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Football Rumours on Friday 11th December 2020

last updated Friday 11th December 2020, 9:20 AM





TRANSFER RUMOURS

  • Arsenal, Tottenham, Everton and Manchester United are interested in Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey and sent scouts to watch the 23-year-old Jamaica international score twice against Slavia Prague in the Europa League on Thursday.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Red Bull Salzburg's failure to progress in the Champions League has boosted Arsenal's hopes of signing 20-year-old Hungary midfield Dominik Szoboszlai in January.
    (Football.London)


  • However, the Gunners expect to face competition from RB Leipzig, with Bayern Munich and Real Madrid also thought to be interested.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Arsenal outcast Mesut Ozil is reportedly now leaning towards a move to DC United - where he can better manage his business activities.
    (Sun)


  • Paris St-Germain are preparing a January loan bid for Tottenham's England midfielder Dele Alli and believe Spurs are prepared to let the 24-year-old leave.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Manchester United have added Brighton's English defender Ben White, 23, to their centre-back wish-list. He is joined by two France internationals in RB Leipzig's Dayot Upamecano, 22, and Real Madrid's Raphael Varane, 27.
    (Manchester Evening News)


  • However, United's hopes of signing Upamecano in January may have been ended by their elimination from the Champions League.
    (Daily Express)


  • Chelsea would need to make David Alaba their highest earning player if they are to bring Bayern Munich's Austrian wing-back, 28, to Stamford Bridge.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Sheffield United are considering a move for Manchester United's Argentine defender Marcos Rojo, 30, who is keen to leave for regular playing time.
    (Sheffield Star)


  • Alternatively, the Blades could move for Preston North End's English centre-back Ben Davies, 25, with manager Chris Wilder desperate to add defensive reinforcements in January.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Juventus are considering cutting ties with Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey.
    (Sun)


  • Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen's salary at Inter Milan means the out-of-favour 28-year-old is likely to be priced out of a return to the Premier League.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Burnley have reopened talks with England defender James Tarkowski, 28, over an improved contract at Turf Moor.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Juventus rejected a proposed swap deal from Everton last summer involving France midfielder Adrien Rabiot, 25, and the Toffees' France defender Lucas Digne, 27.
    (Calciomercato)


  • Wolves are interested signing in German midfielder Marlon Roos-Trujillo from Mainz at the end of the season, but any deal for the 17-year-old could be complicated by rule changes around the signing of young European players after Brexit.
    (Bild)


  • Aston Villa could look to bolster their attacking options in January if Brazil striker Wesley, 24, has not returned from injury.
    (Daily Mail)



MANAGEMENT STUFF

  • Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is keen on signing 19-year-old Spain defender Eric Garcia from former club Manchester City.
    (Sun)


  • Arteta is hopeful of keeping English 19-year-old Folarin Balogun at Arsenal. The forward's contract expires next summer.
    (Metro)


  • Mauricio Pochettino is reportedly ready to take over at Manchester United, should they look to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
    (Daily Star)


  • West Brom have begun identifying replacements for manager Slaven Bilic, who could lose his job if his side are beaten by Newcastle on Saturday.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Frank Lampard, the Chelsea manager, will tell his players that Christmas parties are off-limits this year during the Covid-19 pandemic and hectic festive schedule.
    (Daily Telegraph)



OTHER STUFF

  • England forward Marcus Rashford, 23, says he wants to remain at Manchester United for the rest of his career.
    (Times)


  • Manchester United are assessing the success of their loan decisions, with a number of the club's youngsters concerned about a lack of playing time.
    (Manchester Evening News)


  • United's senior players fear the team's inconsistent form is in part due to the number of tactical and selection changes being made by manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Championship clubs are demanding a meeting with referees' chief Mike Riley over the poor standard of officiating this season.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • The Premier League's 'big six' could all be guaranteed a place in the Champions League with plans to shake up Europe's premier competition having been discussed by UEFA.
    (Daily Express)


  • A Swiss special prosecutor's calls for a criminal probe into Gianni Infantino have been described as "baseless and ill-intentioned" by FIFA and its president.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Trevor Birch has been appointed as the new chief executive of the English Football League (EFL) and will take up his role on January 1, 2021.
    (Sky Sports)




















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