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Football Rumours on Tuesday 8th November 2016

last updated Tuesday 08th November 2016, 9:45 AM


  • Atletico Madrid defender Jose Gimenez is interested in joining Arsenal.
    ( Sun )


  • Hector Bellerin is close to agreeing a new contract with Arsenal despite reported interest in the 21-year-old full-back from Barcelona.
    ( Guardian )


  • West Ham United will make a January loan move for Chelsea's Cesc Fabregas, 29. The Spanish midfielder has played just 87 minutes in the league this season.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Full-back Matteo Darmian, 26, says it is too early to think about a transfer away from Manchester United, despite only playing five times this season.
    ( Manchester Evening News )


  • Everton will face a fight to keep striker Romelu Lukaku as Paris St-Germain are ready to make a big-money offer for the 23-year-old.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Nice's Italian forward Mario Balotelli has urged his former Liverpool team-mate Mamadou Sakho, 26, to quit the club and join him at the French club in January. Sakho has only featured for the Reds' Under-23 team this season.
    ( Liverpool Echo )


  • Winger Jeremain Lens, 28, has revealed he does not want to return to Sunderland when his season-long loan spell at Fenerbahce ends.
    ( ChronicleLive )


  • Crystal Palace midfielder Yohan Cabaye, 30, is a target for Southampton.
    ( Croydon Advertiser )


  • Stoke City could make the loan signings of defender Bruno Martins Indi, 24, and goalkeeper Lee Grant, 33, permanent as the pair have impressed manager Mark Hughes.
    ( Stoke Sentinel )




  • MANAGEMENT STUFF

  • Queens Park Rangers are expected to appoint former Tottenham and Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood, 47, as their new manager.
    ( London Evening Standard )


  • Huddersfield Town coach David Wagner is wanted by Bundesliga side Ingolstadt.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Queen of the South manager Gavin Skelton has quit the Scottish Championship club due to personal reasons.
    ( Daily Record )


  • Manchester United have added Roland Janssen to their backroom staff. The 58-year-old was a respected scout at Belgian side Genk.
    ( Daily Star )




  • INTERNATIONAL STUFF

  • Theo Walcott could leave the England squad at any time this week with wife Melanie poised to give birth.
    ( Daily Star )


  • Chris Coleman prepares to face Serbia this week admitting he is still haunted by the worst night of his career against them when Wales lost 6-1 away to Serbia in September 2012.
    ( SkySports )


  • Gareth Southgate says England used to try and keep Gazza calm by letting him fish in a bathtub at Wembley.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • England boss Gareth Southgate has backed Luke Shaw and Chris Smalling after Jose Mourinho appeared to question the players' character.
    ( SkySports )




  • OTHER STORIES

  • Former Arsenal midfielder Robert Pires, 43, hopes to one day become the club's sporting director.
    ( Sun )


  • Tottenham midfielder Eric Dier, 22, has laughed off talk that the club's form represents a crisis, citing their unbeaten record in the Premier League.
    ( London Evening Standard )


  • Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has apologised for picking up a yellow card in Sunday's win at Swansea. The 35-year-old will now be suspended for the visit of Arsenal on 19 November.
    ( BT Sport )


  • Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan is confident compatriot Leroy Sane, 20, will become a vital player for the club once he has fully adapted to English football.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Luke Shaw, 21, and Chris Smalling, 26, are fighting for their futures at Manchester United following Jose Mourinho's accusation that some of his players lack the toughness to play through pain.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Senior members of the Manchester United squad are backing Mourinho over the issue.
    ( Sun )


  • Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata has talked of being "very impressed" with the atmosphere in stadiums when clubs pay respect on or around Remembrance Day. In his latest blog, Mata also says United "needed" their latest league win over Swansea.
    ( Juan Mata blog )


  • Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has described the team's forward line of Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane as world class and said their work rate is responsible for the club's rise to the top of the Premier League table.
    ( Guardian )


  • Former Liverpool midfielder Ronnie Whelan believes the club can mount a "real title challenge" and feels manager Jurgen Klopp's defenders have found a key "pragmatism" in their play.
    ( Irish Independent )


  • Dynamo Dresden have been fined and face a partial stadium closure as a result of incidents during their German Cup win over RB Leipzig, which included a bull's head being thrown from the stands.
    ( Four Four Two )


  • Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho played the role of spoil sport before the Red Devils' win at Swansea on Sunday when he interrupted a pitchside trick by a home supporter.
    ( Wales Online )






















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