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Football Rumours on Monday 4th December 2017

last updated Monday 04th December 2017, 9:39 AM

  • Arsenal are keen to sign Sevilla midfielder Steven N'Zonzi, 28, with the former Blackburn and Stoke player having fallen out with boss Eduardo Berizzo.

  • Arsenal and Tottenham are interested in signing Dani Ceballos. The 21-year-old midfielder is unhappy at Real Madrid.

  • Tottenham are preparing an offer for 20-year-old attacking midfielder Yusuf Yazici, who plays for Turkish side Trabzonspor.

  • Swansea City owners will back manager Paul Clement and give him money to spend in the January transfer window.
    (Wales Online)

  • Everton manager Sam Allardyce has made Watford striker Troy Deeney, 29, his top target in the January transfer window.

  • Meanwhile, Allardyce has stated his desire to keep Ross Barkley, 23, but hinted the midfielder could leave in the summer.
    (Liverpool Echo)

  • Barcelona midfielder Arda Turan's weekend trip to London has fuelled speculation of a move to the Premier League, possibly with Arsenal.

  • Manager Antonio Conte has told the Chelsea board to sort out new contracts for goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, 25, and attacking midfielder Eden Hazard, 26, before they go to the World Cup with Belgium.
    (Daily Express)

  • Newcastle striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, 23, could return to Anderlecht in January as his frustration at the club continues.

  • Everton, West Ham and Swansea are set to compete for the signing of Augsburg defender Daniel Opare, 27, in January.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Schalke and Germany midfielder Leon Goretzka, 22, will tell Manchester United, Arsenal and Barcelona his future plans by the end of January amid interest from all three clubs.

  • Brazilian side Gremio have told Barcelona they will have to pay a 50m euro (£44m) release clause to sign midfielder Arthur, after the 21-year-old was pictured wearing the Catalan club's kit.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson is adamant he can keep the club in the Premier League.
    (Daily Express)

  • Everton manager Sam Allardyce wants to bring in a sports psychologist to try to improve his side's form.

  • Watford boss Marco Silva says Everton manager Sam Allardyce's comparison of their track records "does not make sense".
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Manager Gareth Southgate will not be sacked even if England perform poorly at next year's tournament in Russia.

  • England players will share a £5m bonus if they win the 2018 World Cup but will receive nothing if they fail to progress from the group.

  • England fans will face 15 days in prison if they are caught drinking on the streets of Volgograd, the city that will host the group clash with Tunisia.

  • Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud, 31, needs to play more if he is to make France's World Cup squad and could consider a loan move in January, according to the country's assistant manager.

  • Leicester winger Demarai Gray says team-mate Marc Albrighton deserves an England call-up.
    (Daily Express)


  • Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba could face an extended ban for sarcastically applauding after being sent off during Saturday's victory over Arsenal.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Tempers boiled over in the Swansea City dressing room following their defeat by Stoke City on Saturday as the players were involved in a heated row.

  • Swansea City keeper Lukasz Fabianski believes the players are letting manager Paul Clement down and says: "It's difficult times for him [Clement] because he's trying his best but we as a team have to deliver."
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin says there is no fear from the Goodison Park side going into Sunday's derby against Liverpool after back-to-back league wins.
    (Daily Mirror)

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