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Football Rumours on Wednesday 5th October 2016

last updated Wednesday 05th October 2016, 10:05 AM


  • Manchester City tried to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 27, in the summer, according to the Borussia Dortmund striker.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Manchester United scouts were in attendance at Benfica last weekend, keeping tabs on 'the new Cristiano Ronaldo' - 19-year-old Goncalo Guedes.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Crystal Palace will make another attempt to sign 26-year-old Brazilian midfielder Lucas Lima from Santos, having failed with a bid during the summer transfer window.
    ( Sun )


  • Forward Memphis Depay, 22, says he could be forced to leave Manchester United if he does not feature more often in the first team.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Celtic say Moussa Dembele is not for sale, but the club's major shareholder Dermot Desmond believes that interest in the 20-year-old French striker from Europe's top clubs is inevitable.
    ( Daily Mail )




  • MANAGER MATTERS

  • Luton Town boss Nathan Jones, 43, is a surprise name under consideration for the Aston Villa job, with owner Tony Xia concerned with how fans would accept former Birmingham manager Steve Bruce.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Steven Pressley, 42, sacked by Coventry City in 2015, is the bookmakers' favourite to return to take charge of the League One side.
    ( Coventry Telegraph )


  • Former Villa midfielder Stiliyan Petrov, 37, wants to manage the club - but says the current vacancy after Roberto di Matteo's sacking has come too soon.
    ( Birmingham Mail )


  • Manager Neil Harris, 39, retains the full support of the Millwall board despite four straight defeats leaving the club 19th in League One.
    ( London Evening Standard )




  • ENGLAND MANAGER STORIES

  • Gareth Southgate will earn £500,000 for leading England over the next two months, the equivalent of his annual salary as Under-21s boss.
    ( Times )


  • Gareth Southgate has been told the FA will not start the search for a new boss until after his four games in charge.
    ( Daily Mirror )




  • OTHER STORIES

  • Alex Iwobi is in line for a bumper new Arsenal contract - just six months after his last deal, which increased his wages of £25,000 per week.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson, 24, says his ambition of playing for England will "take care of itself" and that all his focus is on helping his club.
    ( Daily Echo )


  • RB Leipzig winger Oliver Burke, 19, says England "tried a little cheeky one" by courting his services as he prepared to play for Scotland, for whom he has now won three caps.
    ( Guardian )


  • Andre Villas-Boas, who was assistant to Jose Mourinho at Porto, Chelsea and Inter Milan, says his relationship with the Manchester United manager is now so bad he does not have his mobile number.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • England captain Wayne Rooney, 30, has backed 18-year-old Manchester United team-mate Marcus Rashford to develop into a "superstar" for club and country.
    ( Sky Sports )


  • Blackburn Rovers fans unhappy with owners Venky's will stage a demonstration during the televised home Championship game with Wolves on 29 October.
    ( Lancashire Telegraph )


  • Manager Pep Guardiola has blocked his Manchester City players from using the internet at the club's training ground as he wants more face-to-face communication and a greater team spirit.
    ( Guardian )


  • A US TV channel got Swansea City's managerial appointment wrong when they announced new boss Bob Bradley "has been signed to manage Chelsea".
    ( Wales Online )


  • Manchester United youth players who traditionally mock senior playing stars at their Christmas panto are a bit nervous about including martial arts expert Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the mickey-taking.
    ( Sun )






















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