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Football Rumours on Saturday 2nd September 2017

last updated Saturday 02nd September 2017, 2:19 PM

  • Fulham's 18-year-old midfielder Dennis Adeniran completed a move to Everton after some late-night negotiations on transfer deadline day.

  • Manchester City will hit Arsenal with an official complaint after the Gunners blocked their Alexis Sanchez deal after it was signed, according to reports.

  • Tottenham and Chelsea will hope to sign Everton midfielder Ross Barkley in January when the 23-year-old is set to be cheaper than the £35m agreed by the Blues this summer.

  • Real Madrid sanctioned a move to Manchester United for winger Gareth Bale, but the 28-year-old Wales player rejected the chance to move to Old Trafford.
    (Daily Star)

  • Liverpool had a late £82m bid for Monaco winger Thomas Lemar rejected by the Ligue 1 club but the Reds could still sign the 21-year-old in January.
    (Daily Express)

  • Manchester City are set to file an official complaint against Arsenal after failing to sign Chile forward Alexis Sanchez, 28, on transfer deadline day.

  • Manchester City are already preparing to make a lower bid for the Chile striker in January.
    (Sky Sports)

  • David Beckham could move for Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 32, when he starts his new Major League Soccer team in Miami.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Chelsea failed to sign three of manager Antonio Conte's main transfer targets in Romelu Lukaku, 24, Alex Sandro, 26, and Virgil van Dijk, 26, but the club believe the Italian has a squad capable of challenging for the Premier League and Champions League.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard, 26, has joked he could be worth as much as 300m euros (£265m) in the current transfer market, following Neymar's £200m move to Paris St-Germain and a spate of other mammoth transfer fees.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Scunthorpe are considering a move for former Charlton Athletic midfielder Andrew Crofts, 33, who was released by the Addicks on deadline day.
    (Scunthorpe Telegraph)

  • Paris St-Germain feared former Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe, 18, would not be able to complete his move as the transfer deadline approached.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Winger Callum McManaman, 26, said a lack of opportunities at West Brom prompted him to join Sunderland after two years with the Baggies.
    (Birmingham Mail)

  • Swansea, Arsenal, Burnley, Stoke and Tottenham were the only five Premier League clubs to make a profit in the transfer window this summer.
    (Wales Online)


  • Arsene Wenger claims Arsenal target Thomas Lemar, 21, chose to stay at Monaco despite reports the deal fell through because of a lack of time.
    (Daily Express)

  • Brighton chairman Tony Bloom says the failure to sign a striker in the transfer window "has left all of us feeling very disappointed".
    (The Argus)

  • Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers said he did not consider other centre-back targets after failing to bring in Ajax Cape Town defender Rivaldo Coetzee, 20.
    (Celtic FC)

  • Rafael Benitez has lost virtually all trust in Mike Ashley's regime at Newcastle United and, no longer regarding his job as a long-term project, would be receptive to alternative offers of employment at similarly sized Premier League clubs.

  • Former Sunderland manager David Moyes says he would not have taken over at the Stadium of Light if he knew they were going to be put up for sale.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Gareth Southgate is delighted his England side stayed calm despite receiving some criticism from fans during their 4-0 win in Malta. .
    (Sky Sports)


  • Former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson says his old club were wrong not to sell Sanchez as they needed money to spend on defenders.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Brazil team-mates of Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho, 25, reportedly saw him crying before the World Cup qualifying victory over Ecuador, after his move to Barcelona broke down.
    (Calcio Mercato)

  • Former West Ham striker Dean Ashton criticised Fernando Llorente's decision to join Tottenham over Chelsea, following the 32-year-old striker's move from Swansea.

  • Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, 24, joked he had tried to tap up Arsenal and Liverpool target Thomas Lemar.
    (Manchester Evening News)

  • Manchester United's summer recruit Romelu Lukaku has revealed he does not have a release clause in his contract but is not concerned, saying: "I'm very happy. I hope I stay there for a very long time".
    (Manchester Evening News)

  • Chelsea striker Diego Costa, 28, has been named in the Premier League club's 25-man squad list despite reports he would not return to Stamford Bridge this season.
    (Daily Mirror)

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