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Football Rumours on Monday 25th February 2019

last updated Monday 25th February 2019, 8:34 AM


  • Arsenal and Liverpool efforts to sign PSG and France midfielder Adrien Rabiot, 23, appear to have been given a boost after Barcelona cooled their interest.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • French side Lille are prepared to sell 23-year-old Ivory Coast winger Nicolas Pepe, who has been an Arsenal target, if the price is right.
    (Football London)

  • Paris St-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi insists that neither 27-year-old Brazil forward Neymar, linked with Real Madrid, or France striker Kylian Mbappe, 20, will be sold this year.

  • Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness says a decision on the future of 27-year-old Colombia midfielder James Rodriguez, whose two-year loan from Real Madrid finishes at the end of the season, will be in the hands of manager Niko Kovac.

  • Manchester United have been linked with a summer move for Sporting's Portuguese midfielder Bruno Fernandes, 24.
    (Manchester Evening News)


  • Leicester City are set to offer Celtic £6m to appoint Brendan Rodgers as manager after sacking Claude Puel on Sunday.

  • Former Huddersfield boss David Wagner is also among the targets to take over at the King Power Stadium.
    (Huddersfield Examiner)

  • David Moyes is a contender to become Celtic manager should Brendan Rodgers depart Parkhead.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Maurizio Sarri played down goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga’s apparent defiance of the Chelsea manager as a "misunderstanding".

  • Ex-Everton and Manchester United manager David Moyes has admitted interest in the vacant Foxes post.
    (Liverpool Echo)


  • Newcastle midfielder Sean Longstaff is set to be handed his first England U21 call in Aidy Boothroyd's next squad, which will be named in a fortnight.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Burnley's England-born forward Ashley Barnes could pledge his international future to Austria - the 29-year-old qualifies through his maternal grandmother.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Manchester United staff gave special instructions to the ball boys at Old Trafford to slow down in giving the ball back to Liverpool during Sunday's 0-0 draw.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Leicester's English striker Jamie Vardy, 32, punched a door in anger following his side's 4-1 defeat by Crystal Palace on Saturday.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Dani Alves is the latest Paris Saint-Germain player to have his house burgled while he was playing, losing thousands of pounds of belongings while in action against Nimes.

  • Gareth Bale refused to celebrate his match-winning goal for Real Madrid against Levante on Sunday in the wake of recent criticism over his bonding with the rest of the squad.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga insists his refusal to be substituted in the Carabao Cup final was not a display of disrespect to manager Maurizio Sarri.

  • Wolves captain Conor Coady says he is doing all he can to persuade Mexico striker Raul Jimenez, 29, to make his loan deal at the club permanent.
    (Express and Star)

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