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Football Rumours on Wednesday 15th November 2017

last updated Wednesday 15th November 2017, 9:10 AM


  • Arsenal will make another attempt to sign Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling, 22, in January.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Arsenal are unlikely to continue their pursuit of 22-year-old Monaco midfielder Thomas Lemar, having had a £90m deadline day bid turned down by the French club at the end of the summer transfer window.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Cristiano Ronaldo, who was linked with moves to Manchester United and Paris St-Germain last summer, wants to leave Real Madrid after rejecting a new contract. The 32-year-old Portuguese still has three years to run on his current deal.
    (El Chiringuito de Jugones


  • Chelsea are ready to sell midfielder Willian, 29, to fund a move for Paris St-Germain midfielder Lucas Moura, 25.
    (Daily Star)


  • New West Ham boss David Moyes wants to make 25-year-old Brighton defender Lewis Dunk his first signing.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Valencia winger Carlos Soler, 20, is Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho's top transfer target in January.
    (Independent)


  • Barcelona's Argentine forward Lionel Messi, 30, has signed a new contract to stay with the club.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Manchester City are unlikely to sign Paris St-Germain midfielder Yacine Adli, after the 17-year-old said he would prefer to join Barcelona or Bayern Munich.
    (L'Equipe)


  • Croatia midfielder Ivan Rakitic, 29, does not want to be a substitute at Barcelona if his club eventually sign Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho.
    (Diario Gol)


  • And Barca chiefs want to meet their Reds counterparts to see if they can broker a deal for Brazilian Coutinho.
    (Mundo Deportivo)


  • Newcastle, West Brom and West Ham all want 26-year-old Villarreal striker Cedric Bakambu.
    (Talksport)


  • Midfielder Andreas Pereira, 21, says he would rather see out his season-long loan with Valencia rather than return to parent club Manchester United in January.
    (Metro)


  • Leicester, Blackburn and Celtic are all interested in signing 20-year-old midfielder Mark Styles from Irish Premiership side Glenavon.
    (Leicester Mercury)




  • MANAGEMENT STUFF

  • Bristol City assistant manager Dean Holden is one of the contenders to become boss of League One strugglers Bury.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, 68, wants to manage a side at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
    (Bein Sports)


  • West Brom's chairman has replied to emails from fans calling for head coach Tony Pulis to be sacked, promising to make decisions to the best of his ability and in the interests of the club.
    (Express & Star)


  • Former Manchester United forward Dwight Yorke, 46, has applied to become the next manager of Sunderland. Yorke, who played for the Black Cats, says he is yet to hear anything back.
    (Talksport)


  • Sunderland remain some way off appointing a new manager even though it is now more than two weeks since they sacked Simon Grayson.
    (Northern Echo)


  • Everton, who spent £140m in the summer transfer window, offered Watford £8.5m for boss Marco Silva.
    (Times)


  • The Toffees are willing to double Silva's wages and give him a considerable January transfer budget.
    (Independent)


  • Everton have ruled Silva and ex-England boss Sam Allardyce out of the running for the job.
    (Sky Sports)




  • INTERNATIONAL STUFF

  • Gareth Southgate was full of praise for his brave young lions as debutant Dominic Solanke missed a golden chance to snatch a famous win against Brazil on Tuesday night.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Tottenham's Christian Eriksen scored a hat-trick as Denmark came from behind to end the Republic of Ireland's World Cup dream with an emphatic 5-1 play-off win in Dublin.
    (Sky Sport)


  • Romelu Lukaku became the nation's all-time top scorer as he headed home for a 1-0 victory over Japan in a friendly on Tuesday, passing Bernard Voorhoof who scored 30 goals for the Red Devils between 1928 and 1940.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Italy World Cup winner Alessandro Del Piero wants Antonio Conte, 48, to return as the Azzurri head coach when he leaves Chelsea.
    (Sport360)


  • Former Inter Milan defender Giuseppe Bergomi wants Jose Mourinho, 54, to replace Giampiero Ventura as Italy's coach after their failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.
    (Daily Star)




  • OTHER STORIES

  • Four-time Premier League winner Didier Drogba, 39, is to retire at the end of the season. The former Chelsea striker is currently playing for Phoenix Rising in America's United Soccer League.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Former Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul, 26, says he does not regret joining Brighton even though the Dutchman is still waiting to make his first Premier League start for the club.
    (The Argus)


















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