Football Rumours on Sunday 19th March 2017

last updated Sunday 19th March 2017, 8:55 AM

  • Arsenal will rival Tottenham and Chelsea for Everton's Ross Barkley if the 23-year-old attacking midfielder is put up for sale this summer.
    ( Sunday Mirror )

  • Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw wants to leave the club, with Stoke, Crystal Palace and Newcastle keen to sign the 21-year-old.
    (Daily Star on Sunday)

  • Manchester City believe they could be in with a chance of signing Barcelona forward Lionel Messi as the 29-year-old is yet to agree a new deal to stay with the Catalan club.
    (Sunday Express)

  • Romelu Lukaku will be allowed to leave Everton under the terms of an agreement reached last year. The club told the 23-year-old striker they would not stand in his way if they failed to qualify for the Champions League this season.
    ( Sunday Mirror )

  • Premier League leaders Chelsea are leading the race to sign Belgium international Romelu Lukaku if their former player leaves Goodison Park.
    (Mail on Sunday )

  • City have been in negotiations with Benfica over the Portuguese club's 23-year-old goalkeeper Ederson.
    ( Record )

  • Meanwhile, Man City are prepared to pay £50m to sign Juventus' 29-year-old Italian centre-back Leonardo Bonucci.
    (Daily Star on Sunday)

  • Arsenal and Manchester United have been scouting Monaco's 22-year-old defensive midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko.
    (Sun on Sunday )

  • Bakayoko has been called up to the France squad as replacement for Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, 24, who is injured.
    ( L'Equipe )

  • Juventus and AC Milan have joined the race to sign Benfica's 23-year-old right-back Nelson Semedo, who is also a target for Manchester United.
    ( OJogo )

  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic's agent has dismissed talk linking the 35-year-old striker with a move to Napoli when his Manchester United contract expires at the end of the season.
    (Sun on Sunday )


  • Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will sign a one-year deal to stay with the Gunners rather than the two-year contract he was offered earlier in the season.
    (Sunday Express)

  • Sunderland manager David Moyes says owner Ellis Short's rare appearance at the Stadium of Light for Saturday's 0-0 draw with Burnley has no bearing on his future at the club.
    ( Sunderland Echo )

  • Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola claims his record is "exceptional" when compared to rival managers.
    ( Manchester Evening News )

  • Harry Redknapp is interested in making his return to management as he eyes up the vacant role at Middlesbrough.
    (Sun on Sunday )

  • Stoke manager Mark Hughes accused Chelsea's 28-year-old forward Diego Costa of employing "dark arts" in Saturday's 2-1 win for the Blues.
    (Sunday Independent)

  • Crystal Palace boss Sam Allardyce says Saturday's 1-0 win over Watford shows his side have put a fear of playing at Selhurst Park behind them.
    ( Croydon Advertiser )

  • City's re-arranged Premier League meeting with rivals Manchester United will be played on Thursday, 27 April.
    Mail on Sunday )

  • Sevilla boss Jorge Sampaoli has denied being approached over taking the Barcelona job next season.


  • England boss Gareth Southgate wants Tottenham's 23-year-old striker Harry Kane to replace Wayne Rooney as the national team's captain.
    ( Sunday Mirror )

  • Southgate believes England players can benefit from moving abroad and he has urged his players not to attract the kind of attention which sees them on the front pages of newspapers rather than the back pages.


  • Former Arsenal midfielder Gilberto Silva says the current Gunners players "could do more" to help under-fire manager Arsene Wenger.
    (Sunday Telegraph)

  • A Ghanaian player might have landed himself in hot water at home when he thanked his "wife and girlfriend" for their support after being named man-of-the-match in a television interview. He quickly backtracked.
    (Sunday Telegraph)

  • Forward Gabriel Jesus, 19, could make his return from a broken metatarsal earlier than expected, in time for Manchester City's FA Cup semi-final with Arsenal.
    (Sun on Sunday )

  • Liverpool defender Joel Matip, 25, says he is glad Cameroon won the Africa Cup of Nations, but will never play for his country again.
    (Sunday Times )

  • Manchester City's owners are considering buying another club, in the Chinese Super League or South America.
    (Mail on Sunday)

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