FOOTBALL RUMOURS: United Pogba blow? Bayern return for Schweinsteiger? Hull's Coleman bid scuppered, Everton Williams bid turned down
Today's rumours from the world of football on Wednesday, 3rd August 2016 . . .
Paul Pogba’s summer-long transfer saga has taken another stunning twist, sending shockwaves around Manchester United after telling fans he’s staying at Juventus. While signing a Juve football outside a hotel in New York, supporters asked Pogba if he will remain in Turin. The superstar midfielder then replies to Youtube channel Italian Football TV: “Yes, yeah.” (Daily Star).
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Manchester Utd’s 32-year-old German star Bastian Schweinsteiger could be set for a return to his former club. Schweinsteiger looks almost certain to leave United this summer after being frozen out of Jose Mourinho ‘s plans – and he could be offered a route back to former club Bayern Munich. (Manchester Evening News).
Hull City have had an approach to speak to Wales boss Chris Coleman about their managerial vacancy turned down by the Football Association of Wales (FAW). The 46-year-old is one of the candidates the Premier League new boys have targeted to replace Steve Bruce. (BBC Sport)
Swansea City have rejected a £10m bid from Premier League rivals Everton for central defender Ashley Williams. The Wales and Swans captain was reported to be close to agreeing a move to Goodison Park. (BBC Sport)
Chelsea have tabled a British record take-it-or-leave-it £65 million bid for Romelu Lukaku. The West Londoners have told Everton they want an answer by the weekend – but are prepared to throw striker Loic Remy in as a possible makeweight to get the deal over the line. (The Sun).
Liverpool continue to be linked with Cologne’s £20million-rated Jonas Hector (Daily Mail)
Fulham have accepted a bid from Sky Bet Championship rivals Aston Villa for striker Ross McCormack. It is understood Villa made a £12m offer for the Scotland international on Tuesday afternoon as boss Roberto Di Matteo looks to strengthen his squad ahead of the start of the new season. (Sky Sports)