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Football Rumours on Friday 5th January 2018

last updated Friday 05th January 2018, 9:12 AM

  • PSG have joined the chase for £30m Fulham wonderkid Ryan Sessegnon as Tottenham face a battle to land the left-back.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Liverpool are likely to allow Philippe Coutinho, 25, to head to Barcelona in the January transfer window in exchange for a fee of more £140m.

  • Chelsea have stepped up their bid to sign Everton and England midfielder Ross Barkley, 24, and have also enquired about England and West Ham striker Andy Carroll, 28.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Fulham's English youngster Ryan Sessegnon, 17 and Celtic and Scotland international Kieran Tierney, 20, have been included on a shortlist of left-backs Manchester United are considering to strengthen their defence.
    (Daily Record)

  • Alternatively Paris St-Germain will rival Tottenham for the signature of £30m-rated Sessegnon.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Juventus are confident they will be able to sign Emre Can from Liverpool on a free transfer in the summer. The Serie A side have offered the 23-year-old £85,000 a week.

  • Manchester United have triggered year-long contract extensions with Spanish midfielders Juan Mata, 29, and Ander Herrera, 28, England left-back Ashley Young, 32, and Dutch defender Daley Blind, 27.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Manchester United desperately want Juventus left-back Sandro but are being frustrated by the Italian club's reluctance to sell the 26-year-old.
    (Daily Express)

  • Tottenham are poised to offer improved new contracts to England striker Harry Kane, 24, and Belgium defender Toby Alderweireld, 28.

  • Marseille are interested in Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere but the 26-year-old wants to remain with the Gunners.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Monaco head coach Leonardo Jardim says they have no intention of selling France forward Thomas Lemar, 22, to Liverpool during the January window.
    (Liverpool Echo)

  • Paris St-Germain boss Unai Emery has opened the door for Brazil winger Lucas Moura, 25, and France winger Hatem Ben Arfa, 30, to leave the club in January.

  • Belgium international Thibaut Courtois, 25, is close to signing a new Chelsea contract after the club offered him a deal in excess of £200,000 a week to become the best paid goalkeeper in the world.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Chelsea defender David Luiz, 30, is desperate to leave the club and hopes Real Madrid may be interested.
    (Daily Express)

  • Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez is considering a move for Watford's captain Troy Deeney, 29.
    (Northern Echo)

  • Newcastle and Burnley are interested in signing Spanish midfielder Jonathan Viera, 28, from Las Palmas.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Sunderland are close to signing 18-year-old Liverpool forward Ben Woodburn on a loan deal.
    (Daily Star)

  • Everton are interested in Nice and Ivory Coast midfielder Jean Michael Seri, 26.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Everton boss Sam Allardyce does not want to let striker Sandro Ramirez, 22, leave on loan in January but admits it may be out of his hands.
    (Liverpool Echo)

  • Crystal Palace have bid for Lille central defender Ibrahim Amadou, 24.

  • Besiktas are interested in Leicester and Algeria striker Islam Slimani, 29.
    (Leicester Mercury)

  • Barcelona are closing in on a deal for Palmeiras' Colombia centre-back Yerry Mina, 23.

  • Manchester City remain focused on signing a defender in January in order to cope with the demands of several competitions.
    (Manchester Evening News)

  • Bayern Munich's comments about Schalke midfielder Leon Goretzka have angered the club's hierarchy, boosting Liverpool's position in signing the 22-year-old.
    (Daily Star)


  • Arsenal are trying to have Arsene Wenger's misconduct charge dealt with quickly so Sunday's FA Cup tie at Nottingham Forest is included in any ban.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Chelsea want Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone to replace Antonio Conte as head coach at the end of the season.

  • Former Bundesliga manager Jos Luhukay is a contender to replace Carlos Carvalhal as the new Sheffield Wednesday head coach.
    (Yorkshire Post)


  • Mohamed Salah has been named 2017 African Player of the Year at the Confederation of African Football awards gala in Accra, Ghana.
    (Sky Sports)

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