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Football Rumours on Monday 2nd March 2020

last updated Monday 02nd March 2020, 10:21 AM


  • Mikel Arteta is looking to make Atletico Madrid defensive midfielder Thomas Partey his first big-money signing as Arsenal head coach, according to reports.

  • Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta may only have a small transfer budget this summer if they miss out on Champions League football next season.

  • Tottenham Hotspur are lining up a summer move for Watford's Ben Foster. The 36-year-old England goalkeeper is out of contract at Vicarage Road this summer.

  • Spurs also want to beat Roma to the permanent signing of Manchester United's 30-year-old England Chris Smalling, who is on loan this season at the Italian club.

  • Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has knocked back Southampton's attempts to extend his contract giving Tottenham a boost they could sign the player.
    (Daily Star)

  • Borussia Dortmund's England winger Jadon Sancho, 19, is not thinking about his future despite speculation linking him with a summer move to Manchester United or Liverpool.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Manchester United are leading the race to sign Napoli's 26-year-old Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly, who is also wanted by Real Madrid and Paris St-Germain.
    (Corriere dello Sport)

  • Manchester United are monitoring Stoke City defender Nathan Collins. The Republic of Ireland Under-21 international, 18, has only made 12 first-team appearances for the Potters.

  • Crystal Palace's 24-year-old Norway striker Alexander Sorloth striker, who is on loan at Trabzonspor this season, is being tracked by Sheffield United, Aston Villa and Newcastle United.

  • Chelsea target Dries Mertens, 31, is close to signing a new deal at Napoli. The Belgium forward's contract is up this summer.

  • Former Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has mutually terminated his contract at Turkish side Trabzonspor.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta admits it is a "no-brainer" the club will struggle to attract top players if they again fail to qualify for the Champions League.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Crystal Palace players have urged manager Roy Hodgson to sign a new contact at Selhurst Park. The 72-year-old's deal expires at the end of the season.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Pep Guardiola praised Manchester City's "awesome" performance against Aston Villa which saw his side lift the Carabao Cup for the third year in succession.
    (Sky Sports)

  • QPR assistant manager John Eustace has turned down the chance to discuss Blackpool's managerial vacancy after they made an official request to QPR.
    (Sky Sports)

  • The Football Association is urging caution over proposals to change the offside law that would require clear daylight between defender and attacker, warning there will be "unforeseen circumstances" to such a move.

  • Inter Milan chief executive Giuseppe Marotta thinks the Serie A season may not finish if they cannot find a solution to the coronavirus crisis.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Uefa will hold hold emergency talks this week amid concerns the coronavirus outbreak could lead to postponements or even cancellations in the Champions League or Euro 2020.
    (Sunday Mirror)

  • The FA are planning talks with England team doctor Rob Chakraverty following allegations that in his previous job at UK athletics he mishandled thyroid medication given to a Team GB athlete.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Manchester United were 'blown away by the 'immaculate' condition of Bruno Fernandes when he joined the club back in January.
    (Daily Mail)

  • David Beckham believes there are "exciting times ahead" for his MLS franchise Inter Miami despite a 1-0 loss in their first game.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Celtic will face Aberdeen in the Scottish Cup semi-final, while Hibernian will play Hearts in an Edinburgh derby in the other semi.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Macclesfield players and staff have not been paid their February salaries.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Gerard Deulofeu is likely to miss the remainder of the season after scans confirmed the Watford winger suffered an ACL injury in Saturday's 3-0 victory over Liverpool.
    (Sky Sports)

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