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Football Rumours on Saturday 22nd February 2020

last updated Saturday 22nd February 2020, 10:31 AM


  • Arsenal have made Bayer Leverkusen and Germany defender Jonathan Tah a top target and are ready to activate the £34m release clause in the 24-year-old's contract.

  • Arsenal's Germany centre-back Shkodran Mustafi, 27, thinks he could still play an important part in the club's future, despite being regularly linked with a move.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool and Everton remain interested in signing Trabzonspor's Turkish goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir, 23.
    (Sport Witness)

  • Real Madrid's last-minute decision to insist on a transfer fee ended the club's hopes of offloading Gareth Bale to Jiangsu Suning.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Manchester United defender Chris Smalling is open to extending his stay at Roma beyond this season.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Manchester United are interested in a summer move for Wolves and Portugal forward Diogo Jota, 23.

  • Real Madrid are ready to drop their interest in Manchester United's French midfielder Paul Pogba, 26, as they switch their attention to Rennes' 17-year-old France Under-21 international Eduardo Camavinga.

  • Barcelona are planning a summer bid for Manchester City's 25-year-old Portugal midfielder Bernardo Silva.
    (Daily Express)

  • Barca are also willing to compete with Chelsea to sign Ajax's 23-year-old Cameroon goalkeeper Andre Onana.
    (Diario Sport)

  • Liverpool keeper Loris Karius is set to return to Anfield this summer because Besiktas do not intend to take up the option to turn the 26-year-old German's two-year loan into a permanent deal.
    (The Athletic)

  • Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane says Raheem Sterling is a "very good" player but is not prepared to talk about a possible bid for the 25-year-old Manchester City and England forward.

  • Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish says they have an option to buy Turkey striker Cenk Tosun at the end of the 28-year-old's loan spell from Everton.
    (Liverpool Echo)

  • Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson says he is ready to sign a new contract as he believes in the club's "good intentions" in the transfer market.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Newcastle United boss Steve Bruce says talks are ongoing over new contracts for Scotland winger Matt Ritchie, 30 and England midfielder Jonjo Shelvey, 27.
    (Shields Gazzette)

  • Lampard insists the Chelsea board backs his decision to drop 25-year-old Spaniard Kepa Arrizabalaga - the world's most expensive goalkeeper - to the bench.

  • Sheffield United's on loan Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson, 22, has been challenged by Blades boss Chris Wilder to win a place in England's Euro 2020 squad by performing well in the final 12 games of the season.
    (Manchester Evening News)

  • West Ham United boss David Moyes says England midfielder Declan Rice, 21, is a future Hammers captain.
    (Sky Sports)

  • QPR director of football Les Ferdinand believes 22-year-old English midfielder Luke Amos, who is on loan from Tottenham, can offer the Premier League side something different when he returns.

  • Danny Drinkwater is being warned to shape up to avoid the hook by Aston Villa boss Dean Smith.

  • Former Juventus and AC Milan manager Massimiliano Allegri has suggested he wants to be back in a job by September- with Manchester United said to be among the clubs monitoring the Italian's situation.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Manchester United remain in talks over new contracts for English midfielder Angel Gomes, 19, and Dutch winger Tahith Chong, 20.

  • Manchester City have hired the lawyer who twice blocked Brexit in an attempt to overturn their two-year ban and keep them in Europe.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Newcastle's English striker Andy Carroll, 31, is optimistic he will be fit for the season run-in and make enough appearances to trigger a one-year contract extension.

  • Planning permission for Chelsea's proposed new stadium runs out at the end of the month with no indication yet made by the club when work might start.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Jordan Henderson is expected to miss around three weeks of action due to a hamstring injury, Jurgen Klopp says.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Bury AFC, the phoenix club launched after Bury's expulsion from the Football League, will begin life next season in the 10th tier of English football, North West Counties Football League.
    (Sky Sports)

  • West Ham defender Ryan Fredericks faces a potentially long lay-off with a shoulder injury.
    (Sky Sports)

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