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Football Rumours on Saturday 3rd February 2018

last updated Saturday 03rd February 2018, 8:50 AM

  • Tottenham are prepared to sell England striker Harry Kane, 24, to Real Madrid as long as it is done with little fuss and they receive 200m euros (£176m).
    (Mundo Deportivo)

  • Crystal Palace have signed a pre-contract agreement to sign Vicente Guaita under the Bosman ruling, with the Spanish goalkeeper to complete his move on 1 July once his contract at Getafe expires.

  • Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho will only sell Spain goalkeeper David De Gea, 27, to Real Madrid if Wales forward Gareth Bale, 28, travels in the opposite direction.
    (Daily Express)

  • De Gea is one of four goalkeepers under consideration at Real Madrid. Chelsea's 25-year-old Belgian Thibaut Courtois, Atletico Madrid and Slovenia stopper Jan Oblak, 25, and AC Milan's 18-year-old Italy international Gianluigi Donnarumma are seen as potential alternatives to David De Gea.

  • Roma and Belgium midfielder Radja Nainggolan, 29, says he could spend his entire career at the club. He has been linked with Chelsea in the past.
    (Sky Sports Italia)

  • West Ham striker Javier Hernandez, 29, says he asked to leave the club in January because he wanted more first-team football.


  • Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger believes keeping Mesut Ozil on a £350,000-per-week deal was the cheapest option for the club.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Wenger also says he made a mistake in not selling Alexis Sanchez for £60m to Manchester City last summer and suggested that the 29-year-old Chile international is on a contract worth more than £600,000-a-week at Manchester United.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Arsenal sold Theo Walcott on the cheap as a goodwill gesture due to the winger's long service, according to Everton manager Sam Allardyce.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone does not want to become the manager of Chelsea because he wants to see out the the remaining two and a half years of his contract, although he would consider an approach from Manchester United.

  • Wigan manager Paul Cook has joked he hid former Manchester United striker Nick Powell's phone on transfer deadline day in order to keep him at the club. The 23-year-old Englishman was the subject of two bids from Brighton.
    (Wigan Today)

  • Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has laughed off suggestions the club's record £75m signing Virgil van Dijk, 26, is overweight.
    (Daily Express)

  • Former Swansea manager Paul Clement says the sale of Gylfi Sigurdsson to Everton last summer "was a mistake" and meant "potential targets" were not signed.


  • Former Everton and Southampton manager Ronald Koeman will be named the new coach of the Netherlands next Friday. The 54-year-old Dutchman has been out of work since he was sacked by Everton in October.
    (De Telegraaf)


  • West Brom have asked supporters to arrive early ahead of their game against Southampton on Saturday because they plan to pay tribute to Cyrille Regis from 14:00 GMT.
    (West Brom official website)

  • Crystal Palace intend to keep their pre-match cheerleaders despite Formula 1 and the Professional Darts Corporation deciding to end their relationship with 'grid girls' and 'walk-on girls'.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher says players consider "ambition, geography and finances" when thinking about moving to a club and Newcastle do not tick any of those boxes.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • West Ham fans are planning are a protest march against the club's owners before the game against Burnley next month.

  • West Ham midfielder Michail Antonio, 27, says manager David Moyes was right to drop him for being late to a team meeting but says he went to a hotel where ex-manager Slevn Bilic used to hold his talks rather than the club's stadium.

  • Argentina legend Diego Maradona has been denied entry to the USA after he insulted president Donald Trump.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Former Rangers striker Steven Thompson says his old club should have sold Colombian striker Alfredo Morelos, 21, following reports they turned down an £8m bid from Chinese club Beijing Renhe.
    (BBC Sportscene)

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