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Football Rumours on 4th March 2020

last updated Wednesday 04th March 2020, 9:25 AM



TRANSFER RUMOURS

  • Tottenham will face a battle to hold on to talismanic striker Harry Kane, 26, in the summer if they fail to qualify for next season's Champions League.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Tottenham have reached an agreement with MLS side Montreal Impact for the transfer of Victor Wanyama.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Birmingham City and England Under-17 midfielder Jude Bellingham, 16, is set to become Borussia Dortmund's record signing for a fee of 35m euros (£30.4m).
    (Bild)


  • Barcelona have joined Liverpool and Real Madrid in the race for 20-year-old Valencia winger Ferran Torres.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Manchester United forward Alexis Sanchez, 31, will need to accept a significant drop in wages if he wants to complete a permanent switch to Inter Milan this summer.
    (Daily Mail)


  • West Ham will firm up their interest in Brentford's 22-goal striker Ollie Watkins, 24, in the summer if the Bees are not promoted to the Premier League.
    (Sun)


  • Everton are interested in a number of midfield options including Espanyol 23-year-old Marc Roca.
    (Liverpool Echo)


  • Aston Villa are interested in Marseille midfielder Morgan Sanson, 25, but know their chances of signing the former France Under-21 international hinge on their Premier League survival.
    (Birmingham Mail)


  • Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster says a summer transfer to Tottenham is purely "paper talk". The former England international, 36, is out of contract in the summer.
    (Watford Observer)


  • Atletico Madrid are the front-runners to sign Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic, 31, with the Croatia international keen to stay in Spain.
    (Marca)


  • Premier League clubs have stepped up their scouting teams abroad as they take advantage of relaxed post-Brexit regulations on home grown players.
    (Daily Mail)




MANAGEMENT STUFF
  • Real Madrid have asked former Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino to keep them informed of his plans as they consider hiring him to replace Zinedine Zidane.
    (Independent)


  • Spurs manager Jose Mourinho says he is not planning to have a summer overhaul of his squad.
    (London Evening Standard)


  • Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti has ordered his new backroom team to improve their English as they adapt to life in the Premier League.
    (Guardian)


  • Newcastle manager Steve Bruce says reports of a bust-up between him and 22-year-old French forward Allan Saint-Maximin, who has been linked with Wolves, are "total nonsense".
    (Newcastle Chronicle)


  • Rangers manager Steven Gerrard says he will only leavethe club if he is sacked.
    (The Scotsman)




INTERNATIONAL STUFF
  • Harry Kane is "on schedule" in his recovery ahead of this summer's Euro 2020 campaign, says England head coach Gareth Southgate.
    (Sky Sports)


  • The door remains open to Jamie Vardy to make an England return.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey's playing time at Real Madrid and Juventus is not an issue for Wales manager Ryan Giggs.
    (Sky Sports)




OTHER STUFF
  • Lucas Torreira could still return to the Arsenal side this season despite leaving Fratton Park on crutches on Monday.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Sokratis Papastathopoulos has threatened to leave Arsenal if he does not get more regular first-team football.
    (Daily Express)


  • Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan has reportedly sold half his stake in MLS club Los Angeles FC - and plans to sell the other half.
    (LA Times)


  • Wolves star Adama Traore may need surgery after dislocating his shoulder three times in 16 matches this season.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Cenk Tosun could miss the rest of the season after suffering a potentially serious injury in what is a big blow to Crystal Palace.
    (Daily Mail)


  • The SPFL and the Scottish FA have suspended pre and post match handshakes in matches until further notice as a coronavirus precaution.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Bournemouth winger Jordon Ibe has been banned from driving for 16 months and fined £7,500 after crashing his Bentley into a coffee shop then driving off shortly before 5am on July 30. Shamrock Rovers defender Cole Omorehiomwan was kept in hospital following Saturday's match against Galway United with suspected frostbite.
    (Sky Sports)
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