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Football Rumours on Monday 11th September 2017

last updated Monday 11th September 2017, 9:37 AM


  • Manchester United are keeping their number seven shirt free for 26-year-old striker Antoine Griezmann, whom they believe they can eventually sign from Atletico Madrid for £100m.
    (Daily Star)


  • Chelsea striker Diego Costa has relocated his family to Madrid as the 28-year-old expects a deal to be finalised which will allow him to rejoin Atletico.
    (Football 365)


  • Chelsea are prepared to battle Barcelona to secure the signature of highly rated Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Atakan Akkaynak, 18.
    (Daily Express)


  • Virgil van Dijk agreed personal terms with Liverpool and could move to Anfield in the January transfer window.
    (Daily Star)


  • Manchester United chief executive Ed Woodward will use the club's commercial prowess to lure Real Madrid's Gareth Bale, 28, and Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann, 26, to the club next summer.
    (Manchester Evening News)


  • Bayern Munich legend Stefan Effenberg believes the German champions should think about selling Robert Lewandowski after the striker "attacked the philosophy" of the club in the media.
    (Goal)


  • Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has identified Tottenham's Toby Alderweireld, 28, as the long-term central defensive successor to Vincent Kompany.
    (Football 365)




  • MANAGEMENT STUFF

  • Former England manager Roy Hodgson is favourite to replace Frank de Boer if the Dutchman is sacked as manager at Crystal Palace.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Sam Allardyce is also being linked with a return to Palace if de Boer leaves.
    (Daily Mail)


  • West Ham have earmarked highly rated Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri as the man they want to replace manager Slaven Bilic.
    (Daily Express)


  • Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes Neymar's decision to leave Barcelona for Paris St-Germain was based on money not ambition. The Gunners' boss says the decision shows the 25-year-old does not want to play with the best team-mates.
    (Goal)


  • Arsenal's transfer market dealings could change as the man who leads the pursuit of players - Dick Law - is set to leave the role, but Arsene Wenger has denied chief executive Ivan Gazidis will take over Law's responsibilities.
    (Evening Standard)


  • Wenger has revealed it was the "values" at Arsenal that persuaded him to turn down Manchester United when they asked him to replace Sir Alex Ferguson as manager at Old Trafford.
    (Independent)


  • Brighton boss Chris Hughton says the club need to sign another striker.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Stoke City boss Mark Hughes could face a fine for pushing Jose Mourinho on the touchline during his side's draw with Manchester United on Saturday.
    (Times)


  • Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is furious with Kompany after his captain played a full 90 minutes on international duty with Belgium despite picking up a calf injury.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Former Barcelona coach Luis Enrique was planning a year's sabbatical but he could be back in a job as early as January with Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua having contacted him over the possibility of replacing Gustavo Poyet.
    (Marca)


  • Carlo Ancelotti could leave Bayern Munich as soon as January, according to the club's former player Mario Basler, who says the Italian has signed a deal to move to a Chinese club.
    (Daily Mail)




  • OTHER STORIES

  • Liverpool's Danny Ings looks to have suffered another injury setback after failing to last 90 minutes for the club's under-23 side. The 25-year-old striker has struggled with knee injuries throughout the past two seasons.
    (Sun)


  • Former Liverpool midfielder Jamie Redknapp says Renato Sanches' confidence looks "shattered" after the midfielder's Swansea debut against Newcastle at the Liberty Stadium.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Former Brazil and Barcelona striker Romario has shared a video of his beach football skills.
    (Instagram)




























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