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Football Rumours on Saturday 7th October 2023

last updated Saturday 07th October 2023, 9:09 AM


  • Chelsea are waiting to see if Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen signs a new contract with Napoli, with the 24-year-old and his representative yet to make a decision whether to stay at the Italian club.

  • Brentford are considering making a move for Southampton midfielder Carlos Alcaraz in January, with the Bees having been beaten to the Argentine's signing when he joined the south coast club in January - although the 20-year-old signed a new contract at Saints on Friday.
    (London Evening Standard)

  • League One side Burton Albion have released a cryptic post teasing a possible return to football for 38-year-old former Liverpool, Tottenham and England striker Peter Crouch.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Former Tottenham, Crystal Palace and England winger Andros Townsend, 32, is on trial at Luton Town and is close to winning a contract with the Premier League newcomers.
    (Daily Express)

  • German World Cup winner Jerome Boateng, 35, is without a club after failing to earn a contract with his former side Bayern Munich.

  • Barcelona are contemplating a move to bring Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 36, back to his boyhood team on loan in January if Inter Miami fail to reach the MLS play-offs.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Bradford City have targeted Steve Thompson and Neil Redfearn in their search for a new manager to replace Mark Hughes.
    (Daily Star)

  • Former Swansea and Leeds United manager Garry Monk is a shock name linked to replace Andrea Pirlo at Sampdoria.


  • Crystal Palace defender Tyrick Mitchell, 24, is seriously considering switching his international allegiance from England to Jamaica.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Brighton are planning to open talks with English striker Danny Welbeck, 32, about a new contract with the south coast club.
    (Football Insider)

  • Manchester City are aware Norway striker Erling Haaland has ambitions to play for Real Madrid but want to start talks about extending his contract, with the 23-year-old's current deal running until June 2027.

  • Paul Pogba will fight to clear his name, Sky Sports News understands, after the counter-analysis ‘B sample’ also returned a positive result.
    (Sky Sports)

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