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Football Rumours on Friday 1st September 2017

last updated Friday 01st September 2017, 8:57 AM

  • Barcelona have lined up Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil as an alternative to Coutinho, with the Gunners valuing the 28-year-old at £55m.
    (Cadena Cope)

  • Manchester City will attempt to sign Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez on loan next year, and blame the Gunners for the 28-year-old's proposed £60m deadline-day deal collapsing.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • City are furious that the Gunners did not have a replacement for Sanchez lined up earlier than their failed bid for Monaco's 21-year-old winger Thomas Lemar.

  • Tottenham playmaker Marcus Edwards, 18, turned down several loan offers in an attempt to fight for a spot in the first team.

  • Ross Barkley turned down a move to Chelsea partly because Everton refused to let the 23-year-old midfielder speak with Tottenham.

  • Juventus have the basis of an agreement in place with midfielder Emre Can's representatives, if the 23-year-old decides not to renew his Liverpool contract.

  • Everton wanted to sign former Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen on loan from Barcelona, but the Spanish side refused to release the 31-year-old.
    (Liverpool Echo)

  • Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud, 30, did not complete a move to Everton because his wife rejected it.
    (Daily Star)

  • Jurgen Klopp had been waiting to sign new Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for three years after watching him play in the Champions League with Arsenal while Klopp was manager of Borussia Dortmund.
    (Daily Express)

  • Bournemouth had a £25m bid for Leicester City winger Demarai Gray, 21, rejected.
    (Bournemouth Echo)

  • Former Southampton playmaker Matt le Tissier has dismissed reports Liverpool will sign defender Virgil van Dijk, 26, for a reduced price in January.
    (Daily Star)

  • Everton failed to land either the striker or the defender Ronald Koeman wanted.
    (Liverpool Echo)

  • Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho, 25, could still complete a move to Barcelona with the Spanish transfer window open until midnight on Friday.
    (Daily Express)

  • The Anfield clubwill sanction the sale of Coutinho to Barca, but not until next summer.

  • Bournemouth turned down a £15m bid from Championship club Wolves for their 24-year-old striker Benik Afobe.


  • Relations between Antonio Conte and Chelsea's board could become even more strained after Tottenham's new striker Fernando Llorente became the latest player to snub a move to Stamford Bridge.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Crystal Palace boss Frank de Boer fears he could be sacked by the Premier League club this weekend.

  • Rafa Benitez is furious after Newcastle failed to sign a single player during the final fortnight of the transfer window.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger turned down the opportunity to succeed Sir Alex Ferguson as Manchester United manager in 2002.
    (Manchester Evening News)


  • New England squad member Harry Maguire got a dressing down from his mother after being spotted turning up at St George's Park with his belongings in a bin liner.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Gareth Southgate is ready to keep faith with Joe Hart for England's World Cup Qualifier with Malta.


  • Kyle Walker laughed off former Tottenham team-mate Eric Dier calling him "a traitor" for joining Manchester City when they were reunited on international duty with England.

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