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Football Rumours on Friday 6th September 2019

last updated Friday 06th September 2019, 8:41 AM


  • Paris St-Germain defender Thomas Meunier, 27, has refused to rule out a January transfer. the Belgium international is out of contract next summer and has been linked with Arsenal and Manchester United.

  • Tottenham's summer attempt to sign Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes failed because of the "difficult" structure of the offer, says the Portuguese club's president. Spurs were willing to pay £40m up front for the 24-year-old, with another £18m if they had won the Premier League and Champions League.
    (London Evening Standard)

  • Tottenham will again be offered the chance to sign £65m-rated Juventus and Argentina forward Paulo Dybala, 25, when the transfer window reopens in January after failing to complete a deal in the summer.
    (Daily Star)

  • Atletico Madrid are set to move for Spurs and Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen, 27, in January.
    (Daily Express)

  • Manchester United have contacted Paul Pogba's agent to discuss extending the France midfielder's contract beyond 2021. The 26-year-old was linked with a move to Real Madrid in the summer.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Manchester City will target a new centre-back in January even if injured France defender Aymeric Laporte, 25, is close to a return.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Juventus are interested in three Manchester United players - 28-year-old Spain goalkeeper David de Gea, Ivory Coast centre-back Eric Bailly, 25, and Serbia midfielder Nemanja Matic, 31 - and could bid for the players next summer.
    (Gazzetta Dello Sport)

  • Chelsea's 32-year-old France striker Olivier Giroud has opened the door for a potential move to Major League Soccer in the United States.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Manchester United sent scouts to watch defender Ruben Dias, 22, during Benfica's 4-0 win over Braga last weekend. The Portugal international is also wanted by Wolves.
    (Birmingham Mail)

  • Liverpool are among the clubs scouting 20-year-old Villarreal and Nigeria winger Samuel Chukwueze.

  • Inter Milan enquired about Borussia Dortmund's Germany midfielder Mario Gotze in August and could move for the 27-year-old in January.
    (La Gazzetta dello Sport)

  • Derby's Polish defender Krystian Bielik, 21, says AC Milan wanted to sign him before he moved from Arsenal to the Rams in the summer.
    (Derby Telegraph)

  • Lincoln boss Danny Cowley has denied he has held talks with Sheffield Wednesday.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane is delighted with forward Gareth Bale's change of attitude and believes the 30-year-old Wales international could, along with Belgium winger Eden Hazard, become a key part of his new Bernabeu project.

  • Manchester City right-back Kyle Walker, 29, is worried about his England future after being left out of manager Gareth Southgate's squad for Euro 2020 qualifiers against Bulgaria and Kosovo.
    (Daily Star)

  • David McGoldrick's first international goal rescued a vital point for the Republic of Ireland as they drew 1-1 with Switzerland.
    (Sky Sports)

  • A horror own goal from Kevin Malget was enough to give an experimental Northern Ireland side a 1-0 victory over Luxembourg in their Windsor Park friendly.
    (Sky Sports)

  • David de Gea was told last month that he was no longer Spain's No 1.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Arsene Wenger is set for a return to football as a technical director for FIFA.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Armenia midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan, 30, says he left Arsenal to join Roma on loan because of a lack of playing time with the Gunners.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Gareth Bale says he expects "plenty more turbulence" before there is a "conclusion" on his future at Real.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Dutch winger Tahith Chong, 19, says he is in talks with Manchester United over a new contract at Old Trafford.
    (Daily Star)

  • Aston Villa's sale of Villa Park is to be probed by the Premier League to check if it breached financial fair play regulations.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Manchester City's owners have moved closer to adding an Indian team to their global stable of seven clubs.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Diego Maradona has been appointed head coach of Argentinian club Gimnasia on a contract until the end of the season.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Derby County have defended their £80m valuation of Pride Park in the wake of an independent investigation initiated by the English Football League.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Sheffield Wednesday forward Fernando Forestieri has failed in his appeal to overturn a six-game FA ban for using "abusive" language in a match against Mansfield.
    (Sky Sports)

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