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Football Rumours on Monday 19th November 2018

last updated Monday 19th November 2018, 9:27 AM


  • AC Milan have begun talks about signing Spain midfielder Cesc Fabregas, 31, from Chelsea.

  • Manchester United are prepared to double the salary of Roma's 22-year-old Italy midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini, who has been linked with a £26m move to Old Trafford.
    (Corriere dello Sport)

  • Man United are plotting a £60m move for Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford shouldDavid De Gea leaves Old Trafford.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Real Madrid are ready to sign a striker in January after losing faith in Wales international Gareth Bale, 29, and France's Karim Benzema, 30.
    (Daily Express)

  • Barcelona will look to sign a central defender in January because of concerns over the fitness of France international Samuel Umtiti, 25.

  • West Ham forward Marko Arnautovic, 29, would not be drawn on rumours linking him with a move after coming off the bench for Austria in their 2-1 win over Northern Ireland.


  • Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger fears it is only a matter of time before Twitter polls are used to make substitutions during matches.
    (Bein Sports)

  • Concerns outgoing Premier League chairman Richard Scudamore would take a job with La Liga were behind his £5m payoff from top-flight clubs.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley has sanctioned funds for the Magpies' January transfer-window activity.


  • Gareth Southgate challenged his England players to make sure their UEFA Nations League success is just the start after his side's thrilling 2-1 win over Croatia.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Gareth Southgate has lauded Harry Kane as the "best goalscorer in the world" after his late winner sent England into the Nations League semi-finals.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Michael O'Neill says Northern Ireland did not deserve to lose against Austria after a late goal condemned them to another Nations League defeat.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Republic of Ireland boss Martin O'Neill is looking to take inspiration from Ireland's rugby union team ahead of their Nations League match against Denmark.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Former Manchester United striker Louis Saha insists Jose Mourinho has the "quality and pedigree" required to lead the club forward.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Blackburn Rovers striker Danny Graham, 33, is close to extending his contract for another year.
    (Lancashire Telegraph)

  • Former Manchester United and England midfielder Paul Scholes, 43, has been dropped by 11th-tier Royton Town now they are back to full strength.

  • France forward Antoine Griezmann says it was "very difficult" to turn down Barcelona in the summer, but the support he received at Atletico Madrid helped persuade him to stay.

  • Ex-Premier League players Ian Wright and Robbie Savage are supporting a 300-player revolt against Professional Footballers' Association chief executive Gordon Taylor.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Spain great David Silva was honoured with a special presentation prior to Sunday's friendly against Bosnia-Herzegovina as his country recognised his services following his international retirement.
    (Daily Mail)

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