Football rumours: Romelu Lukaku pushes back interest amid Chelsea frustration
Despite being pushed to the sidelines by Thomas Tuchel in recent months, the Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku has no interest in joining AC Milan or Newcastle – the latter being one of the few teams able to afford his salary and transfer fee. The Evening Standard report that the 28-year-old is frustrated with his lack of opportunities at the Blues but will reject offers from both clubs.
According to the Daily Telegraph, Erik ten Hag is planning a massive overhaul at Manchester United. The newspaper say the Dutchman hopes to ‘revitalise the flagging career’ of the centre-back Harry Maguire29, while weighing whether to sell the striker Marcus Rashford24.
Benfica striker Darwin Nunez was scouted by Newcastle, with the club looking for a quick striker in addition to a central midfielder and left-back. The Daily Mirror reports that the 22-year-old Uruguay international has previously been linked with Manchester United and Liverpool.
The same newspaper reports that the Fulham striker Fabio Carvalho agreed to join Liverpool in the summer, citing Tony Khan as saying an agreement had been reached for the 19-year-old to leave the club – although the player denied the request.
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Frankie de Jong: Spanish outlet Sport report that Barcelona will listen to big offers for their 24-year-old midfielder. One of the clubs interested is Manchester United as Ten Hag prepare to take over.
Eddie Nketiah: The Daily Mail writes that Arsenal will make one last attempt to secure the England striker. The 22-year-old’s contract expires at the end of June and he is attracting interest from clubs in England, France and Germany.