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Football Rumours on Friday 8th September 2017

last updated Friday 08th September 2017, 8:33 AM

  • Arsenal are confident they can revive a £92m deal for Monaco and France midfielder Thomas Lemar, 21, in January.
    (Daily Star)

  • The Gunners are also interested in signing Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller, 27, with Chelsea, Liverpool and Juventus all keen on the Germany international.

  • Slovakia midfielder and Manchester United target Marek Hamsik, 30, admits it "would be hard" to reject an offer from the Manchester United.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • West Ham are planning a January move for Sporting Lisbon and Portugal midfielder William Carvalho, 25, despite an ongoing row over this summer's failed deal.

  • Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo says he is hopeful Chelsea and Spain striker Diego Costa, 28, will return to the club in January.

  • Lille turned down the chance to sign Netherlands international Vincent Janssen, 23, because coach Marcelo Bielsa had doubts about the Tottenham striker's technique.
    (Evening Standard)

  • Valencia considered a loan move for Tottenham midfielder Moussa Sissoko, 28, during the summer but instead opted to sign 21-year-old Manchester United player Andreas Pereira.

  • Paris St-Germain forward Julian Draxler has told his Germany team-mates he wanted to join Barcelona in the summer. The 23-year-old was linked with Arsenal.

  • Napoli midfielder Marek Hamsik, 30, says the chance to move to Manchester United would prompt the toughest decision of his career.
    (Daily Star)

  • Barcelona are interested in Marseille's French attacker Maxime Lopez, 19.
    (Mundo Deportivo)

  • Hull City were close to signing Leicester City striker Ahmed Musa, 24, on loan on transfer deadline day.
    (Hull Daily Mail)

  • Derby County are looking at free agents after 27-year-old Dutch midfielder Maikel Kieftenbeld's collapsed transfer from Birmingham.
    (Derby Telegraph)

  • Celtic captain Scott Brown, 32, is set to agree to a new contract with the Scottish champions.
    (Daily Record)


  • Arsene Wenger will finally tell his Arsenal players today that their performance in the humiliating defeat by Liverpool before the international break was unacceptable.

  • Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has approved a new nickname for Ben Woodburn, and says the 17-year-old forward will play for several age groups at the club to aid his development.
    (Liverpool Echo)

  • Former West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce believes the club's former midfielder Ravel Morrison is "the biggest waste of talent" he has worked with. Morrison, 24, joined Mexican club Atlas on transfer deadline day.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is expected to hold talks with the club in November about extending his contract.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Liverpool attacking midfielder Philippe Coutinho, 25, will not be given an instant recall because manager Jurgen Klopp says the Brazil international is short of fitness.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Huddersfield boss David Wagner reckons English youngsters are better than European rivals.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Tottenham have offered a first look at their ambitious plans to include the world's first dividing retractable football pitch in their new stadium.
    (Evening Standard)

  • A group of Peru fans celebrated their World Cup qualifying win over Ecuador at a funeral.

  • Everton striker Oumar Niasse is back in first-team contention. The 27-year-old has played just seven times for the Toffees since joining for £13.5m in February 2016.
    (Liverpool Echo)

  • Telegraph football correspondent Jason Burt has told BBC Radio 5 live that striker Kylian Mbappe, who has joined Paris St-Germain from Monaco on loan with a view to a permanent £166m transfer, is the most mature 18-year-old he has ever met.
    (BBC Radio 5 live)

  • West Ham United defender James Collins taunted team-mate Andy Carroll by posting a video of him nutmegging the striker during a training drill.

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