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Football Rumours on Thursday 16th November 2017

last updated Thursday 16th November 2017, 10:04 AM

  • Arsenal and England midfielder Jack Wilshere, 25, is wanted by Real Betis, who are confident they can convince him to sign once his £90,000-a-week Gunners contract ends in the summer.

  • Arsenal will decide on the futures of midfielder Mesut Ozil, 29, and forward Alexis Sanchez, 28, in January.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Agent Jorge Mendes has held talks with a member of Dele Alli's family about taking the 21-year-old Tottenham midfielder to Real Madrid.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Chelsea midfielder Willian, 29, could be in line for a move to AC Milan in January.
    (Daily Star)

  • Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini, who is 30 next week, has rejected the offer of a new contract and could leave the club for free in the summer, although United are unlikely to sell him in January.

  • Manchester City defender Pablo Mari, 24, is wanted by a number of Premier League and Championship clubs in the January transfer window. The Spaniard is on loan in the Netherlands with NAC Breda.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Former Everton forward Tim Cahill, 37, has cast doubt over his future with Melbourne City, suggesting he will leave if he cannot secure regular A-League football in the lead-up to next year's World Cup.
    (The Age)

  • Newcastle United are one of a number of English clubs interested in 28-year-old Anderlecht defender Kara Mbodji, who captains Senegal.
    (Newcastle Chronicle)

  • RB Leipzig winger Emil Forsberg, 26, says he wants to concentrate on performing for the German club following reports Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is looking to sign him.
    (Manchester Evening News)


  • Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he will discuss his future with the club's board at the end of the season.
    (Bein Sports)

  • West Brom are close to sacking manager Tony Pulis.
    (Daily Star)

  • Everton have failed in a fresh move for Watford's Portuguese manager Marco Silva. The Toffees are prepared to pay Silva £3.5m a season - a significant increase on his current salary.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Sunderland have made no official approach for Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill or Barnsley head coach Paul Heckingbottom.
    (Newcastle Chronicle)

  • Former England manager Sam Allardyce says he is no longer interested in the vacant manager's job at Everton.

  • The Gunners are close to appointing Borussia Dortmund's Sven Mislintat as their new chief scout to replace Steve Rowley, who is on the verge of leaving the club after 35 years.


  • Chris Smalling, Jack Wilshere, Daniel Sturridge, Danny Welbeck and Theo Walcott are not in Gareth Southgate's World Cup plans.

  • John O'Shea, Glenn Whelan, Jon Walters, Wes Hoolahan and Daryl Murphy are set to announce their Republic of Ireland retirement after failing to reach the World Cup finals.
    (Daily Star)

  • Peru became the 32nd and final nation to qualify for next summer's World Cup as they overcame New Zealand in the second leg of their playoff.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo featured in his first game in seven months when he played 45 minutes for the under-23 team against Athletic Bilbao.

  • United manager Mourinho has revealed his frustration over England's handling of defender Phil Jones, who will miss Saturday's game against Newcastle United after aggravating an existing thigh problem against Germany on Friday.

  • Former Arsenal and England striker Ian Wright claims he was bullied during his time at Crystal Palace.

  • Liverpool and England defender Joe Gomez could have joined Chelsea as a 15-year-old but chose to stay at Charlton Athletic instead.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Everton striker Oumar Niasse says he "felt sorry" for Ronald Koeman, who was sacked as the club's manager in October.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Former Juventus and Middlesbrough forward Fabrizio Ravanelli would like Chelsea manager Antonio Conte to coach Italy.

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