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Football Rumours on Saturday 7th September 2019

last updated Saturday 07th September 2019, 9:39 AM


  • Armenia winger Henrikh Mkhitaryan, 30, is unsure if he will return to Arsenal after joining Roma on loan until the end of the season.

  • Chris Smalling is ready to turn his back on Manchester United for good after the 29-year-old England defender joined Serie A side Roma on loan.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Italian giants Juventus are considering moves for Tottenham's Belgium defender Toby Alderweireld, 30, and Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen, 27. Inter Milan are also interested in Alderweireld.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Lionel Messi will be allowed to leave Barcelona on a free transfer next summer, should the 32-year-old Argentina forward desire, owing to a clause in his contract.

  • Messi will be allowed to negotiate his future with any club from 1 January.

  • Real Madrid will move for Paris St-Germain's French forward Kylian Mbappe, 20, next summer. The French champions warned Barcelona of Real's intentions during the clubs' failed negotiations for Neymar, 27, over the summer.

  • Brazil international Neymar will be forced to stay at PSG unless he lowers his wage demands, says La Liga president Javier Tebas.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Manchester United's Argentine defender Marcos Rojo, 29, is ready to push for a January move away from the club if required, with a mooted summer switch to Everton having failed to materialise.

  • Spanish champions Barcelona wanted to sign 25-year-old Italy winger Federico Bernardeschi from Juventus in the summer transfer window.
    (Mundo Deportivo)

  • West Ham will be voting to keep the transfer window as it is - closing before the start of the Premier League season - rather than reverting to the old system and aligning it with the rest of Europe, says Hammers vice-chairman Karren Brady.

  • Manchester City have agreed a deal with Serbian side FK Cukaricki to sign Montenegro-born 19-year-old forward Slobodan Tedic in January.
    (Manchester Evening News)

  • Juventus head coach Maurizio Sarri is plotting a summer 2020 swoop on Premier League talent, with as many as five free-agent targets including Manchester United 'keeper David de Gea and Tottenham duo Toby Alderweireld and Christian Eriksen.
    (Daily Star)

  • Chelsea are set to offer Brazil-born Italy international Emerson Palmieri a new contract which will see the 25-year-old defender's current deal until 2022 extended by a year.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Burnley failed in a bid for 17-year-old Middlesbrough's English defender Nathan Wood in the summer but will try to sign him again in January.

  • Juventus have entered the race to sign Bayer Leverkusen's 20-year-old German midfielder Kai Havertz, with talks likely to begin when the clubs meet in the Champions League group stages.

  • Former Liverpool youngster Bobby Duncan turned down Manchester United before the English 18-year-old accepted a move to Serie A side Fiorentina.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Southend United have accepted the resignation of Kevin Bond after a dreadful start to the 2019-20 season.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Garry Monk has been appointed as the new manager of Sheffield Wednesday.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola rejected the opportunity to sign Barcelona's Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho before the 27-year-old secured a loan move to Bayern Munich.

  • Paris St-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel still keeps in contact with Barcelona's France forward Ousmane Dembele, 22, despite a prospective Parc des Princes switch failing to materialise.
    (Daily Express)

  • Gareth Southgate will avoid the temptation to experiment with his starting XI for the European Qualifier with Bulgaria.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Eddie Nketiah scored two goals as England U21s began their Euro 2021 qualifying campaign with a 3-2 victory in Turkey with Fulham's Steven Sessegnon appearing for the first time.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Russia left Scotland's Euro 2020 qualifying hopes hanging by a thread as they came from behind to win 2-1 at Hampden Park.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Ryan Giggs hailed Gareth Bale after he star kept Wales' Euro 2020 qualification hopes alive against Azerbaijan.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Wolves defender Willy Boly did not join up with Ivory Coast despite being called up for the first time, instead spending the international break with family in France.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Kyle Walker-Peters will return to full training with Spurs next week.

  • Former Leicester defender Danny Simpson is training with West Brom as he looks to find a new club.

  • Kieran Trippier has stunned Atletico Madrid team-mates with his quality since arriving in Spain and is set to re-establish himself as an England regular.

  • The 17-year-old son of former Manchester City and England winger Shaun Wright-Phillips, D'Margio, has signed his first professional contract with the club.
    (Manchester Evening News)

  • Sir Alex Ferguson tried to persuade former England striker Michael Owen to sign for Manchester United as a teenager before he joined Liverpool.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Increasing numbers of English football clubs are handing over rights to future transfer fees worth tens of millions to Macquarie - an Australian investment bank - in exchange for up-front cash sums.

  • A sports bookshop in Newcastle is refusing to stock Michael Owen's new autobiography because of his scathing criticism of Newcastle United and their supporters.

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