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Football Rumours on Monday 1st January 2018

last updated Monday 01st January 2018, 3:02 PM

  • Real Madrid are preparing an opening £120m bid for Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard, 26.

  • Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has dismissed talk of a rift between striker Alexis Sanchez, 29, and the rest of the squad.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola refused to rule out a fresh approach for Sanchez after Gabriel Jesus sustained a suspected knee injury against Crystal Palace on Sunday.

  • Southampton want to sign 28-year-old Arsenal winger Theo Walcott on loan in January.
    (Daily Mail)

  • And Arsenal may be willing to let the former Saints player leave, with Everton, Watford and West Ham also keen to sign him.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Manchester United hope midfielder Paul Pogba can help persuade Juventus striker Paulo Dybala, 24, to sign for the club.
    (Daily Mail)

  • And Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho wants 24-year-old Inter Milan midfielder Joao Mario as the long-term replacement for Michael Carrick, 36.

  • Meanwhile, Mourinho is urging Manchester United's owners to release the funds to buy striker Antoine Griezmann, 26, from Atletico Madrid.
    (Daily Express)

  • Tottenham are in no rush to agree a new contract with defender Toby Alderweireld, 28, despite his current deal allowing him to leave in the summer of 2019 for £25m.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • But Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has reassured fans over the Belgian's future at the club.

  • Schalke midfielder Leon Goretzka, 22, will join Bayern Munich on a free transfer this summer.

  • Everton target Steven N'Zonzi is set for talks with Sevilla over his future at the club. The 29-year-old midfielder fell out with former boss Eduardo Berizzo.
    (Liverpool Echo)


  • Nottingham Forest are looking to Aitor Karanka to replace Mark Warburton, who was sacked on New Year's Eve.


  • Arsenal players wore an all-red strip for the first time in almost 40 years against West Brom on Sunday.

  • West Brom winger James McClean apologised to his team-mates for turning his back in the wall during his side's 1-1 draw against Arsenal.
    (Express and Star)

  • Everton winger Aaron Lennon tweeted to say he was in a "great place" at the end of a year in which he was detained by police under the Mental Health Act because of concerns for his welfare.

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