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Rumour Mill: Smalling up for sale as Manchester United eye Fabinho

Chris Smalling applauds

Today’s Rumour Mill features reports of Manchester United’s impending bid for AS Monaco midfielder Fabinho amid talks of Chris Smalling’s departure.


Manchester United will turn to Fabinho if they fail on their initial targets

According to The Sun, Jose Mourinho will turn to Fabinho if they fail in their pursuit of either Eric Dier or Nemanja Matic. Fabinho was great for Monaco lasts season but isn’t the first choice for Jose Mourinho according to the reports.


Barcelona and Chelsea target to demand PSG exit

Chelsea and Barcelona received a huge boost in the pursuit of Marco Verratti as the midfielder is keen on forcing an exit away from PSG, reports The Sun. The report adds that PSG are hoping for a £132 million payout if the player is to leave the club. The Catalans have submitted a £88 million offer for the player but must now convince Verratti to put in a formal request to ensure he can depart from the club.


Marco Verratti in action


Douglas Costa agrees to join Juventus

Douglas Costa has told Juventus that he wants to join the club, but the Brazilian is valued at £44 million with Juventus thought to have bid only £31 million for the Brazilian, reports the Daily Mail.

Also Read: Real Madrid up the asking price for Alvaro Morata


Manchester United’s Smalling up for sale

Chris Smalling is being looked at by numerous clubs with Manchester United putting the defender on sale as Victor Lindelof completes £30 million transfer to the club, reports The Mirror. Everton and West Ham are said to be interested in the England international, with the player keen on game time since its World Cup year.


Roma chief wants no bargaining over Liverpool target

Liverpool have bid £26 million for Mohamed Salah and have been told to add £10 million more by Roma chiefs if they want to get the player on board reports The Mirror. Monchi said “Roma does not want to sell players, Roma wants to build the best team for our goals — we are not a supermarket. Only for Salah is there a deal. Rudiger will not leave, there is zero chance.”


Mohammed Salah


Swansea hoping to bring back former Premier League striker

According to The Mirror, Swansea are interested in Emmanuel Adebayor as they see a Premier League return for the player.

Adebayor said: “I had some great experiences in England in clubs who are among the best in the country.

“The only error that I made was to sign for Crystal Palace in January 2016.

“I did it just to please my entourage, who were saying to me: ‘Manu, you have to start playing again!’ It was the worst decision of my career.”

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