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Football Rumours on Thursday 9th February 2017

last updated Thursday 09th February 2017, 9:59 AM


  • Arsenal are interested in Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart as they consider replacements for Petr Cech, while they have also expressed an interest in Schalke left-back Sead Kolasinac.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Dutch international defender Stefan de Vrij, 25, has not ruled out staying at Lazio beyond the summer, despite interest from Chelsea and Manchester United.
    ( Talksport )


  • Manchester United's David de Gea and Chelsea's Thibaut Courtois are battling it out to be Real Madrid's number one with the pair both tempted by the chance to return to the Spanish capital.
    ( Sun )


  • Jack Wilshere faces an uncertain future, with Bournemouth unlikely to bid to sign the 25-year-old midfielder permanently at the end of the season and Arsenal not planning to offer him any playing guarantees on his return.
    ( Daily Telegraph )


  • Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil, 28, may be better off leaving the club and joining Bayern Munich if he wants to win major titles, according to the former Germany midfielder Michael Ballack.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • England midfielder Adam Lallana, 28, will become the latest Liverpool player to commit his future to the club by signing a new four-year contract worth £150,000-a-week.
    ( Daily Telegraph )


  • Atletico Madrid's president has dismissed reports linking 25-year-old striker Antoine Griezmann with Manchester United, calling the 20-time English champions a "small team".
    ( Sky Sports )


  • French champions Paris St-Germain remain confident that they will be able to tempt Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez, 28, to the French capital this summer.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk, 25, is ready to turn down Manchester City and Liverpool and stay at St Mary's beyond the end of the season.
    ( Daily Star )


  • Spurs winger Georges-Kevin N'Koudou, 21, who has failed to make an impact at White Hart Lane, is a summer target for former club Nantes.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Hull striker Abel Hernandez, 26, is attracting interest from Everton, West Brom and three Chinese Super League clubs, his agent claims.
    ( Hull Daily Mail )


  • Arsenal have seen off competition from Chelsea and Liverpool to sign 13-year-old Nigerian prospect Lateef Omidiji Jr, who is currently at Sparta Rotterdam's academy.
    ( All Nigeria Soccer )


  • Crystal Palace are still waiting for 25-year-old midfielder Luka Milivojevic to finalise a visa - one week after his move from Olympiakos.
    ( Evening Standard )


  • Borussia Monchengladbach want to keep Chelsea's Danish centre-back Andreas Christensen, 20, who has been on loan at the German club for 18 months. Monchengladbach are also poised to make a summer bid for English midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek, 21.
    ( Daily Express)


  • Liverpool are lining up a move for Middlesbrough's Uruguay midfielder Gaston Ramirez, 26.
    ( Tuttomercatoweb )


  • Rafael Benitez is still interested in taking England and Crystal Palace winger Andros Townsend back to Newcastle United, 25, in the summer.
    ( Northern Echo )


  • Spain midfielder Ander Herrera, 27, insists he wants to stay at Manchester United - but he has revealed he is yet to open negotiations with the club over a new contract.
    (Manchester Evening News)




  • MANAGEMENT STUFF

  • Arsene Wenger has ignored his Arsenal critics by sparing his players a post-Chelsea dressing down as he prepares for a crucial week that could help determine his and the club's future.
    ( Daily Telegraph )


  • Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri has refused to rule out taking over from Arsene Wenger as Arsenal boss in the summer.
    ( Daily Express)


  • Slaven Bilic will be offered a new deal at the end of the season if West Ham finish in the top eight.
    ( Daily Star )


  • Aitor Karanka, the Middlesbrough manager, did not threaten to leave the Teesside club if Gaston Ramirez was sold to Leicester City.
    ( Independent )


  • Jose Mourinho will sit down with Manchester United at the end of the season to discuss a 12-month extension to his three-year deal.
    ( Sun )


  • Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is planning to axe Cech ahead of Saturday's Premier League visit of Hull.
    ( Daily Star )


  • QPR hope to draw up plans soon for a new 30,000-seat stadium on the site of the Linford Christie athletics track in west London.
    ( Times )


  • David Gill is set to be a victim of proposed FA reforms needed to meet the Government code or risk losing £30m of public funding for the grassroots game.
    ( Daily Mail )




  • INTERNATIONAL STUFF

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    (Daily Mail)




  • OTHER STORIES

  • Armenia midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan, 28, says Manchester United was not his dream club.
    ( Daily Express)


  • Manchester United pair Wayne Rooney and Zlatan Ibrahimovic met their match when they were asked to cut a giant block of cheese during a sponsor event at Old Trafford.
    ( Daily Star )


  • Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech has pledged to offer support and advice to Ryan Mason as the Hull City midfielder recovers from surgery on a fractured skull.
    ( Sun )


  • Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft and one of the world's richest men, was offered the chance to buy Liverpool - but he did not respond to the overture.
    ( Sky Sports )


  • Five-weight boxing world champion Floyd Mayweather has asked to meet Premier League champions Leicester City when he visits England on a three-date tour in March.
    (Goal)




















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