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Football Rumours on Monday 13th August 2018

last updated Monday 13th August 2018, 9:25 AM



TRANSFER RUMOURS

  • Fulham will listen to offers for £8m flop Rui Fonte with the transfer window across Europe remaining open.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina is reportedly close to sealing a loan switch to Super Lig side Besiktas.
    (Sun)


  • Brighton have accepted a £2million offer from Sheffield United for midfielder Oliver Norwood.
    (Sky Sports)


  • AC Milan are targeting 23-year-old Chelsea's France midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko on a season-long loan with a view to a permanent deal.
    (Sun)


  • Barcelona will pursue Paul Pogba after the European summer transfer window closes on 31 August after 'privately accepting' Manchester United will not sell the 25-year-old France midfielder this month.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius, 25, is a target for Besiktas. The Turkish side are keen to sign the German on a season-long loan.
    (Sun)


  • Manchester City's 23-year-old centre-back Jason Denayer has refused to go out on loan as the Belgium defender wants a move to Turkish club Galatasaray.
    (Daily Star)


  • Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo has urged Juventus make a move for Lazio's midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic. The 23-year-old Serb had been linked with Manchester United and Chelsea.
    (Daily Star)


  • Schalke's German defender Thilo Kehrer, 21, is set to join Paris St-Germain after a £33m deal was agreed.
    (Guardian)


  • Real Betis could make an offer for Inter Milan's Joao Mario. The Portugal midfielder, 25 made 14 appearances during a loan spell with West Ham United last season and played in the World Cup.
    (Mundo Deportivo)


  • QPR are closing in on a deal to sign Brighton striker Tomer Hemed.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Watford's French midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure, 25, has indicated that he could move away from the club in the future.
    (Watford Observer)


  • Championship side Sheffield United may sign Oliver Norwood, 27, from Brighton and Hove Albion in January after negotiating a loan-to-buy agreement for the Northern Ireland midfielder.
    (Sheffield Star)


  • Manchester United are reportedly holding talks with Fenerbahce over a deal for 28-year-old Argentina defender Marcos Rojo.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Scotland forward Ross McCormack, 31, and former England defender Micah Richards, 30, could be released from their contracts by Championship side Aston Villa.
    (Birmingham Mail)




  • MANAGEMENT STUFF
  • Retired Brazil striker Ronaldo has thanked football fans for their support and revealed he will leave the Ibiza hospital on Monday. He went into hospital on Friday suffering from a bad bout of flu.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Manchester City's England forward Raheem Sterling has yet to agree a contract extension with the club but manager Pep Guardiola says the club "are delighted with him and would like Raheem to stay".
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Mark Hughes will escape any sanctions for booting a plastic bottle on to the pitch during Southampton's 0-0 draw with Burnley on Sunday.
    (Daily Star)


  • Rafa Benitez fears he is already walking an injury tightrope at Newcastle despite making seven summer signings.
    (Sun)


  • Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce says midfielder Jack Grealish looked "every penny a £30m footballer" in his side's win over Wigan on Saturday in the wake of Tottenham failing in a £25m bid for the 22-year-old.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri says centre-back David Luiz has a "big future" at the club, despite the 31-year-old Brazil defender struggling for first-team action last season under previous Blues boss Antonio Conte.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Sarri says he regrets not signing Gonzalo Higuain for Chelsea, but the 30-year-old Argentina striker says he joined AC Milan from Juventus because Sarri "was the only one who wanted me at Chelsea" whereas "at Milan everyone wanted me".
    (Daily Star)


  • Steven Gerrard has warned his Rangers players to behave after seeing them reduced to 10 men for the second week running.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Moussa Dembele jetted into Greece on Sunday night to give Celtic a massive Champions League boost as in-turmoil Dedryck Boyata stayed at home.
    (Daily Record)




  • OTHER STUFF

  • Tottenham's England attacking midfielder Dele Alli says the players "don't get caught up in what's going on" around the club after Spurs did not make any signings during the summer transfer window.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Paris St-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot, 23, has turned down an offer to renew his contract with the Ligue 1 champions. The France player's current deal runs out at the end of the season.
    (L'Equipe)


  • Phil Jagielka will be hit with a three-match ban on Monday for his disputed foul on Wolves' Diogo Jota.
    (Sun)


  • Former Premier League referee Neil Swarbrick says it is "disappointing" there is no VAR in the top-flight this season, and that Everton defender Phil Jagielka deserved his red card for his tackle on Diogo Jota against Wolves.
    (Times)




















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