FOOTBALL RUMOURS: United Pogba bid rejected, German wonderkid for City? Mystery England boss candidate?
Here are todays rumours from the world of football - Wednesday, 20th July 2016 . . .
Manchester United have had an £85m bid for Paul Pogba rejected by Juventus, according to Sky in Italy. (Sky Sports)
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Manchester City are on the brink of completing the £42 million transfer of Leroy Sane from Schalke on a four-year contract worth £100,000 a week. The £42m move will be the second-highest amount paid for a German player, with Mesut Ozil’s £42.5m move to Arsenal in 2013 the only higher fee. (The Sun)
The Daily Telegraph understands that the search for the new England manager has been wider than the names made public and that at least one candidate, who has remained out of the spotlight, has been interviewed in the past 48 hours. Sources would not reveal the identity of the mystery interviewee, but hinted it was not an Englishman. The FA’s No 1 choice, Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger, turned down the job early in the process.
Inter Milan are considering buying Manchester United’s Juan Mata, according to reports in Italy. (Daily Star).
Arsenal are closing in on the signing of the England Under-21 international defender Rob Holding from Bolton Wanderers. The 20-year-old is understood to have travelled down to London on Monday night for a medical and to finalise personal terms with the Gunners after a bid in the region of £2m was accepted by Wanderers. (The Guardian).
Mark Hughes has said Stoke City have lodged bids for the West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino. Berahino, who received an England call-up in November 2014, has one year left on his contract and last summer he expressed frustration that a move to Tottenham Hotspur was blocked by his club’s hierarchy. (the Guardian).
Chelsea are preparing a combined bid for Lazio duo Antonio Candreva and Marco Parolo, according to Italian broadcaster SportItalia. Antonio Conte has identified the duo as two of his prime targets for the summer and will offer €45 million. (The Telegraph).