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Football Rumours on Friday 13th October 2017

last updated Friday 13th October 2017, 8:46 AM

  • Arsenal could make a January move for Napoli defender Nikola Maksimovic, who has failed to nail down a regular role since his £20m move from Torino.

  • Manchester United are plotting a £50m move for Tottenham left-back Danny Rose after he is left off the 2018 Spurs calendar.

  • Manchester City are set to make a January move for Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez - and could get the 28-year-old Chile forward for £20m.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Chelsea scouts will check on Red Star Belgrade's Ghana striker Richmond Boakye, 24, during next week's Europa League tie against Arsenal.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Liverpool and Arsenal will both move for Monaco and France midfielder Thomas Lemar, 21, next summer.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Manchester City can afford Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, but the 30-year-old does not want to leave, according to his Argentina team-mate Sergio Aguero.

  • Messi could be in line for an £80m signing-on bonus if he agrees a new deal with Barcelona.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Chelsea will consider sending Belgium Under-21 midfielder Charly Musonda, 20, on loan in January.
    (Evening Standard)

  • Paris St-Germain midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak, 27, could make his loan switch to West Brom permanent.

  • Leicester City could move for former Manchester City and Arsenal full-back Bacary Sagna, 34 who is a free agent.
    (Leicester Mercury)

  • Sunderland will consider selling Ivory Coast defender Lamine Kone, 28, midfielder Jack Rodwell, 26, and Gabon midfielder Didier Ndong, 23, if Ellis Short has not sold the Championship club before the winter transfer window opens.
    (Northern Echo)

  • Bristol City boss Lee Johnson wants to sign a new midfielder in January.
    (Bristol Post)

  • Ipswich Town will confirm the £90,000 signing of Waterford striker Aaron Drinan 19, in the January transfer window.
    (East Anglian Daily Times)


  • Cardiff manager Neil Warnock says he could quit if he wins promotion this year as "the Premier League is not for him" any more.
    (Daily Express)


  • Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill is among the early favourites to replace Gordon Strachan as Scotland manager.

  • Former Everton, Manchester United and Sunderland boss David Moyes would be willing to speak to Scotland about becoming their new manager.

  • The French Football Federation plans to hold talks with France boss Didier Deschamps about a possible contract extension.

  • But Carlo Ancelotti, who has just left Bayern Munich, will turn down the chance to manage Italy as he wants to return to England.

  • Former Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is favourite to become Chile's new head coach.


  • Liverpool "don't come close" to being genuine Premier League title contenders this season, says former Reds and Manchester United midfielder Paul Ince.
    (Liverpool Echo)

  • Huddersfield Town will not rush record signing Steve Mounie, 23, back into first-team action.
    (Yorkshire Post)

  • Accrington Stanley striker Billy Kee has revealed the secret behind his tally of seven goals in 12 League Two games this season - a diet of beer and crisps.
    (Lancashire Telegraph)

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