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Football Rumours on Monday 11th February 2019

last updated Monday 11th February 2019, 9:11 AM


  • Manchester United want to sign Fulham's Ryan Sessegnon, 18, with the left-sided England Under-21 player stalling on a new contract.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Wolves are favourites to sign Portugal Under-21 player Joao Felix, with manager Nuno Espirito Santo keen on the 19-year-old Benfica midfielder.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Chelsea will demand Ivory Coast midfielder Franck Kessie, 22, in return if AC Milan attempt to sign France midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko, 24, permanently.
    (Daily Star)

  • Manchester City's Portugal midfielder Bernardo Silva, 24, and French defender Aymeric Laporte, 24, have both seen their estimated transfer values increase dramatically following their respective starts to the new campaign.
    (Manchester Evening News)

  • French full-back Faitout Maouassa, 20, was "not ready" to move to Newcastle last month but says it would be a dream to play in the Premier League one day.

  • Juventus are reportedly leading the pack for Ajax youngster Matthijs de Ligt, despite Barcelona, Manchester City and Liverpool chasing the 19-year-old defender.

  • The Serie A side will turn to Real Madrid's Spain playmaker Isco, 26, or 27-year-old Colombia player James Rodriguez - who is on loan at Bayern Munich from Real - to replace 25-year-old Argentina forward Paulo Dybala if he leaves in the summer.

  • Groningen and Morocco winger Mimoun Mahi, 24, who had been linked with a move to Leeds United, seems set to move instead to FC Zurich.
    (Fox Sports)


  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be named the full-time manager of Manchester United - but the club may not announce it until the end of the season.

  • Solskjaer has reassured Fred he will contribute to the Old Trafford side's run-in after the 25-year-old Brazil midfielder was omitted from the squad at Fulham.
    (Manchester Evening News)

  • Manager Rafael Benitez has backed Paraguay midfielder Miguel Almiron, 25, to make an instant impact at Newcastle after his record move.

  • Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has identified Leeds' English winger Jack Clarke, 18, as a priority target for the summer transfer window.
    (Daily Express)

  • Hibernian will appoint Michael Appleton as their new head coach in the next 48 hours.


  • Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson is ready to advise England boss Gareth Southgate about a potential international call-up for defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka, 21.


  • New Barcelona signing Kevin-Prince Boateng, 31, has reimbursed a fan who signed the Ghana midfielder for his Serie A fantasy football team shortly before he left Sassuolo in January.

  • Former Newcastle goalkeeper Steve Harper has denied rumours he is being lined up as a Conservative Party mayoral candidate in the north east.
    (Newcastle Chronicle)

  • Peter Schmeichel says his son Kasper, 32, could leave Leicester because the Denmark goalkeeper is not happy under boss Claude Puel.

  • Former England defender Micah Richards, 30, says he does not have any regrets in his career despite not playing a game for current side Aston Villa since 2016.
    (Birmingham Mail)

  • Everton's players will be given an extended break this week before Marco Silva makes a decision on a warm weather training camp - despite the poor run of form.
    (Liverpool Echo)

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