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Football Rumours on Friday 12th February 2021

last updated Friday 12th February 2021, 9:11 AM


  • Arsenal target Manor Solomon says talks are under way over a move from Shakhtar Donetsk to the Premier League, with numerous teams interested in securing the 21-year-old Israel forward's signature in the summer.

  • Arsenal failed with a loan move for Barcelona's Spanish midfielder Riqui Puig, 21, before they secured Real Madrid and Norway midfielder Martin Odegaard, 22, until the end of the season.
    (Daily Express)

  • Leeds United, Southampton and West Ham could rival Tottenham for the signature of Sampdoria's Denmark midfielder Mikkel Damsgaard, 20.
    (Daily Star)

  • Chelsea are exploring the possibility of bringing Danish playmaker Christian Eriksen, 28, back to the Premier League and sending Italy midfielder Jorginho, 29, to Inter Milan as a part of a deal.

  • AC Milan and Juventus are monitoring Chelsea's 27-year-old Morocco winger Hakim Ziyech.

  • The agent of Ismaila Sarr says talks were at an advanced stage for the 22-year-old Watford and Senegal winger to join Liverpool in September.
    (Liverpool Echo)

  • Kilmarnock are set to offer a deal until the end of the season to former Rangers and Hearts striker Kyle Lafferty, the 33-year-old Northern Ireland forward who has been a free agent since he left Italian side Reggina in January.
    (Daily Record)

  • West Ham and Leeds target Matthew Bondswell, the 18-year-old English left-back, is in talks to join a Premier League club after leaving RB Leipzig.
    (Football Insider)

  • Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder Luka Modric, 35, has offered to take a pay cut if it means he can stay at the Bernabeu.
    (Mundo Deportivo)


  • Sutton United boss Matt Gray is in the frame for the vacant manager's job at Northampton Town.
    (Football Insider)

  • Jose Mourinho's position as Tottenham Hotspur manager is safe despite a poor run of results and rumoured doubts from senior players.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Wales forward Gareth Bale, 31, believes he needs a run of matches at Tottenham,where he is on loan from Real Madrid, if he is to prove his worth.

  • Manchester United have yet to decide whether to trigger one-year extensions in the contracts of Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani, who will turn 34 on Sunday, and Spain midfielder Juan Mata, 32. Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero, 33, now fifth choice, will be released in the summer.
    (Manchester Evening News)

  • Bayer Leverkusen's Netherlands defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah, 22, says he had to quit Manchester United for the sake of his career.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Spurs have hired Todd Kline as chief commercial officer as they seek naming rights for their new stadium. Kline spearheaded an 18-year naming rights deal for the Miami Dolphins' stadium with entertainment venue Hard Rock worth a reported £180m.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Mark Noble has dropped a retirement hint at West Ham, with the 33-year-old English midfielder admitting he does not have "too long left".

  • The FA are set to make it harder for clubs to recruit foreign managers and coaches this summer by removing the right of appeal if their preferred candidate does not meet the Government's immigration criteria.
    (Daily Mail)

  • The FA have launched a crackdown on agents attempting to illegally tap up young players on social media.
    (Daily Mail)

  • A crooked forklift driver spent more than £175,000 on a bank card belonging to Manchester City's Riyad Mahrez.

  • Liverpool face the prospect of more Champions League disruption with the Anfield leg of their clash with RB Leipzig at risk of being switched to a neutral venue.

  • Bayern Munich beat Mexico's Tigres UANL 1-0 thanks to Benjamin Pavard's second-half goal to win the Club World Cup title.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Draw for the FA Cup quarter-finals: Everton face Man City, Leicester City play Manchester United, Bournemouth host Southampton and Chelsea play Sheffield United.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Newcastle striker Callum Wilson has been ruled out for six to eight weeks with a hamstring injury.
    (Sky Sports)

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