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Football Rumours on Monday 12th March 2018

last updated Monday 12th March 2018, 2:22 PM

  • Arsenal face competition from Napoli and Roma in their bid to sign 19-year-old French goalkeeper Alban Lafont from Toulouse.

  • The Gunners are ready to loan out 18-year-old duo Eddie Nketiah and Reiss Nelson.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Wales forward Gareth Bale, 28, is set to leave Real Madrid this summer, with a return to the Premier League likely.
    (Diario Gol)

  • The La Liga side are interested in Liverpool's Mohamed Salah, 25, as a replacement for Bale but have been told they would have to pay 160m euros (£142m) for the Egypt forward.
    (El Confidencial)

  • Manchester United are the favourites to sign Bayern Munich's Poland striker Robert Lewandowski, 29, this summer.

  • But RB Leipzig's 22-year-old Germany forward Timo Werner has told United and Liverpool to forget abut trying to sign him this summer.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Chelsea and France midfielder N'Golo Kante, 26, is one of Paris St-Germain's top summer targets.

  • Atletico Madrid's France forward Antoine Griezmann, 26, has started looking for houses in Catalonia in preparation for a potential transfer to Barcelona.

  • But Atletico manager Diego Simeone has ignored speculation over Griezmann's future.

  • Juventus don't expect the future of Liverpool midfielder Emre Can to be decided until the summer. The 24-year-old Germany midfielder is out of contract at Anfield in July and could join the Italian giants on a free transfer.
    (Liverpool Echo)

  • Barcelona and Croatia midfielder Ivan Rakitic, 30, said the club would welcome back Paris St-Germain forward Neymar amid rumours the 26-year-old Brazil forward wants to leave the Ligue 1 side.

  • Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez will do all he can to sign on-loan Chelsea winger Kenedy, 22, on a permanent deal this summer. The Brazilian scored twice for the Magpies on Saturday.
    (Northern Echo)

  • Benitez will review Serbia striker Aleksandar Mitrovic's future at the club in May following the 23-year-old's superb goalscoring run while on loan at Championship side Fulham.
    (Newcastle Chronicle)

  • Monaco's Portugal midfielder Rony Lopes, 22, has said he would like to return to Manchester City in the future, having left the club in 2015.
    (Manchester Evening News)


  • Sunderland manager Chris Coleman said he "had to take a gamble" with their January signings after the club continued to struggle following their arrival at the Stadium of Light.
    (Sunderland Echo)

  • West Brom boss Alan Pardew will have talks with the club's owners on Monday to determine whether he will remain in charge.

  • Baggies goalkeeper Ben Foster "feels sorry" about Pardew's plight at The Hawthorns.
    (Express & Star)

  • Pep Guardiola's rejection helped make Xherdan Shaqiri a better player, says Stoke boss Paul Lambert.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Antonio Conte says his Chelsea side do not have the experience to emulate Juventus in the Champions League.
    (Daily Mail)


  • England are concerned about the fitness of Tottenham striker Harry Kane, 24, for this summer's World Cup after he was pictured wearing a protective boot after injuring his ankle against Bournemouth.

  • New Scotland manager Alex McLeish has appointed Peter Grant, James McFadden and Stevie Woods to his coaching staff.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang admits he has been left frustrated by UEFA regulations which prevent him from playing in the Europa League.
    (Sky Sports)

  • The president of Greek club PAOK Salonika invaded the pitch after his side were denied a last-minute goal on Sunday and appeared to be carrying a gun.

  • West Ham's owners have demanded talks with Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and said they will not be bullied out of attending matches at London Stadium.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Hammers co-owner David Gold was left in tears after fan protests at their game against Burnley on Saturday.
    (Sky Sports)

  • West Ham captain Mark Noble is highly unlikely to face retrospective action after he clashed with a fan on the pitch.
    (Daily Mail)

  • West Ham fear they may have to play games behind closed doors at the London Stadium following Saturday's trouble.
    (Daily Mail)

  • West Ham legend Sir Trevor Brooking warned West Ham thugs: Stay away or we will get relegated.

  • Jamie Carragher has offered a full apology after he was involved in an altercation on Saturday. A video emerged in the wake of Liverpool's 2-1 defeat to Manchester United which appeared to show Carragher spitting towards a football fan and his daughter from within his own vehicle.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Derby's slim hopes of automatic promotion suffered another blow as they played out a goalless draw against Nottingham Forest.
    (Sky Sports)

  • One Bournemouth ball boy was given a telling off for irking Jan Vertonghen - and it turned out he also had an identical twin brother on the sideline. The ball boy initially refused to hand Vertonghen the ball back when it went out of play before dropping the ball at the Belgium international's feet, prompting the linesman to intervene.
    (Sky Sports)

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