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Football Rumours on Monday 21st January 2019

last updated Monday 21st January 2019, 9:38 AM


  • Arsenal are said to be battling club legend Thierry Henry for the signature of Gelson Martins from Atletico Madrid.
    (Daily Star)

  • Colombia forward James Rodriguez, 27, is set to turn down a move to Arsenal and stay on loan at Bayern Munich from Real Madrid until at least the end of this season.

  • West Ham's England striker Andy Carroll, 30, has emerged as a shock contender to fill Tottenham's injury problems in attack.

  • Chelsea's Victor Moses is close to a move to Fenerbahce, with the Turkish club set to announce the signing after their match with Bursaspor on Monday.
    (Daily Star)

  • Chelsea forward Eden Hazard will not join Real Madrid this month but the 28-year-old Belgium international wants to reject any other offers and move to the Spanish giants at the end of the season.

  • The Blues are expected to complete the loan signing of Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain, while Italy defender Emerson Palmieri, 24, could move in the opposite direction for £15m.
    (Daily Star)

  • The proposed deal which will see Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata head to Atletico Madrid will be an initial six-month loan deal with an option to buy for £48.5m.

  • Argentina international Higuain, 31, is due to arrive in London on Tuesday to finalise his move to the Stamford Bridge club.
    (Daily Express)

  • AC Milan have agreed to sign Poland striker Krzysztof Piatek, 23, from Genoa for £30.9m - allowing Higuain's move to the Premier League.

  • West Bromwich Albion are set to offer former player Giles Barnes a contract.

  • Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu travelled to Amsterdam to try to convince Ajax and Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong, 21, to sign for the Spanish club instead of French side Paris St-Germain.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Juventus are closing in on a loan move for Manchester United's Italian defender Matteo Darmian, 29.

  • Manchester United could join Liverpool in the race to sign Benfica's Portugal Under-21 midfielder Joao Felix, 19.
    (Daily Star)

  • Chelsea have made a late bid for Barcelona's 16-year-old Spanish midfielder Ilaix Moriba, who is also wanted by Manchester City.

  • Porto defender Eder Militao, who has been linked with Manchester United, will not be leaving Portugal this month and the 21-year-old Brazilian's agent suggests a move to Spain is on the cards in the summer.
    (Manchester Evening News)

  • Aston Villa forward Jonathan Kodjia is wanted by former club Angers but no offer has yet been made for the 29-year-old Ivory Coast international.
    (Birmingham Mail)


  • Arsenal manager Unai Emery may be ready to bring Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil, 30, back into his first-team fold.

  • Jan Siewert will be confirmed this week as Huddersfield's new boss after being told his long-term future does not depend on keeping them up.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says he may not make any signings this month, despite injury problems in defence.
    (Liverpool Echo)

  • Klopp's former assistant Zeljko Buvac has officially left the Reds after the details over his contract were settled.
    (Liverpool Echo)

  • Leicester City and Portugal midfielder Adrien Silva, 29, is waiting for manager Claude Puel to approve a loan move to French side Bordeaux.

  • Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri says he has no intention of changing his style of play following a defeat by Arsenal and claims it is up to his players to adapt to his tactics.

  • Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo could face further punishment from the Football Association following his dismissal against Leicester City. He was sent off after running on to the pitch to celebrate Diogo Jota's stoppage-time winner.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Gareth Southgate has dismissed suggestions he might return to club management, and says the England job is "an honour".
    (Sky Sports)


  • Arsenal fear Spain right-back Hector Bellerin, 23, could be out for the rest of the season with the knee injury he suffered during the victory over Chelsea.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Liverpool midfielder James Milner, who played as an emergency right-back in his side's win over Crystal Palace, was sent off in the match by referee Jon Moss, who taught the 33-year-old former England international at his old school.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Leeds have asked the FA and EFL to conduct their hearing into Spygate as soon as possible, amid concerns it may impact on their promotion hopes.
    (Daily Mail)

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