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Football Rumours on Sunday 24th September 2017

last updated Sunday 24th September 2017, 8:57 AM


  • Aston Villa striker Ross McCormack is in talks with Melbourne City, with the 31-year-old set for a loan move.
    (Express and Star)


  • Mesut Ozil is set to turn down Arsenal's offer of a new contract, with the 28-year-old midfielder keen to join Manchester United.
    (Sunday Mirror)


  • Arsenal are monitoring Le Havre centre-back Harold Moukoudi, 19, as they look to replace 32-year-old Per Mertesacker, who will retire at the end of the season.
    (Mail on Sunday)


  • Liverpool asked Barcelona to "stop harassing" playmaker Philippe Coutinho during the summer, after making it clear they would not sell the 25-year-old.
    (Sunday Express)


  • Manchester City are worried they will be outbid by Paris St-Germain for 28-year-old Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez.
    (Sun on Sunday)


  • Manchester United have been told they must pay £75m to sign Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and beat Manchester City to the 22-year-old's signature.
    (Sunday Express)


  • Everton are determined to sign striker Olivier Giroud in January, and are prepared to offer Arsenal £40m for the 30-year-old.
    (Sunday Mirror)


  • Everton manager Ronald Koeman also wants to sign Bournemouth forward Joshua King, 25.
    (Sun on Sunday)


  • Everton offered £66m - plus a 'bonus' - for Chelsea's Diego Costa but the 28-year-old striker only wanted to play for Atletico Madrid.
    (Marca)


  • Southampton winger Nathan Redmond believes the club were never under pressure to sell 26-year-old defender Virgil van Dijk, as Premier League clubs are now stronger financially and can hold on to their best players.
    (Daily Star on Sunday)




  • MANAGEMENT STUFF

  • Birmingham City are set to name caretaker boss Lee Carsley as their new permanent manager.
    (Daily Star on Sunday)


  • Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says "there are not many interesting games" in the the group stages of the Champions League and "it has lost some attraction".
    (Sunday Telegraph)


  • Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger said it "hurt" him more to sell left-back Kieran Gibbs, 27, to West Brom than let midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 24, join Liverpool.
    (Mail on Sunday)


  • Arsene Wenger has tip Aaron Ramsey to become a future Arsenal captain.
    (The People)


  • Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says defender Luke Shaw, 22, has to improve if he is to make the starting line-up following his return from injury.
    (Sky Sports)




  • INTERNATIONAL STUFF

  • Mark Sampson will receive a £80,000 pay-off from the FA after being sacked as England women's team manager.
    (Daily Telegraph)




  • OTHER STORIES

  • Chelsea fans have been warned there will be a "zero tolerance" crackdown on bad behaviour at their Champions League clash with Atletico Madrid amid fears of their reaction towards Spain-bound Diego Costa.
    (Sunday Express)


  • Manchester United will decide next week whether midfielder Paul Pogba will have surgery on his hamstring.
    (ESPN)


  • Newcastle goalkeeper Rob Elliot says he has "fallen in love" with the city and leaving the club would break his heart.
    (Sunday Express)


  • Gary Cahill and John Stones' Instagram accounts were mixed up by their PR agency, with Stones congratulating Chelsea on their win over Stoke.
    (Sunday Mirror)


  • Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo tried to persuade singer Madonna to take her adopted son, David Banda, to the Sporting Lisbon academy where he began his career. Madonna, however, opted to take him to Benfica.
    (AS)


















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