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Football Rumours on Tuesday 4th October 2016

last updated Tuesday 04th October 2016, 9:31 AM

  • Chelsea boss Antonio Conte wants to start a stunning January restructure with four signings from La Liga, according to reports in Spain.
    ( Daily Express)

  • Chelsea boss Antonio Conte watched Torino's 2-1 victory over Fiorentina on Sunday, triggering speculation the Blues could make a move for on-loan Manchester City and England keeper Joe Hart, 29.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Arsenal will offer full-back Hector Bellerin, 21, a new five-year contract after Barcelona and Manchester City were linked with a move for the Spaniard.
    ( Sun )

  • Manchester United have sent scouts to watch Genk winger Leon Bailey, 19, who has scored five goals so far this season.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Chelsea and Spain midfielder Cesc Fabregas, 29, could join AC Milan in the January transfer window with Italian defender Mattia de Sciglio, 23, moving the other way.
    ( CalcioMercatoWeb )

  • Chelsea and Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, 24, has played down rumours that he wants to return to Spain.
    ( ESPN )

  • Courtois' Chelsea and Belgium team-mate Michy Batshuayi, 23, only joined the club in July but the striker could return to Marseille in January.
    ( Le10sport )

  • Inter Milan director Piero Ausilio has hinted that Italy defender Matteo Darmian, 26, will move to the club from Manchester United next year.
    ( Manchester Evening News)


  • Aston Villa want Huddersfield manager David Wagner to replace Roberto di Matteo, otherwise they will try to appoint ex-Hull boss Steve Bruce.
    ( Guardian )

  • Bruce will be approached by Villa to take over as their manager, but Steve Clarke will also be allowed to pitch for the job if he impresses as caretaker boss.
    ( Times )

  • Swansea appointed Bob Bradley as their new manager on Monday but ABC7 News in Los Angeles reported the American had replaced Chelsea's Antonio Conte.
    ( Metro )

  • Swansea turned down former Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs and ex-Derby boss Paul Clement before appointing Bob Bradley as manager.
    ( South Wales Evening Post )

  • Swansea snubbed Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs for the manager's job after an 'underwhelming' interview.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Sam Allardyce has not apologised to Roy Hodgson for mocking his speech impediment during conversations with undercover reporters that led to his losing the England job last Thursday.
    ( Times )

  • Arsene Wenger is the ideal choice to replace Sam Allardyce as England manager believes former Arsenal favourite Marc Overmars.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Sam Allardyce renamed the wi-fi connection in his St George's Park base 'Big Sam's office' during his short reign as England manager.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Video referees could be used in the Premier League next season.
    ( Sun )

  • Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale will receive additional security with the Wales national side after arson attacks targeting his fiancee's family.
    ( Evening Standard )

  • Bayern Munich and Poland striker Robert Lewandowski, 28, believes Liverpool have "a real chance" of winning the Premier League title this season under "father figure" Jurgen Klopp.
    ( Liverpool Echo )

  • Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 31, says he has no plans to retire soon, saying he could play for another 10 years.
    ( AS )

  • Nice and Italy striker Mario Balotelli, 26, says he spoke to Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp "once" and adds neither the Reds nor AC Milan were "ideal environments" for him.
    ( Sky Sports )

  • Spain Striker Diego Costa, 27, has revealed he misses life in his native country since transferring to Chelsea from Atletico Madrid in 2014.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • The Football Association is exploring options to recruit a number of young foreign players who are eligible to play for England, including Celtic's 20-year-old French striker Moussa Dembele.
    ( Sun )

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