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Football Rumours on Thursday 29th December 2016

last updated Thursday 29th December 2016, 10:53 AM

  • Arsenal are lining up Borussia Dortmund winger Marco Reus, 27, to replace Alexis Sanchez if the Chilean leaves the club over his contract dispute.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Manchester United will not allow forward Anthony Martial, 21, to leave on loan in January despite the Frenchman's agent saying a move to Sevilla is being explored.
    ( Daily Telegraph )

  • Chelsea have had a £21m offer for Atlanta midfielder Franck Kessie, 20, rejected with the Ivory Coast international valued at £34m by his club.
    ( Guardian )

  • Roma will reject a planned £38m bid from Chelsea for midfielder Radja Nainggolan, 28, meaning the Blues will turn their attention to Bayern Munich's Arturo Vidal, 29.
    ( Daily Star )

  • Manchester City are set to rival Barcelona for the signing of Borussia Dortmund midfielder Julian Weigl, 21, in the summer.
    ( Sun )

  • Both Manchester City and Chelsea are interested in Sevilla's former Stoke and Blackburn midfielder Steven N'Zonzi, 28.
    ( AS )

  • Liverpool are monitoring the availability of Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 23, ahead of a potential bid in January.
    ( Guardian )

  • Valencia have bid for Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo, 26.
    ( Calciomercato )

  • Liverpool, Roma and AC Milan are interested in Paris St-Germain forward Jese Rodriguez, 23.
    ( La Provincia )

  • Arsenal have received five enquires about a loan move for their full-back Carl Jenkinson. The Gunners will allow the 24-year-old leave in January to get regular first team football.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Juventus are willing to loan former Manchester United full-back Patrice Evra, 35, to West Ham in January and could recall striker Simone Zaza, 25, from his loan spell at the Hammers.
    ( Sun )

  • Sunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, 22, could be out for three months with a knee injury sustained against Manchester United on 26 December.
    ( Guardian )

  • Swansea want to re-sign Queen's Park Rangers centre-back Steven Caulker who impressed in a loan spell at the Liberty Stadium in 2011-12.
    ( ESPN )

  • Middlesbrough are lining up a January move for Aston Villa's 28-year-old striker Rudy Gestede.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Former West Ham, Tottenham, Portsmouth, Southampton and QPR manager Harry Redknapp is interested in taking over at Swansea following the sacking of Bob Bradley.

  • Harry Redknapp plans to take Chelsea captain John Terry, 36, with him to the Liberty Stadium to help in the club's fight against relegation.
    ( Daily Telegraph )

  • Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins is pushing for Ryan Giggs to be the club's new manager.
    ( Daily Star )

  • But Wales manager Chris Coleman is top of Swansea's shortlist for the manager's role.
    ( Guardian )

  • Athletic Bilbao manager Ernesto Valverde is one of the leading candidates to replace Barcelona manager Luis Enrique. Enrique's current contract expires in June 2017 and the Spaniard will not decide on his future until the end of the season.

  • Juventus boss Max Allegri wants to replace Arsene Wenger at Arsenal and create a 10-year dynasty at the Emirates.
    ( Sun )


  • Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera has revealed he is the subject of dressing room jokes at Old Trafford because he wears the same shin pads as when he was eight or nine years old due to superstition.

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