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Football Rumours on Thursday 8th February 2018

last updated Thursday 08th February 2018, 8:39 AM

  • Arsenal are considering a summer move for Barcelona wonderkid Pablo Moreno.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Tottenham are interested in signing Watford's 25-year-old French midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure in the summer.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Brazil defender Fabinho, 24, whom Manchester United were interested in signing last season, says his time at Monaco is "coming to an end".

  • Chinese Super League club Hebei China Fortune are preparing another bid for Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, 30, after their first move was rejected.
    (Mundo Deportivo)

  • Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred has chosen Manchester City as his next club, according to former coach Mircea Lucescu. The 24-year-old Brazil international has also been linked with City's neighbours Manchester United.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Liverpool are preparing a second move for Monaco's 22-year-old France midfielder Thomas Lemar, after he turned down a new contract at the Ligue 1 club.

  • Real Madrid are reportedly willing to allow Marco Asensio to leave for Chelsea in the summer, but only if they get Eden Hazard in return.
    (Daily Express)

  • Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola will not revive his interest in Leicester City's 26-year-old Algeria midfielder Riyad Mahrez in the summer.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Italian striker Fabio Borini and Dutch winger Jeremain Lens will leave Sunderland in the summer after triggering the clauses in their loan deals that force their temporary clubs to buy them. They are on loan at AC Milan and Besiktas respectively.
    (Northern Echo)

  • Nottingham Forest look set to sign Greece keeper Stefanos Kapino. The 23-year-old left Olympiakos - once owned by current Forest owner Angelos Marinakis - after a series of disputes.

  • Patrice Evra has completed his free transfer to West Ham and signed a contract until the end of the season.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Striker Benik Afobe, 24, is in line to make his Wolves return permanent if the Championship leaders seal promotion. He left Molineux to join Bournemouth in January 2016 but returned on loan in January.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Lincoln manager Danny Cowley is Barnsley's preferred choice for the vacant managerial role.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Wigan Athletic owner Dave Whelan has agreed to sell the League One club to a Hong Kong-based company who run a hotel and casino in the Philippines.

  • Luis Enrique, the former Barcelona boss who has been linked with replacing Antonio Conte at Chelsea, is preparing for a move to England. The 47-year-old does not want to take over until the end of the season.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Mauricio Pochettino says Erik Lamela can reach a 'new level' after he scored his first goal since returning from injury for Tottenham on Wednesday.
    (Daily Mail)

  • David Unsworth has turned down the chance to become Oxford United's new manager.
    (Sky Sports)


  • The SFA says it may appoint a new Scotland manager before it appoints a new chief executive, as there is no rush to find a replacement for Stewart Regan.
    (Daily Record)


  • Arsenal are in talks with midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles over a new deal. The 20-year-old Englishman has 18 months remaining on his current contract.

  • Manchester United star Ander Herrera is facing trial over claims he was involved in an alleged match-fixing scandal in Spain.

  • Forward Theo Walcott says Everton boss Sam Allardyce was one of the main reasons he joined the Toffees in January after 12 years at Arsenal.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Alexis Sanchez has been given a suspended 16-month jail sentence in Spain after pleading guilty to tax fraud while playing for Barcelona.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini, 33, says training sessions with Chelsea boss Antonio Conte left players "dead" when he was in charge of Juve and Italy, and likened him to a "a police sergeant".
    (Daily Mail)

  • Troy Deeney will face no formal action from the FA for his middle finger celebration after scoring for Watford against Chelsea on Monday night.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler wants to see the "phenomenal" Mohamed Salah break "all the records going" after he became the fastest Reds player to reach 20 Premier League goals.
    (Daily Star)

  • Chelsea will face Australian side Perth Glory in a pre-season friendly ahead of the 2018-19 season, the Premier League club confirmed on Thursday.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 28, says he joined Arsenal in January after a phone call with former Borussia Dortmund team-mate Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Police have been called in to investigate financial dealings at Hartlepool United.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Portugal and Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo, 33, says he can continue playing "for years to come".

  • On-loan Chelsea player Matt Miazga has been fined by his club Vitesse Arnhem for grabbing the groin area of an opponent.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Manchester United full-back Luke Shaw looks set to sign a new contract at the end of the season.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • A winter break could be staggered so that Premier League clubs take turns to rest to avoid a complete shutdown.

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