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Football Rumours on Saturday 6th January 2018

last updated Saturday 06th January 2018, 9:01 AM

Manchester City want to sign Arsenal's 29-year-old striker Alexis Sanchez for £35m this month, to fend off a summer move to Paris St-Germain when his contract expires and he will be a free agent.
(Daily Mail)

  • Newcastle are keen to offer West Ham goalkeeper Joe Hart, 30, first-team football at St James' Park.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • City rivals Inter Milan and AC Milan are both keen on Tottenham midfielder Mousa Dembele, 30.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Barcelona will have to pay £145m to sign midfielder Philippe Coutinho, 25, from Liverpool.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Liverpool will try to replace Coutinho with Leicester City playmaker Riyad Mahrez, 26.

  • Chelsea star Eden Hazard has rejected a second contract offer amid Real Madrid interest.
    (Daily Star)

  • Manager Antonio Conte hopes Chelsea can do more business after signing "complete player" Ross Barkley, a 24-year-old midfielder, for £15m from Everton.

  • Joe Anderson, Liverpool's Mayor and an Everton fan, says he will write to the Football Association and Premier League over Barkley's move because of the disparity in the transfer fee between his proposed £35m summer move and now.

  • However, Everton have pulled out of a deal to sign Nice midfielder Jean-Michael Seri, 26, and will instead look to strengthen other areas.
    (Foot Mercato)

  • Newcastle are interested in signing Chelsea winger Kenedy, 21, and are also keen on Liverpool striker Danny Ings, 25.

  • Southampton have made a £17.5m bid for Monaco striker Guido Carrillo, 26, to boost their attack.

  • Tottenham are willing to listen to £30m offers for midfielder Moussa Sissoko, 28 - only 18 months after signing him from Newcastle for the same fee.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Barcelona are closing in on the signing of Colombian centre-back Yerry Mina, 23, who currently plays for Brazilian side Palmeiras.
    (Mundo Deportivo)

  • Belgian midfielder Radja Nainggolan, 29, who has been targeted by Chelsea and Manchester United is also catching the interest of Chinese Super League side Guangzhou Evergrande.
    (Gazzetta dello Sport)

  • Manager Arsene Wenger has ruled out the prospect of Arsenal signing striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 28, from Borussia Dortmund in January.

  • Lazio manager Simone Inzaghi admits Liverpool target Stefan de Vrij, 25, could leave the club in the summer.
    (Daily Star)

  • Jamie Murphy will fly to Florida with Rangers on Saturday morning as the Ibrox club look to rubber-stamp the 28-year-old winger's £1m switch from Brighton.
    (Daily Record)


  • Manager Arsene Wenger says he did not request a personal hearing for his FA misconduct charge because of the time constraints of adjusting to Arsenal's new recruitment structure.
    (London Evening Standard)

  • Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho believes Old Trafford's ball boys are too slow and feels they are affecting his side's home form.

  • Wolves head coach Nuno Espirito Santo has blamed smaller technical areas at English grounds for his troubles with the footballing authorities.

  • Rafael Benitez is prioritising Newcastle's Premier League survival over the FA Cup.
    (Daily Star)

  • Sheffield Wednesday have appointed former Stuttgart boss Jos Luhukay as the club’s new manager. Luhukay's coaching career has been exclusively in Germany, starting out with SV Straelen and moving on to KFC Uerdingen, SC Paderborn, Borussia Monchengladbach, Augsburg, Hertha Berlin and latterly Stuttgart.
    (Sky Sports)

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