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Football Rumours on Friday 9th September 2016

last updated Friday 09th September 2016, 9:06 AM


  • AC Milan could offer 50m euros (£42.4m) for Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane, 23, in January.
    ( Corriere dello Sport )


  • Liverpool negotiated a 30% sell-on clause in the deal that took Italy striker Mario Balotelli, 26, to Nice.
    ( Independent )


  • AC Milan defender Alessio Romagnoli, 21, said he was pleased the Italian club turned down Chelsea's bid for him in the transfer window.
    ( Daily Express)


  • Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has earmarked Middlesbrough defender Ben Gibson and Burnley centre-back Michael Keane, both 23, as potential successors to John Terry, 35.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Everton boss Ronald Koeman says he spoke to Moussa Sissoko 10 days before transfer deadline day and the 27-year-old France midfielder was interested in signing for the Toffees. Sissoko instead joined Tottenham from Newcastle for £30m.
    ( Liverpool Echo )


  • Aston Villa turned down loan moves for defender Micah Richards, 28, from Sunderland and Hull City despite him not having featured in the league this season.
    ( Birmingham Mail )


  • Manchester United winger Adnan Januzaj, 21, says he moved on loan to Sunderland after not "many chances to play" and to "prove to some people that they were wrong".
    ( Daily Star )




  • MANAGER MATTERS

  • Roberto Martinez received a one-off severance payment of more than £10m from Everton after being sacked as their manager in May.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Marcello Lippi has been offered £50.8m to return to China and manage former club Guangzhou Evergrande.
    ( Sun )




  • OTHER STORIES

  • Arsenal's Chile forward Alexis Sanchez, 27, believes he has the "same abilities" as Barcelona forward Lionel Messi and Real Madrid frontman Cristiano Ronaldo.
    ( Sport )


  • Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino believes midfielder Christian Eriksen, 24, may have been affected by speculation about his future before the Denmark international signed a new deal.
    ( Times )


  • Manchester City face the prospect of being hit financially by controversial new changes to the Champions League, which will instead benefit city rivals Manchester United.
    ( Times )


  • Wayne Rooney's performance in Saturday's Manchester derby could be key to England manager Sam Allardyce's decision over the 30-year-old forward's Three Lions future.
    ( Daily Star )


  • Manchester United spent eight months attempting to sign Manchester City's new manager, Pep Guardiola, as a player - but the deal fell through as the then-Barcelona midfielder would not meet Sir Alex Ferguson, United's boss at the time.
    ( Sun )


  • Bayern Munich, Juventus and Real Madrid are understood to be the leading clubs behind attempts to form a world super league that could lead to English teams playing midweek games in China within five years.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Real Madrid forwards Cristiano Ronaldo, 31, and Gareth Bale, 27, and midfielders Toni Kroos, 26, and Luka Modric, 30, are expected to sign new deals within the next month.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho's relationship with right-back Matteo Darmian, 26, has totally broken down and the Italian could be loaned to Juventus in January.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger refused to let Manchester United counterpart Jose Mourinho sit next to him at a recent Uefa coaches' conference.
    ( DailyTelegraph )






















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