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Football Rumours on Saturday 4th November 2017

last updated Saturday 04th November 2017, 9:05 AM


  • Arsenal face competition from Tottenham, Chelsea and Inter Milan for Dinamo Zagreb defender Filip Benkovic.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Arsenal are among a number of Premier League teams monitoring the progress of Walsall's Wales U21 international striker Tyler Roberts.
    (Times)


  • Spanish giants Real are also interested in Tottenham's 21-year-old England midfielder Dele Alli.
    (Marca)


  • Real Madrid are ready to compete with Barcelona to sign Liverpool and Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho, 25.
    (Mundo Deportivo)


  • Barcelona sporting director Robert Fernandez was scouting Tottenham playmaker Christian Eriksen, 25, when Spurs played Real Madrid in the Champions League but was instead seemingly left impressed by his 21-year-old midfield team-mate Harry Winks.
    (London Evening Standard)


  • Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has not ruled out making another move for Arsenal and Chile forward Alexis Sanchez, 28.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Chelsea and Spain midfielder Cesc Fabregas, 30, is set to agree a new contract at Stamford Bridge, ending rumours of a move to Manchester United.
    (London Evening Standard)


  • Leicester boss Claude Puel says he could sign Paris St-Germain and France midfielder Hatem ben Arfa in January. The 30-year-old played under Puel at Nice in 2015-16.
    (ESPN)


  • ( Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says there is no pressure on Emre Can to sign a new contract, despite the Germany midfielder being linked with a move to Juventus.
    (Sky Sports)


  • ( Juventus will face competition from Manchester City to sign Can, with City willing to promise the 23-year-old a central role in the squad.
    (Calciomercato)


  • Newcastle midfielder Jack Colback appears to have no future at the club as manager Rafael Benitez says he is still only allowed to train with the club's under-23 side.
    (Newcastle Chronicle)


  • Edinson Cavani's agent has revealed the Paris St-Germain and Uruguay striker, 30, has his heart set on a return to Italian side Napoli.
    (Sun)


  • Aston Villa are involved in a contract stand-off with 19-year-old striker Keinan Davis over wages, with Bournemouth, Huddersfield and West Brom monitoring the situation.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Arsenal did not sign David Silva in 2005 because they did not believe he could cope with the physical demands of the Premier League.
    (Daily Mail)




  • MANAGEMENT STUFF

  • West Brom manager Tony Pulis has responded to criticism from pundits by pointing to their failure as managers.
    (Express and Star)


  • Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola believes Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil's body language could be to blame for the criticism the 29-year-old Germany international receives.
    (Manchester Evening News)


  • Over half of the 20 Premier League clubs are being probed by HMRC tax inspectors over transfer deals worth hundreds of millions of pounds.
    (Sun)


  • Premier League club chiefs have begun plans to stop agents taking money out of the game after record spending in the summer transfer window.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Chelsea manager Antonio Conte's future could be in doubt if his side lose to Manchester United on Sunday.
    (Times)


  • The Football League will hold talks next week over allowing 3G pitches into League Two with three teams - Sutton, Maidstone and Bromley - currently in the National League playoffs and making use of such surfaces.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Conte has confirmed that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich attended a recent training session amid growing reports the billionaire owner is running out of patience with the Italian.
    (Metro)


  • Sunderland have contacted ex-Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka over their vacant manager's position.
    (Sun)


  • Burnley boss Sean Dyche insists no one at the club is distracted by continued speculation linking him with Everton.
    (Burnley Express)




  • INTERNATIONAL STUFF

  • England manager Gareth Southgate will attend Stoke's Premier League clash with Leicester to assess World Cup hopefuls Jack Butland and Harry Maguire.
    (Daily Mail)




  • OTHER STORIES

  • Former Newcastle and Burnley midfielder Joey Barton has suggested Paul Ince's weight is a reason why he does not have a managerial job.
    (Daily Express)


  • Tottenham's players will receive a £2m bonus to share between them as a reward for qualifying for the knockout stages of the Champions League.
    (Times)


  • Maidenhead full-back Remy Clerima, who will feature for the club against Coventry in the FA Cup first round on Sunday, is also a part-time model.
    (Sun)


  • Neymar, Paris St-Germain's world record signing, is "fed up" with manager Unai Emery's methods.
    (Le Parisien)


  • Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 32, say the club need Gareth Bale, 28, back from injury as they try to improve their form.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho believes fans of his former club Chelsea still "love" him.
    (Independent)


  • Former Everton midfielder Kevin Ratcliffe has called the club's form "frightening" and says he cannot see three worse teams in the Premier League.
    (Liverpool Echo)


  • Everton keeper Jordan Pickford, 23, says the Goodison Park outfit "are not a side that will be in the bottom three", despite their struggling form.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Ousmane Dembele's surgeon says the France winger's hamstring injury may have been caused by pressure on him to succeed following his £135.5m move to Barcelona from Borussia Dortmund.
    (Mundo Deportivo)


  • Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp believes the club's fans have rallied around out-of-form Croatia defender Dejan Lovren.
    (Independent)


















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