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Football Rumours on Saturday 17th February 2018

last updated Saturday 17th February 2018, 8:47 AM



  • Fulham hope to make their loan deal with Brighton for midfielder Oliver Norwood permanent in the summer.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Arsenal are the latest club interested in RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner, 21. The Germany international - already a target for Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United - is valued at £50m and has rejected a new contract offer from the Bundesliga club.
    (Sun)


  • Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has identified Lyon midfielder Nabil Fekir as his number one summer target. Wenger is willing to sanction a £45m bid for the 24-year-old Frenchman.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Liverpool are monitoring Tottenham's 26-year-old Kenya midfielder Victor Wanyama amid uncertainty over 24-year-old Germany midfielder Emre Can's future at Anfield.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Arsenal are also confident they will be able to sign West Brom defender Jonny Evans for £25m at the end of the season.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Manchester United and France midfielder Paul Pogba, 24, is not a target for Real Madrid.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Crystal Palace will offload midfielder Jordon Mutch in the summer for a cut-price fee.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Manchester United are interested in 26-year-old Nice and Ivory Coast midfielder Jean Michael Seri, who has a release clause of £33m.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi, who is on loan at Borussia Dortmund, says he "did not have a good time" while with the Blues but the 24-year-old feels "trusted by everyone" at the German outfit.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Spanish forward Sandro Ramirez, 22, who is on loan at Sevilla, has told Everton he does not want to return.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta, 33, could leave the club in the summer. The Spaniard has been being offered a £31m-a-season deal by Chinese Super League side Tianjin Quanjian.
    (Diario Sport)


  • Crystal Palace are considering signing 35-year-old former Liverpool goalkeeper Diego Cavalieri, who is available on a free transfer. Eagles manager Roy Hodgson needs cover for Wayne Hennessey as Julian Speroni is out with a knee injury.
    (London Evening Standard)


  • Striker Romelu Lukaku, 24, plans to return to Belgium to his boyhood club Anderlecht when he finally leaves Manchester United.
    (Manchester Evening News)


  • Former Leicester City midfielder Ethan Hodby, 19, has taken a modern-day approach to finding a new football club - by advertising his availability on LinkedIn.
    (Metro)




  • MANAGEMENT STUFF


  • West Brom manager Alan Pardew's position is under threat following four of the club's players apologised after a taxi was stolen from outside a fast-food restaurant in Barcelona on Thursday.
    (Sun)


  • Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says the club did not do anything wrong in their failed attempt to try to sign Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Jose Mourinho held clear-the-air talks with Paul Pogba for an hour in his office at Manchester United's training headquarters this week.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Brighton's record £14m signing Jurgen Locadia is a big hit off the field with three big music singles to his name.
    (Sun)





  • OTHER STORIES

  • Eliaquim Mangala's Everton career may be over before it has even had a chance to get properly started due to a significant knee injury.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Neymar's father has accused critics of his son's performance in Paris St-Germain's defeat by Real Madrid of being "vultures".
    (Daily Express)


  • Arsenal are planning a first-ever sleeve sponsor from next year as they try to compete with the commercial strength of Manchester United.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Former Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen, 32, says Barcelona's style of playing out from the back is more "advanced" than at his former clubs and "similar" to how Manchester City play under manager Pep Guardiola.
    (Guardian)


















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