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Football Rumours on Friday 9th October 2020

last updated Friday 09th October 2020, 9:13 AM


  • Arsenal want to reopen talks with German midfielder Mesut Ozil, 31, over terminating his contract before the January transfer window.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Tottenham chiefs could explore a January transfer return for Christian Eriksen.
    (Daily Express)

  • Tottenham are reportedly optimistic they can complete the signing of Swansea defender Joe Rodon before the October 16 domestic deadline.
    (Daily Express)

  • Manchester United will attempt to sign RB Leipzig and France defender Dayot Upamecano, 21, for £36.5m next summer. Liverpool and Manchester City are also interested.

  • Lyon's Netherlands forward Memphis Depay, 26, says "certain rules" stopped him joining Barcelona in the transfer window.

  • France midfielder Houssem Aouar, 22, says he is not disappointed at missing out on a move from Lyon to Arsenal.
    (Daily Mail)

  • French midfielder Michael Cuisance, 21, has dismissed claims a failed medical was the reason for his move to Leeds United collapsing. He eventually joined Marseille, on loan from Bayern Munich.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Liverpool will hold talks with winger Harry Wilson over a possible loan move away from the club once the 23-year-old returns from international duty with Wales.
    (London Evening Standard)

  • Bournemouth will not allow Wales midfielder David Brooks to leave before the end of the domestic transfer window. Sheffield United want the 23-year-old.
    (Football Insider)

  • West Ham United are considering a £5m move for QPR's Irish midfielder Ryan Manning. The 24-year-old can also play left-back.
    (Daily Star)

  • The Hammers also want to sign Bournemouth's Norway striker Josh King, 28, but believe the Cherries should accept lower than their £17.5m asking price.

  • King, whose valuation could be halved to £10m by the Cherries, has ruled out a move to West Bromwich Albion.
    (Football Insider)

  • West Ham are targeting a central defender and Bournemouth's Englishman Steve Cook, 29, is among several options being explored.
    (Daily Star)

  • Manchester United rejected Penarol's request to immediately take Uruguay winger Facundo Pellistri, 18, back on loan until January following his deadline day move.
    (Manchester Evening News)

  • United's deal to sign Atalanta's Ivorian winger Amad Diallo, 18, will include a 15% sell-on fee for the Italian club.

  • English full-back Ashley Young, 35, says he would leave Inter Milan and "walk from Italy right now" if it meant he could play for Watford again.
    (Golden Tales podcast)

  • American football team the San Francisco 49ers want to increase their minority stake in Leeds. The NFL franchise hold a 10% stake, bought in 2018.


  • Former Chelsea and Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri is a candidate to become Fiorentina manager.


  • Dominic-Calvert Lewin, Conor Coady and Danny Ings scored their first England goals to secure a 3-0 win over Wales at Wembley.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Christian Garcia's last-minute equaliser earned Andorra U21s a famous point as they held England to a 3-3 draw in European Championships qualifying.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Scotland beat Israel in their first ever penalty shootout to reach a Euro 2020 playoff final against Serbia, on a night of almost unbearable tension at Hampden Park.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Northern Ireland will face Slovakia for a place at Euro 2020 after beating Bosnia and Herzegovina 4-3 in their first-ever penalty shootout after a 1-1 draw in Sarajevo.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Republic of Ireland's hopes of reaching next summer's European Championships were cruelly ended on penalties as Slovakia progressed to the play-off final.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Arsenal have started screening their matches for members at Emirates Stadium. They will allow 368 fans into the stadium, who will have to pay £49 per person.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Arsenal's Kieran Tierney will have to self-isolate in Scotland for 14 days after team-mate Stuart Armstrong tested positive for Covid-19 and he could miss the Man City game.

  • Manchester City are making progress in contract talks with Belgium midfielder Kevin de Bruyne. They want the 29-year-old to sign a new five-year deal.

  • Former Wales midfielder Robbie Savage is said to be one of several businessmen planning to form a phoenix club at the former home of Macclesfield Town, who were wound up last month.

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