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Football Rumours on Wednesday 6th September 2017

last updated Wednesday 06th September 2017, 9:32 AM

  • Manchester City are unlikely to bid more than £20m for Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez, 28, in January.

  • Former Arsenal and Brazil forward Julio Baptista, 35, is set to sign for struggling Championship side Bolton on a free transfer.

  • Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea, 26, has asked Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos to sort his move to the Bernabeu.
    (Diario Gol)

  • Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho, 25, was never going to leave Liverpool this summer, says the club's former managing director Christian Purslow.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Diego Costa, 28, has arrived back in London as he bids to end his Chelsea stay and arrange a return to his former side Atletico Madrid.

  • The Spain striker's team-mates believe he is giving serious consideration to returning to the Blues and taking his punishment for going AWOL in a bid to sort out his future.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • But Chelsea sources are insisting that the striker has not returned to London.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Liverpool have refused to agree to midfielder Emre Can's request for a release clause in any new deal. The 23-year-old has a year left on his current contract.
    (Daily Star)

  • Vincent Janssen, 23, is finished at Tottenham after the £17m striker refused to leave the club on deadline day.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • French midfielder Blaise Matuidi, 30, rejected Manchester United, Arsenal and Manchester City to join Juventus from Paris St-Germain this summer.
    (France Football)

  • Midfielder Andres Iniesta, 33, will sign a new deal with Barcelona, says the club's president Josep Maria Bartomeu.
    (Mundo Deportivo)

  • Everton striker Henry Onyekuru, 20, who was loaned out to Anderlecht this summer, says he has no regrets about rejecting Celtic during the transfer window.
    (Liverpool Echo)

  • Free agent midfielder Josh Wright, 27, is in talks with Southend United about a move to the League One club.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has called for the winter transfer window to be scrapped to help protect football's "decency".
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Aston Villa chief executive Keith Wyness says the club were close to signing two "big" players from the Premier League on deadline day.
    (Birmingham Mail)

  • Bayern Munich chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge claims that Inter Milan made "no offer" for 30-year-old Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal this summer.
    (Premium Sport))


  • The FA is backing England manager Gareth Southgate's attempt to improve the mental strength of his players by hiring a full-time psychologist.

  • A late 2-0 victory for Wales against Moldova saw them leapfrog the Republic of Ireland into second place of World Cup Qualifying Group D on Tuesday night.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Republic of Ireland's hopes of qualifying for the World Cup were dealt a huge blow after a 1-0 home defeat to 10-man Serbia.
    (Sky Sports)

  • England rugby head coach Eddie Jones has told his football counterpart Gareth Southgate he must change his pampered stars' mentality to stand any chance of winning the World Cup.


  • Liverpool and Manchester City have teamed up to fund a private jet to bring their players back from South America before Saturday's Premier League game between the sides.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Chelsea winger Eden Hazard says, jokingly, if Paris St-Germain forward Neymar is worth 222m euros then he is worth 1bn euros.
    (La Gazzetta dello Sport)

  • Southampton have allowed Liverpool and Chelsea defensive target Virgil van Dijk to train with the first team.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Manchester United have looked at Celtic's safe standing pilot scheme, according to the Scottish club.
    (Manchester Evening News)

  • Aston Villa have revealed plans to increase Villa Park's capacity to 60,000 if they return to the Premier League.
    (Express and Star)

  • France will win the World Cup in 2018 according to French football journalist Julien Laurens, despite their 0-0 draw with Luxembourg on Sunday.
    (BBC Radio 5 live In Short)

  • Spain midfielder Isco's emergence at Real Madrid is making things "difficult for Gareth Bale", according to European football writer James Horncastle.
    (BBC Radio 5 live In Short)

  • Huddersfield Town are contemplating shutting their academy, with the club's youth set-up under review.
    (Daily Mail)

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