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Football Rumours on Friday 19th January 2018

last updated Friday 19th January 2018, 2:53 PM

  • Olivier Giroud could be the next big-name departure from Arsenal in a player-plus-cash move for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Arsenal are reportedly one step closer to signing Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after the 28-year-old was left out of the Borussia Dortmund squad for their trip to Hertha Berlin.

  • And the Gunners are closing in on agreeing new deals for Germany international Mesut Ozil, 29, and midfielder Jack Wilshere, 26.

  • Stoke's former England striker Peter Crouch, 36, has emerged as a new target for Chelsea after injury denied Andy Carroll, 29, a possible move from West Ham.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Chelsea are keen to sign Bosnia striker Edin Dzeko, 31, and Italian left-back Emerson Palmieri, 23, from Roma. The pair could cost a combined £77m.
    (Daily Star)

  • Chelsea could use 24-year-old Belgian Michy Batshuayi as part of a deal to sign Edin Dzeko.
    (Sky Italia)

  • Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea, 27, says being a part of the club is "special". The Spaniard has sought to play down speculation around his future at Old Trafford.

  • Manchester City have expressed an interest in Liverpool and Germany midfielder Emre Can, 24, but his future could depend on Liverpool's pursuit of Schalke's 22-year-old midfielder Leon Goretzka.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Tottenham are rivalling Manchester United in a bid to sign Paris St-Germain's Brazilian forward Lucas Moura, 25.

  • United are leading Liverpool and Chelsea in the chase to land Nice midfielder Jean-Michael Seri, 26, with Manchester City also interested in the Ivory Coast international.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Inter Milan are ready to pay Daniel Sturridge's entire £120,000 weekly wage to push through a loan move for the Liverpool striker.

  • Brighton are interested in signing PSV Eindhoven's 24-year-old Dutch striker Jurgen Locadia.
    (De Telegraaf)

  • Argentina striker Paulo Dybala, 24, will have to submit a transfer request to have any chance of joining Manchester United, says Juventus chief executive Beppe Marotta.
    (La Gazetta Dello Sport)

  • Everton's former England winger Aaron Lennon, 30, and Leicester striker Islam Slimani, 29, are loan targets for Newcastle United.
    (Shields Gazette)

  • Besiktas are also interested in Slimani and now Watford have joined the race for the Algerian.
    (Daily Star)

  • Leicester manager Claude Puel says he will consider whether to sign Austrian defender Aleksandar Dragovic on a permanent deal in the summer. The 26-year-old is currently on loan from Bayer Leverkusen.
    (Leicester Mercury)

  • Watford boss Marco Silva will do the same regarding 26-year-old Peruvian winger Andre Carrillo, who has impressed on loan from Benfica.
    (Watford Observer)

  • West Brom are in talks to sign Basle and Switzerland right-back Michael Lang, 28.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Huddersfield boss David Wagner has ruled out any further transfer activity despite being linked with Borussia Dortmund's Serbian defender Neven Subotic, 29.
    (Huddersfield Examiner)


  • Southend are ready to turn to Chris Powell to turn around their flagging fortunes.
    (Daily Express)

  • Chelsea may face a transfer ban for breaking the rules on the signing of foreign players aged under 18.

  • Roy Hodgson hopes Ruben Loftus-Cheek can return in time for the 2018 World Cup after revealing his injury is worse than first thought. The 21-year-old has not played since December 28 due to an ankle injury.
    (Sky Sports)


  • New Wales boss Ryan Giggs is unlikely to get his home managerial debut until September as music concerts at the Principality and Cardiff City Stadiums will deny him a June date.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Northern Ireland football bosses want a quick decision from the Scottish FA over their attempt to appoint Michael O'Neill as Gordon Strachan's replacement.
    (Daily Record)


  • Alexis Sanchez has been made to train with Arsenal's youth team as the 29-year-old Chilean forward's move to Old Trafford drags on.

  • Joey Barton claims it would be "hypocritical" of Liverpool to sack his former team-mate Jon Flanagan, 25, after the English full-back pleaded guilty to assaulting his girlfriend.

  • The Premier League and EFL are reviewing the regulation of football agents as concerns grow over the amounts of money being paid to intermediaries.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Ross Barkley has been cleared to make his debut for Chelsea on Saturday after a blistering start to his career for them in a secret practice match.

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