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Football Rumours on Monday 16th October 2017

last updated Monday 16th October 2017, 9:12 AM


  • Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal are tracking Barcelona's highly-regarded 17-year-old B team forward Abel Ruiz, who has a £3m release clause in his contract.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Manchester City are considering making a bid for Southampton's 28-year-old left-back Ryan Bertrand in January.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Barcelona scouted three Bayer Leverkusen players on Sunday: 21-year-old centre-back Jonathan Tah, 20-year-old winger Leon Bailey and 21-year-old winger Julian Brandt.
    (Sport)


  • Liverpool will not allow 17-year-old forward Rhian Brewster to go out on loan in January, but winger Lazar Markovic, 23, and 22-year-old centre-back Lloyd Jones will leave.
    (Sun)


  • Liverpool are interested in signing Fortuna Sittard's 17-year-old Dutch defender Perr Schuurs.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Barcelona could turn to Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara, 26, if their pursuit of Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho, 25, fails in January.
    (Daily Express)


  • Villarreal are keen to sign 17-year-old attacking midfielder Diego Lainez from Mexican club America.
    (ESPN)


  • Lazio want to reward defender Stefan de Vrij, 25, with a new deal to ward off interest from Liverpool.
    (FourFourTwo)


  • Nottingham Forest are tempted to make a January move for St Mirren and Scotland Under-21 winger Lewis Morgan, 21, who also interests Celtic, Rangers and Birmingham City.
    (Daily Record)




  • MANAGEMENT STUFF

  • Antonio Conte has warned that Chelsea will find it difficult to defend the title following their defeat at Crystal Palace and questioned whether his squad is strong enough to compete on several fronts.
    (Guardian)


  • Leicester manager Craig Shakespeare says all managers are "four games away from a crisis".
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Wigan are set to be taken over by a wealthy Chinese consortium.
    (Sun)


  • West Brom manager Tony Pulis believes defender Jonny Evans, 29, has been unsettled by the interest in him during the summer transfer window.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Jurgen Klopp insists Liverpool will be title challengers this season and beyond.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho says he will not end his career with the club and has hinted he would like to move to Paris Saint-Germain when he finishes his time at Old Trafford.
    (Times)


  • Mourinho is frustrated there have been no discussions over extending his three-year contract, which he is already halfway through.
    (Daily Record)




  • OTHER STORIES

  • Watford's Richarlison could become the first Premier League player to be banned retrospectively for diving.
    (Daily Express)


  • Barcelona forward Lionel Messi and wife Antonella Roccuzzo have announced they are expecting their third baby.
    (Daily Mail)


  • West Ham striker Andy Carroll will be fined £180,000 by the club for his red card against Burnley.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Former Liverpool boss Gerard Houllier said he could have signed Cristano Ronaldo for the club in 2003 but thought the wage demands were excessive.
    (Liverpool Echo)


  • Liverpool's mayor has questioned Ronald Koeman's position as Everton manager.
    (Daily Telegraph)


















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