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Football Rumours on Saturday 2nd December 2017

last updated Saturday 02nd December 2017, 8:49 AM

  • Jose Mourinho wants to bring Mesut Ozil to Manchester United next summer as he bids to address the problematic No 10 position at Old Trafford.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Tottenham are refusing to adjust their strict wage structure despite fears that contract extension talks are stalling with 28-year-old Belgium defender Toby Alderweireld.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Liverpool are willing to sell 25-year-old Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona in January, but only for 145m euros (£127m).
    (Mundo Deportivo)

  • Inter Milan's Argentina striker Mauro Icardi, 24, is worth 200m euros (£176.5m), according to the player's agent.
    (Corriere dello Sport)

  • Watford are targeting Leicester's 29-year-old Algeria forward Islam Slimani.
    (Watford Observer)

  • Real Madrid have opted against allowing £38m signing Vinicius Junior to stay at his Brazilian club Flamengo for another season, with the 17-year-old to join them for pre-season next year.

  • Charlton, Oxford United and Hearts are keen to sign Woking's 24-year-old defender Nathan Ralph.

  • Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has laughed at suggestions that Barcelona have been quoted a price to buy Brazil forward Philippe Coutinho, 25, in the January transfer window.

  • Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe will hold talks with the club's English striker Lewis Grabban, 29, who is on loan at Sunderland.
    (Bournemouth Echo)


  • Antonio Conte has unleashed another ferocious attack on the Premier League's fixture schedulers accusing them of a conspiracy against Chelsea.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Sam Allardyce says he is keen to extend his stay as Everton manager beyond his 18-month contract.

  • Chelsea manager Antonio Conte will not contest a Football Association charge of misconduct, but the Italian wants the governing body to clamp down on time-wasting.
    (Daily Mail)

  • British financier Amanda Staveley's consortium has made a second £300m bid to take over Newcastle.

  • Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez expects a warm welcome from Chelsea fans when he returns to Stamford Bridge, where he was caretaker boss, on Saturday.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Now the World Cup draw has been made, England fans can start dreaming of their road to glory at Russia 2018. Gareth Southgate's men were drawn in Group G, alongside Belgium, Panama and Tunisia.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Belgium coach Roberto Martinez says his family will be supporting England when the two nations meet at next summer's World Cup.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Paul Pogba, who cost Manchester United a British record £89m in summer 2016, believes Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli is worth more than £100m.
    (London Evening Standard)

  • Leicester winger Riyad Mahrez says the chances of him joining Arsenal in the summer were "50-50".
    (Daily Mail)

  • Former England goalkeeper Gordon Banks wore a Stoke City tie as he took part in Friday's World Cup draw in Russia.
    (Stoke Sentinel)

  • Plans by a property firm owned by Harry Redknapp to demolish a building that houses vulnerable people in Bournemouth would result in 30 people being made homeless, according to opponents of the scheme.

  • Liverpool have been handed a defensive headache after Joel Matip was ruled out for entire Christmas programme.
    (Daily Mail)

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