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Football Rumours on Friday 19th November 2021

last updated Friday 19th November 2021, 9:47 AM


  • Tottenham manager Antonio Conte is interested in Everton's England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, 27. The Italian is said to be lining up a replacement for 35-year-old Frenchman Hugo Lloris, who is in the final year of his contract at Spurs.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Spurs are also interested in Bayern Munich and France midfielder Corentin Tolisso but could face competition from Internazionale for the 27-year-old.

  • Manchester City are close to signing Barcelona and Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong, 24, for £75m.

  • Chelsea are planning a move for 17-year-old Barcelona midfielder Gavi. The Spaniard, whose contract runs until the summer of 2023, has a release clause of £42m with Chelsea looking to make a move.

  • Meanwhile, Chelsea are unlikely to loan out Moroccan winger Hakim Ziyech, 28, in January.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Newcastle are prepared to give Borussia Dortmund midfielder Axel Witsel a huge £190,000 a week contract, which would blow Juventus' offer out of the water, say reports.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Arsenal are only willing to offer French striker Alexandre Lacazette, 30, a short-term contract to keep him at the club for another season.

  • Roma could reopen talks to sign Arsenal and Switzerland midfielder Granit Xhaka, 29.
    (Corriere dello Sport)

  • Newcastle United have received a boost in their pursuit of Bayern Munich defender Niklas Sule. The 26-year-old German wants to leave the Bundesliga side and is out of contract at the end of the season.

  • Belgium head coach Roberto Martinez believes his team's forward Eden Hazard is "sad" at Real Madrid. The 30-year-old has been linked with former club Chelsea and Newcastle.


  • Manchester United have denied suggestions they are interested in Frenchman Zinedine Zidane, 49, replacing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Old Trafford.

  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer held crisis talks with his senior players - including Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes - on Thursday as he tried to salvage Manchester United's season - and save his job.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Brendan Rodgers has distanced himself from speculation linking him with the Manchester United job and branded the rumours as "disrespectful" to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Burnley manager Sean Dyche says English centre-back James Tarkowski, 28, is "clear minded" and "focused" despite interest from Newcastle, West Ham and Tottenham.
    (Burnley Express)

  • Rangers have appointed Giovanni van Bronckhorst as manager, subject to receipt of a work permit.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Jesse Lingard’s contract talks with Manchester United are on hold after discussions over a new deal have so far failed to find a resolution.
    (Sky Sports)

  • The EFL have accepted the need for independent regulation of football for the first time ahead of the publication of the government's fan-led review next week in a dramatic move that will increase tensions with the Premier League.
    (Daily Mail)

  • The Premier League has agreed a new six-year deal with NBC that will see it remain the competition's official broadcast partner in the US until 2028.
    (Sky Sports)

  • The Premier League has announced it will provide additional funding for sides in League One, League Two and the 66 clubs in the three National League divisions.
    (Sky Sports)

  • AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic looks set to extend his stay at the Serie A club. The 40-year-old Swede, who re-joined the club in January last year, is out of contract in the summer but will sign a new contract until June 2023.
    (Football Italia)

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