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Football Rumours on Saturday 30th September 2017

last updated Saturday 30th September 2017, 8:59 AM


  • Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere, 25, wants an extension to his Gunners contract after returning to first-team football.
    (Goal)


  • Tottenham are considering a move for 19-year-old Everton forward Ademola Lookman.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Barcelona have joined Liverpool and Real Madrid in being interested in 21-year-old RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner.
    (Mundo Deportivo)


  • However, Liverpool's hopes of signing RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita in January rather than next summer as agreed are slim even if the German club exit the Champions League.
    (Liverpool Echo)


  • Liverpool and Tottenham target Geoffrey Kondogbia will join Valencia on a permanent deal from Inter Milan when the 24-year-old midfielder's loan at the Spanish club finishes.
    (Talksport)


  • Manchester City playmaker David Silva has put contract talks on hold, with AC Milan interested in signing the 31-year-old Spain international.
    (Tuttomercatoweb)


  • West Ham United's 18-year-old defensive midfielder Reece Oxford will cut short his loan spell at Borussia Monchengladbach and return to the Hammers in December.
    (ESPN)


  • Chelsea managed to sell striker Diego Costa, 28, for as much as £57.5m to Atletico Madrid as they agreed to the Spanish club's unorthodox pay structure for the deal.
    (Times)


  • Stoke boss Mark Hughes says 22-year-old defender Kurt Zouma, on loan from Chelsea, is worth £40m.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • West Brom boss Tony Pulis remains interested in signing Watford striker Troy Deeney and could make a move for the 29-year-old in January.
    (Express & Star)


  • Watford boss Marco Silva says he called forward Richarlison a day before the 20-year-old was due to fly to Ajax to convince him to join the Hornets rather than the Dutch club.
    (Daily Express)




  • MANAGEMENT STUFF

  • Newcastle United are yet to begin talks with manager Rafael Benitez, 57, over a new contract.
    (Newcastle Chronicle)


  • Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has dismissed rumours linking the Eagles with a move for ex-West Ham striker Carlton Cole, 33, who is a free agent.
    (Croydon Advertiser)


  • Slaven Bilic says he now has the firepower to shoot West Ham up the table - and save himself from the sack.
    (Daily Express)


  • Everton boss Ronald Koeman says he does not fear for his job, adding that the club "thought" they had signed Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud, 30, in the summer but that "didn't happen".
    (Daily Express)


  • American billionaire Albert Smith has joined West Ham's board after buying a 10 per cent share in the club from Daniel Svanstrom.
    (Times)


  • Bayern Munich are in talks with former Borussia Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel over their vacant managerial position.
    (SportBuzzer)


  • Tuchel flew to Munich on Friday and has been in contact with the club's chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.
    (Bild)


  • Sacked Birmingham City boss Harry Redknapp says Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce rang him two weeks ago, fearing for his own job.
    (Birmingham Mail)




  • OTHER STORIES

  • Manchester City right-back Kyle Walker, 27 says it was "incredibly" tough to leave Tottenham in the summer but not being selected to start several big games towards the end of last season "hurt".
    (Times)


  • Tottenham's training ground was evacuated on Friday after a suspected World War Two bomb was discovered.
    (Evening Standard)


  • Comments from Manchester United vice-chairman Ed Woodward at the Premier League's annual general meeting last summer continue to rile clubs opposed to the top-flight's big six wanting more of the overseas television money.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen, 21, now feels "much more like a Chelsea player" and, even though he is "getting a lot of playing time" it is up to him to "keep going and show I am entitled to more".
    (Guardian)


















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