Football Rumours on Friday 17th February 2017

last updated Friday 17th February 2017, 8:59 AM

  • Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez, 28, plans to quit the club after a row with his team-mates after Wednesday's 5-1 Champions League defeat by Bayern Munich.
    ( Sun )

  • Forward Lucas Perez, 28, is prepared to leave Arsenal this summer in order to fulfil his dream of playing for Spain in the 2018 World Cup.
    ( Goal )

  • Manchester United have secured a pre-contract agreement with Benfica defender Victor Lindelof, 22.
    ( Calciomercato )

  • United defender Eric Bailly, 22, has recommended 20-year-old Atalanta midfielder Franck Kessie to Jose Mourinho.
    ( Sun )

  • United and Chelsea target James Rodriguez insists he wants to stay at Real Madrid long-term, despite the 25-year-old forward not featuring regularly under Zinedine Zidane.
    ( Metro )

  • Chelsea are also interested in Torino forward Andrea Belotti, but Bayern Munich have made a bid for the 23-year-old.
    ( Daily Express)

  • Liverpool midfielder Emre Can, 23, is a target for Serie A side Juventus.
    ( Daily Star )

  • Everton and Leicester are both interested in Hamburg's 21-year-old Brazilian midfielder Walace.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri will make ten changes to his side for the weekend's FA Cup tie at Millwall.
    ( Daily Telegraph )

  • Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic, 28, should join Manchester United, according to former Croatia international Dario Simic.
    ( IB Times )

  • Saint-Etienne winger Romain Hamouma, 29, says he dreams of signing for a club like Manchester United.
    ( Metro )

  • Real Madrid and Barcelona target Paulo Dybala is "very close" to signing a new deal with Juventus, the 23-year-old's agent has confirmed.
    ( Sky Italia )

  • Former Arsenal and Chelsea midfielder Lassana Diarra, 31, is set for a move to China after leaving Marseille.


  • Lee Clark has joined Bury from Scottish Premiership side Kilmarnock, according to the League One club.
    ( Sky Sports )

  • Arsenal have started to make enquiries about potential replacements for manager Arsene Wenger.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • The 67-year-old says he will make a decision on his future as Arsenal boss in March or April.

  • Sources close to the Frenchman expect the Arsenal manager to quit the club at the end of the season.
    ( Squawka )

  • Former Arsenal goalkeeper Jens Lehmann has told the Gunners boss he must decide on his future immediately for the good of the club.


  • Mark Clattenburg quit the Premier League because of a lack of support, says former referees' chief Keith Hackett.
    ( Daily Star )

  • Clattenburg turned down a £1m-a-season offer from the Chinese Super League before becoming Saudi Arabia's head of referees.
    ( Sun )

  • Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany, 30, will get his second start of the year in Saturday's FA Cup game against Huddersfield Town.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Midfielder Jack Wilshere, on loan at Bournemouth from Arsenal, will be fit for the Cherries next Premier League game against West Brom. The 25-year-old injured his ankle against Manchester City on Monday.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Paul Scholes says he tried to kick Ronaldinho in a pre-season friendly when the forward chose Barcelona over Manchester United, but couldn't get near the Brazilian.
    ( Republik of Mancunia )

  • Monaco have made a bid for Belgian second division club Cercle Bruges, in the hope it will help in the development of younger players.
    (Daily Mail)

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