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Football Rumours on Saturday 18th March 2017

last updated Saturday 18th March 2017, 9:13 AM


  • Manchester City are keen to sign Roma's German defender Antonio Rudiger, 24, for £30m in the summer.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • The agent of Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure, 33, says the former Ivory Coast international would be open to an offer from Manchester United.
    ( Sky Sports )


  • Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe, 18, has moved in front of Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann, 25, at the top of Manchester United's list of transfer targets.
    ( Daily Express)


  • Tottenham's South Korea forward Son Heung-min, 24, is wanted by Spanish club Sevilla and Italian side Inter Milan.
    ( London Evening Standard )


  • Everton believe Romelu Lukaku's mother influenced the 23-year-old forward to change his decision over signing a new deal with the Goodison Park club.
    ( Times )


  • Belgium international striker Romelu Lukaku is "trying to stir the pot" to force a move away, says former Everton midfielder Leon Osman.
    ( BBC Radio 5 live )


  • Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho's hope of turning his loan move at Crystal Palace into a permanent deal rests on the Eagles staying in the Premier League. The 27-year-old Frenchman has not played for the Reds for 11 months.
    ( Liverpool Echo )


  • Aston Villa's Spanish midfielder Carles Gil, 24, is keen to turn his loan at Deportivo La Coruna into a permanent move. Gil joined the Spanish club last July.
    ( Birmingham Mail )


  • Charlton Athletic's 18-year-old midfielder Ezri Konsa is attracting attention from at least three Premier League clubs.
    ( londonnewsonline )


  • Australian midfielder Hyuga Tanner, 19, says he will quit League One Bolton in the summer because the club's transfer embargo has prevented him from playing first-team games.
    (Bolton News)




  • MANAGEMENT STUFF

  • Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, 67, has no intention of leaving his role as the club's manager, according to the Gunners' first-team coach Boro Primorac.
    ( Times )


  • Chelsea boss Antonio Conte will be offered £13m a year - double what the Italian earns at Stamford Bridge - to manage Inter Milan.
    ( Sun )


  • Ex-Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp, 70, is keen on the Middlesbrough job with the veteran boss thinking he can keep the Premier League strugglers in the top flight.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Former Middlesbrough and Italy forward Fabrizio Ravanelli, 48, wants to become Boro's new manager after Aitor Karanka was sacked.
    ( Sun )


  • Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino says 22-year-old striker Vincent Janssen "needed a wake-up to be reminded that the possibility of playing could arrive". The Dutchman has started just five league games for Spurs.
    (Guardian)


  • Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger believes 24-year-old midfielder Granit Xhaka's "reputation" means he is picking up bookings and red cards more easily than rival players.
    ( Daily Telegraph )


  • Middlesbrough winger Stewart Downing struggled for playing time under Aitor Karanka but caretaker boss Steve Agnew says the 32-year-old is "going to be a big part of the rest of the season for us".
    (Guardian)


  • Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says "I know the names" when asked about the influence of some Middlesbrough players in the sacking of Aitor Karanka as the Teesside club's manager.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Southampton manager Claude Puel has labelled 22-year-old midfielder James Ward-Prowse as the "ideal son-in-law".
    ( Daily Star )


  • Manchester United have hired Brazil's former chief scout as they renew their focus on unearthing young South American talent.
    ( Daily Mirror )




  • OTHER STORIES

  • Manchester United and England forward Wayne Rooney, 31, still has plenty to offer his club and country and just needs to regain his confidence, says former Red Devils forward Dwight Yorke. Rooney was not named in Gareth Southgate's latest Three Lions squad.
    ( Talksport )


  • Bristol Rovers right-back James Clarke, 27, suffered a "life-threatening" experience during Tuesday's 3-0 League One defeat at Bury as a result of a nut allergy.
    ( Bristol Post )


  • Manchester United's Argentine defender Marcos Rojo was drug-tested following Manchester United's Europa League win over FC Rostov, during which he was seen eating a banana.
    ( Sun )


  • Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta, 32, his given his backing to assistant coach Juan Carlos Unzue taking over from Luis Enrique as head coach of the Spanish champions.
    ( Daily Telegraph )


  • Brighton and Hove Albion chairman Tony Bloom celebrated a winner at Cheltenham on Friday as Penhill won the Albert Bartlett Hurdle at odds of 16-1.
    (Brighton Argus)




















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