FOOTBALL RUMOURS: United '˜lack of respect' over Schweinsteiger? Spurs chase Drinkwater, Sane for City, Welsh skipper Williams for Everton?
Today's rumours from the world of football on Tuesday, 2nd August 2016 . . . .
Bastian Schweinsteiger is training with the Manchester United U23 squad as he contemplates a future away from the club. Schweinsteiger, 32 on Monday, was culled from Jose Mourinho’s 25-man senior set-up last week, along with Adnan Januzaj, Andreas Pereira, Paddy McNair and Will Keane. Schweinsteiger’s brother has accused United of a lack of respect. (Manchester Evening News).
Tottenham are said to be considering a move for Leicester City midfielder Danny Drinkwater this summer, as they look to strengthen their squad for a Champions League campaign on top of their Premier League challenge. The Sun claim that Spurs and another unspecified ‘major Premier League club’ have been alerted to Drinkwater’s potential availability after contract talks between the player and the Foxes stalled in recent weeks. (The Sun).
Manchester United have taken 20-year-old Curacao international Liandro Martis on trial. The former Feyenoord forward was spotted by United scouts while on trial for Oldham in July and trained with the U23s last week. He is also believed to be interesting Premier League champions Leicester.
Signing Swansea’s Ashley Williams for £10m would be ‘great business’ for Everton, according to Pat Nevin. The Wales and Swans captain is reported to be close to agreeing a move to Goodison Park after eight years at the Liberty Stadium. (BBC Sport).
Manchester City will complete the £37m signing of German international Leroy Sane in the next 24 hours. Sane has jetted into Manchester to put the finishing touches to his summer move from Schalke. (Daily Star).
Romelu Lukaku has told his Everton team-mates he wants to leave this summer. Chelsea have offered £68m for the Belgium international but Everton want £75m as reported in Sportsmail last month. (Daily Mail).
Newcastle United are in discussions with Ciaran Clark, having activated the Aston Villa defender’s release clause of £5m. The 26-year-old Republic of Ireland international Clark has an escape clause in his current deal with Villa, and despite having four years left to run on his contract he may now leave. (Sky Sports).