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Football Rumours on Monday 13th April 2020

last updated Monday 13th April 2020, 9:48 AM



TRANSFER RUMOURS

  • Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez says he is "open" to a move away from Emirates Stadium. The 27-year-old Argentine suggested that he and Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero could return to their boyhood club Independiente.
    (TNT Sports)


  • Barcelona are the favourites to sign Tottenham's French midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, 23.
    (Daily Star)


  • Roma are reluctant to meet Arsenal's £22m asking price for midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan. The Armenian, 31, is on a season-long loan at the Serie A club.
    (Calciomercato)


  • Tottenham have no intention of selling Harry Kane to Man Utd or any other Premier League rival.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy could block any move for Chelsea and Brazil forward Willian, says ex-England defender Danny Mills. The 31-year-old previously turned down a move to Spurs in 2013 after passing a medical there.
    (Football Insider)


  • Inter Milan and Uruguay defender Diego Godin is likely to move to the Premier League in the summer. Manchester United and Tottenham are interested in the 34-year-old.
    (Tuttosport)


  • Borussia Dortmund and England winger Jadon Sancho, 20, is not interested in joining Chelsea, leaving Manchester United in pole position for his signature, although Real Madrid is still an option.
    (Diario Madridista)


  • Everton have joined the race to sign Real Madrid's Colombian forward James Rodriguez. Manchester United and Juventus are also interested in the 28-year-old.
    (Daily Express)


  • Newcastle are poised with a £30m bid to land Aston Villa midfielder John McGinn.
    (Daily Star)


  • Chelsea will make a second bid for Napoli and Belgium playmaker Dries Mertens. The Blues made an offer for the 32-year-old in January and were turned down, but Mertens has yet to sign a new deal with his Italian club.
    (Gazetto dello Sport)


  • Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez, 22, is likely to join fellow Argentine Lionel Messi at Barcelona, says his agent. Manchester City had previously been favourites to sign the 22-year-old.
    (Fox Sports Mexico)


  • However, Inter Milan vice-president Javier Zanetti believes Martinez will remain with the club.
    (ESPN)





MANAGEMENT STUFF

  • Jose Mourinho fears Tanguy Ndombele is plotting an escape route from Tottenham.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has agreed a deal in principle to remain at the club for three years.
    (Sun)


  • Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson says the Premier League season must be completed without "artificial" methods of determining places.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Major League Soccer side FC Cincinnati are considering hiring former Manchester United defender and Reading boss Jaap Stam, 47, as manager.
    (ESPN)




OTHER STUFF

  • Danny Welbeck has donated £10,000 worth of relief to his maternal hometown in Ghana in their fight against the coronavirus.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Peter Bonetti, the former Chelsea and England goalkeeper, has died aged 78.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Former Chelsea player-manager Gianluca Vialli has been given the all-clear following a 17-month battle with pancreatic cancer.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Football League clubs have put their squads on mandatory leave - but told British players not to go abroad.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Arsenal are trying to save around £25m by cutting player wages if they do not qualify for the Champions League.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • English defender Phil Jones, 28, says he turned down Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal before joining Manchester United in 2011.
    (MUTV)


  • West Ham and England midfielder Declan Rice says he would love to play alongside Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount again. The duo, both 21, were involved in Chelsea's academy set-up.
    (Copa90)


  • The Premier League season may be completed in a frantic five-week period when football is played again with the hope that teams will still use their own stadia, rather than neutral venues, even if all the matches will have to be behind closed doors because of the coronavirus pandemic.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • The FA has offered the use of Wembley Stadium and St George's Park as neutral venues to help finish the Premier League season.
    (Times)


  • Senior figures at Manchester City are looking on with interest as UEFA examine whether to relax Financial Fair Play rules in a bid to allow wealthy owners to bail their clubs out of financial turmoil amid the coronavirus crisis.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Serie A's top clubs are scouring the free agent market ahead of the summer transfer window as they look to negotiate a way around the financial issues caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Manchester United are confident they will not be left with a £75m hole in their finances after kit manufacturers Adidas hit financial trouble.
    (Daily Mirror)




















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