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Football Rumours on Friday 9th November 2018

last updated Friday 09th November 2018, 9:15 AM


  • Fulham are interested in signing Chelsea and France midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko, who is on loan at AC Milan. The 24-year-old has started just two Serie A matches and has been criticised by AC Milan boss Gennaro Gattuso.

  • Arsenal want to bring Juventus' Morocco defender Medhi Benatia to the Emirates. The 31-year-old is also a target for Manchester United.

  • Arsenal have scouted Bahia's Brazilian midfielder Ramires six times with Gunners director of football Raul Sanllehi working on a move.

  • Athletic Bilbao could make a January move for Tottenham's Spanish striker Fernando Llorente, 33.

  • Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson is a £35m target for Chelsea. The 26-year-old earned his first England call-up on Thursday.

  • Watford have agreed a deal to sign 17-year-old Brazilian striker Joao Pedro from Fluminense.

  • West Ham are considering a move for 31-year-old former Arsenal and Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri, with the Frenchman a free agent after serving an 18-month drugs ban.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Sevilla are monitoring Liverpool and Spain left-back Alberto Moreno, whose contract runs out at the end of the season. The 26-year-old joined the Reds from Sevilla in 2014.

  • Manchester City have sent scouts to watch 14-year-old Cerro Porteno forward Fernando Ovelar, who scored in Paraguay's Superclasico last weekend and is the youngest player to appear in the country's top flight.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Everton plan to hold talks with Kieran Dowell, the 21-year-old midfielder who has made only two starts this season, over a potential loan move in January.
    (Liverpool Echo)


  • Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he has not been approached by Real Madrid over their vacant managerial position.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Danny Welbeck "broke something in his ankle" during Arsenal's Europa League draw with Sporting Lisbon on Thursday, says Unai Emery.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino says it is difficult to bring strikers to the club as understudies to England captain Harry Kane, 25.

  • Maurizio Sarri has asked Chelsea to make a £35m bid for Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson.

  • Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez has called up 19-year-old Danish striker Elias Sorensen, who has scored 13 goals for the reserves this season, to first-team training before Saturday's home match against Bournemouth.
    (Newcastle Chronicle)

  • Interim Real Madrid coach Santiago Solari will remain in charge until at least Christmas.

  • Chris Hughton admits Brighton's summer signings have not yet hit the levels required and are taking time to bed in.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Mark Hughes is under pressure to turn Southampton's season around after vice-chairman Les Reid was sacked.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Callum Wilson has received his first England call-up and joins Wayne Rooney in a 28-man squad for the upcoming matches against the USA and Croatia.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Wayne Rooney will not start for England against the United States but Gareth Southgate says he was happy to hand him a one-off call-up.
    (Sky Sports)

  • West Ham defensive midfielder Declan Rice, 19, says he has still not decided whether to play for England or the Republic of Ireland.


  • Arsenal's 30-year-old German midfielder Mesut Ozil, who signed a new deal until 2021 in January, says he could stay at the club for the rest of his career.
    (London Evening Standard)

  • Tottenham applied for the maximum allocation of 6,000 for their League Cup visit to Arsenal on 19 December, but have been granted a total of 5,233 on the grounds of safety and security.

  • Mousa Dembele will be sidelined until the new year after scans revealed the Tottenham midfielder has sustained ankle ligament damage.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Spanish midfielder Juan Mata, 30, is still waiting on a new contract at Manchester United, with his current deal set to expire in the summer.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Manchester United's France midfielder Paul Pogba, 25, missed the squad's flight home from Turin after beating Juventus on Wednesday because he was kept behind at the Allianz Stadium for routine drug testing.
    (Manchester Evening News)

  • Leicester are set to announce how they will create a "lasting tribute" to owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and the other people who died in a helicopter crash at King Power Stadium.
    (Leicester Mercury)

  • Aston Villa have granted on-loan winger Andre Green, 20, permission to play for Portsmouth in Saturday's FA Cup tie at Maidenhead.
    (Birmingham Mail)

  • Liverpool winger Lazar Markovic, 24, says his liking of a tweet of Serbian flags in the aftermath of his side's 2-0 Champions League defeat by Red Star in Belgrade on Tuesday was for his native Serbia and not the result.
    (Liverpool Echo)

  • Manchester City have confirmed their Carabao Cup quarter-final tie will be on Tuesday, 18 December if it is against Leicester, or Wednesday, 19 December if against Southampton. The Foxes host the Saints on 27 November.
    (Manchester Evening News)

  • Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba ended his glittering footballing career in defeat as Phoenix Rising lost to Louisville City in the USL Cup final.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Everton have been handed a two-year academy transfer ban after being found guilty of breaking Premier League rules.
    (Sky Sports)

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