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Football Rumours on Saturday 10th October 2020

last updated Saturday 10th October 2020, 9:04 AM


  • Arsenal's £27m French defender William Saliba, yet to play for the club, looks set to join a Championship side on loan, with Brentford interested in the 19-year-old.

  • Mesut Ozil has reportedly turned down a lucrative offer from Saudi Arabia to stay at Arsenal.
    (Daily Express)

  • Manchester City will be in a position to move for Barcelona's Argentine playmaker Lionel Messi, 33, next summer if the opportunity arises, chief operating officer Omar Berrada says.
    (Manchester Evening News)

  • Borussia Dortmund's Norway striker Erling Haaland, 20, and their England winger Jadon Sancho, also 20, remain top of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's list of targets at Manchester United.

  • Real Madrid have ruled out signing Manchester United and France midfielder Paul Pogba, 27, after he said it was his dream to play for the club one day.

  • Spain midfielder Juan Mata, 32, has been offered a lucrative deal to leave Manchester United for Saudi Arabia.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Chelsea and France forward Olivier Giroud, 34, says he was close to a move to Serie A, both in January and in the summer.
    (Football London)

  • Aston Villa are planning to clear space on their wage bill by selling squad players as they plot a fresh swoop for Bournemouth's Norway striker Josh King, 28, who is also wanted by West Ham.
    (Football Insider)

  • Villa are ready to offload Dutch winger Anwar El Ghazi, 25, French defender Frederic Guilbert, 25, and English midfielder Henri Lansbury, 29, before the domestic window ends on 16 October.
    (Football Insider)

  • English midfielder Jack Wilshere, 28, wants to join a La Liga or Serie A club following his release by West Ham.

  • French winger Allan Saint-Maximin, 23, says he would be happy to stay at Newcastle long-term - if the Magpies can match his ambitions.
    (Newcastle Chronicle)

  • Manchester City never made a serious attempt to sign Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly, 29, from Napoli.
    (Inside Futbol)

  • Manchester United's Aaron Wan-Bissaka, 22, has dropped the England flag on his Instagram bio and replaced it with a Democratic Republic of Congo flag. The Croydon-born right-back is eligible for the two countries at senior level, having represented both at youth level.


  • Manchester City are hopeful Pep Guardiola will sign a new contract but will start looking for a successor if the manager was to signal a desire to leave.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Gareth Southgate fears that the Euro 2020 finals may never happen because of the continuing threat of coronavirus.
    (Daily Express)

  • England will continue playing with a three-man defence and are planning to use the system at the European Championships.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Gareth Southgate says new players can still get into his England squad for the European Championships next summer.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Manchester United and England forward Marcus Rashford has been awarded an MBE for services to vulnerable children in the UK during the coronavirus pandemic.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Wales forward Gareth Bale, 31, is set to make the first appearance of his second spell at Tottenham against West Ham next weekend.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Tottenham have had plans approved to build an amphitheatre at their Hotspur Way training complex in Enfield which is designed to help with first team and academy bonding.
    (Football London)

  • Belgium midfielder Kevin de Bruyne, 29, is closing in on a two-year £300,000-a-week contract extension at Manchester City.

  • Leicester's Algerian striker Islam Slimani, 32, who has spent the last two seasons on loan and looked set to leave the club, has hinted that he could be part of Brendan Rodgers' plans for the current season.
    (Leicester Mercury)

  • West Ham are ready to double Declan Rice's wages to £120k-a-week after pricing the midfielder out of a Chelsea transfer.

  • Wycombe striker Adebayo Akinfenwa has revealed he is in talks with Vince McMahon over a shock career move to WWE.

  • The Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani has made no secret of his ambitions to make the club the pinnacle of a group of European teams, and it appears that he may be casting an eye over the Spanish club Valencia as a possible part of his "iceberg".

  • Goal kicks cause the greatest threat of harm to footballers' brains from heading the ball, according to research from the University of Leeds.

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