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Football Rumours on Friday 16th October 2020

last updated Friday 16th October 2020, 8:55 AM





TRANSFER RUMOURS

  • Arsenal want to beat Manchester United to the £35m signing of 23-year-old Villarreal and Spain defender Pau Torres in January.
    (Daily Express)


  • Championship side Swansea City want £18m from Tottenham Hotspur for 22-year-old Wales centre-back Joe Rodon.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Crystal Palace are set to make a late move for Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland in the EFL domestic window.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Chelsea have identified Juventus and Argentina forward Paulo Dybala, 22, as a potential transfer target.
    (Tutto Mercato Web)


  • West Brom have completed the signing of striker Karlan Grant from Huddersfield on a six-year deal.
    (Sky Sports)


  • And Chelsea were willing to pay Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, 33, £1m a week in a £225m transfer in 2014 - and the Argentine had agreed to join them.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Cardiff City are in advanced talks with Liverpool over taking forward Harry Wilson on loan.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Middlesbrough are attempting to sign DR Congo winger Yannick Bolasie, 31, on loan from Everton.
    (Sky Sports)


  • West Ham have agreed personal terms with Said Benrahma over his proposed £30m transfer from Brentford.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Manchester City are ready to send midfielder Matt Smith out on loan before Friday's transfer deadline, with a number of Championship and League One clubs chasing his signature.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Liverpool have been tipped to make a Friday transfer swoop to sign Watford 'keeper Ben Foster to replace Adrian.
    (Daily Express)


  • Barcelona forward Lionel Messi and defender Gerard Pique, plus Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata, were all "very, very close" to signing for Arsenal when they were teenagers, says former Gunners scout Francis Cagigao.
    (Guardian)


  • Chelsea were keen on a move for AC Milan's Italy keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, 21, before signing 28-year-old Senegal international Edouard Mendy from Rennes - and could still try to tempt him to Stamford Bridge when his contract expires next summer.
    (Calcio Mercato)


  • Borussia Dortmund are not prepared to sell 20-year-old England winger Jadon Sancho, who was linked with Manchester United during the summer, in the January transfer window.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Juventus are reportedly looking to smash the world-record transfer fee with an incredible £360m bid to try and land Kylian Mbappe, in a move that would see Cristiano Ronaldo head to Paris Saint-Germain in return.
    (Daily Mail)



MANAGEMENT STUFF

  • Derby County owner Mel Morris says manager Phillip Cocu will not be sacked if the Rams lose to Watford on Friday as he also denied reports linking their ex-England striker Wayne Rooney with replacing the Dutchman.
    (Talksport)



INTERNATIONAL STUFF

  • Mesut Ozil looks set to be left out of Arsenal's Premier League squad this season.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • UEFA has admitted the delayed Euros cannot go ahead as planned due to coronavirus with the format set to be changed and some host cities set for the axe.
    (Sun)



OTHER STUFF

  • Manchester United captain Harry Maguire, 27, will not ask manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for a break, despite a difficult start to the season for the England defender.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi, who is on loan at Hertha Berlin, has tested positive for coronavirus.
    (Sky Sports)




















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