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Football Rumours on Saturday 13th January 2018

last updated Saturday 13th January 2018, 9:25 AM

  • Chelsea manager Antonio Conte wants to sign Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez in January, saying the 29-year-old would be a "good investment".
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Tottenham are ready to drop their interest in Bordeaux winger Malcom because the French club want £45m for the 20-year-old, although Arsenal are still interested in signing the Brazilian.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Manchester United are unlikely to follow up their interest in Leicester's 30-year-old England striker Jamie Vardy.
    (Leicester Mercury)

  • Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says talks over a new deal with playmaker Mesut Ozil, 29, are "very much alive" as hopes he might stay with the Gunners have increased.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Manchester City have made a £45m bid for Shakhtar Donetsk's Brazilian midfielder Fred, 24.
    (Manchester Evening News)

  • Former Arsenal, Manchester United and Netherlands striker Robin van Persie, 34, is set to leave Turkish club Fenerbahce to join Dutch club Feyenoord - where he began his career.

  • Barcelona forward Lionel Messi paid 12m euros (£10.64m) in back taxes at the end of 2016 in order to avoid possible further punishment over his financial affairs - and the money was paid back to him by his Spanish club.
    (Der Spiegel)

  • Argentina international Messi's contract with Barca guarantees him more than 100m euros a year (£88.6m) in salary.

  • Real Madrid were ready to pay 30-year-old Messi's 250m euro (£221.7m) buyout clause in 2013.
    (El Mundo)

  • Nottingham Forest, Aston Villa, Leeds United and Cardiff City all want to sign Middlesbrough's 28-year-old English midfielder Adam Clayton.
    (Northern Echo)

  • Middlesbrough boss Tony Pulis wants to sign "one or two" new players this month but says his squad is already too big.
    (Evening Gazette)

  • Sunderland want to sign Burnley's 34-year-old Republic of Ireland striker Jon Walters on loan until the end of the season.
    (Northern Echo)

  • Crystal Palace's 29-year-old Mali striker Bakary Sako wants to stay at the club, despite his deal running out in the summer.
    (Croydon Advertiser)

  • Schalke want to re-sign Chelsea defender Baba Rahman. The 23-year-old Ghana left-back spent the first half of last season on loan at the German club.
    (Evening Standard)

  • West Ham are prepared to listen to offers for Mexico striker Javier Hernandez but the 29-year-old is not tempted by a move to new MLS team Los Angeles FC.
    (Daily Mail)

  • West Ham boss David Moyes says he has no plans to sell England striker Andy Carroll after the 29-year-old was linked with a move to Chelsea.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Birmingham look set to miss out on the signing of 24-year-old Nigeria midfielder Shehu Abdullahi from Cypriot club Anorthosis Famagusta.
    (Birmingham Mail)

  • Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard, 27, says he will sign a new contract - and that 25-year-old goalkeeper and fellow Belgium international Thibaut Courtois will also commit to the Blues.

  • Watford are not interested in selling their 18-year-old Colombian winger Juan Camilo Hernandez, who has been impressing on loan at Spanish second-tier club Huesca.
    (Hertfordshire Mercury)

  • Paris St-Germain are still keen to sign Nice's 26-year-old Ivory Coast midfielder Jean Seri.
    (Le Parisien)

  • Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino says the club are not close to making any signings but insists they are "awake" in the January transfer window.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp failed to sign Manchester City winger Leroy Sane, 22, from Schalke while he was manager of Borussia Dortmund.

  • French midfielder Francis Coquelin, 26 has claimed he had to leave Arsenal for the sake of his career and says he already "feels at home" after his £11m transfer to Spanish club Valencia.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Arsene Wenger has insisted he has no intention of leaving Arsenal this summer and will remain in charge until 2019.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Arsene Wenger has finally admitted that Alexis Sanchez will not sign a new contract at Arsenal but believes Mesut Ozil will agree a new deal.

  • Spanish club Espanyol have already prepared for the departure of their manager Quique Sanchez Flores to Stoke City.

  • Antonio Conte has insisted the only way he'll leave Chelsea is if he's sacked.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Chelsea are interested in appointing either Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri or Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri as successor to Antonio Conte.
    (Evening Standard)

  • West Ham boss David Moyes wants the January transfer window reduced to a week with the last day, similar to in Italy, taking place at a hotel where club officials and agents gather to sort out deals.


  • Phil Neville has emerged as a candidate to manage the England Women's team.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Man Utd legend Ryan Giggs will find out in the next 24 hours if he is to become the new manager of Wales.

  • The SFA is to hold talks with Michael O'Neill over the vacant manager's job after agreeing compensation with the Irish FA.
    (Daily Record)

  • Rafa Benitez believes Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles can stake a late claim for a place in England's World Cup squad.
    (Daily Express)


  • Tottenham are ready to start pay talks with striker Harry Kane, 24, and extend the deals of midfielder Christian Eriksen, 25, and forward Son Heung-min, 25.

  • Bournemouth's 21-year-old English defender Jack Simpson has signed a new two-and-a-half-year contract with the Premier League club.
    (Bournemouth Echo)

  • Manchester United plan to start contract negotiations with keeper David de Gea which would see the 27-year-old become the joint-highest earner at the club on £300,000-a-week.

  • Former Colombia and Newcastle striker Faustino Asprillia believes he would be worth 200m euros (£177m) in the current transfer market. The 48-year-old joined the Magpies for £6.7m from Parma in 1996.

  • Man City winger Leroy Sane has revealed he twice turned down the chance to sign for Jurgen Klopp.

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