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Football Rumours on Monday 26th November 2018

last updated Monday 26th November 2018, 9:27 AM


  • France forward Ousmane Dembele, 21, has asked to leave Barcelona in the January transfer window and his departure could allow 26-year-old Brazil striker Neymar to return to the Nou Camp from Paris St-Germain.

  • PSG will face competition from Juventus for Manchester United and Spain goalkeeper David de Gea, 28.

  • Chelsea's Belgium forward Eden Hazard, 27, has ruled out a move to Paris St-Germain, but the 27-year-old says he could leave Stamford Bridge this summer.

  • Milan director Leonardo has been in talks with Chelsea over 31-year-old Spain midfielder Cesc Fabregas, Englishman Gary Cahill, 32, and fellow centre-back and Denmark international Andreas Christensen, 22.
    (Sport Mediaset)

  • Manchester United sent scouts to watch 19-year-old West Ham defender Declan Rice - who qualifies for both England and the Republic of Ireland - in the Hammers' 4-0 defeat by Manchester City on Saturday.

  • Barcelona's Spain left-back Jordi Alba says he has not been offered a new contract at the club, leaving the 29-year-old's future uncertain.

  • Manchester United may wait to sign 22-year-old Roma midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini after discovering a release clause can be triggered at the end of the season.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Chelsea and Arsenal both want to sign Manchester United's out-of-favour Brazil midfielder Andreas Pereira, 22, in January.

  • Liverpool's 17-year-old English forward Bobby Duncan, cousin of Reds legend Steven Gerrard, is a target for German clubs Bayern Munich and RB Leipzig.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Santos' Brazilian striker Gabriel Barbosa, 22, could be ready for a new challenge with the Toffees after a disappointing loan spell at Inter Milan.
    (Tutto Mercato Web)

  • Sweden defender Mikael Lustig, 31, is set for talks to decide if he has a future at Celtic.
    (Daily Record)


  • Southampton intend to give manager Mark Hughes time to turn the club's form around, despite the Saints only winning once this season.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Southampton have started weighing up options to replace under-pressure boss Mark Hughes, with Brendan Rodgers and Peter Bosz among the possible candidates.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez says he will not rule out a return to Serie A in the future if he is unable to win trophies at St James' Park.
    (Newcastle Chronicle)

  • Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says the pressure from title rivals Liverpool is keeping his side motivated in their Premier League title defence.
    (London Evening Standard)

  • Manager Marco Silva says Everton plan to test Barcelona's resolve over a permanent move for 25-year-old midfielder Andre Gomes, who is on a season-long loan at Goodison Park.
    (Liverpool Echo)

  • Bayern Munich manager Niko Kovac is on the brink of the sack in the midst of a second three-game Bundesliga winless streak this season.


  • Mick McCarthy has been confirmed as Republic of Ireland manager with Robbie Keane forming part of his coaching team.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Cedric Soares criticised Southampton's mental strength and tactical naivety after the 3-2 defeat to Fulham deepened their relegation fears and heightened the pressure on Mark Hughes.

  • Leicester captain Wes Morgan, 34, has called for talks with referees over the inconsistency of decisions.
    (Leicester Mercury)

  • Chelsea and Brazil defender David Luiz, 31, says Blues manager Maurizio Sarri has been angrier after victories than after Saturday's 3-1 defeat by Tottenham.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Manchester United are ready to keep Juan Mata at Old Trafford by handing him a new three-year deal.
    (Daily Mirror)

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