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Football Rumours on Thursday 5th October 2017

last updated Thursday 05th October 2017, 10:24 AM

  • Crystal Palace and Fulham are keen on 18-year-old defender Lex Allan, who plays for Bostik League South team Sittingbourne and has recently been training with Championship side Millwall.
    (Kent Online)

  • Inter Milan are considering signing Arsenal winger Theo Walcott in January. The 28-year-old has been with the Premier League side since 2006.

  • Tottenham striker Harry Kane, 24, says he could "never rule out" leaving for a Spanish club, such as Real Madrid.
    (Daily Express)

  • Spurs will again compete with Chelsea in January to sign Everton's 23-year-old midfielder Ross Barkley.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Bayern Munich will appoint Jupp Heynckes, the 72-year-old who led them to the treble in 2013, as their new manager.

  • Manchester City will beat Manchester United to sign New York City midfielder Jack Harrison. Pep Guardiola's side have first refusal on the 20-year-old because of their ties with the MLS club.

  • Fenerbahce's 34-year-old forward Robin van Persie will return to Feyenoord, the Dutch club where he began his career.

  • Forwards Ben Woodburn, 17, and Roberto Firmino, 26, are set to sign new long-term contracts at Liverpool.
    (Liverpool Echo)

  • Manchester United are close to agreeing a new contract with midfielder Marouane Fellaini, 29.

  • Chelsea and Liverpool are interested in Paris St-Germain midfielder Javier Pastore. The 28-year-old has been told he can leave the French club in January.


  • England manager Gareth Southgate is set to hand Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain a vote of confidence by starting him in Thursday night's World Cup qualifier against Slovenia.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Gareth Southgate will receive a £250,000 bonus if England book their World Cup place by beating Slovenia at Wembley on Thursday.

  • Everton forward Wayne Rooney, 31, who retired from international football in the summer, has received a hand-written letter from FA chairman Greg Clarke thanking him for his service to England.
    (Daily Star)

  • England defender Michael Keane, 24, damaged camera equipment valued at £10,000 when the medicine ball he was training with cleared a fence.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Gordon Strachan has told his Scotland players to hold their nerve at Hampden as their World Cup campaign goes on the line.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • The World Cup 2018 venue in Ekaterinburg, Russia, will feature temporary stands outside the stadium so it can meet Fifa's capacity requirements.

  • Belgium manager Roberto Martinez says he will not take any unnecessary risks with the fitness of 24-year-old Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Arsenal shareholder Alisher Usmanov says he will not be selling his 30% stake to majority owner Stan Kroenke, but he could be open to offers from another investor who shares his vision.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Harry Kane is employing a personal chef who cooks for him on a daily basis to "make every day count" in his quest to reach the world-class levels of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Dulwich Hamlet have promised to donate money from their league's new sponsorship deal with a betting company to charities tackling gambling addiction.

  • Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi, 24, is determined to succeed at the club after Eden Hazard advised him to stay with the side in the summer.

  • Wales and Real Madrid striker Gareth Bale is having a replica of the 17th hole at golf club Sawgrass built in his back garden.

  • Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof says he has a "good dialogue" with manager Jose Mourinho, despite not having yet made his Premier League debut.

  • Facebook has not ruled out bidding for the right to stream Premier League matches.

  • Tottenham's Hugo Lloris has jokingly warned his France team-mate and Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud that there's a "new striker in town".

  • Liverpool's anger over a proposed Christmas Eve trip to Arsenal could see Sky Sports compromise over the kick-off time.
    (Daily Star)

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