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Football Rumours on Saturday 18th January 2020

last updated Saturday 18th January 2020, 9:32 AM


  • Paris St-Germain left-back Layvin Kurzawa, 27, has dropped a hint that he is edging closer to sealing a move to Arsenal this month after announcing he has joined a UK-based agency.
    (London Evening Standard)

  • Arsenal have agreed a five-year deal with Kurzawa, with the defender expected to leave Paris St-Germain in the summer.
    (Daily Express)

  • Meanwhile, Arsenal sporting director Edu is lining up talks with Athletico Paranaense over their 22-year-old Brazilian midfielder Bruno Guimaraes.

  • Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen, 27, is closing in on a move to Inter Milan after successful talks with his current club Tottenham.

  • Newcastle United are set to make a bid for Hull City's English forward Jarrod Bowen, 23, after manager Steve Bruce was assured by owner Mike Ashley that he will back him in the transfer market at a meeting this week.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Manchester United are close to reaching an agreement with Sporting Lisbon to sign Portuguese midfielder Bruno Fernandes, 25, in a deal which could be worth up to £60m, but the move is not imminent.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Meanwhile, Manchester United are also attempting to recruit a central midfielder on loan until the end of the season.
    (Manchester Evening News)

  • That midfielder could be Birmingham City's England youth international Jude Bellingham, after Manchester United made a £25m offer for the 16-year-old.
    (Daily Record)

  • And Manchester United have also triggered the two-year extension in 25-year-old Ivory Coast defender Eric Bailly's contract to tie him to the club until 2022.

  • Inter Milan are on the verge of signing Chelsea winger Victor Moses, 29, after manager Antonio Conte made a specific request for the club to sign the Nigeria international, who is currently on loan at Fenerbahce.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Leeds United could sign out-of-favour forward Oumar Niasse before the end of the transfer window on January 31.
    (Daily Express)

  • Los Angeles Galaxy have signed Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez, 31, from Sevilla on a contract that will make him the highest-paid player in Major League Soccer.
    (Sports Illustrated)

  • Germany midfielder Emre Can, 26, is likely to move to AC Milan from Juventus.

  • Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has warned Aston Villa that a loan move for the Foxes' 31-year-old Algeria forward Islam Slimani is likely to be "too complicated".

  • Hearts have stepped up their efforts to bring Kosovo forward Donis Avdijaj, 23 to Tynecastle from Trabzonspor.
    (Daily Record)

  • Pep Guardiola says he will "100 per cent" be in charge of Manchester City next season.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Anthony Knockaert's close-range finish secured a 1-0 win for Fulham over Middlesbrough at Craven Cottage.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Injured England striker Harry Kane, 26, could return to light training in nine weeks' time and is still expected to be available for Tottenham by the middle of April.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Cardiff City fans are disappointed after learning some of the most important items in the club's history are to be sold off by a private owner at auction next week. They have urged the club to buy the collection - including 1927 FA Cup final memorabilia, players' contracts and historic board meeting minutes - back themselves.
    (Wales Online)

  • Manchester City are set to take part in next season's Champions League, despite the investigation into whether they breached Financial Fair Play rules.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Premier League managers have written to FIFA begging for a change to the VAR handball interpretation.
    (Daily Express)

  • The controversial new handball rules will be reviewed by football's rule-makers next month.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Manchester United are one of 49 clubs who have been targeted by tax authorities as part of a crackdown over image rights and agent payments.

  • Referees in the Premier League have been advised to start using pitchside monitors from this weekend if a VAR recommends changing a decision on a red card.
    (Sky Sports)

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