Football Rumours on Monday 22nd January 2018

last updated Monday 22nd January 2018, 10:33 AM


  • Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil, 29, is eyeing a massive new contract if the Gunners sign Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 28, and Armenia playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan, 29, on huge deals in this transfer window.
    (Sun)


  • Gunners chief executive Ivan Gazidis has been spotted in Dortmund as he attempts to finalise a deal for Gabon forward Aubameyang.
    (Daily Express)


  • Crystal Palace have agreed a deal in principle to sign Poland international Jaroslaw Jach.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Juventus lining up free move for Wilshere in summer as Serie A giants put 'feelers out' for Arsenal star.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Roma's sporting director Monchi has refused to rule out the prospect of Chelsea signing both Bosnia striker Edin Dzeko, 31, and 23-year-old Brazilian defender Emerson Palmieri.
    (Metro)


  • Chelsea could still sign Peter Crouch, despite new Stoke City boss Paul Lambert insisting his 36-year-old English striker is not for sale.
    (Independent)


  • Burnley's forward Ashley Barnes, 28, is now a target for Blues boss Antonio Conte in his search for a new frontman.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Manchester United will be concerned after Athletic Bilbao's 23-year-old goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga rejected the chance to join Real Madrid, meaning the La Liga giants could again target the Red Devils' fellow Spain international David de Gea, 27.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Arturo Vidal says there is "no chance" of him leaving Bayern Munich in January. The 30-year-old Chile midfielder has been linked with a move to Chelsea.
    (Goal)


  • Several clubs across Europe - including Tottenham - have taken notice of Bordeaux's Brazilian forward Malcom, 20, sharing a video of himself on a plane as he flew to meet his agent.
    (Sun)


  • Stoke have made a £3.25m bid for New York City winger Jack Harrison. The 21-year-old Englishman is a former Liverpool and Manchester United academy player.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Manchester City academy chief Brian Marwood has made a personal check on £20m-rated Lille and France Under-19 midfielder Boubakary Soumare, 18, who has been described as the new Paul Pogba.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Manchester City are exploring the possibility of sending young players to Carabao Cup semi-final rivals Bristol City on loan.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Swansea manager Carlos Carvalhal says Wilfried Bony will get more Premier League game time in the coming weeks - but only when he believes the 29-year-old Ivory Coast forward can operate at 100%.
    (Wales Online)


  • Norwich City are on the brink of signing Aberdeen midfielder Kenny McLean - but the 26-year-old Scot may not arrive until the summer.
    (Eastern Daily Press)




  • MANAGEMENT STUFF

  • Watford have appointed Javi Gracia as their new head coach on an 18-month contract having sacked Marco Silva on Sunday morning.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Pep Clotet has been sacked by Oxford after less than seven months in charge of the League One club. The Spaniard was appointed on July 1 as successor to Michael Appleton and departs the Kassam Stadium with the U's 10th in the table, eight points adrift of the play-off positions.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez has told the club he will not discuss extending his contract until after the January transfer window.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has suggested Sanchez's move from Arsenal to United is money-motivated.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Wenger has also admitted the uncertainty over the 29-year-old's future at Emirates Stadium impacted on the team's morale.
    (Guardian)


  • Everton manager Sam Allardyce says he is worried about his side after seeing a "huge drain of confidence in the players in one and a half matches".
    (Times)


  • Allardyce also says that Everton's former England forward Wayne Rooney and Iceland midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson, who is the club's record signing, cannot play together.
    (Guardian)


  • Everton boss Sam Allardyce has admitted relegation is still a possibility this season.
    (Daily Express)


  • Steve McClaren says he wants to get back into management as soon as possible.
    (Times)




  • OTHER STORIES

  • Chile forward Alexis Sanchez has been pictured wearing a Manchester United kit for the first time as he edges closer to completing his move from Arsenal.
    (Sun)


  • (Metro) An investigation is underway after claims that some Russian footballers were protected by the state-sponsored doping programme.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • VAR is to be officially adopted by FIFA for the World Cup in Russia.
    (Sun)


















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