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Football Rumours on Friday 20th October 2023

last updated Friday 20th October 2023, 10:10 AM


  • Manchester United winger Jadon Sancho will be transfer listed unless he apologises to manager Erik ten Hag. The 23-year-old has been left out of the United squad since the loss to Arsenal last month for not meeting training standards.

  • Sancho's former club Borussia Dortmund and Italian side Juventus have contacted the player's representatives about a potential transfer.
    (London Evening Standard)

  • Liverpool are making moves for highly-rated midfielder Jamal Musiala with the 20-year-old unhappy he is not a guaranteed starter at Bayern Munich.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Chelsea are set to activate an option to extend 21-year-old Ian Maatsen's contract until summer 2025 as the Blues hope to dissuade the left-back from joining Barcelona.
    (London Evening Standard)

  • Only a "sensational offer" would convince Rangers to sell Jack Butland, 30, to Championship side Birmingham City, with new manager Wayne Rooney making the ex-England goalkeeper his top transfer target.
    (Birmingham Live)

  • Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish has said the Premier League is discussing bringing in a cap on what clubs can spend on wages.

  • Inter Miami head coach Gerardo Martino has confirmed his side's interest in Uruguay striker Luis Suarez and hopes to lure the 36-year-old, currently playing for Gremio in Brazil, to the MLS in January.

  • But Barcelona's sporting director Deco remains adamant Messi will eventually return to his former club.

  • Saudi Arabian club Al-Ettifaq are set to sign free agent Jesse Lingard. The 30-year-old ex-Manchester United midfielder, who is training with Steven Gerrard's side, has been without a club since leaving Nottingham Forest this summer.


  • Roma manager Jose Mourinho is set for a shock return to Real Madrid this summer, replacing current Los Blancos boss Carlo Ancelotti, who will take over as Brazil head coach.
    (Mundo Deportivo)


  • Newcastle United boss Eddie Howe does not want to be the next England manager despite the Football Association putting him on a shortlist of potential candidates to replace Gareth Southgate.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Australia could be granted hosting rights to the 2029 Club World Cup by FIFA in return for stepping aside from the contest to host the 2034 World Cup in favour of Saudi Arabia.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Sheffield United boss Paul Heckingbottom does not think Chris Basham's horror injury will be career-threatening.

  • Manchester United will offer one-year contract extensions to defenders Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Victor Lindelof, as well as agreeing a new deal with midfielder Hannibal Mejbri.
    (Manchester Evening News)

  • Sir Jim Ratcliffe's proposed deal to purchase a 25% stake in Manchester United is unlikely be completed in time for the opening of the January transfer window, stunting the side's ability to spend big this winter.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Everton have been reported to the Premier League and are facing legal action for allegedly failing to pay an agent fee related to a recent international signing.
    (Daily Mail)

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