Football rumours from the media

Football rumours from the media

What the papers say

Barcelona’s Philippe Coutinho is considering making a Premier League return with Chelsea, the Daily Express reports. The Brazilian, who previously played for Liverpool, has struggled to make an impact since departing for LaLiga. Manchester United and Paris St Germain are possible destinations for the 27-year-old, but Sunday Times journalist Duncan Castles is quoted as saying the player’s “preference would be to go to Chelsea”.

Spanish veteran goalkeeper Asier Riesgo is being targeted by compatriot Pep Guardiola to strengthen Manchester City in the hunt for a hat-trick of Premier League titles. The 35-year-old is out of contract at Eibar and could go to the Etihad on a free transfer, The Sun reports. He would serve behind first-choice Ederson of Brazil and Chile’s Claudio Bravo, allowing Kosovo international Aro Muric to be loaned to Nottingham Forest, the paper adds.

Manchester United are searching for a possible replacement for Paul Pogba and have reportedly been offered Youri Tielemans by Monaco. The Belgian midfielder’s stock is high after spending the second half of last season on loan at Leicester City. The Daily Star says the Red Devils have been offered Tielemans for £40million, although the Telegraph claims the club have declined to make a bid.

View this post on Instagram

Massive! 🦊

A post shared by Youri Tielemans (@youritielemans) on

With a question mark still hanging over Gareth Bale‘s future at Real Madrid, German side Bayern Munich may be willing to offer him an escape from the Bernabeu, The Sun reports. Boss Niko Kovac could turn to the £350,000-a-week Welsh star as he seeks replacements for wingers Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery, the paper says.

View this post on Instagram

🔶 @adidasfootball @realmadrid

A post shared by Gareth Bale (@garethbale11) on

Social media round-up

Players to watch

Tanguy Ndombele: The 22-year-old is open to leaving Lyon for Tottenham, Telefoot reports.

Dorukhan Tokoz: Liverpool want to sign the 23-year-old Turkish midfielder from Besiktas, according to Fotomac.

- Press Association

More on this topic

Newcastle appoint Steve Bruce as head coachNewcastle appoint Steve Bruce as head coach

Football rumours from the mediaFootball rumours from the media

Emery unable to convince ‘important’ Koscielny to join Arsenal tourEmery unable to convince ‘important’ Koscielny to join Arsenal tour

Solskjaer hopeful of De Gea dealSolskjaer hopeful of De Gea deal

More in this Section

Rahm hoping accommodation switch has Open benefits at PortrushRahm hoping accommodation switch has Open benefits at Portrush

Fear of missing out fuelled Rory McIlroy's Olympic u-turnFear of missing out fuelled Rory McIlroy's Olympic u-turn

Diarmuid O'Sullivan defends Cork against 'flakiness' but criticises lack of commitment, hunger, or plan BDiarmuid O'Sullivan defends Cork against 'flakiness' but criticises lack of commitment, hunger, or plan B

Confirmed: Kieran Trippier quits Spurs for Atletico MadridConfirmed: Kieran Trippier quits Spurs for Atletico Madrid


Lifestyle

Christy Collard and Robin O’Donovan are parents to six children, but sustainability is still a cornerstone of their busy lives in west Cork.The family that composts together stays together

Ron Howard was happy to let the spirit of Luciano Pavarotti shine through in his documentary on the great tenor, writes Laura Harding.Hitting the right note with new Luciano Pavarotti documentary

Prevention is so much better than cure, says Fiann Ó Nualláin, who offers gardeners timely advice on guarding face and body against those potentially damaging ultra-violet rays this season and beyond.Gardening: Be skincare-savvy for summer

It's never been more important to choose flowers and trees according to their environmental needs, says Peter DowdallIn these times of climate change, choose plants to weather all conditions

More From The Irish Examiner