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Football Rumours on Sunday 16th September 2018

last updated Sunday 16th September 2018, 8:52 AM



TRANSFER RUMOURS

  • A number of clubs, including Chelsea, are among who have been impressed by Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic's explosive start to the season.
    (Sunday Mirror)


  • Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is planning a January move for Arsenal's 29-year-old German midfielder Mesut Ozil.
    (Sunday Express)


  • David Beckham and his start-up American team Inter Miami want Barcelona's Argentina playmaker Lionel Messi, 31, for their debut season in Major League Soccer in 2020.
    (Mail on Sunday)


  • Juventus are set to offer 24-year-old Argentina forward Paulo Dybala to Manchester United in a bid to lure France midfielder Paul Pogba, 25, back to Turin in a deal worth £150m.
    (Sunday Mirror)


  • Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola will be paying close attention to Lyon midfielders Lucas Tousart and Tanguy Ndombele when the French side travel to Etihad Stadium on Wednesday. The two France youth internationals, both 21, have reportedly been monitored by several of Europe's top sides.
    (Star on Sunday)


  • Juventus offered 60m euros (£53.4m) to Fiorentina for Federico Chiesa over the summer. The 20-year-old Italy forward has also been linked with Manchester United and Chelsea.
    (Calciomercato)


  • Bournemouth are plotting a £15m raid on Brentford for defender Chris Mepham and striker Ollie Watkins.
    (Sunday People)


  • Pape Souare is set to leave Crystal Palace two years after the serious car accident which left him battling to save his career.
    (Sunday People)


  • Barcelona target Frenkie de Jong, 21, has hinted at a move to the La Liga champions, Ajax's Dutch midfielder admitting that he would love to play alongside Lionel Messi.
    (Sunday Express)


  • Inter Milan are planning a loan move for Manchester United's Anthony Martial in January, although a move for the Frenchman, 22, would see United ask for 29-year-old Croatia winger Ivan Perisic in return.
    (Star on Sunday)


  • Liverpool's Dutch midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, 27, says he turned down an offer from Tottenham to move to Anfield from Newcastle in 2016.
    (Metro)


  • Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante, 27, said there was "some contact" with Paris St-Germain this summer but the Frenchman is happy to have stayed at Stamford Bridge.
    (ESPN)


  • Bournemouth striker Sam Surridge is being lined up by Preston after impressing in a loan spell with Oldham.
    (Sun on Sunday)


  • Everton's young striker Fraser Hornby is wanted by a host of EFL clubs after being told to stay at Goodison Park until January before being loaned out.
    (Sun on Sunday)


  • Nottingham Forest hope to sign Crystal Palace winger Jason Puncheon in January, while Forest midfielder Ryan Yates is a loan target for Hull City.
    (Sun on Sunday)


  • Veteran Roma and Italy midfielder Daniele de Rossi, 35, is open to the idea of a move to MLS.
    (Goal)



    MANAGEMENT STUFF

  • Slavisa Jokanovic has no regrets about trying to go toe to toe with Manchester City in Fulham's 3-0 defeat at the Etihad Stadium.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Frank Lampard says he will look back at the rulebook after he given a red card in Derby’s 1-0 defeat at Rotherham.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Brighton boss Chris Hughton admits he would take a "boring" campaign if it meant Premier League survival.
    (Argus)


  • Paul Ince could be on the verge of a surprise return to management with League Two strugglers Morecambe.
    (Sun on Sunday)


  • Former West Ham boss David Moyes says he "was disappointed not to be offered the opportunity to stay" at the club after keeping them up last season but still believes he is "in the elite group of managers".
    (Sun on Sunday)


  • Manager Rafael Benitez says he is refusing to panic after Newcastle slumped to a third home defeat in a row at St James' Park.
    (Newcastle Chronicle)


  • Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard can be Europe's best player "in two years", manager Maurizio Sarri said after the 27-year-old Belgium international's hat-trick against Cardiff.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Steve Bruce insists he can "understand" the anger directed at him from the Aston Villa fans calling for his dismissal following his team's draw at Blackburn.
    (Birmingham Mail)



    OTHER STUFF

  • Tottenham and England full-back Kieran Trippier, 27, says being allowed to leave by Manchester City was "devastating" but joining Burnley was the best decision he made.
    (Mail on Sunday)


  • Chelsea are to open talks over a new two-year deal with 31-year-old central defender David Luiz, whose current contract runs out next summer.
    (Sun on Sunday)


  • Former England striker Wayne Rooney, 32, believes Everton's major shareholder Farhad Moshiri did not want to keep him at the club, leading to his move to MLS side DC United.
    (Mail on Sunday)


  • Rooney also wants to follow ex-England team-mates Steven Gerrard, 38, and Frank Lampard, 40, into management at the end of his playing career.
    (Sunday Times)


  • Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is also open to extending his Old Trafford contract - should Mourinho be sacked and replaced by former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane.
    (CaughtOffside)


  • Manchester City have refused Liverpool's offer to pay for the damage inflicted on their team bus by missile-throwing fans last season.
    (Sunday Mirror)


  • Andros Townsend is in line for a new deal at Crystal Palace to bring him in line with the club's leading earners.
    (Sunday People)




















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