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Football Rumours on Friday 23rd March 2018

last updated Friday 23rd March 2018, 9:21 AM

  • Gunners striker Lucas Perez, 29, wants to return to the Premier League side after a disappointing loan spell at Deportivo La Coruna. The Spaniard has been mocked by fans after a disappointing season at the La Liga side.

  • Juventus will not move for Arsenal's Spain full-back Hector Bellerin, 23, as they are confident of signing 28-year-old Italian defender Matteo Darmian from Manchester United.

  • Manchester United insiders fear £505k a week star Alexis Sanchez is not a team player and will never fit in at Old Trafford.

  • Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann wants his future resolved before he travels to this summer's World Cup with France. The 27-year-old has been linked with a move to Barcelona.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Tottenham are considering triggering the £3m release clause in Jonny Evans' West Brom contract if the Baggies are relegated. The 30-year-old Northern Ireland defender could also be a target for Arsenal.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 36, will sign a deal worth $1.5m (£1m) with LA Galaxy until the end of the 2019 season after leaving Manchester United.
    (Sports Illustrated)

  • There are concerns at Manchester United over the state of mind of France midfielder Paul Pogba, 25, and 29-year-old Chile winger Alexis Sanchez, with manager Jose Mourinho facing a struggle to revitalise the players.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Atletico Madrid and Slovenia goalkeeper Jan Oblak says he is unsure if he will remain at the club next season. Arsenal are keen on the 25-year-old as a replacement for 35-year-old former Czech Republic international Petr Cech.
    (London Evening Standard)

  • Chelsea's Argentine goalkeeper Willy Caballero, 36, will remain at the club until June 2019, but 25-year-old Thibaut Courtois could still leave. Belgium international Courtois is out of contract at the end of next season.

  • Eight-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt will train with Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund in a session that is open to the public.
    (Yahoo Sports)


  • Paris St-Germain want Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri to replace Unai Emery at the end of the season.

  • Former Swansea boss Paul Clement will become the new Reading manager.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Fulham's Ryan Sessegnon has been told he won't be a late wild-card call-up for the World Cup this summer.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Gareth Southgate is set to snub Harry Kane by making Jordan Henderson England's World Cup captain.
    (Daily Express)

  • Bournemouth midfielder Lewis Cook, 21, will win £17,000 for his grandfather if he plays for England against the Netherlands or Italy.
    (Yorkshire Evening Post)

  • Gareth Bale says becoming Wales' leading scorer feels better than winning the Champions League with Real Madrid.

  • Former Italy midfielder Andrea Pirlo could be given his first coaching role with the national team if either Carlo Ancelotti or Antonio Conte take over as manager.
    (Gazzetta dello Sport)

  • Senior British police officers have expressed astonishment that the FA have scheduled a pre-World Cup away friendly in Amsterdam on Friday night and warned there is a risk of stoking Russian prejudice about England fans if any behave poorly.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Stoke's 29-year-old Dutch defender Erik Pieters has apologised for breaking a curfew and going to a night club the evening before Stoke's match with Everton last weekend.
    (Stoke Sentinel)

  • Former Arsenal midfielder Alexander Hleb, 36, has revealed he will retire at the end of the season after the Belarusian rejoined BATE Borisov for a fifth time.

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