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Football Rumours on Friday 6th March 2020

last updated Friday 06th March 2020, 8:08 AM



TRANSFER RUMOURS

  • Arsenal have opened talks over a £23m summer move for Feyenoord's Turkey Under-21 midfielder Orkun Kokcu, 19.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Arsenal are interested in bringing in Gent's 20-year-old Canada forward Jonathan David if Gabon international Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leaves in the summer.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Arsenal and Everton both missed out on the chance to sign Napoli's Belgium striker Dries Mertens, 32, in the transfer window, with a release clause for foreign clubs only expiring on 10 January.
    (Daily Star)


  • Everton are in talks to sign Lille's Brazilian centre-back Gabriel Magalhaes, 22, who was linked with Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur in January.
    (Independent)


  • The Toffees are also in the race to sign Celtic's Odsonne Edouard, 22, after conducting several scouting trips to see the France Under-21 forward.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is keen to sign Chelsea's Scottish midfielder Billy Gilmour, 18, after his man-of-the-match display against Liverpool in the FA Cup.
    (Daily Express)


  • Manchester United's 30-year-old Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo, who is on loan from Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua, could be offered a permanent deal at Old Trafford.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Chelsea are considering a move for Trabzonspor's 23-year-old Turkish goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir - who has also been linked with Liverpool - as a replacement for Spaniard Kepa Arrizabalaga, 25.
    (Daily Express)


  • The Premier League's homegrown player rule could interrupt Liverpool's plans to bring in a number of targets in the summer, including RB Leipzig's Germany forward Timo Werner, 24.
    (Liverpool Echo)


  • England winger Jadon Sancho rejected a £30,000-per-week offer at Manchester City to join Borussia Dortmund.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Leicester City have been linked with a move for 25-year-old Marseille's French midfielder Morgan Sanson.
    (Leicester Mercury)




MANAGEMENT STUFF
  • Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has denied contacting Real Madrid to try to sign on-loan Spain midfielder Dani Ceballos, 23, on a permanent basis.
    (Marca)


  • Barnsley head coach Gerhard Struber is confident that former England Under-20 midfielder Alex Mowatt, 25, will sign a new deal in the next few days.
    (Yorkshire Post)


  • Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti has been fined £8,000 after accepting an FA misconduct charge, but will not face a touchline ban.
    (Sky Sports)




INTERNATIONAL STUFF
  • England's Euro 2020 preparations are set to be disrupted by the coronavirus outbreak, with the FA increasingly resigned to cancelling the friendly against Italy at Wembley on March 27.
    (Daily Mail)


  • The French Football Federation has received written confirmation from Paris St-Germain that they do not want their France striker Kylian Mbappe, 21, involved in this summer's Olympic Games in Japan.
    (ESPN)




OTHER STUFF
  • Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira fractured his right ankle in Monday's FA Cup win at Portsmouth with no date set for his return.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Tottenham are ready to offer English midfielder Oliver Skipp, 19, a new contract.
    (Football Insider)


  • Tottenham defender Eric Dier feared for his brother's safety and expects a major ban after his Tottenham fan altercation.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Tottenham have claimed they are close to identifying the fan who aimed "horrendous" abuse at Eric Dier.
    (Sun)


  • Everton's English striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin, 22, is ready to commit his future to the Toffees by signing a new long-term contract until 2025.
    (Times)


  • Premier League clubs are turning their back on tours to the Far East as the coronavirus outbreak threatens their pre-season preparations this summer.
    (Sun)


  • Coronavirus could kill off lower league clubs if they are forced to play behind closed doors.
    (Sun)


  • UEFA will introduce thicker lines for offside decisions reviewed by VAR in the Champions League and Europa League from next season.
    (Sky Sports)


  • The Premier League has banned players and match officials from shaking hands from this weekend until further notice on medical advice.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Real Madrid forward Eden Hazard successfully underwent surgery on his right ankle in the United States on Thursday.
    (Sky Sports)




















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