FOOTBALL RUMOURS: Real in Pogba chase, Jesus to choose City over United? Sakho sent home from Liverpool tour
Today's football transfers rumours on Wednesday, 27th July 2016 . . .
Manchester United may still face competition from Real Madrid in the race to sign Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba. Zinedine Zidane has confirmed that Real are still trying to sign Pogba. (Manchester Evening News).
Manchester City look to have beaten Manchester United to new Brazilian star Gabriel Jesus after the youngster’s agent confirmed he was in ‘very advanced’ talks with the Etihad club. (The Sun).
Mamadou Sakho’s Liverpool future is in doubt after he was sent home from the club’s pre-season tour of the United States by Jürgen Klopp. Liverpool have confirmed Sakho will continue his rehabilitation from an achilles injury on his return to Melwood. However, his attitude around the training camp has caused concern for Klopp.
Chelsea and Everton are set to go head-to-head for Sporting Lisbon star William Carvalho, according to reports. The Premier League duo are currently locked in a transfer battle for Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly. And the Mirror claim they are now both competing for Carvalho, who is said to be valued at around £30 million. (Daily Star).
Lyon have rejected an offer of 35m euros (£29.3m) from Arsenal for France forward Alexandre Lacazette. (BBC Sport)
Everton are targeting Sunderland centre-back Lamine Kone in a potential £15million deal. Manager Ronald Koeman wants an uncompromising centre-back and the 27-year-old made a big impact under Sam Allardyce in Sunderland’s successful relegation battle last season. (Daily Mail).