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Football Rumours on Friday 3rd January 2020

last updated Sunday 05th January 2020, 8:45 AM



TRANSFER RUMOURS

  • Arsenal lead the race to sign Juventus' 21-year-old centre back Merih Demiral. The Gunners hope a £42.5m bid will beat interest from Manchester United, AC Milan, Atletico Madrid and Schalke.
    (Sun)


  • Gabon forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 30, has outlined his commitment to Arsenal and cooled talk of a January exit.
    (London Evening Standard)


  • Arsenal have joined the January battle to sign Bournemouth and Netherlands defender Nathan Ake, 24.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Arsenal and Tottenham are both interested in Atletico Madrid's French international winger Thomas Lemar, 24.
    (Foot Mercato)


  • Leicester have moved ahead of Arsenal in the race to sign Juventus and Italy defender Daniele Rugani, 25.
    (Daily Express)


  • Rangers face a fight to keep Glen Kamara after Sheffield United became the latest club to show interest in the midfielder. Arsenal, Brighton, Crystal Palace, Burnley, Aston Villa and Leeds are also keen.
    (Sun)


  • Inter Milan are one of several clubs to have contacted the representatives of Tottenham and Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen. The 27-year-old is out of contract in the summer.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Ajax have ruled out a move for Tottenham and Belgium defender Jan Vertonghen because the 32-year-old is too expensive.
    (De Telegraaf)


  • Chelsea and Tottenham are in contact with Kalidou Koulibaly's agent as transfer talks ramp up over a potential £100m deal for the Napoli star.
    (Daily Star)


  • Chelsea have had a £34m bid for Moussa Dembele rejected, with Lyon confident of keeping hold of their striker in the transfer window.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Middlesbrough have signed Manchester City winger Patrick Roberts on loan until the end of the season.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Paul Pogba's Manchester United career is over with the club determined to sell him. Real Madrid could be the 26-year-old' midfielder's next destination, possibly with Toni Kroos, 29, going the other way.
    (Sun)


  • Manchester United have made Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish, 24, and Leicester and England midfielder James Maddison, 23, their top transfer targets for January.
    (Independent)


  • Juventus and Germany midfielder Emre Can, 25, and Newcastle midfielder Sean Longstaff, 22, are also being considered by Manchester United.
    (ESPN)


  • Manchester United are also keen on Norwich's 21-year-old playmaker Todd Cantwell, but face competition from Manchester City and Tottenham for the £30m-rated midfielder.
    (Daily Mail)


  • West Ham are keen on signing 23-year-old Brazilian striker Gabigol from Inter Milan for £20m after he impressed on loan at Flamengo.
    (Sun)


  • Aston Villa are planning a loan move for Chelsea's Belgium striker Michy Batshuayi, 26, with a view to a permanent deal.
    (Footmercato)


  • Aston Villa are also interested in Chelsea's France forward Olivier Giroud, 33.
    (Sun)


  • Chelsea have had a 40m euros (£34m) bid turned down for Lyon's 23-year-old French striker Moussa Dembele.
    (Footmercato)


  • Aston Villa are considering making a bid for Stoke's England goalkeeper Jack Butland, 26.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Southampton are interested in signing Real Valladolid's Ghanaian centre-back Mohammed Salisu, 20.
    (Sky Sports)


  • West Ham have had an undisclosed bid rejected by Middlesbrough for their former goalkeeper Darren Randolph, the 32-year-old Republic of Ireland international.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Sheffield United are preparing a £17m move for Olympiakos and Guinea midfielder Mady Camara, 22.
    (Daily Star)


  • Benfica are open to receiving offers for Portugal midfielder Gedson Fernandes. The 20-year-old is a target for Manchester United.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Fenerbahce sporting director Damien Comolli - formerly with Tottenham and Liverpool - has told Derby boss Phillip Cocu that Netherlands midfielder Ferdi Kadioglu, 20, is not available this month.
    (Teamtalk)


  • Sunderland are among a trio of League One sides who have made a move to sign Bristol City's English winger Hakeeb Adelakun, 23, on loan this month.
    (Football Insider)


  • Brighton striker Glen Murray, 36, could leave the club to join Championship side Nottingham Forest.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Alan Pardew wants to make Sheffield United's English midfielder Ravel Morrison, 26, his first signing at new club ADO Den Haag.
    (Sky Sports)




MANAGEMENT STUFF
  • Macclesfield manager Daryl McMahon has resigned after 25 games in charge of the League Two strugglers.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Former Arsenal chief scout Steve Rowley is a candidate for West Ham to replace Mario Husillos as director of football.
    (Daily Telegraph)




OTHER STUFF
  • Arsenal defender Calum Chambers will be out for between six and nine months after rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee against Chelsea.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Manchester City will offer a new one-year contract extension to Brazil midfielder Fernandinho, 34.
    (Sun)


  • Roland Duchatelet's ownership of Charlton is at an end after East Street Investments completed a takeover of the club.
    (Sky Sports)


  • World players' union Fifpro has urged the game's authorities to address global fixture congestion following 53 different injuries in the Premier League's festive period.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Aberdeen's former Manchester City defender Shay Logan has revealed that he has been secretly training to become a plumber.
    (Sun)




















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