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Football Rumours on Wednesday 17th January 2018

last updated Wednesday 17th January 2018, 10:29 AM

  • Newcastle forward Dwight Gayle, 27, has been linked with a £15m move to Championship side Fulham.
    (Newcastle Chronicle)

  • Fulham are in talks over a deal for 31-year-old Argentine winger Sebastian Leto, who is a free agent.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Arsenal winger Theo Walcott has completed his medical with Everton and agreed personal terms, understands.
    (Press Association Sport)

  • Armenia midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan, 28, wants a pay rise to move from Manchester United to Arsenal.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Everton are set to complete the signing of Arsenal and England winger Theo Walcott, 28, on Wednesday.
    (Liverpool Echo)

  • Manchester United forward Henrikh Mkhitaryan, 28, is open to the idea of a move to London to join Arsenal.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 28, is asking Borussia Dortmund to let him join Arsenal.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Arsenal and England midfielder Jack Wilshere, 26, who could leave on a free transfer this summer, must pass a full medical and take a 20% pay cut to receive a new contract.

  • Liverpool are keeping close tabs on Stevenage defender Ben Wilmot, who is yet to agree a move to Tottenham Hotspur despite reports.

  • Chelsea have approached West Ham about signing 29-year-old English striker Andy Carroll on a permanent deal.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • West Ham are willing to listen to offers of £20m for Carroll.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Juan Mata could leave Manchester United for nothing at the end of the season after it emerged that the club have yet to activate a 12-month option to extend his contract until next year.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Liverpool's Serbian midfielder Marko Grujic, 21, is a loan target for Middlesbrough and Cardiff City.

  • Southampton striker Manolo Gabbiadini, 26, could return to one of his former clubs, Bologna.
    (Sky Italia)

  • Bordeaux president Stephane Martin says clubs will have a "hard time" trying to sign forward Malcom, amid speculation linking the 20-year-old Brazilian with a move to the Premier League.

  • Tottenham are among the clubs interested in Norwich City's 21-year-old English midfielder James Maddison.
    (Evening Standard)

  • Serbia defender Neven Subotic, 29, and Spanish centre-back Marc Bartra, 27, may leave Borussia Dortmund in January.

  • Barcelona have rejected a 25m (£22.2m) euros offer from Inter Milan for 24-year-old Brazilian midfielder Rafinha as they want 40m (£35.5m).
    (Mundo Deportivo)

  • Cardiff have held talks with Bournemouth about signing 30-year-old English striker Lewis Grabban.
    (Bournemouth Echo)


  • Jose Mourinho is on the verge of signing a contract extension that will keep him at Manchester United until 2021.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Talks between Mike Ashley and Amanda Staveley's PCP Partners over a potential takeover of Newcastle United have ended for now.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Rafa Benitez's future as Newcastle boss was in doubt on Tuesday when takeover talks with prospective buyer Amanda Staveley collapsed.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Paul Lambert claims he is not bothered whether he was '15th or 50th choice' to replace Mark Hughes at Stoke City.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Martin O'Neill says he has "agreed terms" on a deal that would see him remain in his current role as Republic of Ireland manager.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Former Bristol City striker Soren Andersen has said Burnley boss Sean Dyche has such a gravelly voice because he used to eat earth worms during training.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Brazilian World Cup winner Ronaldinho has retired from football, his brother and agent has confirmed.
    (Sporting Life)

  • Chelsea have arranged a friendly for Ross Barkley after Antonio Conte was forced to re-think his plans to give him his debut against Norwich City.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Carlos Tevez was the highest paid player in the world on £650,000 a week at Shanghai Shenua but labelled his time in China a 'holiday'.
    (Daily Mail)

  • The former Manchester United and City striker was roundly criticised for being overweight and disinterested during his time in the Far East.
    (Daily Mail)

  • When Nick Goff heard his mates were taking him to Saturday's Championship game between Brentford and Bolton for his stag do, he was no doubt delighted. In a textbook stag stitch-up, his friends had clubbed together to find the £130 required for Mr Goff, 38, to be one of the matchday mascots.
    (Daily Mail)

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