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Football Rumours on Saturday 25th March 2017

last updated Saturday 25th March 2017, 8:31 AM


  • Chelsea are interested in signing 26-year-old Atletico Madrid and France forward Antoine Griezmann, who is valued at £86m and Manchester United's prime summer transfer target.
    ( Sun )


  • Real Madrid intend to make a summer move for 26-year-old Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard and are also considering a bid for his Stamford Bridge and Belgium team-mate, 24-year-old goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.
    (Guardian)


  • The Blues plan to offer Hazard a new contract and will reject any bids for the player.
    ( Daily Telegraph )


  • Barca are interested in signing Leicester winger Riyad Mahrez, but the Foxes will demand over £40m for their 26-year-old Algeria international.
    ( Daily Telegraph )


  • Manchester United have moved a step closer to signing 16-year-old forward Daishawn Redan after Ajax confirmed the Netherlands youth international will be leaving this summer.
    ( Sun )


  • Jack Wilshere wants to go back to the Emirates and show he can still be a major player for Arsenal.
    ( Sun )


  • United's neighbours Manchester City and Premier League leaders Chelsea also want Redan, who has chosen not to sign a professional contract with Ajax.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is in Croatia to watch Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic, 28, and midfielder Marcelo Brozovic, 24.
    ( Index.hr )


  • Tottenham are planning to sell 22-year-old Netherlands striker Vincent Janssen, who has scored one goal from open play since joining from AZ Alkmaar, in the summer.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Erik Lamela's future at Spurs is also in doubt after a row over the 25-year-old Argentina winger's treatment for a hip injury.
    ( Times )


  • Middlesbrough centre-back Ben Gibson is a target for Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and Tottenham. Boro value the 24-year-old at £25m.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Liverpool could be aided in their pursuit of Gibson by former Middlesbrough defender Jonathan Woodgate, who is now a scout for the Anfield club.
    ( Daily Star )


  • Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has told manager Pep Guardiola he wants to stay at the club, but the Spaniard says there will be no talks on the 33-year-old's future until the end of the season.
    ( Manchester Evening News )


  • West Bromwich Albion are interested in signing Nigeria winger Moses Simon, 21, who plays for Gent in Belgium.
    ( Birmingham Mail )


  • Wolverhampton Wanderers want to re-sign Crystal Palace's 28-year-old Mali winger Bakary Sako - less than two years after he left Molineux for the Eagles.
    ( Express & Star )


  • Liverpool's Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho, 24, can replace 32-year-old Spain international Andres Iniesta at Barcelona, says ex-Barca and Reds forward Luis Garcia.
    ( Talksport )


  • Real Madrid midfielder Isco, 24, has hit out at rumours linking him with a move to Barcelona.
    ( Marca )


  • Barcelona are preparing to sign Juventus forward Paulo Dybala, 23, this summer as a replacement for Neymar, who is a target for Paris St-Germain, Manchester United and Chelsea.
    ( Mundo Deportivo )


  • Brighton & Hove Albion will not go on a "crazy spending spree" if they reach the Premier League for the first time. The Seagulls have a six-point automatic promotion safety cushion in the Championship table with eight games to go.
    (The Argus)




  • MANAGEMENT STUFF

  • Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino met Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu this week. The Spanish champions are seeking a new boss, with Luis Enrique leaving in the summer.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Arsene Wenger claims Luis Suarez had verbally agreed to move from Liverpool to Arsenal in 2013, after the club bid £40,000,001 for the 30-year-old forward, who joined Barcelona for £75m a year later.
    ( Bein Sports )


  • Former West Brom boss Alan Irvine, 58, will remain as interim manager at Norwich City for the game at Aston Villa on 1 April as the Canaries continue their search for a permanent successor for Alex Neil, who was sacked on 10 March.
    ( Eastern Daily Press )


  • Leicester City boss Craig Shakespeare is refusing to look beyond the season in the role - despite four straight wins since taking charge. Shakespeare, 53, was announced as the Foxes' manager until the end of the campaign earlier this month.
    ( Leicester Mercury )


  • Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill is waiting for his chance to manage in the Premier League.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Former Arsenal forward Robert Pires says manager Arsene Wenger signing a new deal with the Gunners is more important than extending the contracts of Chile forward Alexis Sanchez and Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil, both 28.
    ( Daily Mail )




  • INTERNATIONAL STUFF

  • The Football Association could be fined over the behaviour of some England fans during Wednesday's 1-0 defeat in Germany. Sections of the away support booed the German national anthem and sang about World War Two.
    ( Daily Telegraph )




  • OTHER STORIES

  • Arsenal's Switzerland midfielder Granit Xhaka, 24, says critics have unfairly painted him as a "brainless idiot" because of his disciplinary problems this season.
    ( 24heures )


  • Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is destined to become the manager at Anfield in the future, says ex-Reds midfielder Xabi Alonso.
    ( Liverpool Echo )


  • Fans in San Diego have been asked to vote to name the city's new Major League Soccer team… and Footy McFooty Face is winning.
    ( Sun )




























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