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Football Rumours on Tuesday 3rd October 2017

last updated Tuesday 03rd October 2017, 10:08 AM

  • Arsenal want to swap striker Alexis Sanchez, 28, for Paris St-Germain winger Julian Draxler, 24, in January.
    (Daily Star)

  • Inter Milan are interested in Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil, though they do not expect to sign the 28-year-old in January.

  • But Arsenal could look to cash in on the Germany international then, rather than losing him for nothing in the summer.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Celtic should expect offers for striker Leigh Griffiths, 27, from a host of Premier League clubs, according to Scotland assistant manager Mark McGhee.
    (Edinburgh News)

  • Arsenal forward Alexandre Lacazette says he will try to persuade Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann, 26, to join the Gunners next summer.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Manchester United could move for Schalke midfielder Leon Goretzka, with Barcelona not willing to bid for the 22-year-old.
    (Manchester Evening News)

  • Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini, 33, is set to sign a new contract, despite being wanted by Chelsea.

  • Manchester United and Chelsea are both interested in Middlesbrough's 20-year-old England Under-21 centre-back Dael Fry.

  • The agent of Manchester United target Krepin Diatta, 18, says the Sarpsborg midfielder is not ready for a move to a big European club.

  • New York City manager Martin Gray is hoping to bring in three players before Saturday's home match against Brackley.
    (York Press)


  • West Ham's board remain firmly behind manager Slaven Bilic, despite continuing rumours about his future.
    (Evening Standard)

  • Carlo Ancelotti says he will take a 10-month break before considering returning to football, after he was sacked by Bayern Munich last week.
    (Gazzetta dello Sport)

  • League One and League Two clubs are ready to rebel against the EFL's plans to close the transfer window early.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Birmingham City's owners have vowed to back new manager Steve Cotterill by investing in the club's playing squad as they seek promotion.
    (Birmingham Mail)


  • Southgate will reiterate to Dele Alli the importance of discipline after the 21-year-old Tottenham midfielder was given a one-game ban for his gesture during the Three Lions' win over Slovakia last month.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Gareth Bale ruled out of Wales' crucial World Cup qualifiers against Georgia and Republic of Ireland.

  • England's hopes of landing the 2030 World Cup have been dealt a blow with FIFA boss Gianni Infantino ready to support a joint South America bid.

  • France boss Didier Deschamps has hailed Moussa Sissoko for winning his battle to become a Tottenham starter.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Romelu Lukaku has denied holding an excessively loud party in Beverley Hills as he was on the verge of a £90m transfer from Everton to Manchester United. The 24-year-old striker was arrested over an excessive noise complaint after allegedly receiving five verbal warnings from police over a five-day period in California.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Chelsea fear £70m striker Alvaro Morata, 24, will miss at least a month with a hamstring strain.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Italy striker Simone Zaza, 26, made a "huge mistake" by agreeing to join West Ham, says his father and agent.

  • Huddersfield winger Tom Ince, 26, is in a financial dispute with Blackpool over their refusal to pay him a six-figure fee when he joined Hull City.
    (Daily Mail)

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