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Football Rumours on Wednesday 4th October 2017

last updated Wednesday 04th October 2017, 10:17 AM

  • West Ham and Everton are interested in Arsenal forward Theo Walcott, 28, who will not commit to a new contract at the Emirates if it means more time on the bench.

  • Real Madrid are preparing a 200m euro (£177m) bid for Tottenham striker Harry Kane. The Spanish and European champions are not put off by the huge asking price for the 24-year-old.
    (Don Balon)

  • Manchester United are confident of signing Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil, 28, when his contact ends at the end of the summer.

  • Chelsea are ready to make a move for £60m Juventus left-back Alex Sandro, 26, in order to keep Conte at the club.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Arsenal target Kepa Arrizabalaga is about to sign a new deal at Athletic Bilbao. The 23-year-old goalkeeper had been linked with both the Gunners and Real Madrid.

  • Manchester United and Chelsea are both interested in Middlesbrough defender Dael Fry, 20.

  • Championship side Leeds are chasing 25-year-old Liverpool striker Danny Ings.


  • Manager Antonio Conte could leave Chelsea for AC Milan at the end of the season. The 48-year-old told an Italian radio station that he "misses" Italy.
    (Corriere dello Sport)

  • Oldham caretaker manager Richie Wellens wants the job full time.
    (Daily Star)

  • Manchester City could face a fight to keep hold of coach Patrick Vieira with the Frenchman actively considering his future and Saint-Etienne interested.
    (Manchester Evening News)

  • Former Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has been linked with a return to Bayern Munich, after Carlo Ancelotti was sacked last week.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane has warned footballers worried about head injuries to take up Chess instead.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • The Football Association's attempts to make contact with gay professional footballers have drawn a blank, with "not one" willing to meet the organisation's chairman, Greg Clarke, even in secret or anonymously.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Gareth Southgate plans to give Raheem Sterling an England confidence boost by handing him a recall for the World Cup Qualifier against Slovenia.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland could block plans for video technology to be used at next year's World Cup.

  • Kieran Gibbs and Jay Rodriguez are on course for England recalls, according to West Brom manager Tony Pulis.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Man City pair John Stones and Raheem Sterling are pushing for England recalls ahead of their World Cup Qualifiers.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Sam Allardyce is pursuing damages from the FA for the way they handled the fallout from his sacking as England boss.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho does not want forward Marcus Rashford to be used in both of England's final World Cup qualifiers this week.
    (Daily Express)


  • Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero could miss a further two weeks with a broken rib. City were hopeful the 29-year-old would be fit for their first match after the international break.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Manchester City forward Leroy Sane, 21, has clocked the fastest sprint since Premier League records began.
    (Manchester Evening News)

  • Paul Pogba, 24, has been banned from playing basketball by Manchester United in a bid to prevent further injuries.

  • Russia have built stands outside one of their World Cup stadiums, the Ekaterinburg Arena, to comply with Fifa regulations.
    (Yahoo Sports)

  • Tennis ace Andy Murray would try to be a football manager if he could no longer play tennis.

  • Financier Amanda Staveley met Newcastle United officials and has opened lines of communication for further talks to take place regarding a potential takeover.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has had a street named after him in his home town of Setubal in Portugal.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Arsenal's majority shareholder, Stan Kroenke, has bid almost £525m to buy out Alisher Usmanov, the second-largest shareholder who has tried several times to wrest control of the club.

  • Arsenal's players were left furious after midfielder Mesut Ozil and striker Alexis Sanchez failed to attend a club media activity day last month.
    (Evening Standard)

  • Hull City's Ryan Mason has thanked Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech for his support after Mason fractured his skull last January.

  • Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi was serenaded by his Belgium team-mates as he celebrated his 24th birthday at a squad dinner.
    (Daily Mail)

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