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Football Rumours on Friday 15th September 2023

last updated Friday 15th September 2023, 8:59 AM


  • Chelsea and England defender Reece James, 23, has been earmarked by Real Madrid as a long-term replacement for Spain's Dani Carvajal, 31. James signed a six-year contract with the Blues in 2022.
    (Diario AS)

  • Manchester City have agreed a deal in principle to sign Boca Juniors' highly-rated 19-year-old Valentin Barco who predominantly plays at left-back.
    (German Garcia Grova on X)

  • Manchester United's Hannibal Mejbri is wanted by Besiktas on loan after the Turkish side recently had a permanent deal rejected for the Tunisia midfielder, 20.

  • Former England midfielder Jesse Lingard, 30, continues to train with West Ham but has received offers from Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and MLS since leaving Nottingham Forest.

  • Liverpool have no intention of terminating Thiago Alcantara's contract to enable the Spain midfielder, 32, to secure a move to Turkey.
    (Football Insider)

  • Turkish side Trabzonspor want to sign Thiago on a three-year deal.

  • Istanbul Basaksehir have agreed a loan deal to sign Nigeria striker Emmanuel Dennis, 25, from Nottingham Forest.
    (Fabrizio Romano)

  • Jurgen Klopp will resume his pursuit of Fluminese star Andre in January after having an approach for the 22-year-old knocked back by the Brazilian club in June.
    (Daily Express)

  • Konyaspor have reached an agreement in principle with former England winger Andros Townsend, 32, after he left Everton this summer.

  • Saudi side Al-Shabab have opened talks with former Chelsea and England defender John Terry over a coaching role.
    (Nicolo Schira)

  • Adana Demirspor are in talks over re-signing former Italy striker Mario Balotelli, 33, from Swiss club Sion.


  • Former Brighton and Chelsea manager Graham Potter is holding out for an offer from a Champions League club after being sounded out by Rangers to replace Michael Beale.
    (Football Insider)

  • A Football League manager who placed bets on matches has escaped with a formal warning after being investigated by the FA.

  • Arsenal chief executive Vinai Venkatesham is to leave his role in the summer of 2024.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Arsenal captain Martin Odegaard is in advanced talks over a new contract, while key defender Ben White is set to open formal talks over an extension.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Kyle Walker has signed a new contract with Manchester City until 2026.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Premier League clubs are expected to be asked next week to agree a financial settlement worth more than £130m extra a year to the EFL, along with radical new spending controls.

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