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Football Rumours on Saturday 27th February 2021

last updated Saturday 27th February 2021, 9:14 AM





TRANSFER RUMOURS

  • Arsenal's France striker Alexandre Lacazette, 29, has emerged as a summer target for Ligue 1 side Monaco.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Spanish defender Hector Bellerin, 25, could leave Arsenal this summer as part of an agreement with manager Mikel Arteta.
    (ESPN)


  • England striker Harry Kane is likely to stay at Tottenham for at least another year due to a growing sense the Covid pandemic will mean Europe's top clubs will have little money to spend.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Manchester United may turn their attention to Villarreal's Spain centre-back Pau Torres, 24, as a more affordable option than Sevilla's 22-year-old French defender Jules Kounde.
    (Eurosport)


  • United will use their Europa League last-16 meeting with AC Milan to watch Turkey midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu, 27, who is out of contract at the end of the season.
    (Daily Express)


  • Liverpool are monitoring the situation of Real Madrid's Brazilian forward Rodrygo, 20, who could be allowed to leave the La Liga side for £50m in the summer.
    (Team Talk)


  • Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has been given the green light by the club to sign in-demand Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland from Borussia Dortmund. The Bundesliga club, however, doubt the 20-year-old will want to join the Premier League side.
    (Sun)


  • However, Haaland will likely decide to spend another season in Germany.
    (TalkSport)


  • Toronto FC's 16-year-old midfielder Jahkeele Marshall-Rutty has caught the attention of number of European giants, with Manchester City, Chelsea, Manchester United, Bayern Munich and Juventus interested in the Canadian.
    (Tuttosport)


  • Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Florian Neuhaus is open to the idea of joining Liverpool at the end of the season.
    (Daily Express)


  • Bayern Munich are the latest to distance themselves from a move for Norwich City's Max Aarons, with Everton's hopes of of signing the 21-year-old English defender boosted as a result. Norwich's £35m asking price for Aarons was previously reported to be putting Manchester United off a bid.
    (Sport Witness)


  • Everton are considering Aarons as a long-term replacement for club stalwart and 32-year-old Republic of Ireland international Seamus Coleman.
    (Liverpool Echo)


  • Borussia Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke says the Bundesliga club may have to 'give up a player' due to the financial implications caused by the pandemic.
    (Manchester Evening News)


  • Austria defender David Alaba, 28, who has told Bayern Munich he will leave at the end of the season, is intent on joining a club that will play him in the centre of midfield rather than defence. He has been linked with Real Madrid, while Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United are also interested.
    (Daily Star)


  • Signing US international midfielder Weston McKennie on a permanent deal from Schalke is a priority for Juventus despite the 22-year-old having yet to trigger a clause in his loan which obliges the Turin club to buy him.
    (Calciomercato)



MANAGEMENT STUFF

  • RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann would be interested in a move to Tottenham, should the Premier League club decide to replace Jose Mourinho.
    (Daily Express)


  • Rafa Benitez emerged as a surprise candidate for the Bournemouth job before they appointed Jonathan Woodgate as their new manager.
    (Daily Mail)



INTERNATIONAL STUFF

  • England are unlikely to face Czech Republic in front of a capacity crowd at Wembley at the European Championship this summer despite their final group fixture being scheduled for June 22, the day after the Government hope to lift all Covid-19 social restrictions.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Chelsea coach Anthony Barry has joined Stephen Kenny's Republic of Ireland staff ahead of the World Cup qualifying campaign.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Wales face uncertainty ahead of their World Cup qualifying campaign after manager Ryan Giggs' bail was extended until May following an allegation of assault.
    (Sky Sports)



OTHER STUFF

  • Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has undergone surgery on a groin injury and will be out until April at the earliest.
    (Sky Sports)


  • The seemingly never-ending Derby County takeover saga has taken another intriguing twist with Spanish businessman Erik Alonso preparing a rival bid to that of Sheik Khaled bin Zayed Al Nehayan.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Chelsea players are using a microwave oven to warm their boots before matches.
    (Sun)


  • Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl says Oriol Romeu will miss the rest of the season with an ankle injury that will require surgery.
    (Sky Sports)




















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