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Football Rumours on Saturday 22nd December 2018

last updated Saturday 22nd December 2018, 10:38 AM


  • Fulham manager Claudio Ranieri is considering a January move for English right-back Danny Simpson, who played under him at Leicester. The 31-year-old is out of contract next summer..
    (Daily Mail)

  • Arsenal are considering a swap deal involving German playmaker Mesut Ozil, 30, and Real Madrid and Spain midfielder Isco, 26. The Gunners are open to offers for Ozil.

  • Chelsea are interested in signing AC Milan and Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain, 31, in a swap deal involving Spain forward Alvaro Morata, 26.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri will not allow Chelsea's England midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek, 22, to leave on loan next month.

  • Monaco boss Thierry Henry wants to sign Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas in January. The Spain international, 31, is unhappy with his lack of game time this season.

  • Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde has revealed a lack of funds is behind the club signing Colombian defender Jeison Murillo, 26, from Valencia on loan.
    (Daily Express)

  • Brighton's German midfielder Pascal Gross, 27, has played down speculation of a move to Liverpool or Southampton.

  • Aston Villa have been impressed with the attitude of former West Ham and Wales defender James Collins, 35, and may still offer him a short-term deal if he can get regain fitness.
    (Birmingham Mail)


  • Former Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic wants a quick return to management just five weeks after being sacked by the Craven Cottage side.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Leicester manager Claude Puel is on the brink of being sacked after losing the support of his players..
    (Daily Mail)

  • Manchester United have not met former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane about their permanent manager's role, despite reports to the contrary.
    (Manchester Evening News)

  • Sheffield Wednesday are prepared to give former Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce a £2m-a-year contract to replace Jos Luhukay, who was sacked on Friday.

  • Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has described Higuain as a "wonderful player".


  • Defender Danny Rose, 28, has been told by his Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino to stop thinking and start following instructions.

  • Crystal Palace's England international forward Andros Townsend, 27, has been watching clips of Leicester frontman Jamie Vardy as he strives to reinvent himself as a central striker.
    (London Evening Standard)

  • West Ham will have a capacity of 60,000 when they host Brighton on 2 January after the club and London Stadium were granted a new safety certificate to increase the number of spectators by 3,000.

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