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Football Rumours on Friday 20th October 2017

last updated Friday 20th October 2017, 9:01 AM


  • Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil, 29, has told his team-mates he will sign for Manchester United.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Real Madrid are prepared to offer forward Karim Benzema, 29, to help push through a deal to sign Tottenham's 24-year-old striker Harry Kane.
    (Daily Express)


  • Manchester United are expected to extend 28-year-old midfielder Ander Herrera's contract and also remain hopeful of persuading midfielder Marouane Fellaini, 29, to stay.
    (Daily Express)


  • Chelsea's pursuit of Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan has been boosted after the 29-year old talked favourably about the English game.
    (Daily Star)


  • Real Madrid regret not selling forward Gareth Bale, 28, to Manchester United in the summer.
    (Daily Star)


  • Inter Milan are set to sign former Chelsea midfielder Ramires, 30, in January after agreeing a loan deal with Chinese Super League club Jiangsu Suning.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben, 33, is in no rush to discuss a new contract despite his existing deal coming to an end next year.
    (FourFourTwo)


  • Liverpool will resist any moves for the versatile James Milner in January as the 31-year-old remains part of manager Jurgen Klopp's plans.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Manchester United and Arsenal are keen on Germany forward Marco Reus, 28, but Borussia Dortmund want him to stay.
    (Daily Star)


  • Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte, 23, says he has rejected both Manchester City and Chelsea in the summer because he is happy at the Spanish club.
    (TalkSport)


  • Manchester United are interested in signing Benfica's 17-year-old teen starlet Umaro Embalo.
    (Sun)


  • Everton manager Ronald Koeman says midfielder Davy Klaassen, 24, is struggling to make an impact since his £25m move during the summer.
    (Liverpool Echo)




  • MANAGEMENT STUFF

  • Burnley manager Sean Dyche has not ruled himself out of the running for the Leicester job.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Former Chelsea manager Luiz Felipe Scolari is set to leave Guangzhou Evergrande after three years in charge of the Chinese Super League club.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Chelsea's players are unhappy with the intensity of Antonio Conte's training schedule, and have concerns the high workload is hampering their title defence and exacerbating the club's injury problems. .
    (Times)


  • British businesswoman Amanda Staveley has become the fifth potential buyer of Newcastle United to sign a non-disclosure agreement with the club but any sale is understood to be months rather than weeks away.
    (Guardian)


  • Leicester City's players are "cheesed off" and need answers from the board regarding Craig Shakespeare's sacking, says caretaker boss Michael Appleton.
    (Guardian)




  • OTHER STORIES

  • Arsenal are ditching a £100,000 virtual reality system they were using to boost performance after it started to make players suffer motion sickness.
    (Sun)


  • Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo has been replaced as the world's best paid celebrity by Harry Potter author JK Rowling.
    (Forbes)


  • Watford midfielder Richarlison has opened up about his youth in Brazil and says he was once held at gunpoint.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic says Jose Mourinho is the best coach he has worked with, and described him as a "brand".
    (Manchester Evening News)


  • A Coventry City fan whose pitch invasion went viral has revealed why he ran on - and what he told the Sky Blues players.
    (Coventry Telegraph)


  • Barcelona striker Lionel Messi appeared to take a glucose tablet during his side's victory over Olympiakos on Wednesday.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Southampton forward Nathan Redmond will donate to charity for every goal and assist he produces this season.
    (TalkSport)


  • Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah has turned down the offer of a luxury villa as a reward for helping Egypt to the 2018 World Cup.
    (Liverpool Echo)


  • Manchester City have taken out a trespass injunction after seven youngsters broke into Etihad Stadium and climbed on the roof.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Former jockey AP McCoy says Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil is "not worth feeding, never mind paying a contract".
    (Goal)


















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