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Football Rumours on Friday 8th September 2023

last updated Friday 08th September 2023, 9:31 AM


  • Bournemouth rejected a late £20m bid from Tottenham for English defender Lloyd Kelly before the window closed, and Spurs could be joined by Liverpool and Newcastle United in wanting to sign the 24-year-old in January.
    (90 Min)

  • Liverpool reportedly made a £100m bid for Newcastle and Brazil midfielder Bruno Guimaraes, 25, just before the transfer window closed on 1 September.

  • Chelsea had a £23m bid for Norwegian winger Antonio Nusa rejected by Club Brugge on transfer deadline day and will face increased competition for the 18-year-old in the future as he is being watched by at least 20 other clubs.
    (London Evening Standard)

  • Midfielder Jesse Lingard, 30, was set to play for West Ham in a behind-closed-doors friendly against Ipswich on Thursday, with the Hammers considering whether to offer a contract to the England international, a free agent after leaving Nottingham Forest at the end of last season.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Manchester United winger Jadon Sancho was a late target for Al-Ettifaq before the Saudi Pro League window closed on Thursday as they tried to sign the 23-year-old England international on loan.
    (CBS Sports)

  • However, Al-Ettifaq failed to land Sancho as Manchester United wanted to put a £50m obligation to buy the player in the deal.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Saudi Pro League clubs believe their pursuit of Liverpool and Egypt forward Mohamed Salah, 31, is only on hold despite Al-Ittihad failing to sign him before their transfer window closed on Thursday.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Former England striker Wayne Rooney, 37, is a possible candidate to manage Birmingham City if current boss John Eustace, who has been linked with Swansea and Rangers, leaves the club.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Former Brighton and Chelsea manager Graham Potter, 48, has turned down the chance to replace Laurent Blanc at French club Lyon.
    (90 Min)

  • Lyon are set to consider ex-Wolves and Spain boss Julen Lopetegui, and Lille manager Paulo Fonseca for the role.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Wales played out a goalless draw with South Korea in an international friendly in Cardiff on Thursday night.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Manager Michael O'Neill admitted Northern Ireland's hopes of reaching Euro 2024 were over after their fourth straight qualifying loss, a 4-2 reverse in Slovenia.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Republic of Ireland's slim Euro 2024 qualification hopes took another major hit as they were beaten 2-0 by World Cup finalists France in Paris.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Fulham are in talks with English midfielder Harrison Reed over a new contract, with the Cottagers having rejected a £3m bid by Wolves for the 28-year-old late in the transfer window.
    (London Evening Standard)

  • Chelsea's owners hope to continue their attempts to spruce up Stamford Bridge by erecting two giant lion sculptures outside the ground.
    (Daily Mail)

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