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Football Rumours on Saturday 14th December 2019

last updated Saturday 14th December 2019, 8:56 AM


  • Arsenal and Manchester United are set to battle for Sweden midfielder Dejan Kulusevski, 19, who is on loan at Parma from Atalanta and is valued at £42m.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Uruguay midfielder Lucas Torreira, 23, could leave Arsenal for Napoli in a £21m transfer, but the Serie A club want to negotiate a loan deal first.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Atletico Madrid are prepared to lower their asking price for Spain midfielder Saul Niguez, 25, to £85m, putting Manchester United on alert.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann has held transfer talks with Red Bull Salzburg's Norway international striker Erling Haaland, 19, linked with a January move to Manchester United.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer flew to Salzburg to meet Haaland on Friday as the club pursues its top target.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Meanwhile, Red Bull Salzburg sporting director Christoph Freund believes it is "too soon" for Haaland to leave the Austrian club.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Jurgen Klopp has hinted Liverpool could be back in the market for more Red Bull Salzburg players after landing Japan winger Takumi Minamino, 24, before the January transfer window.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Atletico Madrid are considering a move for Chelsea's Spain international left-back Marcos Alonso, 28.
    (Daily Star)

  • Chelsea boss Frank Lampard will not speak to France forward Olivier Giroud, 33, Brazil midfielder Willian, 31, or Spain winger Pedro, 32 - all out of contract at the end of the season - about their futures until next month.

  • Lampard insists Chelsea are only in the market for players of "top calibre" in the January transfer window.
    (Daily Express)

  • Crystal Palace could move for Chelsea's France international striker Olivier Giroud, 33.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has ruled out allowing 21-year-old Argentina defender Juan Foyth to leave on loan in the January transfer window.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Manchester United's England midfielder Jesse Lingard, 26, opened up to manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after off-field issues impacted his form at the start of the season.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Rangers are monitoring Charlton's Montserrat striker Lyle Taylor, 29, who has also attracted interest from Championship rivals including Swansea, West Brom and Sheffield Wednesday.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Bordeaux boss Paulo Sousa, who had brief spells in charge at QPR, Swansea and Leicester, says he is trying not to think too much about his future after a surprise link with the Arsenal managerial vacancy.

  • Former Arsenal manager Unai Emery has already turned down job offers from Everton and two Chinese sides.

  • Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho would prefer more time to work on the training ground than buy new players.

  • Jose Mourinho has admitted it will not be his call whether or not Luis Campos joins him at Tottenham Hotspur as director of football.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Pep Guardiola has denied there is a break clause in his Manchester City contract which would allow him to leave at the end of the season.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Jurgen Klopp has extended his contract at Liverpool until 2024, saying he could not contemplate leaving the European champions.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Wayne Rooney wants to join the growing group of young English managers when his playing days are over, rather than work in punditry.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Sheffield United are planning to open new contract talks with Republic of Ireland defender Enda Stevens, 29.
    (Football Insider)

  • Catalan PoliCE have confirmed that next week's El Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid will go ahead as planned despite security fears with 3,000 guards hired.

  • Manchester City are set to hand 18-year-old Eric Garcia a new five-year deal in the coming weeks.

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