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Football Rumours on Monday 12th October 2020

last updated Monday 12th October 2020, 9:19 AM


  • France midfielder Houssem Aouar, 22, believes staying at Lyon this summer will prove to be the right decision after he was heavily linked with a move to Arsenal.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Mesut Ozil has been the subject of a £5m bid by Saudi Arabian side Al-Nassri though the German midfielder is not keen to move to Asia, according to reports.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte is planning a summer bid for Manchester City's Argentina striker Sergio Aguero, 32, whose contract is due to expire at the end of the season.

  • West Ham United have had a £13m offer for Norway striker Joshua King, 28, rejected by Bournemouth.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Everton are also interested in Cherries forward King.

  • The Hammers remain in discussions over the signing of Brentford's Algeria winger Said Benrahma, 25.
    (London Evening Standard)

  • West Ham are close to agreeing a fee with the Bees for Benrahma and could meet the £25m asking price by offering £20m plus lucrative add-ons.

  • New Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri, the 18-year-old Uruguayan winger, is already planning a return to his homeland with Penarol, the club he left to move to Old Trafford.

  • Manchester City decided to keep Spain defender Eric Garcia for the season because he was worth more to them than Barcelona's £18m offer, says football operations officer Omar Berrada. Garcia, 19, can leave for the Nou Camp for free next summer after turning down a new contract.
    (Manchester Evening News)

  • Former Liverpool and England striker Daniel Sturridge, 31, believes his return to football is imminent, after having his contract with Turkish club Trabzonspor mutually terminated in March, on the same day he received a four-month worldwide ban for breaching betting rules.
    (Liverpool Echo)

  • Former Manchester United winger Memphis Depay has not ruled out a move to Barcelona in January. The Netherlands forward stayed at Lyon to see out the final year of his contract after interest from the Catalan club in the summer but the French side could opt to sell the 26-year-old in next transfer window.

  • Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman says Uruguay striker Luis Suarez, 33, could have stayed at the Nou Camp to prove him wrong instead of moving to Atletico Madrid.


  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted that Manchester United chiefs are still discussing the possibility of bringing in a director of football.
    (Daily Star)


  • Gareth Southgate is ready to risk the wrath of Jose Mourinho by playing Harry Kane against Denmark on Wednesday despite the England captain suffering a worrying injury scare.
    (Daily Mail)

  • England moved top of their Nations League group after coming from behind to battle past Belgium 2-1 at Wembley with an impressive second-half display.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Lyndon Dykes' volley secured a deserved win for Scotland against Slovakia at Hampden Park, as they extended their unbeaten run to seven matches.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Northern Ireland's wait for a first Nations League win goes on after Michael Gregoritsch's first-half header saw Austria beat them 1-0 at Windsor Park.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Republic of Ireland are still looking for their first win in the UEFA Nations League after playing out a drab 0-0 draw with Wales in Dublin.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Denmark defender Joachim Andersen says manager Scott Parker convinced him to join Fulham. Torino had also been interested in the 24-year-old.
    (90 Min)

  • Millwall CEO Steve Kavanagh believes the impact on communities will be devastating if EFL clubs go out of business.

  • Chelsea outcast Lucas Piazon has lashed out at the club for their loan policy having not played for them since 2012.

  • The Premier League descended into civil war on Sunday following the emergence of secret plans for a radical restructure of the top flight hatched by Liverpool and Manchester United.
    (Daily Mail)

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