Football Rumours on Tuesday 13th February 2018

last updated Tuesday 13th February 2018, 9:57 AM



  • Arsenal are tracking Hamburg's German defender Josha Vagnoman, although Chelsea, Manchester City and Bayern Munich have also shown an interest in the 17-year-old.
    (Sun)


  • Arsenal and Liverpool are interested in signing Schalke attacking midfielder Max Mayer, 22, in the summer. The Germany international, who is out of contract at the end of the season, is also wanted by Bayern Munich and AC Milan.
    (Daily Star)


  • Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale's agent says the Wales international "loves" the club and "doesn't want to leave" amid claims Manchester United will try to sign the 28-year-old in the summer.
    (Manchester Evening News)


  • Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is planning to revamp his defence in the summer, with England centre-backs Chris Smalling, 28, and Phil Jones, 25, set to be sold.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Manchester United's hopes of signing Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal from Bayern Munich are slim, with the 30-year-old committed to the German club.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has cast further doubt on Simon Mignolet's future at Anfield by suggesting the 29-year-old Belgium goalkeeper will not be selected for their Champions League match against Porto on Wednesday.
    (Guardian)


  • Borussia Dortmund will try to sign Chelsea's Belgian striker Michy Batshuayi, 24, on a permanent basis in the summer, though there is no option to buy in their loan arrangement.
    (Evening Standard)


  • Leeds will revive their interest in Carpi forward Jerry Mbakogu in the summer, after originally lining-up a £3.5m deal for the 25-year-old in January.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Aston Villa defender John Terry, 37, will make a decision on his future at the end of the season.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Newcastle have an option to sign on-loan Slovakia goalkeeper Martin Dubravka, 29, from Sparta Prague for less than £4m in the summer.
    (Newcastle Chronicle)


  • Leeds United will revive their bid to sign Capri's 25-year-old Nigerian striker Jerry Mbakogu at the end of the season.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Barcelona playmaker Philippe Coutinho could make a swift return to Anfield with Liverpool in advanced talks with the football associations of Brazil and Croatia about holding a friendly at the ground in June before the World Cup.
    (Liverpool Echo)




  • MANAGEMENT STUFF


  • Former West Brom first-team coach Ben Garner has declared an interest in the vacant Barnsley managerial job.
    (Birmingham Mail)


  • Barnsley want to speak to St Mirren boss Jack Ross about becoming their new manager.
    (Daily Record)


  • Former Barcelona boss Luis Enrique has been approached by intermediaries of Chelsea and Paris St-Germain about taking over as manager.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Luis Enrique wants to bring his former Barcelona backroom team with him if he takes over at Chelsea, including current Celta Vigo manager Juan Carlos Unzue.
    (Sun)


  • West Ham manager David Moyes has denied suggestions he will leave the club at the end of the season.
    (Talksport)


  • Everton manager Sam Allardyce will only give £27m Turkish striker Cenk Tosun more game time when the club have secured their Premier League safety.
    (Liverpool Echo)




  • INTERNATIONAL STUFF


  • David Moyes says he would love to manage Scotland one day, amid speculation he will leave West Ham when his contract expires at the end of the season.
    (Daily Record)




  • OTHER STORIES

  • Tottenham striker Harry Kane, 24, is playing at the same level as Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar, says Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini, whose side face Spurs in the Champions League on Tuesday.
    (Sun)


  • More replica shirts have been sold with the name of Manchester United striker Alexis Sanchez on than any other player since the start of 2018, according to sales recorded by retailer Sports Direct. Sanchez, 29, moved from Arsenal in January.
    (Manchester Evening News)


  • 21-year-old Birmingham defender Wes Harding has signed a new two-year deal to extend his stay at Birmingham City until June 30, 2020.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Stoke owner Peter Coates has told manager Paul Lambert the club's players are good enough to keep the Potters in the Premier League.
    (Stoke Sentinel)


  • Southampton's players are to blame for the club's poor form and not manager Mauricio Pellegrino, according to midfielder Oriol Romeu.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles has accused Manchester United's players of "going missing" during their 1-0 defeat at St James' Park on Sunday.
    (Times)


  • Manchester United are missing out on more than £26m a season in potential revenue for Old Trafford naming rights, according to finance advisors Duff & Phelps.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Juventus and Bosnia midfielder Miralem Pjanic, 27, has revealed he turned down opportunities to join Arsenal and Tottenham in the past.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Relations between Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld and manager Mauricio Pochettino are strained after the 28-year-old Belgian was not included in Spurs' squad for their Champions League trip to Juventus.
    (London Evening Standard)


  • Former Arsenal academy director Liam Brady said the club rejected Tottenham striker Harry Kane as a youngster because he was "chubby and not athletic".
    (Corriere della Sera)


  • Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright has written off the Gunners' hopes of finishing in the top four of the Premier League.
    (Sun)


  • Paris St-Germain striker Neymar, 26, has had the Champions League trophy tattooed on to his leg.
    (Daily Mail)


















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