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Football Rumours on Friday 14th December 2018

last updated Friday 14th December 2018, 8:58 AM



TRANSFER RUMOURS

  • Arsenal sent a scout to watch Roma's 21-year-old Turkey winger Cengiz Under.
    (Gazzetta dello Sport)


  • Arsenal's English midfielder Emile Smith Rowe, 18, turned down the chance to sign for Spanish giants Barcelona to stick with his boyhood club.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Tottenham are hoping to prevent Everton from turning Andre Gomes' loan into a permanent move by making a bid for the 25-year-old Barcelona and Portugal midfielder.
    (Sun)


  • Manchester City are planning a £50m bid for 21-year-old Leicester and England left-back Ben Chilwell in January, with France international Benjamin Mendy, 24, still out injured.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Real Madrid are hoping to agree a £10m deal to sign Spanish midfielder Brahim Diaz, 19, from Manchester City in January.
    (ESPN)


  • Manchester United are considering making a record-breaking bid for 27-year-old Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly, with the Italian side wanting £100m for the Senegal international.
    (London Evening Standard)


  • United have also held talks over 18-year-old Turkish centre-back Ozan Kabak, with Galatasaray asking for £18m.
    (Manchester Evening News)


  • Ajax and Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong, 21, insists he has not yet made a decision on his future, despite being linked with Paris St-Germain and Barcelona.
    (Voetbalzone)


  • Leicester City will compete with Leeds and Athletic Bilbao for Alaves' 29-year-old Spanish winger Ibai Gomez.
    (AS)


  • Wolves and Mexico striker Raul Jimenez, 27, will decide at the end of the season whether to make his loan move to Molineux permanent.
    (Express and Star)


  • Newcastle want to solve their goalscoring problems with a move for Japan striker Ritsu Doan.
    (Sun)


  • Cardiff striker Ibrahim Meite, 22, is set to leave in January, with Watford and West Brom interested in the Englishman, as well as clubs in Russia, Germany and France.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Leeds United midfielder Samuel Saiz is being linked with a move to Getafe as the 27-year-old Spaniard is unsettled at Elland Road.
    (Yorkshire Evening Post)


  • Charlton Athletic midfielder Joe Aribo is set to reject a contract extension amid transfer interest from Frankfurt and Benfica.
    (Independent)


  • Spain midfielder Isco's future at Real Madrid is in doubt after the 26-year-old reacted angrily to unhappy home fans during his side's 3-0 Champions League defeat by CSKA Moscow.
    (Mundo Deportivo)


  • Manchester United captain Antonio Valencia is open to leaving the club in January after accepting he has lost the trust of manager Jose Mourinho.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Brazil legend Ronaldo has asked former club Real Madrid about a loan deal for 18-year-old Vinicius Junior at Real Valladolid, where the World Cup winner is now majority shareholder.
    (Europa Press)



  • MANAGEMENT STUFF

  • Arsenal boss Unai Emery admits he may have to sign a centre-back in January because of a defensive injury crisis at the Emirates Stadium club.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Leicester City boss Claude Puel has suggested several players could leave the club during the January transfer window.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Newcastle owner Mike Ashley is confident that a £300m deal to sell the club will be finalised in the new year.
    (Daily Express)


  • However, the takeover bid led by former Manchester United and Chelsea chief executive Peter Kenyon is £100m short of Ashley's asking price.
    (Sun)


  • Magpies manager Rafael Benitez has been given assurances he will be given money to sign new players in January, regardless of whether or not the club is sold.
    (Chronicle)


  • Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is growing increasingly angry at the Old Trafford club's board over a lack of transfer activity.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • PSV Eindhoven manager Mark Bommel has asked former Netherlands team-mate Arjen Robben about returning to the Dutch side, with the 34-year-old winger set to leave Bayern Munich at the end of the season.
    (Omroep Brabant)


  • Ralph Hasenhuttl has hinted he will quit if he fails to save Southampton from relegation.
    (Sun)


  • Maurizio Sarri has told Gary Cahill he is free to sign for Arsenal in January if he wants.
    (Daily Star)


  • Brentford have promoted B team head coach and club legend Kevin O'Connor to assistant first-team coach under Thomas Frank.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Darrell Clarke has left his role as manager of Sky Bet League One side Bristol Rovers.
    (Sky Sports)




  • OTHER STUFF

  • Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane, 25, has appointed his older brother Charlie to oversee his career.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Manchester United's Spain goalkeeper David de Gea is set to sign a new contract which could be worth £400,000 a week with bonuses.
    (Sun)


  • Barcelona and left-back Jordi Alba are still not close to sorting out a new deal, with the 29-year-old's contract expiring at the end of the season.
    (AS)


  • The arbitrators due to examine the way that the PFA is run have not started work amid concerns within the union Gordon Taylor, the chief executive, has close links to the service.
    (Times)


  • FIFA president Gianni Infantino says there is support for expanding the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to 48 teams.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Aston Villa are investigating historical claims of bullying against youth team coach Kevin MacDonald.
    (Sky Sports)




















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