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Football Rumours on Friday 26th January 2018

last updated Friday 26th January 2018, 9:00 AM



  • West Ham are targeting Fulham captain Tom Cairney and are set to offer £15m for the 27-year-old Scotland midfielder.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Former Fulham, Reading and Russia striker Pavel Pogrebnyak, 34, has been released by Dynamo Moscow because he attended a Juventus match in Italy, despite telling the club he was too ill to play in their game.
    (Sport Express)


  • Negotiations have stalled between Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund over a deal for the German club's 28-year-old Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
    (Kicker)


  • The Bundesliga side hve told Arsenal they will need to break their £52m transfer record to sign Aubameyang.
    (Daily Star)


  • Paris St-Germain's Brazil forward Neymar, 25, would be allowed to join Real Madrid, but only if he delivers Champions League success to the French side, club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi says.
    (Goal)


  • Arsenal are keen on signing Corinthians' Brazil Under-20 midfielder Maycon, 20.
    (Sun)


  • Dortmund are also set to walk away from talks over signing Gunners striker Olivier Giroud. The 31-year-old France international reportedly wants more regular football.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Chelsea are considering a swoop for Giroud, hoping to convince him to swap north London for the west of the capital.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • PSG and Brazil winger Lucas Moura, 25, met Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy in London on Thursday to discuss a move to Spurs.
    (RMC)


  • Diafra Sakho has told West Ham he wants to leave with French side Rennes his likely destination. The 28-year-old Senegal striker has hardly featured for the Hammers this season.
    (Sun)


  • The Hammers have also made a £12m bid for Norwich City's Englishmidfielder James Maddison, 21.
    (Guardian)


  • Crystal Palace have had a second bid rejected for Lille defender Ibrahim Amadou. The Eagles were linked with a move for the 24-year-old Cameroon-born Frenchman earlier this month.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Leicester and England striker Jamie Vardy is set to face a graduate from his own V9 Academy, Alex Penny, when the Foxes play Peterborough in the FA Cup fourth round on Saturday.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Norwich City have confirmed the signing of Moritz Leitner on loan from Augsburg until the end of the season.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Leicester boss Claude Puel says winger Riyad Mahrez will not be going anywhere during the transfer window. The 26-year-old Algeria international was pictured at Arsenal's Carabao Cup semi-final against Chelsea at Emirates Stadium on Wednesday, but Puel insists he was just scouting for the Foxes.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Sandro Ramirez has told Everton he wants to leave the club. The 22-year-old Spanish forward is keen for a return to his homeland with La Liga side Sevilla interested.
    (Daily Mail)


  • West Brom and Northern Ireland midfielder Chris Brunt, 33, is close to signing a new contract at the club.
    (Birmingham Mail)


  • Watford are close to signing 19-year-old Sweden goalkeeper Pontus Dahlberg from IFK Gothenburg.
    (Watford Observer)




  • MANAGEMENT STUFF


  • Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino says he would rather work on a farm than manage Arsenal or Barcelona - but the 45-year-old Argentine also refused to rule out a move to Real Madrid.
    (Daily Express)


  • Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is angry with manager Antonio Conte after the Italian distanced himself from the club's signings this season.
    (Daily Star)


  • Javi Gracia has admitted he has no idea how long he will be Watford manager for.
    (Daily Star)


  • Jose Mourinho says he feels 'privileged' to manage Manchester United and after signing a new deal he intends to make it the longest stint of his managerial career.
    (Sky Sports)




  • OTHER STORIES

  • Manchester United, Arsenal and the FA have all declined to comment on reports that Alexis Sanchez missed a drugs test as he completed his move to Old Trafford on January 22.
    (Sky Sports)


















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