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Football Rumours on Friday 18th December 2020

last updated Friday 18th December 2020, 9:40 AM





TRANSFER RUMOURS

  • Arsenal appear to be on the verge of finally wrapping up a deal for Hertha Berlin centre-back Omar Rekik after the 18-year-old defender arrived in London on Thursday.
    (Metro)


  • Arsenal are monitoring the progress of 20-year-old Senegalese winger Abdallah Sima, who plays for Czech club Slavia Prague. Italian champions Juventus are also said to be interested in the player, who has been dubbed the 'new Thierry Henry'.
    (Calciomercato)


  • Manchester United could make a summer bid for West Ham's Declan Rice, although the 21-year-old England midfielder is thought to prefer Chelsea should he leave the Hammers.
    (Daily Express)


  • Wolves are monitoring Liverpool and Belgium striker Divock Origi, 25, who could be allowed to leave in January.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Manchester United are working on a January exit for Marcos Rojo, with Newcastle keen on a loan move for the Argentina defender, 30.
    (The Athletic)


  • Liverpool have added Roma centre-back Roger Ibanez to their list of defensive targets to cover injured Netherlands international Virgil van Dijk, 29, and could bid £30m for the 22-year-old Brazilian.
    (AS Roma Live)


  • Wolves are reportedly interested in signing Liverpool outcast Divock Origi, with Jurgen Klopp ready to sanction a move for the Belgian.
    (Daily Express)


  • Hungary midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai, 20, a target for Arsenal, has completed his move to RB Leipzig from sister club Red Bull Salzburg, and will join in January after signing a four-and-a-half year deal.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Everton will reportedly have to pay £13.5m if they want to sign Napoli's Arkadiusz Milik next month.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Manchester United are in negotiations with Celta Vigo's 16-year-old defender Stefan Bajcetic over a move to Old Trafford.
    (Sport Witness)


  • Anderlecht are keen for discussions with Manchester City about extending on-loan City striker Lukas Nmecha's loan for another season.
    (Sports Illustrated)


  • Barcelona presidential hopeful Victor Font says he will not be repeating the mistakes of previous candidates by making bold transfer promises, amid links with Borussia Dortmund's Norway striker Erling Haaland, 20, but hopes to persuade Argentina playmaker Lionel Messi, 33, to sign a new contract.
    (Goal)



MANAGEMENT STUFF

  • Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti hopes he can see out the full length of his contract and deliver "trophies and something special" over the course of his stay which will take him until the end of the 2023-24 season.
    (Liverpool Echo)


  • New West Bromwich Albion manager Sam Allardyce has prioritised bolstering the side's defensive options and has identified Crystal Palace centre-back James Tomkins, 31, as a potential signing.
    (Daily Mail)



OTHER STUFF

  • Heung-Min Son has picked up the award for the best goal of the past 12 months at the FIFA Best awards for his incredible solo effort against Burnley last season.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Arsenal's Germany goalkeeper Bernd Leno, 28, has accused his club's squad of lacking "discipline" and having "no self-confidence" during a poor run of results in the Premier League, and insists Mikel Arteta is not to blame.
    (Sky Sports)


  • AFC Wimbledon are considering the possibility of sharing their new home at Plough Lane with rugby league side London Broncos.
    (London Evening Standard)


  • Celtic are in talks with Northern Ireland goalkeeper Conor Hazard, 22, over a new long-term deal.
    (Football Insider)


  • Government minister Guy Opperman has written to the Premier League again "to seek the answers" that Newcastle supporters "deserve" after the club's proposed takeover fell through last summer.
    (Newcastle Chronicle)


  • Sheffield Wednesday's players have called for the Professional Footballers' Association's assistance after they were not paid on time or in full by the Sky Bet Championship club last month.
    (Times)




















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