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Football Rumours on Wednesday 13th December 2017

last updated Wednesday 13th December 2017, 9:35 AM

  • Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe has suggested that striker Lewis Grabban, 29, currently on a season-long loan at Sunderland, may be allowed to leave the Cherries on a permanent basis if it is the "right decision" for all parties, with Fulham, Aston Villa and Wolves thought to be interested.
    (Birmingham Mail)

  • Arsenal have already agreed a £35.3m deal to sign Sevilla's 28-year-old anchorman Steven Nzonzi in January.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Chelsea are lining up an £80m bid for Monaco's France international forward Thomas Lemar, 22, who was also the subject of interest from Liverpool and Arsenal in August.
    (Daily Mail)

  • West Ham boss David Moyes is considering a January move for Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere, 25.

  • Juventus defender Alex Sandro, 26 a target for Manchester United, has told the Italian club he wishes to leave, but the Brazil international's preferred destination is Chelsea in January.

  • Long-term Manchester United target Antoine Griezmann, 26, is set to leave Atletico Madrid for Barcelona in the summer.

  • West Ham co-chairman David Sullivan has promised fans "two or three" signings during next month's transfer window.
    (London Evening Standard)

  • One of those new additions could be Reading defender Liam Moore. The Hammers ran the rule over the 24-year-old in Monday's draw with Cardiff.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Pep Guardiola believes he may have to sign a defender in the January transfer window or Manchester City could be "in trouble".

  • Tottenham and Everton have joined the list of clubs keeping a watching brief on Hamburg's 17-year-old striker Jann-Fiete Arp, the first player born in the 21st century to score in the Bundesliga.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham are tracking Hoffenheim and Germany under-21 midfielder Nadiem Amiri.

  • Bayer Leverkusen have rebuffed a £22m move from Chelsea for 20-year-old Jamaican winger Leon Bailey in next month's transfer window.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Paris St-Germain full-back Thomas Meunier, 26, linked with a transfer to Manchester United in recent months, has hinted on Twitter that he would welcome a move to Old Trafford.
    (Daily Express)

  • West Brom manager Alan Pardew will meet with technical director Nick Hammond later this week to discuss the club's strategy for the January transfer window, which could include a loan move for Liverpool's fit-again striker Danny Ings, 25.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Former Everton winger Gerard Deulofeu, 23, could move from Barcelona to Napoli on loan after failing to tie down a regular first-team place at the Nou Camp.

  • Barcelona are closing in on a deal for Palmeiras' 23-year-old Colombia defender Yerry Mina, who they see as a replacement for 33-year-old Javier Mascherano.

  • Reading have targeted Cardiff full-back Declan John, currently on a season-long loan at Rangers. The Scottish side are keen to keep the 22-year-old Wales international on a long-term basis and Leeds have also expressed interest.


  • Rafa Benitez has set a deadline of Friday for Mike Ashley to tell him how much money he will have to spend in January.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Leicester manager Claude Puel has issued a firm defence of his record at Southampton and insisted his "boring" reputation is undeserved, ahead of his return to St Mary's.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Nigeria will be allowed to play in the World Cup next summer despite playing an ineligible player during qualifying - their 1-1 draw with Algeria was turned into a 3-0 defeat but did not affect their position.


  • Chelsea loanee Lucas Piazon, 23, has returned to training with Fulham after breaking his leg against Leeds in August.

  • Everton manager Sam Allardyce has told his Everton players that "Christmas is cancelled" and will instead offer his squad a party in the new year if they improve their position in the league.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Lazio fans have attempted to take revenge on a referee who sent off striker Ciro Immobile in Monday's defeat by Torino by posting fake negative online reviews of a café he used to own.
    (Football Italia)

  • Aston Villa centre-back John Terry has posted pictures of a family game of Monopoly taking place on a personalised leather and gold board.

  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic has branded Pep Guardiola 'immature' in a renewed attack on the Manchester City coach, whom he has previously labelled a 'spineless coward'. The pair fell out during their time at Barcelona.
    (Manchester Evening News)

  • Charlton players will be disciplined by boss Karl Robinson after they posted images of their Christmas party on social media hours after the defeat by Portsmouth.
    (London Evening Standard)

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