FOOTBALL RUMOURS: Townsend for Liverpool? Chelsea Italian double swooop. Foxes want Deeney
Here are today's rumours from the world of football for Tuesday, 21st June . . .
Liverpool are ready to make a move for Newcastle’s England winger Andros Townsend. Townsend, 24, has a £10.5m buy-out clause in his contract and Newcastle face a major battle to keep him after being relegated to the Championship. (Daily Mirror)
Antonio Conte is plotting an amazing £57million double swoop for Italy stars Antonio Candreva and Leonardo Bonucci. SunSport understands the incoming Chelsea boss wants the Euro 2016 aces to be part of his Stamford Bridge revolution, starting this summer.
Watford will discuss the future of Troy Deeney in a board meeting on Tuesday, with Leicester City ready to pay a staggering £30 million for the Hornets captain. Deeney is demanding talks after Watford rejected two bids from the Premier League champions and insisted he was not for sale. (The Telegraph)
Paul Pogba’s agent has confirmed that he has begun talks with Real Madrid about a potential world record summer transfer. The Juventus star - who is contracted to the Italian club until the summer of 2019 - is in his homeland playing for France at Euro 2016.
Manchester City are said to have stepped up their interest in Juventus right-back Stephan Lichtsteiner. And that has caused Roma to chase both Pablo Zabaleta and Bacary Sagna , hoping to pick up whoever is nudged out if and when the Switzerland captain arrives at the Etihad Stadium. (Manchester Evening News).
Tottenham are closing in on an £11m swoop for Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama. Just days after losing manager Ronald Koeman to Everton, the Saints are resigned to losing their dominant central midfielder after accepting an offer from Tottenham. If, as expected, Wanyama’s move goes through in the next 48 hours, it will end Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino’s two-year wait to land the tough-tackling Kenya international.