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Football Rumours on Wednesday 7th February 2018

last updated Wednesday 07th February 2018, 9:37 AM

  • Arsenal are interested in signing Juventus defender Daniele Rugani, according to the 23-year-old Italian's agent.
    (Daily Star)

  • Arsenal and Liverpool's pursuit of Monaco winger Thomas Lemar, 22, has turned down a contract extension at Monaco in the hope he can force a summer move to England.
    (Daily Express)

  • Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur transfer target Malcom, 20, says he wanted to leave current side Bordeaux during the January transfer window.

  • West Ham are expected to complete the signing of free agent Patrice Evra on Wednesday.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Chelsea and Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, 25, says his "personal situation" means he would consider a move to Real Madrid if the European champions show an interest.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea remains Real Madrid's priority signing in the summer transfer window, but United are set to offer the 27-year-old Spain international a new deal.

  • Liverpool will loan 18-year-old Colombian defender Anderson Arroyo to Real Mallorca after finally receiving the paperwork to complete his move from Fortaleza CEIF.
    (Liverpool Echo)

  • Roma goalkeeper Alisson, a target for Liverpool, is the "Messi of goalkeepers" and the 25-year-old Brazilian is worth more than 50m euros (£44.38m), says former coach Roberto Negrisolo.

  • Ajax winger Justin Kluivert, 18, denies speaking to Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho about a move to Old Trafford and says he knows "little" about the club's interest in him.

  • Benevento, who are nine points adrift at the bottom of Serie A, have made attempts to sign former Arsenal midfielders Samir Nasri and Alex Song, both 30, on free transfers.
    (Sky Italia)


  • Paul Heckingbottom is appointed Leeds head coach on a one-and-a-half year deal - a week after signing a new deal at Barnsley.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Former Barcelona boss Luis Enrique is top of Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich's list to replace manager Antonio Conte if he sacks the Italian.

  • Spaniard Enrique will make Barcelona's 31-year-old Uruguay forward Luis Suarez his first signing if he is appointed Blues manager.

  • However, Enrique is not interested in cutting short his year-long break from football and would only take the job at the end of the season.

  • Chelsea boss Conte is paying for the mistakes ex-technical director Michael Emenalo made in the summer transfer window, says former player and assistant manager Ray Wilkins.

  • Conte has 18 months left on his contract and will not quit the club.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Abramovich will not allow player power at Chelsea to decide whether or not Conte remains at Stamford Bridge.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Frank de Boer has accused the Crystal Palace board of panicking when he was sacked in September.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Former Rangers boss Walter Smith is set for talks over a return to the Scotland job.


  • Lincoln City made it to Wembley for the first time in their history after beating Chelsea U21s on penalties in the semi-finals of the Checkatrade Trophy.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has admitted he signed for Arsenal after his old team-mate Henrikh Mkhitaryan convinced him to join.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Juventus have asked for Newport's scouting masterplan to help them beat Tottenham in the Champions League.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Ex-Liverpool, Bolton, Sunderland, Blackburn and Leeds forward El Hadji Diouf, 37, is considering running to become Senegal president.

  • The Birmingham City board is prepared for a substantial increase in losses on the Hong Kong stock exchange following Harry Redknapp's spending spree as manager in summer 2017.
    (Birmingham Mail)

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