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Football Rumours on Tuesday 10th October 2017

last updated Tuesday 10th October 2017, 9:59 AM

  • Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud, 31, has confirmed he almost joined Everton over the summer.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Tottenham rejected a bid from French club Nice to take 21-year-old midfielder Harry Winks on loan last season.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Manchester United are keen to sign Tottenham left-back Danny Rose, 27, in January.

  • Manchester City are eying a cut-price £3m deal for 26-year-old Napoli left-back Faouzi Ghoulam to fill in for the injured Benjamin Mendy.

  • Barcelona will meet Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann's £89m release clause before the 26-year-old's value rises next summer.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Paris St-Germain are working on a deal to sell winger Angel di Maria, 29, to China in January.

  • Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was in the crowd for Austria's win over Serbia to watch Eintracht Frankfurt winger Mijat Gacinovic, 22.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Crystal Palace sent a scout to watch Turkey striker Cenk Tosun in action against Iceland on Friday. The 26-year-old Besiktas forward's team lost 3-0.
    (Croydon Advertiser)

  • Newcastle striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, 23, is a January target for Brighton.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Everton are considering a move for Sporting Lisbon striker Bas Dost. The 28-year-old has scored 36 goals in 41 games for the Portuguese side.

  • Toffees forward Henry Onyekuru, 20, could return to Goodison in January from his loan spell at Anderlecht.
    (Liverpool Echo)

  • Manchester United defender Daley Blind, 27, is a target for Turkish club Galatasaray.

  • Watford winger Andre Carrillo, 26, does not want to extend his season-long loan spell with the Hornets as he wishes to return to Benfica.

  • Midfielder James Rodriguez, 26, wants to make a return to Real Madrid just a couple of months into his two-year loan deal at Bayern Munich after the German club sacked manager Carlo Ancelotti.
    (Diaro Gol)

  • Former Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri, 30, says he turned down a move to AC Milan in the summer to sign for Turkish club Antalyaspor.
    (Manchester Evening News)

  • Leeds United have made an offer for goalkeeper Kamil Miazek, with the 21-year-old available on a free transfer.
    (Daily Express)

  • Leicester striker Islam Slimani, 29, held talks with Watford head coach Marco Silva - with whom he worked at Sporting Lisbon two years ago - over a move to Vicarage Road during the close season.
    (Watford Observer)

  • Leeds are preparing to widen their recruitment team with the appointment of Oxford United chief scout Craig Dean as their new head of emerging talent.
    (Yorkshire Evening Post)


  • Arsenal have reached an agreement with former winger Marc Overmars, 44, for him to leave Ajax and become the club's director of football from next season.
    (Daily Express)

  • Former Italy midfielder Andrea Pirlo, 38, has not ruled out joining Chelsea's coaching staff following his decision to retire at the end of the MLS season.
    (Evening Standard)


  • Martin O'Neill hailed his "magnificent" Republic of Ireland players after their 1-0 win against Wales earned them a play-off spot.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Chris Coleman will consider his future as Wales manager following their World Cup qualifying defeat to the Republic of Ireland.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Gareth Southgate is intent on England playing a three-man defence when they go to the World Cup in Russia.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • The Italian Football Federation is ready to offer Antonio Conte the chance to take over as national coach for a second time after the 2018 World Cup.

  • World Cup-winning goalkeeper Gordon Banks believes Stoke's Jack Butland, 24, should be England's first choice between the posts at the World Cup.
    (Stoke Sentinel)


  • Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 36, is targeting a return from his knee injury on 2 December in his side's Premier League trip to Arsenal.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, 23, has provided North East Sunday League side Washington Arms FC with kits and tracksuits.

  • Former Manchester City midfielder Dickson Etuhu is at the centre of an investigation into one of the most high-profile match-fixing scandals in European football.

  • Defender Jamaal Lascelles, 23, says it was "difficult" playing with a double hernia last season - but that there was "too much on the line" at Newcastle for him to have an operation sooner.
    (Newcastle Chronicle)

  • Paris St-Germain forward Neymar, 25, has called on Uefa to expel former club Barcelona from the Champions League in a dispute over an outstanding loyalty payment.

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