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Football Rumours on Friday 17th January 2020

last updated Saturday 18th January 2020, 9:32 AM


  • Fulham announced the loan signing of defender Terence Kongolo from Huddersfield Town.
    (Fulham FC)

  • Arsenal are in talks to sign Layvin Kurzawa, the Paris Saint-Germain left-back, as they look to bolster Mikel Arteta's defensive options for the second half of the campaign.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Inter Milan have submitted an opening bid of £13m for 27-year-old TottenhamHotspur and Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen, who is out of contract at Spurs in the summer.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho has spoken to Manchester City and Portugal full-back Joao Cancelo, 25, about a potential move.
    (El Desmarque)

  • Manchester United will be offered the chance to sign Paris St-Germain and Uruguay forward Edinson Cavani, 32, for free in the summer - but have been told he is not available this month.
    (Manchester Evening News)

  • Chelsea are favourites to sign RB Leipzig and Germany striker Timo Werner after the 23-year-old said he wanted to test himself in the Premier League.

  • Manchester United's English left-back Ashley Young, 34, walked out of training to force through a move to Inter Milan.

  • Manchester United have reached an agreement to sell Ashley Young to Inter Milan in the January transfer window.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Leicester City are lining up Southampton left-back Ryan Bertrand, 30, as a potential replacement for fellow England international Ben Chilwell. The 23-year-old Foxes defender has been linked with a move to Chelsea.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Manchester City remain keen on keeping Germany forward Leroy Sane, who has been linked with a move to Bayern Munich, and have not given up hope of convincing the 24-year-old to sign a new contract.

  • Sporting Lisbon and Portugal midfielder Bruno Fernandes, 25, could be in the stands for Manchester United's trip to Liverpool on Sunday as talks continue over a potential £50m move to Old Trafford.
    (A Bola)

  • Lille and France Under-21 midfielder Boubakary Soumare, 20, is set to decide between signing for Manchester United or Chelsea before the transfer deadline.
    (Sky Sports)

  • West Bromwich Albion boss Slaven Bilic is ready to offer West Ham United a £1.5m loan fee to keep 21-year-old England Under-20 midfielder Grady Diangana at the Championship promotion hopefuls for the rest of the season.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Juventus and Germany midfielder Emre Can, 26, has ruled out a potential move to Manchester United, because of his connections with former club Liverpool.

  • Celtic, Derby County, Leeds United and Nottingham Forest are all interested in signing Sheffield United's English striker Billy Sharp, 33, but the player has the choice to stay at the club if he wants.
    (Sheffield Star)

  • Manchester City want to beat Barcelona to the signing of Spain Under-19 midfielder Ivan Morante, 19, who plays for Villarreal B.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Leicester midfielder Andy King has joined Championship side Huddersfield on loan until the end of the season.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Aston Villa are being linked with a move for France midfielder Steven Nzonzi, 31. The former Blackburn and Stoke player is on loan at Galatasaray from Roma.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • QPR have signed Tottenham's Jack Clarke on loan for the rest of the season.
    (Sky Sports)

  • AC Milan are considering a move for Wigan Athletic's 22-year-old United States left-back Antonee Robinson and Hearts' Scottish defender Aaron Hickey, 17.
    (Sky Sports)

  • The agent of Matias Vecino, 28, has dismissed speculation the Inter Milan and Uruguay midfielder is set to move to Everton.
    (Milan News)

  • Leeds United are reportedly set to make a bid to sign Aston Villa transfer target Jarrod Bowen from Hull.
    (Daily Star )

  • Olivier Giroud looks set to leave Chelsea this week after Inter increased their bid for the French forward to €5m (£4.3m), while a loan move from West Ham for Ross Barkley has been rejected.

  • Aston Villa are closing in on a deal for Genk striker Mbwana Samatta.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Newcastle United have been told that former Everton and England Under-21 winger Ademola Lookman is not available for loan. The 22-year-old is now playing for German side RB Leipzig, but has struggled for game time.
    (Newcastle Chronicle)

  • Celtic boss Neil Lennon faces a transfer battle with Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa in the January window for the signature of Manchester City's English winger Ian Poveda, 19.
    (Daily Express)

  • Aston Villa will have to pay more than £20m to sign 23-year-old English forward Jarrod Bowen from Hull City.
    (Birmingham Mail)

  • Bournemouth and Bosnia-Herzegovina goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, 32, who has joined AC Milan on loan, will "evaluate" his future at the end of the season.
    (Bournemouth Echo)

  • Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has accused the football authorities of disregarding player safety, with the club facing the possibility of an FA Cup replay during next month's winter break.

  • Former Arsenal midfielder Patrick Vieira says he did not have talks about taking over as Gunners boss after the sacking of Unai Emery and that his focus is on managing French club Nice.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Jose Mourinho is in line for a £2m bonus if he can steer Tottenham into next season's Champions League.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Macclesfield have appointed former Manchester City, Wolves and Republic of Ireland international Mark Kennedy as their new manager.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Liverpool will not embark on a warm-weather training camp this February with Jurgen Klopp opting for an alternative approach as he will give his players a week off training.
    (London Evening Standard)

  • Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane, 26, has been told by one of the UK's leading surgeons that he will probably miss Euro 2020.

  • European football's leaders are close to an agreement to expand the Champions League by four extra match dates each season.

  • The issue of scrapping FA Cup replays will be discussed by the Football Association Professional Game Board on Monday and an FA Board meeting this month.

  • Chelsea have tied down Reece James on a new deal worth almost £25m that runs until 2025.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Christian Pulisic has handed Chelsea boss Frank Lampard a huge boost following an injury scare.

  • Derby have been charged by the EFL for breaching Profitability and Sustainability rules.
    (Sky Sports)

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