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Football Rumours on Friday 12th October 2018

last updated Friday 12th October 2018, 8:30 AM


  • Arsenal and Manchester City are set to miss out on signing Cengiz Under, with the 21-year-old Turkey winger expected to sign a new contract at Roma.

  • Aaron Ramsey could move to AC Milan with Ivan Gazidis reportedly ready to offer the Arsenal midfielder as a welcome gift to his new employers.
    (Daily Star)

  • Everton are considering a move for former Arsenal and Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri, 31. The France international's doping ban ends next month.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Tottenham are hoping to sign Manchester United and Ivory Coast defender Eric Bailly, 24, in January.
    (Daily Express)

  • Tottenham are also interested in Beijing Guoan forward Cedric Bakambu. Guoan paid Villarreal more than £35m for the 27-year-old DR Congo international in February.

  • Tottenham are interested in signing Fiorentina and Serbia defender Nikola Milenkovic, 20.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Tottenham are putting Nathan Ake top of their list for a new centre-half - as Spurs pave the way for life beyond Jan Vertonghen.

  • Manchester United have made a "dizzying offer" for Atletico Madrid and France defender Lucas Hernandez. The 22-year-old has a buyout clause of 80m euros (£70m).

  • Napoli defender Elseid Hysaj, 24, was blocked from signing for Chelsea this summer, according to the Albania international's agent.

  • Liverpool and Juventus are monitoring Piotr Zielinski's contract situation at Napoli. The 24-year-old Poland midfielder is in dispute with his club over a release clause.

  • Barcelona have already begun the process of signing Ajax's Netherlands defender Matthijs de Ligt, 19.
    (Mundo Deportivo)

  • Italy defender Leonardo Bonucci, 31, says his £40m one-season move from Juventus to AC Milan was a big mistake made in anger.
    (Corriere dello Sport)

  • Spain forward Paco Alcacer, 25, will stay at Borussia Dortmund after agreeing to sign a new contract.

  • Newcastle scouts watched Olympiakos' Guinea midfielder Mady Camara, 21, last weekend.
    (Sport in a Storm)


  • Paris St-Germain want to make former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger their director of football.

  • Thierry Henry is edging closer to becoming Monaco's next manager, with talks between the two parties at an advanced stage.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Brentford are expecting to appoint a permanent replacement for new Aston Villa manager Dean Smith next week, but will not prioritise experience of the Championship in their search for recruitment.
    (London Evening Standard)

  • Christian Benteke is unlikely to return from injury until next year, says Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Former Aston Villa owner Sir Doug Ellis has died at the age of 94.
    (Sky Sports)


  • England manager Gareth Southgate says he will have no problem with his players swearing during their Nations League match with Croatia, despite the absence of a crowd meaning comments could be picked up by television microphones.
    (Daily Star)

  • Leicester midfielder James Maddison will land a £250,000 windfall from Norwich with his first England cap.

  • Spain warmed up for their Nations League clash with England with a silky 4-1 friendly win over Wales, who were without Gareth Bale.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Former Fulham and Brighton midfielder Steve Sidwell, 35, has launched his own boutique children's clothing line following his retirement.

  • Howard Wilkinson launched a passionate defence of the controversial plan to sell Wembley yesterday claiming it is crucial for the future of the game.
    (Daily Star)

  • Tottenham are finally gearing up for the opening of their new stadium after supporters were told their access cards and membership packs are being sent out.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Paul Gascoigne's induction into Scottish Football Hall of Fame has been scrapped after a planned boycott from SFA board members.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck has criticised UEFA's attempts to close the gap between top and lower-tier clubs, saying Europe's heavyweights should not be "dumbed down" to join "the great unwashed".
    (Daily Telegraph)

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