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Football Rumours on Saturday 21st September 2019

last updated Saturday 21st September 2019, 9:05 AM


  • Arsenal and Manchester United are on alert, with Samuel Umtiti and Ivan Rakitic set for Barcelona exits.

  • ( Watford hope to beat Hull to the signing of Malmo's 19-year-old Swedish striker Kevin Harletun, who will be available for a compensation fee of around £140,000 when his contract expires in November.

  • Liverpool are monitoring the progress of 20-year-old Netherlands striker Donyell Malen, who has scored 10 goals in 12 appearances for PSV Eindhoven this season.

  • Newcastle are interested in their 25-year-old Paraguay forward Miguel Almiron's former Atlanta United team-mate and Venezuela striker Josef Martinez, 26.
    (Newcastle Chronicle)

  • Belgium defender Thomas Meunier admits he is frustrated at his lack of game time at Paris Saint-Germain. The 28-year-old was linked with Arsenal and Manchester United over the summer.
    (RMC Sport)

  • Aston Villa have set aside £20m to spend on a new striker in January after missing out on a number of targets over the summer.
    (Football Insider)

  • Barcelona need to raise an additional 100m euros (£88m) of player sales in order to balance the books and comply with financial fair play regulations.

  • Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger will take on a technical role at world governing body Fifa in the coming weeks, but still has a desire to return to management.

  • Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy insists a refinancing deal on the £637m debt on their new stadium will have no impact on the club's transfer activity.
    (London Evening Standard)

  • Lincoln City have appointed Michael Appleton as their new manager on a deal which runs until the summer of 2023.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola expects his assistant and former Everton midfielder Mikel Arteta to succeed him when he leaves Etihad Stadium.
    (London Evening Standard)

  • Everton boss Marco Silva says the club are exploring the possibility of signing a central defender in the January transfer window.
    (Liverpool Echo)

  • Former Real Madrid boss Santiago Solari is in contention to become the first manager of David Beckham's MLS expansion side Inter Miami.

  • Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is considering former Liverpool and Spain midfielder Xabi Alonso, 37, as a potential replacement for manager Zinedine Zidane.
    (Mundo Deportivo)

  • Former Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho and ex-Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri are also being lined up as replacements for Zidane, if the Frenchman is sacked.

  • Wolves are in advanced talks with 33-year-old Portugal midfielder Joao Moutinho over a new two-year contract at Molineux.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Manchester United are in talks with Angel Gomes as Barcelona prepare to snatch the academy star on a free transfer.

  • Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha, 26, has asked his team-mates to improve with the Eagles struggling for form.

  • Manchester City's Etihad Stadium has been ranked as the best in the world by a new study of teams who won their national or regional leagues, beating the likes of Barcelona's Nou Camp and Bayern Munich's Allianz Arena.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Derby have issued a statement re-iterating no rules were broken in their stadium sale – and that the EFL approved their plans at the time.
    (Sky Sports)

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