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Football Rumours on Monday 17th October 2016

last updated Monday 17th October 2016, 9:50 AM

  • Manager Arsene Wenger says Arsenal will have to spend big to retain the services of 28-year-old Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • England midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 23, would consider a move away from Arsenal if he cannot secure enough first-team football.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho could renew United's long-standing interest in Everton and Republic of Ireland right-back Seamus Coleman, 28.
    ( Irish Independent )

  • He may be more easily attainable than Monaco's 22-year-old Brazil full-back Fabinho.
    ( Daily Express)

  • Chelsea, Liverpool and Juventus are targeting 19-year-old Porto and Portugal midfielder Ruben Neves, who will cost £18m.
    ( Visao de Mercado )

  • Spain right-back Aleix Vidal, 27, looks set to leave Barcelona next season after being left out of the squad for Saturday's 4-0 win over Deportivo La Coruna, the seventh time he has been overlooked this term.
    ( Marca )

  • Juventus will offer Italy defender Leonardo Bonucci, 29, a new contract to fend off interest from Chelsea.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • New Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce is targeting Middlesbrough and Scotland striker Jordan Rhodes, 26, to boost his side's Championship campaign.
    ( Sun )


  • York City have appointed Jackie McNamara as their new chief executive - six days after his resignation as manager.
    ( Times )


  • Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld will undergo a scan on Monday after falling awkwardly and injuring his knee in the draw at West Brom.
    ( Daily Star )

  • Celtic must make the most of their 20-year-old French striker Moussa Dembele because he is set for bigger things, according to former Fulham team-mate Lewis Holtby.
    ( Daily Express)

  • Leicester City and England striker Jamie Vardy must "stop sulking" to rediscover the form that brought him 24 goals last season, says ex-England captain Alan Shearer.
    ( Sun )

  • Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 35, had the chance to move to Old Trafford during former manager Louis van Gaal's time in charge, but did not think it was the "right moment".
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Everton goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg, 34, has thanked manager Ronald Koeman and claimed his former boss at Fulham, Felix Magath, "didn't want to work with me".
    ( Liverpool Echo )

  • Former Arsenal striker Alan Smith, 53, has chosen seven Liverpool players to four from Manchester United in a combined XI.
    ( Daily Telegraph )

  • Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says captain Wayne Rooney is still "first choice" but does not confirm whether he will be recalled to the starting XI for Monday's Premier League match at Liverpool.
    ( Daily Express)

  • Meanwhile, Mourinho appeared to mock Liverpool counterpart Jurgen Klopp's animated touchline antics, saying he preferred to "try to coach".
    ( Times )

  • Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, the world's most expensive footballer, blanks out critics... by dancing.

  • Newcastle's 51,885-strong crowd was the sixth highest in Europe on Saturday - despite the team playing in the Championship.
    ( Newcastle Chronicle )

  • Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho faces an FA charge after claiming Anthony Taylor will struggle to do a good job of refereeing tonight's showdown.
    (Daily Mail )

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