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Football Rumours on Saturday 14th October 2017

last updated Saturday 14th October 2017, 8:24 AM


  • Arsenal are watching 25-year-old Napoli defender Nikola Maksimovic and could bid for the Serbia international in January.
    (Talksport)


  • Real Madrid are not prepared to match Manchester United's planned £169m bid for Tottenham's 24-year-old striker Harry Kane.
    (Daily Star)


  • Tottenham and England midfielder Dele Alli, 21, is set to test his club's strict wage structure in order to earn a major pay increase - with Real Madrid monitoring developments.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Alli is looking for a massive pay rise, from his current £50,000 a week to £160,000.
    (Sun)


  • Liverpool and Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho, 25, is Barcelona's top transfer target in the January transfer window.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • The Reds should have sold Coutinho in the summer, says former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson.
    (Ask Fans)


  • Meanwhile, Liverpool will do battle with Arsenal to sign midfielder Thomas Lemar, 21, from Monaco next summer.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Juventus are prepared to wait until next summer to sign Liverpool and Germany midfielder Emre Can. The 23-year-old's contract expires in June.
    (Talksport)


  • Former Arsenal and Manchester City full-back Bacary Sagna is set to reject a move to Leicester as the 34-year-old favours a switch to Italy. AC Milan and Inter Milan are both interested in the France international.
    (Leicester Mercury)


  • Newcastle are interested in signing Besiktas striker Cenk Tosun and watched the 26-year-old in action for Turkey during the international break.
    (Northern Echo)


  • West Ham United are set to sell 18-year-old defender Reece Oxford in January - two years after he became the second-youngest player to start a Premier League match.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson, 20, is wanted by several clubs, including Arsenal, Tottenham, Chelsea, Watford, Stoke, West Brom and Southampton.
    (Daily Mirror)




  • MANAGEMENT STUFF

  • Gunners manager Arsene Wenger says Mesut Ozil, 28, will have to fight for his midfield place in the team's starting line-up.
    (Daily Express)


  • Everton's majority shareholder, Farhad Moshiri, has given his support to manager Ronald Koeman on a rare visit to the club's training ground.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Antonio Conte has given Chelsea players hope he will stay for the long-term after moving his family to England.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • AC Milan say they do not want Chelsea boss Antonio Conte to replace under-pressure manager Vincenzo Montella.
    (London Evening Standard)




  • INTERNATIONAL STUFF

  • Replacing Gordon Strachan as manager will do little to solve Scotland's problems, says former Rangers boss Ally McCoist.
    (Talksport)


  • The Scottish FA could leave it until the New Year to name a replacement for Strachan.
    (Guardian)




  • OTHER STORIES

  • Newcastle United defender Jamaal Lascelles and midfielder Mo Diame have offered to take the entire first-team squad and staff out for lunch to apologise for the training-ground fight that left team-mate Jonjo Shelvey with a broken finger.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Chelsea and France midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko says he will dye his hair blue when he scores his first goal for the club.
    (Sun)


  • Former Liverpool midfielder Jamie Redknapp has criticised the Reds for not signing a centre-half and centre-forward during the summer.
    (Daily Express)


  • Jamie Carragher - another former Liverpool player - says he does not see his old club winning the Premier League title in the near future.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Former Manchester United and Netherlands goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar says he rejected a move to Liverpool despite having a tour of Anfield.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Ex-Celtic boss Ronny Deila has revealed he inspired his new side - Norwegian team Valerenga - to a crucial win by stripping naked in a team meeting.
    (Independent)


  • Watford's former Tottenham midfielder Etienne Capoue still sees Arsenal as the enemy - two years after leaving Spurs. Watford and Arsenal meet at Vicarage Road on Saturday.
    (Evening Standard)


  • Midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger put his ice hockey skills to the test as the former Manchester United player took part in the 'Shoot the Puck' game during an interval in the match between Chicago Blackhawks and Minnesota Wild.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Atletico Madrid are taking a member of Bournemouth's groundstaff to become their head groundsman at the new Estadio Wanda Metropolitano.
    (Independent)


















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