Football rumours from the media

Football rumours from the media

What the papers say

Danish Superliga’s Nordsjaelland have made Liverpool an offer for talented young striker Bobby Duncan, the Daily Mail reports. The 18-year-old was included in Reds manager Jurgen Klopp’s pre-season plans. But the Danish club have offered him regular football and are willing to pay his wages in full for the upcoming season. Duncan, who is Steven Gerrard’s cousin, scored 32 goals for the Liverpool academy last year following his arrival from Manchester City the season before.

Tottenham midfielder Victor Wanyama, 28, could be jumping across the Channel after West Ham failed to sign him before the closure of the English transfer window. Belgian side Bruges are considering securing the £18million-rated Kenya international before the European window shuts on September 2, the Daily Express says.

Southampton midfielder Mario Lemina is returning to Ligue 1 on loan to Monaco (Mark Kerton/PA)
Southampton midfielder Mario Lemina is returning to Ligue 1 on loan to Monaco (Mark Kerton/PA)

Southampton midfielder Mario Lemina, 25, is heading to Monaco on a season-long loan with an option for the Ligue 1 outfit to later buy him, according to Radio Monte Carlo. The Gabonese player signed for Saints for a club-record fee of £15.4million two years ago from Juventus. Monaco represents a homecoming of sorts for Lemina who got his start in France at Lorient before moving to Marseille.

The Manchester Evening News, citing Turkish media outlet A Spor, says Fenerbahce are interested in signing 29-year-old Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo. A Spor says the Turkish Super Lig team are “closing in” on a loan deal for the Argentina international, who was blocked from moving to Everton because the Toffees are an outside bet to finish above the Red Devils in the Premier League.

View this post on Instagram

About yesterday 😍 @bvb09

A post shared by Jadon Sancho (@sanchooo10) on

England winger Jadon Sancho‘s wages have been doubled to £80,000 per week by Borussia Dortmund as the Bundesliga side try to fend off Manchester United’s interest, Germany’s Bild says. The 19-year-old youth player with Watford and Manchester City signed with Dortmund in 2017 and had rebuffed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer because the Red Devils could not offer him Champions League football this season.

Social media round-up

Players to watch

Eduardo Camavinga: Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester City are interested in the 16-year-old after the midfielder helped Rennes to a 2-1 win over Ligue 1 champions PSG on Sunday night, according to the Daily Mail.

Alberto Redondo: The 22-year-old Spanish left-back has been linked with a move to Birmingham after Getafe released him at the end of last season, the Birmingham Mail reports while citing Footmercato.

- Press Association

More on this topic

Bournemouth end long wait for a win at SouthamptonBournemouth end long wait for a win at Southampton

Villa boss Smith excited about another ‘chess match’ with Gunners boss EmeryVilla boss Smith excited about another ‘chess match’ with Gunners boss Emery

Nuno vows to never abandon struggling Wolves playersNuno vows to never abandon struggling Wolves players

Pellegrini wants West Ham to play ‘exactly the same way’ as Manchester UnitedPellegrini wants West Ham to play ‘exactly the same way’ as Manchester United


More in this Section

The Daily Donal: Japanese hand a warning to SchmidtThe Daily Donal: Japanese hand a warning to Schmidt

Villa boss Smith excited about another ‘chess match’ with Gunners boss EmeryVilla boss Smith excited about another ‘chess match’ with Gunners boss Emery

Rugby World Cup Newsletter Day 2 - Heavyweight clash dominates Day 2 of Rugby World CupRugby World Cup Newsletter Day 2 - Heavyweight clash dominates Day 2 of Rugby World Cup

Midfielder Mount may make match against LiverpoolMidfielder Mount may make match against Liverpool


Lifestyle

As he launches his latest cookbook, Donal Skehan talks to Clodagh Finn about juggling his career and family, and why a heavy workload has left him with a few grey hairs.Getting back to basics with Donal Skehan

Venetia Quick, co-founder of ‘Grief Encounters’ tells Ruth O’Connor that there is no right or wrong way to grieve the death of a loved one.Grief Encounters: Podcast opening up conversation about bereavement

Once again for this week’s review I was reminded about the quality of Irish meat — and yet it seems the meat processors expect our farmers to produce it at a loss.Restaurant Review: Mister S, Camden St Upper, Dublin 2

Your guide to what's going on in the gardening world this week.Gardening notes: Your guide to what's on

More From The Irish Examiner