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Football Rumours on Monday 2nd October 2017

last updated Monday 02nd October 2017, 9:05 AM

  • Everton will not renew their interest in Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud, 31, when the transfer window opens in January.
    (Daily Star)

  • Crystal Palace are considering a move for former AC Milan striker Alberto Gilardino. The 35-year-old is a free agent after leaving Pescara.

  • Aston Villa are keen on signing Manchester United loanee Sam Johnstone, 24, on a permanent basis in January.
    (Manchester Evening News)

  • And Villa boss Steve Bruce has said midfielder Conor Hourihane, 26, will not leave unless the club are offered "ridiculous sums of money".
    (Birmingham Mail)

  • Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 29, says this could be his last season with the Bundesliga side.

  • Former West Ham striker Carlton Cole, 33, would be open to a move to Crystal Palace.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Striker Neymar, 25, was told to turn down a world-record move to Paris St-Germain and stay at Barcelona by his father.

  • Juventus CEO Beppe Marotta says the Italian club had a bid rejected for Liverpool midfielder Emre Can, 23, in the summer.

  • Watford boss Marco Silva says he convinced the Hornets' board to sign 20-year-old Brazilian winger Richarlison in the summer.

  • Former Arsenal defender Emmanuel Eboue, 34, is set to resurrect his career with Cypriot side Turk Ocagi Limassol.

  • Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne, 26, says he has no regrets over leaving Chelsea.

  • Birmingham City are interested in signing Crystal Palace midfielder Jonny Williams, 23, who is on loan at Sunderland.
    (Birmingham Mail)


  • West Ham manager Slaven Bilic will get until the end of the season to prove his worth at the Hammers.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Everton manager Ronald Koeman is on the verge of being sacked following his side's 1-0 home defeat by Burnley on Sunday.

  • The Dutchman says his future at Goodison Park is out of his hands.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • And Koeman says striker Wayne Rooney, 31, was "really positive" despite being dropped for the 1-0 loss.

  • Financial entrepreneur Amanda Staveley was at St James' Park on Sunday amid speculation she could be involved in a Newcastle takeover attempt.

  • West Brom boss Tony Pulis has been given a unique look in the new Fifa 18 video game.
    (Stoke Sentinel)

  • Kilmarnock are prepared to search "globally" for their next manager after Lee McCulloch's exit.
    (Daily Record)

  • Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has admitted defending the league title in his native Italy was easier than in England.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Harry Kane wants to be England captain again but will get behind whoever Gareth Southgate selects to lead the team in the last two World Cup European Qualifiers.

  • Former England captain Bryan Robson says Chelsea defender Gary Cahill, not Tottenham striker Harry Kane, should skipper the national side.
    (Daily Mail)


  • A Crystal Palace fanzine set up a goal of the month vote for September, when the Eagles scored one goal.

  • Manchester United forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 35, should only return to action "when he is fully fit" amid talk of an early comeback, according to his surgeon.
    (South China Morning Post)

  • Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher says his old club did not fix their problems in the transfer window and are not title contenders.
    (Liverpool Echo)

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