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Football Rumours on Monday 23rd September 2019

last updated Monday 23rd September 2019, 9:43 AM


  • Tottenham sent a scout to watch Fiorentina's Italy Under-21 winger Riccardo Sottil as they step up their interest in the 20-year-old.
    (Daily Express)

  • Manchester City monitored the situation of £40m-rated Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar during the transfer window.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Chelsea's chances of signing Napoli right-back Elseid Hysaj next summer may have been reduced by the Serie A club being ready to offer the 25-year-old Albanian a contract extension.
    (Daily Express)

  • Unai Emery has defended Granit Xhaka after the midfielder was booed by home fans in Arsenal's win versus Aston Villa.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Everton manager Marco Silva has told his scouts to carry out another extensive check of RB Leipzig's Denmark striker Yussuf Poulsen, 25.
    (Daily Express)

  • Former Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho says the team are "worse" now than when he was sacked last December.

  • Former Barcelona midfielder Xavi, who is boss of Qatari side Al-Sadd, says it would not be a problem for him to manage former team-mates such as Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Sergio Busquets at the Nou Camp.

  • The Premier League is being urged to investigate revelations that Liverpool paid a £1m settlement to Manchester City in 2013 after a complaint the reigning champions' scouting system was hacked.

  • Inter Milan's 26-year-old striker Romelu Lukaku, who joined the Italian outfit from Manchester United in the summer, says the Serie A club's coach Antonio Conte is someone who "helps me every day and gives me motivation".

  • Former England manager Glenn Hoddle says he is living in "extra time" after his life was saved following a cardiac arrest last year.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • FIFA will meet in Zurich on Wednesday to decide on the dispute between Cardiff City and Nantes over the £15m transfer fee for Emiliano Sala.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Manchester United are considering whether to introduce safe standing at Old Trafford.
    (Daily Mail)

  • About 1,000 Valencia fans protested against owner Peter Lim, who co-owns Salford City, and president Anil Murthy before their La Liga game against Leganes.

  • Italy striker Mario Balotelli, who could make his Brescia debut against Juventus on Tuesday, says he has "worked harder in the last month and a half" than "in a decade of my career", as the 29-year-old targets a place in his country's squad for Euro 2020.
    (Football Italia)

  • Paul Pogba has bought a £15,000 guard dog after being targeted by angry fans.

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