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Football Rumours on Friday 29th November 2019

last updated Friday 29th November 2019, 8:37 AM


  • Arsenal are planning a 42m euro (£35m) offer for Real Madrid's 28-year-old Colombia midfielder James Rodriguez, who is believed to favour a move to Inter Milan or Paris St-Germain.

  • AC Milan remain keen to sign 21-year-old Juventus and Turkey defender Merih Demiral, who has been linked with Manchester City and Arsenal.

  • Tottenham Hotspur target Bruno Fernandes is still keen to leave Sporting Lisbon, despite signing a new contract with a release clause of £85m. There is an agreement allowing the 25-year-old Portuguese midfielder's exit if an offer of 70m euros (£60m) arrives.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho tried to sign 19-year-old Spurs and England Under-21 left-back Ryan Sessegnon three times from Fulham while he was Manchester United manager.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Borussia Dortmund are willing to listen to offers for England winger Jadon Sancho, 19, as early as January.

  • Red Bull Salzburg sporting director Christoph Freund has denied RB Leipzig have a clause allowing them to buy 19-year-old Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland, who has been linked with Manchester United.

  • Manchester United have dropped their interest in Juventus' 33-year-old former Croatia striker Mario Mandzukic.
    (The Athletic)

  • Borussia Dortmund are targeting Mandzukic, plus Juventus and Germany midfielder Emre Can, 25, in January.

  • Paris St-Germain forward and France World Cup winner Kylian Mbappe, 20, will join Real Madrid.
    (Le Parisien)

  • Real Madrid are prepared to offer £73m plus James Rodriguez and Mariano to Manchester United for Paul Pogba and could make an offer in January.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Real Madrid's Uruguay midfielder Fede Valverde, 21, has signed a contract extension until 2025 with a 750m euro (£640m) release clause.

  • Flamengo have opened discussions with Atletico Madrid's Brazil-born former Chelsea forward Diego Costa, 31.

  • Minnesota United's Canadian goalkeeper Dayne St. Clair, 22, is set for a two-week trial at Aston Villa.
    (Birmingham Mail)

  • Roy Hodgson says he would not guarantee Liverpool's England Under-21 striker Rhian Brewster, 19, games at Crystal Palace despite talk of a loan approach in January.

  • Burnley boss Sean Dyche says it is too early to know whether England midfielder Danny Drinkwater, 29, will be at the club beyond January. Drinkwater is on loan from Chelsea but has not played for the Clarets' first team since suffering ankle ligament damage in a nightclub fight in September.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Hull City owner Assem Allam insists the club would resist offers of up to £20m for Newcastle United target Jarrod Bowen, the 22-year-old English forward, in the January window.
    (Newcastle Chronicle)

  • West Ham's Ghana-born goalkeeper Joseph Anang, 19, has been promoted to first-team training before Saturday's Premier League trip to Chelsea.
    (Football Insider)

  • Everton are targeting Nottingham Forest's English defender Joe Worrall, 22.
    (Football Insider)

  • Arsenal assistant coach Freddie Ljungberg could take over the Gunners on a temporary basis if the club decide to sack manager Unai Emery.

  • Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola have both been inducted into the LMA Hall of Fame.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Jack Wilshere is taking the first steps to follow Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard into management.
    (Daily Express)

  • West Ham United manager Manuel Pellegrini has two games to save his job after a run of eight matches without a win.
    (Daily Mail)

  • West Ham would have to pay around £15m if they were to sack manager Manuel Pellegrini and his backroom staff.
    (Daily Star)

  • Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson said the Eagles tried to sign CSKA Moscow's Russian striker Fedor Chalov, 21, last summer but could not agree a deal.
    (Sport Witness)

  • Jermain Defoe is prepared to take a pay cut in order to extend his stay at Rangers beyond the end of the season when his loan from Bournemouth expires.

  • Chelsea will hold further talks with Brazil winger Willian, 31, over his future after the player claimed he has not been offered a new contract, despite the club's insistence that he has.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • ) Newcastle winger Matt Ritchie has undergone a second operation on an ankle injury and is not expected to return to action until January.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Liverpool fear Brazil midfielder Fabinho, 26, will be out for four to six weeks with the ankle injury he sustained against Napoli in the Champions League on Wednesday.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Liverpool striker Sadio Mane is set to sign a massive boot deal worth at least £10m.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Blackpool are investigating an incident at their EFL Trophy match against Scunthorpe in which a fan appeared to be punched by a steward.

  • Richard Keogh’s appeal against his sacking has been turned down by Derby, but the defender will continue to fight against it.
    (Sky Sports)

  • City Football Group (CFG) have bought a majority stake in Mumbai City FC, making them the eighth club in the group's network.
    (Sky Sports)

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