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Football Rumours on Thursday 18th January 2018

last updated Thursday 18th January 2018, 10:33 AM

  • Manchester United's deal to sign Chile forward Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal will be worth £180m after he agreed a four-and-a-half-year contract.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Sanchez's Manchester United contract will earn the 29-year-old more than £400,000 a week.

  • Liverpool have told Sevilla they are not prepared to let them sign England striker Daniel Sturridge, 28, on loan for the rest of the season.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Chelsea target Andy Carroll has told West Ham he is unable to train - but his club are questioning that after taking scans of the 29-year-old England striker's ankle.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Manchester United have started talks to extend the contract of Spain goalkeeper David de Gea, 27.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • West Ham manager David Moyes was at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday to watch 24-year-old Belgium striker Michy Batshuayi, who he is interested in signing, in action for Chelsea against Norwich.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Real Madrid believe the time has come to sign a new attacking trio - Paris St-Germain's Brazil international Neymar, 25, Chelsea's 27-year-old Belgian Eden Hazard and Bayern Munich's Pole Robert Lewandowski, 29.

  • Bayern could also receive interest from Everton with regards to their 24-year-old Spanish left-back, Juan Bernat.
    (Liverpool Echo)

  • Manchester United and Armenia forward Henrikh Mkhitaryan would be a "fantastic" signing for Arsenal and a move to Emirates Stadium would be the perfect one to reignite the 28-year-old's career, says former United player and coach Phil Neville.
    (BBC Radio 5 live)

  • Sunderland midfielder Jack Rodwell says he is desperate to leave and get playing again - but the 26-year-old, who has three England caps, says he will not walk away from his £70,000-a-week contract.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez will make a fresh attempt to convince owner Mike Ashley to fund January signings despite the collapse of takeover talks.
    (Northern Echo)

  • Liverpool fear they have lost out to Bayern Munich in the race to sign Schalke's Germany midfielder Leon Goretzka, 22.
    (Liverpool Echo)

  • Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin is set to be a target for Juventus this summer. The Serie A giants have been watching the 22-year-old Spaniard since 2014.

  • Juventus are also targeting Tottenham's Denmark playmaker Christian Eriksen, 25, or Arsenal's 29-year-old Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil to become their new number 10.
    (Corriere dello Sport)

  • ( ) Chelsea have joined Manchester City and Paris St-Germain in the race to sign Nice and Ivory Coast midfielder Jean-Michael Seri, 26.

  • New Stoke manager Paul Lambert is close to signing Augsburg's Greece defender Kostas Stafylidis, 24, on loan for the rest of the season.

  • West Ham are eager to bring in Inter Milan midfielder Joao Mario on loan with the 24-year-old Portugal international said to be frustrated at his lack of playing time.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • But the Hammers' Mexico striker Javier Hernandez could be on his way out of the club, with Besiktas reportedly sending a delegation to London to speak with the 29-year-old.

  • Besiktas are also keen on Leicester City striker Islam Slimani. The Turkish club's president Fikret Orman was at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday to watch the 29-year-old Algeria international.
    (Sky Sports)

  • West Brom are interested in signing Egyptian centre-back Ali Gabr, 26, on loan from Zamalek.
    (Express & Star, Wolverhampton)

  • Watford's Brazilian forward Richarlison is aiming for a summer move, with the 20-year-old's representatives having started talks with Chelsea and Arsenal.
    (Watford Observer)

  • Leeds United are prepared to better the £500,000 bid that Championship rivals Preston had rejected for 24-year-old Rangers' English forward Josh Windass.
    (Daily Record)

  • World Cup-winning Italy captain Fabio Cannavaro's son Christian, 18, has joined Serie A strugglers Benevento.

  • Napoli are interested in signing unsettled Liverpool and Belgium goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, 29.
    (Sky Italia)


  • Rafa Benitez will consider his future as Newcastle manager, but not until this summer.

  • Birmingham City are in the grip of a bitter boardroom power struggle.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Casey Stoney has been lined up to join the England Women coaching staff once Phil Neville is confirmed as head coach.

  • Michael O'Neill will meet SFA officials Alan McRae and Stewart Regan to discuss the Scotland manager's job.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Jon Flanagan's Liverpool future is under serious threat after he was sentenced to a 12-month community order on Wednesday.
    (Daily Mail)

  • A major British investor who planned to back Amanda Staveley's bid to buy Newcastle has now decided against supporting the proposed takeover.

  • Watford are fighting a discrimination claim by former medical chief Richard Collinge, who is suing on the grounds he lost his job because he was English and not Italian.

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