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Football Rumours on Friday 14th October 2016

last updated Friday 14th October 2016, 9:06 AM

  • Arsene Wenger has told Manchester City and Barcelona they are wasting their time trying to prise Hector Bellerin from Arsenal.
    ( Sun )

  • Tottenham are interested in signing Real Madrid and Spain midfielder Isco, 24, in January or next summer.
    ( ESPN )

  • Inter Milan have made a £13.5m bid for Manchester United defender Matteo Darmian, 26, who has yet to play a Premier League game this season.
    ( Leggo )

  • Former Aston Villa captains Gabriel Agbonlahor, 30, and Micah Richards, 28, could still have a future at the club under new manager Steve Bruce.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Porto's 38-year-old goalkeeper Helton said he had not actually been notified he was leaving - despite the club announcing publicly they had terminated his contract.
    ( Globo )


  • Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino fears fatigue could damage his team's challenge for trophies.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Everton manager Ronald Koeman has accused Republic of Ireland counterpart Martin O'Neill of "killing" James McCarthy. The midfielder, 25, has only just returned from injury but played nearly two full games during the international break.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Antonio Conte, 47, still has the trust of Chelsea and is staying as their manager despite sudden speculation he was close to losing his job.
    ( Sporting Life )

  • Aston Villa's new manager Steve Bruce has been promised he will be given more money to improve the Villa squad in January.
    ( Daily Telegraph )


  • Brighton manager Chris Hughton, 57, fits the profile for England's next boss, according to Southend United's former Hull and Derby manager Phil Brown.
    ( The Argus )

  • Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has backed Gareth Southgate to be the next England manager.
    (Sporting Life)


  • Arsene Wenger has offered a vote of confidence to Arsenal forward Olivier Giroud, who has been restricted to just 78 minutes of football for his club this season.
    ( Guardian )

  • Nottingham Forest are close to agreeing a £50m sale to an American consortium led by John Jay Moores, the former owner of Major League Baseball franchise San Diego Padres.
    ( Daily Telegraph )

  • Former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson was so determined not to sell Cristiano Ronaldo to Real Madrid that he tried to arrange the Portuguese forward a move to Barcelona instead.
    ( AS )

  • Chelsea winger Willian, 28, will miss Saturday's home game against Leicester City after being granted compassionate leave following the death of his mother.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Chelsea captain John Terry returned to training on Thursday following a spell on the sidelines with an ankle injury.
    ( Sun )

  • Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe, 34, says "soft" players have made excuses for the team's poor start to the Premier League season.
    ( Sun )

  • Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante, 25, must make a bigger impact - starting against his former club Leicester City on Saturday - says former Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp.
    ( London Evening Standard )

  • Ex-Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has backed former player Mario Balotelli, 26, to score 20 goals for Nice this season.
    ( L'Equipe )

  • Everton's major shareholder Farhad Moshiri will be visiting two proposed sites for the club's new stadium on Friday. The Toffees' preferred location is Bramley-Moore Dock.
    ( Guardian )

  • Losing at Fifa to Diego Costa can prove painful - the Chelsea striker has delivered a unique and 'brutal' form of punishment to a friend he beat on the video game.
    ( Goal )

  • Gary Neville says his infamous badge-kissing after Rio Ferdinand's late winner for Manchester United against Liverpool in 2006 would have been worth "a 120-match ban".
    ( Sky Sports )

  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic's two children have joined Wayne Rooney's son in the Manchester United academy.
    ( Sun )

  • Danish side FC Copenhagen have been in discussions with clubs across northern Europe over forming a breakaway super league in a bid to improve revenues.
    ( BT )

  • Barcelona defender Gerard Pique, 29, says he would like to become the club's president after he retires.
    ( El Pais )

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