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Football Rumours on Friday 4th February 2022

last updated Friday 04th February 2022, 9:15 AM

  • Tottenham Hotspur will make a move to sign Napoli striker Victor Osimhen in the summer after having an approach for the 23-year-old Nigerian knocked back by the Italian club during the January window.
    (Football Insider)

  • Arsenal are planning to spend up to £180m this summer to sign Wolves' Portugal midfielder Ruben Neves and Everton's England striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin, both 24, plus Real Sociedad's Sweden forward Alexander Isak, 22.

  • Newcastle United will revive their interest in Lille's Sven Botman, 22, if the club avoid relegation from the Premier League after failing to land the Netherlands defender in January.

  • However, Botman is attracting interest from Tottenham, who are also monitoring 22-year-old Inter Milan and Italy defender Alessandro Bastoni, 22, and Croatia's Josko Gvardiol, 20, from RB Leipzig.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Roma are willing to listen to offers of 40m euros (£33.6m) for Italy forward Nicolo Zaniolo, with Juventus and Tottenham among the clubs interested in the 22-year-old.

  • England and West Ham United midfielder Declan Rice, 23, continues to be linked with a return to Chelsea as he reveals his idol growing up in the Blues' academy was former captain John Terry.

  • France midfielder Tanguy Ndombele has said his Tottenham career is "not over" after the 25-year-old returned to Lyon on loan on deadline day.
    (RMC Sport)

  • Arsenal have been handed a boost in their pursuit of Lille midfielder Renato Sanches by the player's interest in the Premier League.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 36, will wait until Manchester United announce the identity of their new manager before deciding if he will stay at Old Trafford.

  • Thomas Tuchel has reportedly asked Chelsea's board to fund a move for Real Madrid defender Eder Militao.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • West Ham will target Arsenal's France Under-21 centre-back William Saliba, 20, who is on loan with Marseille, in the summer. Saliba has also been linked with Inter Milan, AC Milan and Real Madrid.
    (Sport Witness)

  • Brazil winger Douglas Costa, 31, has turned down an approach from Flamengo in his homeland and agreed to join MLS side LA Galaxy on a six-month loan from Juventus, followed by a permanent two-year deal.
    (Fabrizio Romano)


  • Steve Bruce has been confirmed as West Brom's new manager on an 18-month contract.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Roy Keane is set to be interviewed by Sunderland for the vacant manager's position at the Stadium of Light.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Everton have appointed Ashley Cole, a former team-mate of new Toffees manager Frank Lampard with Chelsea and England, as a first-team coach.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Ex-Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane, 49, is yet to agree to become Mauricio Pochettino's successor as Paris St-Germain boss as he is waiting to see if Didier Deschamps will leave his role as France coach.
    (RMC Sport)


  • Leeds United are confident of tying Brazil winger Raphinha down to a new contract that would make the 25-year-old the highest-paid player at Elland Road.
    (Football Insider)

  • Former Arsenal and Brazil midfielder Willian, 33, walked away from the club and £20m in wages when he returned to Corinthians last summer.
    (Four Four Two)

  • Football's future inclusion in the Olympic Games has been placed in doubt if FIFA pushes ahead with proposals for a biennial World Cup.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • New Saint-Etienne signing Joris Gnagnon was mistaken for a security guard after turning up for his first training session 20kg overweight.
    (Daily Star)

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