Football Rumours on Wednesday 21st March 2018

last updated Wednesday 21st March 2018, 11:49 PM



  • Arsenal are considering a £45m bid for France midfielder Nabil Fekir after his agent suggested he could leave Lyon in the summer.
    (Sun)


  • Manchester United are concerned that Chile forward Alexis Sanchez, 29, is struggling to settle at the club and fear a repeat of the circumstances around Paris St-Germain and Argentina winger Angel di Maria's brief spell at Old Trafford.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Tottenham are resigned to losing Belgian defender Toby Alderweireld, 29, this summer but will demand 50m euros (£44m).
    (HLN)


  • Manchester United have ended their interest in Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Greizmann and will instead revive their pursuit of Real Madrid's Gareth Bale this summer.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Liverpool are yet to make a move for Roma goalkeeper Alisson, 25, but the Brazilian is not close to signing a new deal at the Italian club.
    (Sun)


  • Chelsea's French midfielder N'Golo Kante, 26, has played down speculation about him joining Paris St-Germain by saying he is "at home" at Stamford Bridge.
    (Daily Express)


  • Jack Wilshere will give Arsenal every chance to offer him the deal which will keep him at the club - the outcome which is the 26-year-old midfielder's preferred option.
    (Sun)


  • The agent of Manchester United forward Anthony Martial, 22, has given no assurances over the France international's future at the club.
    (Il Bianconero)


  • Manchester United target Milan Skriniar, 23, says he is happy at Inter Milan. The Slovakian also interests Barcelona.
    (Daily Star)


  • Leicester are watching Basle winger Mohamed Elyounoussi, 23, as a potential replacement for Riyad Mahrez.
    (Leicester Mercury)


  • Liverpool will not sell forward Mohamed Salah, 25, this summer and the Egyptian does not have a release clause in this contract.
    (ESPN)




  • MANAGEMENT STUFF


  • Bayern Munich will attempt to lure Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino to Germany after impressing club officials during Spurs' Champions League run.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has given his non-international players a week off and has taken his coaching staff to Tenerife.
    (Liverpool Echo)




  • INTERNATIONAL STUFF


  • Gareth Southgate has hit back against suggestions he is 'too nice' to lead England to World Cup glory in Russia.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Tottenham defender Eric Dier will be used as a central defender for England in the friendlies against Holland and Italy as Gareth Southgate wants to play a back three.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • England coach Gareth Southgate has banned his players from eating Starbucks food - and having syrup in their cappuccinos - at the team hotel's cafe.
    (ESPN)


  • Former England U21 whizzkid Ravel Morrison has tweeted his joy at switching to play for Jamaica.
    (Sun)


  • Aston Villa forward Jack Grealish is eyeing promotion to the Premier League and still hopes for an England call-up.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • West Ham defender Declan Rice says he only wants to play for Republic of Ireland and would reject any invitation to meet England manager Gareth Southgate.
    (Times)


  • Wales have avoided incurring a £100,000 penalty which they would have had to pay if Gareth Bale did not make a 7,500-mile trip to play in the China Cup.
    (Daily Express)


  • Reading midfielder Liam Kelly wants to keep his options open in case England come calling after declining a call-up to the Republic of Ireland squad.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Ryan Bertrand has withdrawn from the England squad for friendlies against the Netherlands and Italy due to a back problem, the FA has announced.
    (Sky Sports)




  • OTHER STORIES

  • West Ham United are in a fresh legal dispute with London Stadium's landlords over who should pay for a series of costs including providing draught beer, Sky TV and hospitality staff.
    (Times)


  • Manchester United are considering handing out song sheets to supporters at home games to improve the atmosphere at Old Trafford.
    (Times)


  • Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic could be in trouble with the Football Association over his involvement with a new betting company. .
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo says Jose Mourinho told him not to tackle Alexis Sanchez roughly in training because of a long-standing personal rivalry between the two players.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Vodafone Egypt will give all of its phone customers 11 minutes of free call time every time Salah scores. .
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo says self-confidence is the key to his success. The 33-year-old Portugal international has scored 21 times in 13 appearances since the start of 2018.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure did not turn up for the first day of training with his Ivory Coast team-mates on Tuesday.
    (Fifciv.com)






















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