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Football Rumours on Friday 23rd February 2018

last updated Friday 23rd February 2018, 9:23 AM

  • Tottenham are willing to sell defender Toby Alderweireld this summer with his desire for a £150,000 weekly wage meaning contract talks have reached deadlock.

  • But Spurs are confident Jan Vertonghen will sign a new one-year deal - his current contract expires at the end of next season.

  • Real Madrid are monitoring Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling, 23, who is yet to begin formal talks with the Premier League leaders about a contract extension. The England international's deal expires in 2020.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Spain goalkeeper David de Gea, 27, is set to commit his future to Manchester United by signing a new deal, ruling out an imminent move to Real Madrid.

  • Senior figures at Real Madrid privately admit they are ready to let Wales forward Gareth Bale, 28, leave this summer.

  • Chelsea are monitoring Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles, 24, and could move for the defender in the summer.
    (Evening Standard)

  • Juventus have reached an agreement to sign Manchester United full-back Matteo Darmian, 28, in the summer.

  • The father of Paris St-Germain forward Neymar remains in contact with Real Madrid president Florentino Perez as he tries to secure a move for the 26-year-old Brazilian.
    (Daily Star)

  • Former Sunderland midfielder Jan Kirchhoff, 27, is in talks to join Championship side Bolton until the end of the season.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Chinese club Dalian Yifang are close to signing West Ham defender Jose Fonte, 34, for £5m. The Portuguese is surplus to requirements under David Moyes.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Belgium winger Yannick Carrasco, 24, is set to leave Atletico Madrid and join Dalian Yifang for 30m euros (£27m). A deal could be completed by the end of this week.

  • Atletico Madrid are interested in signing West Ham defender Reece Oxford, 19, who is on loan at Bundesliga side Borussia Monchengladbach. The Hammers value the England Under-19 international at £12m.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Barcelona have decided not to follow up their interest in Lyon skipper Nabil Fekir. Arsenal have been linked with a £45m move for the 24-year-old midfielder.

  • Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey, 20, wants to continue his development at the Bundesliga club amid interest from a number of Premier League clubs.
    (Daily Star)


  • Pep Guardiola is close to agreeing a new deal with Manchester City which will run until 2021.

  • Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is set to make peace with Chelsea boss Antonio Conte when the Red Devils host the Blues on Sunday. Mourinho said in January he will never be "suspended for match-fixing", having previously made a "clown" remark. Conte responded to Mourinho's comments, calling him "a little man".
    (Daily Mirror)


  • The Football Association will fight Scotland all the way to ensure Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay plays internationally for England.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Cardiff City's players are in line to share a £10m bonus if they secure promotion to the Premier League.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Sunderland owner Ellis Short will give the club away for free if a buyer is prepared to take on its substantial debt.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Sergio Aguero will not press charges against the Wigan fan who clashed with him after Manchester City's shock FA Cup defeat.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba feels harshly treated by Mourinho and wants to feel valued again.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Mourinho told the France international to "have a look at the sign on the door on the way out" after a training-ground meeting.

  • Wembley officials have been told to put a message up on big screens during the Carabao Cup final to tell supporters when VAR reviews are taking place.

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