Football rumours: Arsenal could sell striker to raise cash for £100m Declan Rice

What the newspapers say

Leaders Arsenal are hoping to strengthen their ranks with the West Ham captain Declan Rice. The midfielder is valued at around £100million and the Gunners are likely to sell American-born striker Folarin Balogun, who is on loan at French club Reims, according to Metro.

Releasing Balogun for his £40m asking price could free up money to sign England international Rice.

Chelsea have opted against reaching out to the former Spain manager Luis Enrique but will be eyeing the ex-PSG and Tottenham boss Maurice Pochettinoreports the Telegraph.

According to Express, this opens the door for Enrique to replace Antonio Conte at Tottenham.

Manchester United are preparing to sack several players to sign the Dutch right-back this summer Jeremy Frimpong from Bayer Leverkusen.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Harry Maguire, Eric Bailly and Alex Telles could all be up for sale, the Daily Mail reports.

Manchester City have suffered a blow with the Portuguese winger Rafael Leao According to the Manchester Evening News, he confirms he wants to stay at AC Milan rather than join Etihad.

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Ryan Gravenberch: The 20-year-old Bayern Munich youngster could join Liverpool as the Reds hope to inject some youth into their aging midfield, according to FourFourTwo.

Ilkay Gundogan: The 32-year-old Manchester City midfielder is weighing whether his body can handle another tough season in England, with Barcelona keen to sign the veteran.

Zack Zwiezen

Zack Zwiezen is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Zack Zwiezen joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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