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Football Rumours on Saturday 21st December 2019

last updated Saturday 21st December 2019, 3:06 PM


  • Arsenal's Switzerland midfielder Granit Xhaka, 27, is in talks with Hertha Berlin over a January move to the Bundesliga side.

  • Tottenham are interested in signing West Ham centre-back Issa Diop.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Manchester City and Manchester United face competition from Liverpool, Real Madrid and Barcelona to sign 20-year-old Germany midfielder Kai Havertz from Bayern Leverkusen.

  • Manchester City's Germany midfielder Leroy Sane, 23, has decided he wants to join Bayern Munich.

  • Paul Pogba's agent Mino Raiola says the France midfielder, 26, wants to stay at Manchester United and "win prizes", but needs more support from the club.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Raiola said he was "sorry" he had been unable to unite Pogba with Real Madrid's French manager Zinedine Zidane in the summer window.
    (Daily Star)

  • Meanwhile, United will refuse to allow Pogba's future to be linked to any negotiations for RB Salzburg's Norway forward Erling Braut Haaland, 19, by Raiola, who represents both players.
    (London Evening Standard)

  • Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hopeful the club will bring in reinforcements in January.
    (Manchester Evening News)

  • United expect two new players to join them next month.

  • Hertha boss Jurgen Klinsmann wants a defensive midfielder and is also considering Tottenham's Kenya midfielder Victor Wanyama, 28.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Gabon forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 30, is desperate to leave Arsenal.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Wolves will not sell Spanish winger Adama Traore, 23, who is attracting interest from Tottenham. Traore became Wolves' club record signing in August 2018 after the club met the £18m release clause in his Middlesbrough contract.

  • Bordeaux are interested in a January move for Chelsea's Olivier Giroud, but the 33-year-old France forward is hoping to join Inter Milan.

  • Former Manchester United and Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 38, is open to a move to Everton once Carlo Ancelotti's appointment as manager is confirmed.

  • Serie A clubs Juventus and Inter Milan are set to battle it out for Sweden and Atalanta midfielder Dejan Kulusevski, 19, Italy and Brescia midfielder Sandro Tonali, 19, and Italy and Fiorentina forward Federico Chiesa, 22.

  • Paris St-Germain are in talks with Juventus over a swap deal for Germany midfielder Emre Can, 25, which could see Argentina midfielder Leandro Paredes, 25, move in the opposite direction.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Manchester City and Real Madrid are ready to battle for PSG's 25-year-old Brazil defender Marquinhos.

  • Steve Bruce wants to have 27-year-old England midfielder Jonjo Shelvey's future at Newcastle decided before focusing on January signings.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder is targeting "two or three" new signings in the January transfer window.
    (BBC Sheffield)

  • Rangers manager Steven Gerrard wants England striker Jermain Defoe, 37, to remain at Ibrox for another season.

  • Arsenal have appointed Mikel Arteta as their new head coach on a three-and-a-half-year deal.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Arsenal interim manager Freddie Ljungberg is close to agreeing to become the new head coach of Swedish club Malmo.

  • Freddie Ljungberg looks set to remain at Arsenal after hinting he will be part of Mikel Arteta's coaching staff.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Former Manchester United and Everton assistant coach Steve Round is set to join Mikel Arteta's backroom team at Arsenal.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Tottenham intend to recall Jack Clarke from his barren loan spell at Leeds next month and assess whether he can join the first-team squad.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Roy Hodgson says he is facing the worst injury crisis of his Crystal Palace tenure after Scott Dann became the latest defender to pick up a problem on Friday.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Manchester City were shocked by Arsenal's official announcement of their appointment of Mikel Arteta as manager after finding out via TV and social media.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Pep Guardiola's future as Manchester City manager depends on whether he receives backing in the Champions League.
    (The Athletic)

  • The ongoing battle for control of Sheffield United is hindering attempts to tie manager Chris Wilder and key players such as John Lundstram to new contracts.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Carlo Ancelotti has been appointed Everton manager on a four-and-a-half-year deal.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Arsenal have been dealt a further defensive blow with the loss of Sead Kolasinac for the Christmas period with an ankle ligament injury.
    (Sky Sports)

  • The Football Association has taken a significant step towards limiting heading across all levels of football training following landmark research which showed that former professionals are 3.5 times more likely to die of brain disease.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • The Premier League are considering following the EFL by introducing fixed points deductions for clubs that breach financial fair play regulations.
    (Daily Mail)

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