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Football Rumours on Friday 25th November 2016

last updated Friday 25th November 2016, 8:59 AM

  • Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany's latest injury has put the 30-year-old Belgium defender's future in doubt, with the club ready to sanction the signing of a centre-back in the January transfer window.
    ( Guardian )

  • Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is set to go back to former club Chelsea to try to sign Brazil forward Willian, 28.
    ( Daily Star )

  • Stoke could lose on-loan Manchester City striker Wilfried Bony in January as the 27-year-old Ivory Coast international has a clause in his contract allowing him to be sold to Chinese clubs.
    ( Daily Telegraph )

  • Manchester City want to sign Ajax and Denmark forward Kasper Dolberg. The 19-year-old has scored 12 goals in the Dutch league this season.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Manchester United's out-of-favour German midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger, 32, has been offered a three-year deal by MLS side Chicago Fire.
    ( GoalUSA )

  • Atletico Madrid are preparing a £30m bid for Monaco midfielder Thomas Lemar, 21, because they fear their France forward Antoine Griezmann, 25, will move to Manchester United next summer.
    ( Squawka )

  • United need to sign a world-class striker if they are to move forward, says former Red Devils and England frontman Michael Owen.
    ( Daily Star )

  • Chelsea will open contract talks with Spain forward Diego Costa, 28, and Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, 24, in the new year.
    ( Evening Standard )

  • Burnley boss Sean Dyche has not ruled out re-signing midfielder Joey Barton. The 34-year-old is training with the Premier League club after his contract with Rangers was terminated.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Derby County midfielder Will Hughes, 21, is set to leave, after rejecting the offer of a new contract.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Brighton and Hove Albion will not sell midfielder Dale Stephens, 26, in January despite interest from Celtic.
    ( The Argus )


  • Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe will be a contender to succeed Arsene Wenger when the Arsenal manager decides to leave, says former Gunners goalkeeper Bob Wilson.
    ( Daily Echo )

  • Huddersfield manager David Wagner has rejected a return to the Bundesliga with Werder Bremen or Ingolstadt and pledged to finish the job with the Championship club.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is close to accepting a role among Anfield's academy coaching staff after announcing his retirement from playing.
    ( Daily Telegraph )

  • Former Leeds and Liverpool winger Harry Kewell, 38, is coaching Watford's Under-23s but is open to a role in his native Australia's A-League.
    ( Guardian )

  • The Premier League is investigating allegations over Manchester City's recruitment of academy players.
    ( Times )

  • Swansea City's Spain striker Fernando Llorente, 31, must improve, says boss Bob Bradley.
    ( Wales Online )

  • Bob Bradley has ordered Swansea striker Fernando Llorente to silence his agent after comments last week.
    ( Daily Express )


  • Arsenal's Spain right-back Hector Bellerin, 21, is set to return to light training next week as he recovers from an ankle injury.
    ( Sun )

  • Tottenham Hotspur will play their Europa League games at Wembley after being knocked out of the Champions League.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Chelsea are only top of the league because of their easier fixture schedule and absence from European competition, according to Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino.
    ( Times )

  • Leicester City have banned a section of their fans from using 'clappers' amid claims they endangered supporters' safety.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Former Liverpool winger El Hadji-Diouf, 35, has criticised former team-mate Steven Gerrard following the midfielder's retirement.
    ( Daily Mail )

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