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Football Rumours on Saturday 24th November 2018

last updated Saturday 24th November 2018, 8:42 AM


  • Arsenal are looking at Borussia Dortmund's 23-year-old midfielder Julian Weigl, who is out of favour at the German club this season.

  • Chelsea and Juventus are monitoring Turkish wonderkid Yunus Akgun, 18, after the winger's impressive performances for Galatasaray.

  • Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola will wait until the summer to move for Ajax's Dutch midfielder Frenkie de Jong, 21.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Juventus are ready to block January departures for defenders Medhi Benatia, 31, and Daniele Rugani, 24, who have been linked with clubs including AC Milan and Chelsea.

  • Turkish side Galatasaray are interested in Liverpool forward Dominic Solanke, 21, who Jurgen Klopp hinted could go on loan in January.

  • But Solanke is also being strongly tipped to link up with former Reds skipper Steven Gerrard at Rangers.

  • Paris St-Germain's French midfielder Adrien Rabiot is set to have a meeting with club president Nasser Al Khelaifi to decide whether he stays in France or moves to Barcelona.

  • Leicester are interested in signing Alaves winger Ibai Gomez, 29, who has been a long-time target of Leeds United.


  • Claudio Ranieri says he has no problem with losing his temper if his Fulham players do not improve their performances.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Arsenal manager Unai Emery admits the Gunners "need to improve" if they are to challenge for a top-four place in the Premier League..
    (Daily Mail)

  • Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola claims there is "no way" the reigning Premier League champions will be dipping into the transfer market in January.
    (Daily Express)

  • Pep Guardiola has confirmed Benjamin Mendy will be out for "10-12 weeks" after undergoing knee surgery.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Everton manager Marco Silva says Toffees striker Oumar Niasse, 28, could be given the opportunity to impress before the January transfer window, but admitted he doesn't "know the future".
    (Liverpool Echo)

  • Winger Aaron Lennon says Burnley have helped him fall in love with football again after the 31-year-old suffered mental health problems..
    (Daily Mail)

  • Everton manager Marco Silva says he will continue to fight off interest from Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich who are keen on 17-year-old forward Anthony Gordon.
    (Liverpool Echo)

  • Leicester have started talks with some of their players who are out of contract at the end of the season with captain Wes Morgan, 34, and fellow defender Danny Simpson, 31, among those whose deals are due to expire.
    (Leicester Mercury)

  • Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri is hopeful Belgian forward Eden Hazard, 27, will follow Kante in signing a new contract at Stamford Bridge.
    (London Evening Standard)

  • Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri admits Premier League rivals Manchester City are "stronger than us", regardless of whether the London club spend big in the January transfer window.

  • Sarri believes Chelsea have a 'mental block' which will hinder their title chase.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says young modern-day players including his own Luke Shaw, Anthony Martial, Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford lack maturity and are too pampered.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has suggested Porto's Iker Casillas, 37, is plotting against fellow Spain goalkeeper David de Gea, 28, in a bid to to oust him from the national team.
    (Manchester Evening News)


  • England have been drawn to face France, Romania and Croatia in the group stages of next year's European U21 Championship.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Striker Dominic Solanke has declared England are ready to win the Euro U21 tournament - despite landing France in the group stages.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Mick McCarthy is set to be unveiled as the Republic of Ireland's new manager after agreeing in principle to a 1.2m euros (£1.06m) deal.
    (Irish Independent)

  • US Soccer is close to an agreement with Columbus Crew's Gregg Berhalter for him to become the new manager of the men's national team.


  • Former England manager Glenn Hoddle is back at home recuperating from heart surgery.
    (Sky Sports)

  • West Ham defender Pablo Zabaleta, 33, is on course to earn a new deal at the club thanks to some impressive performances this season.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne, 27, could potentially earn £100m within five years, according to documents released in France overnight.

  • Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante, 27, will pay more tax in Britain than international companies Starbucks and Amazon combined, after signing a new £15m contract.

  • Manchester United have been fined just over £7,000 by UEFA after three fans entered the field of play during last month's clash with Juventus.
    (Sky Sports)

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