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Football Rumours on Friday 25th December 2020

last updated Friday 25th December 2020, 9:49 AM


  • Atletico Madrid are weighing up trying to sign 23-year-old Arsenal and England defender Ainsley Maitland-Niles on loan in January.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Manchester City and Tottenham are monitoring 29-year-old Atalanta and Netherlands midfielder Marten de Roon, who had a spell at Middlesbrough earlier in his career.
    (90 Min)

  • Chelsea left-back Marcos Alonso is also a target for Atletico Madrid, with the 29-year-old Spain international having struggled for first-team football at Stamford Bridge this season.
    (Football London)

  • Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to sign a centre-half next year but is unlikely to join the race for 28-year-old Bayern Munich and Austria defender David Alaba, whose contract runs out in the summer.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • AC Milan boss Stefano Pioli wants Turkey midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu, who has been linked with Manchester United, to stay at the club as talks over a new deal with the 26-year-old take place.

  • Feyenoord manager Dick Advocaat has ruled out a move for Everton and Turkey striker Cenk Tosun, 29.
    (Sport Witness)

  • Barcelona have rejected claims they are interested in signing 28-year-old Arsenal and Germany centre-back Shkodran Mustafi.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Chelsea have joined Manchester United in showing an interest in 19-year-old Ecuador midfielder Moises Caicedo, who plays for Independiente del Valle.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Napoli will listen to offers for Spain midfielder Fabian Ruiz after talks over a new contract with the 24-year-old stall.

  • Paris St-Germain's sacking of coach Thomas Tuchel has complicated Real Madrid's hopes of signing France striker Kylian Mbappe, 22, from the Ligue1 champions next summer.


  • Fulham boss Scott Parker will not be in the dugout on Boxing Day after a member of his household tested positive for Covid-19.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa has accused sections of the media of trying to destabilise his side by continuing to question his style of play.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Thomas Tuchel has been sacked by Paris Saint-Germain, four months after taking them to the Champions League final.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is the main contender to take over at Paris St-Germain after Thomas Tuchel was sacked. It is understood PSG's players have been told that the Argentine, 48, will be joining the club.
    (BBC Sports)


  • Sunderland's takeover has moved a step closer after an agreement was struck for Kyril Louis-Dreyfus to acquire Stewart Donald's controlling interest.
    (Sky Sports)

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