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Football Rumours on Saturday 6th October 2018

last updated Saturday 06th October 2018, 7:40 AM


  • Arsenal will sign Atlanta United's 24-year-old Paraguay midfielder Miguel Almiron, according to the MLS club's president Darren Eales.
    (Football London)

  • Paris St-Germain's Brazil playmaker Neymar has approached Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba over a potential move to the Ligue 1 champions as speculation continues over the 25-year-old France international's future.

  • Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson says the Eagles would be interested in signing Chelsea and England midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek, if the 22-year-old becomes available.

  • Chelsea and Spain midfielder Cesc Fabregas, 31, hopes to be offered a new deal at Stamford Bridge as his contract expires in the summer.

  • Chelsea and England defender Gary Cahill, 32, has hinted he is prepared to stay at Stamford Bridge for the rest of the season, having previously indicated he was looking to leave in January.
    (London Evening Standard)

  • Southampton want to sign Cahill.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Southampton are also hoping to fend off interest from Marseille and Lille in 17-year-old French winger Enzo Robise.


  • Unai Emery has warned Emile Smith-Rowe not to expect regular game time at Arsenal, despite his impressive display in the Europa League this week.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Senior Manchester United sources have indicated manager Jose Mourinho will be sacked this weekend, regardless of their result against Newcastle on Saturday.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Brentford manager Dean Smith says he has "no plans" to leave the club, after being linked with the vacancy at Aston Villa.
    (Birmingham Mail)

  • Former Aston Villa striker Dwight Yorke has applied for the vacant managerial role at Villa Park.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Newcastle board members, including managing director Lee Charnley, insist the club is still up for sale and remain focused on keeping manager Rafael Benitez.
    (Newcastle Chronicle)

  • Former Newcastle manager Kevin Keegan wants owner Mike Ashley to sell the club "to somebody who cares".

  • Rafa Benitez insists he is 100 per cent convinced that Newcastle will remain in the Premier League, despite currently being in the relegation zone.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Everton boss Marco Silva says he will not consider making signings in January until he has been able to assess each member of his squad.
    (Liverpool Echo)


  • Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden has been named in the England U21 squad.
    (Sky Sports)

  • FIFA has suspended the Sierra Leone Football Association with immediate effect for government interference.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Arsenal's Nigeria forward Alex Iwobi says the squad are united in their desire for Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey, 27, to stay despite the collapse in contract talks between the club and the player.
    (London Evening Standard)

  • Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen will miss up to six weeks with a hamstring injury, according to Belgium boss Roberto Martinez.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold will face a test of a different kind on Monday - a chess match against world champion Magnus Carlsen.
    (Liverpool Echo)

  • Slovakian club Spartak Trnava have been fined £53,000 and ordered to play their next home Europa League match in an empty stadium after racist chants by supporters.
    (Sky Sports)

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