Scottish international was the subject of a reported £17million bid from Stoke over the summer, but the two sides could not reach a deal.

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Players to watch

Malcom: Barcelona are looking to land Marcus Rashford with the Brazilian heading to Old Trafford as part of a swap deal, Mundo says.

Benito Raman: Everton and Arsenal are both interested in landing the Fortuna Dusseldorf striker, who is valued at £15million, Sport Bild says.

Adrian Akande: The 15-year-old, currently on the books at Chelsea, is wanted by both Ajax and RB Leipzig, reports the Daily Mirror.

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