Football rumours from the media

What the papers say

Manchester City’s Leroy Sane is on the verge of a £70m move to Bayern Munich, according to the Daily Mirror. The 24-year-old forward is believed to be desperate for a return to Germany after four years at City.

Marcos Rojo is reportedly keen on extending his loan spell at Estudiantes. The Manchester Evening News says the Manchester United and Argentina defender has only played one game for the club amid injuries and the coronavirus pandemic and would love to get more opportunities to play in his homeland.

Watford v Liverpool – Premier League – Vicarage Road
AC Milan have reportedly opted not to make an offer for Liverpool’s Adam Lallana (Adam Davy/PA)

The Daily Mirror reports that AC Milan have decided not to make an offer for England midfielder Adam Lallana this summer, despite the 31-year-old being out of contract at Liverpool at the end of June.

Arsenal are believed to be very close to signing France defender Layvin Kurzawa from Paris St-Germain. The Daily Star reports that the 27-year-old is set to join the Gunners on a free transfer after failing to come to terms on a new deal with the French giants.

Leicester’s Christian Fuchs is weighing-up a potential move to the US, according to the Daily Mail. Although the club are keen to offer the 34-year-old a new contract, the 2016 title-winner is reportedly eager to join his family, who are based in New York.

Social media round-up

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Players to watch

Kai Havertz: The Bayer Leverkusen and Germany midfielder is open to a move abroad, with Liverpool leading the chase for the 20-year-old, reports German publication Bild.

Chelsea v Everton – Premier League – Stamford Bridge
Chelsea’s Olivier Giroud is believed to be chasing a move to Inter Milan (Adam Davy/PA)

Olivier Giroud: The Chelsea striker is willing to take a pay cut to join Inter Milan this summer, according to Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: The Arsenal striker is wanted by Real Madrid, says Spanish publication Sport.

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