Football transfer rumours: Saudi make Salah push; Chelsea ready Lukaku U-turn

  • Plus details of a release clause in Bernardo Silva's new Manchester City deal
  • Real Madrid eye move for Chelsea right-back and captain Reece James
  • Sofyan Amrabat, Matheus Nunes, Brennan Johnson, Randal Kolo Muani and more
Salah and Lukaku lead Thursday's transfer gossip
Salah and Lukaku lead Thursday's transfer gossip / Chris Brunskill/Fantasista | ANP via Getty Images

90min rounds up the latest transfer news, rumours and gossip circulating around the world...

Al Ittihad are making a fresh push to lure Mohamed Salah away from Liverpool this summer. One approach for the 31-year-old has already been rejected but more money is now on the table. (Arriyadiyah)

Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino is ready to speak with Romelu Lukaku over a possible return to the Blues first team. The striker is currently training with the Under-21s while Chelsea look for a buyer. (Gianluca Di Marzio)

Tottenham Hotspur are considering a loan bid for Lukaku but have already ruled out making a permanent offer. (Tuttomercatoweb)

Instead, Tottenham could launch a move for Nottingham Forest's Brennan Johnson that would see players move in the opposite direction to lower their £50m asking price. (Mail)

Manchester City have lodged a bid worth over £42.7m for Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Matheus Nunes. Personal terms have already been agreed. (Fabrizio Romano)

But Wolves are unlikely to let Nunes leave so close to the transfer deadline unless they receive a mammoth offer they cannot refuse. (Express & Star)

Bernardo Silva's new contract with Man City contains a release clause worth £42.7m. (Matteo Moretto)

Arsenal aim to raise £100m in player sales this month, with Folarin Balogun and Gabriel Magalhaes among those on the chopping block. (Mail)

But Gabriel has rejected interest from both Real Madrid and Saudi Arabia this summer in favour of staying at Arsenal. (Mundo Deportivo)

Nicolas Pepe has rejected the chance to join Besiktas and is now expected to swap Arsenal for Saudi Arabia. (RMC Sport)



Fiorentina have lowered their asking price for midfielder Sofyan Amrabat, who is wanted by both Manchester United and Liverpool, to just £21m. (Corriere dello Sport)

Tottenham have turned down a loan bid from Barcelona for midfielder Giovani Lo Celso. (SPORT)

Real Madrid are ready to make a move for Chelsea right-back Reece James in 2024 but the Blues captain is currently happy at Stamford Bridge. (Mirror)

Despite efforts from Paris Saint-Germain to include Hugo Ekitike as part of their bid for Eintracht Frankfurt striker Randal Kolo Muani, the German side have made it clear they want a cash-only bid of €100m (£85.4m). (Florian Plettenberg)

Nicolas Pepe has rejected the chance to join Besiktas and is now expected to swap Arsenal for Saudi Arabia. (RMC Sport)

Liverpool made contact with Crystal Palace over midfielder Cheick Doucoure last week but have not yet advanced their interest. (Fabrizio Romano)

Bayern Munich could move for Fulham right-back Kenny Tete as they prepare to lose Benjamin Pavard to Inter. (The Sun)

Aston Villa striker Cameron Archer is heading to Premier League new boys Sheffield United in a deal worth £18.5m. (The Guardian)


On this edition of Talking Transfers, part of the 90min podcast network, Scott Saunders is joined by Graeme Bailey to discuss Liverpool signing Wataru Endo, Man Utd's difficulty selling players and West Ham's pursuit of Mohammed Kudus - and more!

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