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Football Rumours on Friday 15th December 2017

last updated Friday 15th December 2017, 8:45 AM

  • Manchester United have made an enquiry about 29-year-old Chelsea forward Willian.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Gareth Bale has settled on a pre-agreement with Manchester United to leave Real Madrid in the summer, according to a report in Spain.
    (Daily Express)

  • . United boss Jose Mourinho is also ready to offload midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan, 28, in the summer and wants to sign Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil, 29, as his replacement.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Goal Manchester City want to add a centre-back to their squad in January and will move for either Southampton's Virgil van Dijk or Real Sociedad's Inigo Martinez, both 26.

  • City boss Pep Guardiola is also in the market for a left-back in January.
    (Manchester Evening News)

  • Liverpool remain keen on Southampton's Netherlands international Van Dijk.
    (Liverpool Echo)

  • Chelsea could use Belgium striker Michy Batshuayi, 24, as bait as they fight Liverpool and Arsenal for Monaco's France winger Thomas Lemar, 22.

  • Everton boss Sam Allardyce will not argue if the club decide to offload Ross Barkley, 24, in January, with the midfielder yet to sign a new contract.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Barcelona are keen to sign Manchester United's versatile defender Daley Blind, 27, on a free transfer when his contract runs out in the summer.

  • Manchester United will rival Juventus for the signing of Monaco midfielder Fabinho, 24.

  • Sheffield Wednesday are closing on a loan move for Manchester United striker James Wilson.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Representatives from Fenerbahce are flying to Liverpool in a bid to secure a loan deal for midfielder Marko Grujic, 21.

  • England midfielder Jack Wilshere, 25, has confirmed that he is still waiting for a date from Arsenal for when his contract will be discussed.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Arsenal face more contractual issues next season after failing to reach early agreement with Aaron Ramsey and Danny Welbeck on new deals - both are out of contract in the summer of 2019.


  • Morocco ditched plans for a pre-World Cup friendly against Scotland because their style is nothing like Spain and Portugal, who they will face next summer in Russia.
    (Daily Record)


  • Paris St-Germain boss Unai Emery has been burgled, with thieves stealing two Neymar shirts as well as documents about PSG's transfer dealings.
    (Le Point)

  • Coventry City owners Sisu have rejected a fourth takeover bid for the club worth a potential £20m.
    (Coventry Telegraph)

  • Everton tagged rapper Lil Wayne instead of Wayne Rooney in their full-time tweet following the 1-0 win at Newcastle.
    (BBC Sport)

  • David Luiz has had clear the air talks with Chelsea coach Antonio Conte - but has told the Italian he wants his place back or he will be off.
    (Daily Express)

  • Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has showed off his latest haircut.

  • Jack 'Woolshire' and Hector 'Baa-llerin' were among a number of Arsenal players to don Christmas jumpers for charity.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Barcelona legend and 2002 World Cup winner Ronaldinho wants to join the Brazilian senate.

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