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Football Rumours on Friday 18th November 2022

last updated Friday 18th November 2022, 9:06 AM

  • Fulham, Bayer Leverkusen and Villarreal are interested in signing Portugal right-back Cedric Soares, 31, from Arsenal in January.

  • Tottenham will have to act quickly to snap up Empoli goalkeeper Guglielmo Vicario in January, according to reports in Italy, with Juventus set to make their move for the 26-year-old and Roma also interested.
    (Daily Express)

  • A January deal could be on the cards for Liverpool to sign 19-year-old England midfielder Jude Bellingham from Borussia Dortmund.
    (Football Insider)

  • Barcelona are reported to be keeping tabs on Arsenal youngster Charlie Patino, who has impressed during a loan spell with Championship club Blackpool so far this season.
    (Daily Express)

  • Liverpool and Juventus are monitoring the ongoing contract negotiations between England midfielder Mason Mount, 23, and Chelsea.

  • Liverpool have sent scouts to the World Cup to watch Athletic Bilbao striker Nico Williams, 20, in action for Spain.

  • Bayer Leverkusen are keeping their fingers crossed Chelsea will not recall Callum Hudson-Odoi from his loan spell in January.


  • John Askey says York City bosses asked him to go to the printer to collect a file which turned out to be a letter telling him he had been sacked from his role as head coach.

  • Former Tottenham, Southampton and Paris St-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino says he would be "open to everything" when asked if he would be interested in becoming England manager.


  • Gareth Southgate excluded Ivan Toney from England's World Cup squad on "footballing grounds", according to the Football Association's chief executive Mark Bullingham.

  • Senegal forward Sadio Mane is out of the World Cup due to a leg injury he sustained while playing for Bayern Munich.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Poland's national team were escorted by fighter jets on their way to Qatar for the World Cup.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Argentina and Uruguay have each taken 900kg of meat to Qatar so players and staff can have a taste of home during the World Cup.

  • Qataris want Fifa to reverse the decision to allow beer to be sold at all stadiums which will host World Cup matches.

  • FIFA are facing criticism over a decision not to provide water fountains at venues, including fan parks and fan zones, sparking fears that 33 degree temperatures could lead to visitors suffering heatstroke and severe dehydration while queueing for bottled water.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Leicester City believe they can reach a deal with Belgium midfielder Youri Tielemans to stop the 25-year-old leaving on a free when his contract runs out in the summer.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Chelsea view midfielder Mason Mount as a future club captain but his current deal makes the Blues Academy graduate one of the lowest-paid players in the squad.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Liverpool owner Fenway Sports Group has confirmed Jurgen Klopp's key executive ally Michael Gordon is "stepping back" from day-to-day duties in a significant power shift at Anfield.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • The disgraced former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner has claimed he is still confident of avoiding extradition from Trinidad to the United States despite losing an appeal to the Privy Council in London.

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