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Football Rumours on Monday 23rd December 2019

last updated Monday 23rd December 2019, 10:32 AM


  • New Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta wants Napoli winger Dries Mertens, 32, with the Belgium international into the final year of his contract.

  • Arsenal are also considering a January move for Bayer Leverkusen's 27-year-old German forward Kevin Volland.
    (Sky Sports)

  • West Ham are weighing up a ¬£15m move for Hull City star Jarrod Bowen with Leicester and Tottenham also keen on the winger.

  • Manchester United and a number of Bundesliga clubs have targeted Birmingham City and England youth midfielder Jude Bellingham, 16, after this first-team breakthrough.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Leeds have joined Derby and Middlesbrough in the race to land Aberdeen front man Sam Cosgrove.
    (Scottish Sun)

  • West Ham target Gabriel Barbosa refused to discuss his future after Flamengo's Club World Cup final defeat by Liverpool. The 23-year-old Brazil forward is on loan in his homeland from Inter Milan.

  • Everton have promised new manager Carlo Ancelotti he will have money to spend in January as the Italian prepares to begin work at Goodison Park.
    (Daily Star)

  • Swedish forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic would add "determination and character" to AC Milan, says boss Stefano Pioli, but a deal for the free agent is yet to be agreed.

  • Paris St-Germain want to sign AC Milan's 22-year-old Brazilian midfielder Lucas Paqueta.
    (RMC Sport)

  • Schalke goalkeeper and captain Alexander Nubel will leave the club at the end of the season with the 23-year-old wanted by some of Europe's top clubs.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Juventus' former Croatia striker Mario Mandzukic, 33, has arrived in Qatar before a move to Al-Duhail, having previously been a target for Manchester United.
    (Sky Italia)

  • David Beckham has offered his old England team-mate Joe Hart a career lifeline with a transfer to Inter Miami.

  • Promising Norwegian striker Bryan Fiabema is set to join Chelsea from Tromso after the 16-year-old impressed on trial.
    (Daily Star)

  • Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane says the La Liga side are not in the market for a striker in January.

  • Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe believes his side are in their most real relegation battle since promotion in 2015.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder says the club need to strengthen in January to maintain their promising start in the Premier League.
    (Sheffield Star)

  • Bayern Munich have appointed interim boss Hansi Flick until the end of the season.
    (Sky Sports)

  • England manager Gareth Southgate says fans should be full of excitement going into the new year with Euro 2020 on the horizon.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Wales boss Ryan Giggs insists Gareth Bale is unfazed by the criticism he gets at Real Madrid and is still very much in love with football.
    (Sky Sports)

  • West Brom's Egyptian defender Ahmed Hegazi, 28, was dropped by boss Slaven Bilic over a training ground incident.
    (Express & Star)

  • Pep Guardiola has urged Manchester City supporters to create more noise at the Etihad and believes his players deserve a better atmosphere.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Manchester United will not offer Serbia midfielder Nemanja Matic, 31, a new contract, his currant contract runs out in June 2020.
    (Daily Express)

  • Aston Villa midfielder John McGinn is set to be out for three months with a fractured ankle.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Brescia and Italy striker Mario Balotelli wants to stay at the club provided owner Massimo Cellino is keen to keep the 29-year-old.
    (Football Italia)

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