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Football Rumours on Thursday 9th November 2017

last updated Thursday 09th November 2017, 10:20 AM

  • Fulham are plotting a £1.5m bid for Ostersunds defender Sotirios Papagiannopoulos in January.
    (Daily Star)

  • Arsenal have set an asking price of £30m for midfielder Mesut Ozil, 29, whose contract at Emirates Stadium ends in the summer. The German has been linked with a move to Manchester United.
    (Daily Star)

  • Real Madrid have made 24-year-old Tottenham striker Harry Kane their first choice to replace France forward Karim Benzema, 29.
    (Diario Gol)

  • Manchester United manager Mourinho is keen to add to his squad in January and is targeting Barcelona centre-back Samuel Umtiti, 23.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Manchester City's all-time leading goal-scorer Sergio Aguero, 29, has revealed he intends to quit the club in 2019 and return to his boyhood club, Independiente in Buenos Aires.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Manchester City will offer striker Gabriel Jesus, 20, a new contract worth more than £100,000 a week - a £30,000 increase on his current deal - less than a year after joining the club from Palmeiras.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Neymar is doing his best to convince Liverpool playmaker and Brazil team-mate Philippe Coutinho, 25, to move to Paris St-Germain.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Barcelona forward Lionel Messi thinks team-mate and compatriot Javier Mascherano, 33, could return to Liverpool, the club the Argentine left in August 2010.
    (Daily Express)

  • Charlton could net a £250,000 windfall from Liverpool if defender Joe Gomez, 20, starts in England's friendlies against Brazil or Germany this month. The two clubs agreed the clause when the player moved to Anfield in 2015.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Lyon forward Nabil Fekir, 24, has admitted he would be interested in a move to the Premier League following reports linking him with Arsenal.

  • Alexandre Lacazette's agent says the 26-year-old forward is not worried about a lack of playing time at Arsenal this season.

  • Paris St-Germain winger Angel di Maria, 29, says he was "close and at the same time very far" from signing for Barcelona in the summer, after the Ligue 1 side signed Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.

  • Chelsea have made an approach to sign 17-year-old Hamburg forward Jann-Fiete Arp.

  • Bayern Munich have joined Arsenal and Chelsea in the race for Inter Milan striker and captain Mauro Icardi, 24.

  • Leeds United have had a £180,000 bid for 19-year-old Polish winger Kamil Jozwiak rejected by Lech Poznan.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Bristol City defender Aden Flint, 28, admits he "dodged a bullet" after missing out on a move to Birmingham City in the summer.
    (ESPN FC)


  • Arsenal chief scout Steve Rowley, who has worked for the club for over 35 years, is on the brink of leaving the Premier League outfit.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Manchester United directors fear manager Jose Mourinho is ready to quit the Old Trafford club in the summer and will move to Paris St-Germain.

  • Everton chiefs will have crisis talks with caretaker David Unsworth to see if he can stay in charge of the team.

  • Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has held talks with Chinese investors over a £500m stake to help fund a new stadium.


  • Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill is expecting his team to deliver a high-intensity performance as they look to book a ticket to the World Cup finals for the first time in 32 years on Thursday night.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Malky Mackay has tried to create the atmosphere of a 'Champions League club' during his week in charge of Scotland. The former Celtic player picked eight uncapped players in his squad for Thursday night's friendly against Holland
    (Daily Mail)


  • Sunderland striker Duncan Watmore has become the first Championship footballer to sign up to Juan Mata's Common Goal charity, pledging one per cent of his salary to good causes over the course of his career.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Half of all Premier League matches - 190 out of 380 - could be shown live on TV from 2019 under the new domestic broadcasting deal. Under the current contract, 168 games are aired between Sky Sports and BT Sport.

  • Neymar is reportedly lacking motivation to play for Paris St-Germain and sat out their 5-0 win over Angers to stay fresh for international duty with Brazil.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Chelsea have banned celebrity hairdresser Ahmed Alsanawi from their Cobham training HQ after a row over image rights.

  • Hyde United were left with a huge bill after a flare was thrown on to their plastic pitch before they met MK Dons in their FA Cup first-round tie - but now Dons fans are raising money to help repair the damaged surface.
    (Manchester Evening News)

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