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Football Rumours on Friday 10th February 2017

last updated Friday 10th February 2017, 12:24 PM


  • Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea, 26, says he is "very happy" at the club but is unsure about his long-term future amid speculation of interest from Real Madrid.
    (AS)


  • But Real Madrid believe De Gea has a £55m release clause in his contract and the Spanish club are willing to meet that to sign the Spain international.
    ( Daily Express)


  • Juventus are prepared to make a move for De Gea if they fail in their bid to sign 17-year-old keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma from rivals AC Milan.
    ( Sun )


  • Jose Mourinho's side will not see the same "churn" of players in the summer compared with previous transfer windows, according to executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • But Mourinho will again attempt to sign Chelsea midfielder Willian, 28, in the summer. Brazil international Willian confirmed Mourinho tried to take him to Old Trafford at the start of the season.
    ( Daily Star )


  • Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann, 25, will turn down a move to Manchester United if the club fail to qualify for the Champions League.
    ( Sun )


  • Juventus have made Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez's representatives aware of their interest in signing the 28-year-old.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Everton striker Romelu Lukaku, 23, will sign a new contract at Goodison Park with negotiations ongoing over a new deal, according to the Belgian's agent Mino Raiola.
    ( Talksport )


  • Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk could be out for the rest of the season with an ankle injury and may have played his last game for the club with Barcelona, Chelsea and Manchester City all considering summer moves.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp wants to sign two wingers in the summer and has made Leicester's Demarai Gray, 20, one of his top targets.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Midfielder Jack Wilshere, 25, says he is "unsure" of his Arsenal future and is still concentrating on his loan spell at Bournemouth.
    ( Independent )


  • Borussia Monchengladbach's 23-year-old former Chelsea midfielder Thorgan Hazard - brother of the Blues' Eden - insists he is happy in Germany but could be interested in a return to England in the future.
    (Goal)


  • Gladbach are interested in signing Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek, 21, and Arsenal midfielder Gedion Zelalem, 20.
    (Bild)


  • Chelsea have offered former midfielder Frank Lampard a role as a club ambassador following the 38-year-old's recent retirement.
    ( Times )


  • League One strugglers Coventry City are interested in former Premier League veterans Carlton Cole, 33, and Yakubu, 34.
    (Daily Mail)




  • MANAGEMENT STUFF

  • Arsenal have drawn up a shortlist of managers to replace Arsene Wenger in the summer because they fear he will walk away from the club - Borussia Dortmund's Thomas Tuchel is top of the list.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri and Monaco boss Leonardo Jardim are also contenders to take over the Gunners.
    ( Daily Telegraph )


  • A mutual decision between Allegri and Juventus will see the 49-year-old leave the Serie A leaders at the end of the season.
    ( Daily Star )


  • Tottenham have appointed Steve Hitchen as chief scout as part of their recruitment structure overhaul.
    ( Daily Telegraph )


  • Gunners boss Arsene Wenger says the club's fans should follow the example of supporters of Spurs and other top Premier League clubs in staying behind their team.
    ( Daily Telegraph )


  • United boss Jose Mourinho is taking steps to ensure his stars don't suffer from end-of-season burn-out by toning down his training sessions. They play five games in 15 days from Saturday.
    ( Sun )


  • Thirteen footballers have tested positive for social drugs since 2012 but their identities were kept secret by the Football Association.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Frank Lampard is back at Chelsea - working towards his coaching badges. The Blues legend, who announced his retirement as a player last week, is lending a hand with the club's academy at Cobham in pursuit of his UEFA B coaching licence.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Pep Guardiola's chosen dietitian is branching out from merely looking after the Manchester City team. Silvia Tremoleda will now have more on her plate after committing to devising a similar menu for City's entire non-playing staff.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • West Ham joint chairman David Gold has warned Liverpool against wanting to change the distribution of overseas television money from being split equally among the 20 top-flight to benefiting the leading sides.
    ( Times )




  • INTERNATIONAL STUFF

  • Slaven Bilic has backed Andy Carroll for an England recall - saying he is so good he could even lift world champs Germany.
    ( Sun )



  • (Daily Mail)




  • OTHER STORIES

  • Former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson believes Chile international Sanchez is the only Arsenal player who would get into Tottenham's best XI.
    ( Sky Sports )


  • Liverpool have won only one game from their last 10 and midfielder Adam Lallana, 28, says a lack of winning experience has hurt the side.
    (Liverpool Echo)


  • Chris Brunt has agreed a new West Brom deal which will see him clock up a decade at the club.
    ( Sun )


  • Former Everton defender Johnny Heitinga and wife Charlotte-Sophie say they have found it "difficult" adjusting their spending now the former Dutch international has retired and they can no longer afford a private jet.
    (Daily Mirror)




















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