Paper Talk: Friday's football transfer rumours and gossip from the back pages

Football gossip and transfer rumours from the back pages

We look at the transfer rumours and gossip from Friday's back pages, where Liverpool have been linked with a move for Adama Traore.


  • Declan Rice has been told to 'sort his life out' and make a decision over his future sooner rather than later by West Ham icon Frank McAvennie.
  • Arsenal and Everton target Gabriel has opened the door to leave Lille this summer.


  • Liverpool have reportedly made a move for Wolves ace Adama Traore.
  • Arsenal are still challenging AC Milan and PSG for Red Bull Salzburg star Dominik Szoboszlai, reports claim.
  • Philippe Coutinho's agent Kia Joorabchian is working on a move to Arsenal with Barcelona keen to move him on this summer.
  • Chelsea are set to allow Nicolas Tie to join Vitoria Guimaraes as the Blues continue to overhaul their squad ahead of next season.
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  • Arsenal were ready to give Chelsea forward Willian a £250,000-a-week contract before the coronavirus pandemic struck.


  • Premier League clubs and football agents fear summer transfer chaos in a frantic 20 days of business before the start of the 2020/21 season.


  • Chelsea are reportedly lining up a stunning bid for David Alaba as Frank Lampard steps up his hunt for a new left-back.
  • Bayern Munich will not join Manchester United in the race to sign Jude Bellingham, according to reports in Germany.
  • Thiago Alcantara has snubbed Bayern Munich's offer of a new contract and already said goodbye to team-mates as he eyes a move to England.
  • Ansu Fati's father has denied speculation his son is joining Manchester United and insists he is "following his dream" at Barcelona.
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  • No-nonsense Peterborough chairman Barry Fry has warned Celtic and Rangers that Ivan Toney won't be signed on the cheap.


  • Celtic have lost highly-rated academy youngster Josh Adam to Manchester City.
  • Rangers have rubbished reports linking them with a £2.7m bid for Real Valladolid striker Sekou Gassama.
  • Steve Clarke insists he's 'hopeful' that Livingston forward Lyndon Dykes will choose Scotland over Australia.

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