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Football Rumours on 24th February 2019

last updated Sunday 24th February 2019, 10:07 PM


  • Arsenal head the chase for Crystal Palace right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka, 21, who is rated at £40m.

  • Arsenal are set to hire Roma sporting director Monchi when his contract expires at the end of June.
    (Daily Star on Sunday)

  • Barcelona are interested in Manchester United and England forward Marcus Rashford, 21.
    (Mundo Deportivo)

  • Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale, 29, has no interest in returning to the Premier League and the Wales international wants to see out his contract at the Bernabeu, which expires in 2022.

  • The agent of Manchester United target Kalidou Koulibaly has dismissed talk of the 27-year-old Napoli and Senegal defender joining Juventus.

  • Slovakia centre-back Milan Skriniar, 24, has been linked with United but says he is close to signing a new contract with Italian club Inter Milan.

  • Arsenal boss Unai Emery has dismissed reports Paris St-Germain are considering a £60m move for the Gunners' France Under-21 midfielder Matteo Guendouzi, 19.

  • Barcelona are tracking Lille and Ivory Coast winger Nicolas Pepe, 23, who has been a target for Arsenal.

  • Mallorca's Spanish defender Antonio Raillo, 27, says he turned down "a really good opportunity" to sign for Nottingham Forest in the January transfer window.
    (Nottingham Post)

  • Hull City are monitoring Motherwell's Scottish midfielder Jake Hastie, 19.
    (Hull Daily Mail)

  • Newcastle are prepared to break their transfer record and have agreed a £51m deal to sign Brazilian striker Joelinton, 22, from Hoffenheim in the summer.
    (Daily Star on Sunday)

  • Barcelona are ready to bid 110m euros (£95m) for Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez, 24, who has also been linked with Chelsea.

  • Manchester United and Bayern Munich are monitoring Barcelona's Croatia international midfielder Ivan Rakitic, 30.
    (Mundo Deportivo)

  • Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic, 30, says he wants to stay at the Nou Camp after facing questions about a potential exit.

  • Burnley and England keeper Joe Hart, 31, could be set for a move to Major League Soccer in the United States.
    (Sun on Sunday)

  • Striker Salomon Rondon, 29, on loan at Newcastle from West Brom, has revealed he is happy to remain with the Magpies beyond this season.
    (Newcastle Chronicle)

  • Everton have made an approach to sign Paris St-Germain defender Thomas Meunier, 27.

  • Brazil international full-back Marcelo is ready to leave Real Madrid and Juventus are interested in signing the 30-year-old.


  • Arsenal want to bring in their former winger Marc Overmars as their technical director but the move is being blocked by his current club Ajax.
    (Sunday Mirror)

  • Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino hopes to take his team away on a warm-weather training camp next month during a period in which they may have three weeks without a fixture.

  • Derby County manager Frank Lampard says he is not surprised he has been linked with replacing Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri at his former club, but added that he is focusing on his job with the Rams.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has told close friends that interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should be given the job permanently.
    (Mail on Sunday)

  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, 25, made himself a target for critics with his flamboyant lifestyle.
    (Sunday Express)

  • Brendan Rodgers has played down links with the vacant manager's job at Leicester and says he is focused on his job at Celtic.

  • After Claude Puel was dismissed by Leicester, Brendan Rodgers is favourite to replace him.


  • Arsenal will offer defender Rob Holding, 23, a new deal after he suffered a long-term injury in December.
    (Sunday Mirror)

  • Atletcio Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak, 26, is set to sign a new contract with the La Liga club that will increase the Slovenia international's release clause from 100m euros (£87m).

  • Liverpool Under-18 captain Paul Glatzel, 18, has signed his first professional contract after scoring 23 times for the youth team this season.
    (Liverpool Echo)

  • Stoke are exploring the possibility of sacking Burundi forward Saido Berahino amid the fallout from the 25-year-old's drink-driving case.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Manchester United's FA Cup quarter-final against Wolves has complicated plans to hold the Old Trafford derby against Manchester City in the first week of April.

  • A new wording on the handball rule is set to be brought in by football's lawmakers and it "will significantly reduce the grey areas" around the offence.

  • Former Premier League official Mark Clattenburg will return to full-time refereeing in the Chinese Super League from 1 March having completed a two-year stay as director of refereeing in Saudi Arabia.
    (Mail on Sunday)

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