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Football Rumours on Saturday 8th October 2016

last updated Saturday 08th October 2016, 9:11 AM


  • Juventus will allow Italy defender Leonardo Bonucci, 29, to join Chelsea if they receive £50m and Blues midfielder Cesc Fabregas, 29, in return.
    ( Sun )


  • Chelsea and Manchester City have been boosted by the news that Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang, 27, is ready to leave the German club at the end of the season. The Gabon international is valued at £65m.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane says France midfielder Paul Pogba, 23, could have joined the Spanish giants in the summer before signing for Manchester United in a world record £89m deal.
    ( Manchester Evening News )


  • Manchester United are "kicking themselves" for not putting a sell-on clause in Burnley defender Michael Keane's contract. The 23-year-old joined the Clarets for £2.5m in 2015 and has been linked with a £25m move to Chelsea.
    ( Sun )


  • Premier League champions Leicester have taken non-league Harrow Borough striker Ibrahim Meite, 20, on trial. Meite, nicknamed "The Shark", has scored 10 goals this season.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • England want to take Celtic's 13-year-old Karamoko Dembele for their national set-up, if he can be persuaded to switch from Scotland.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • West Ham must pay Juventus £20m if striker Simone Zaza, 25, plays another 10 games for the Hammers. The Italy international has a clause in his contract which triggers the fee if he plays 14 games.
    ( Sun )


  • The Hammers could offer midfielder Michail Antonio, 26, a second new deal within a year following his impressive start to the season.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Arsenal will have to pay Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi's £99m release fee if they want to sign the 23-year-old Argentine in the January transfer window.
    ( Daily Star )


  • Goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, 29, decided to stay at Chelsea and fight for his place after holding talks with manager Antonio Conte, who wanted him to be a part of his squad this season.
    ( Evening Standard )


  • Sevilla midfielder Vicente Iborra, 28, rejected a £7m move to Sunderland in the transfer window after his team-mate told the Spanish club to keep the player.
    ( Chronicle )


  • Swansea City striker Marvin Emnes, 28, is wanted by Blackburn Rovers on a permanent basis after scoring three goals in six Championship games on loan.
    ( Lancashire Telegraph )




  • MANAGER STUFF

  • Steve Bruce is understood to be the leading candidate for the vacant Aston Villa manager's job, closely followed by current interim boss Steve Clarke.
    ( SkySports )


  • Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola, 45, says his success as a manager is down to Johan Cruyff - despite being told by the former Netherlands great: "You were slower than my granny."
    ( Guardian )




  • OTHER STORIES

  • Former Arsenal forward Andrey Arshavin, now at Kazakhstan side Kairat, got his revenge on a blogger who said he would not score seven goals this season. The punishment? To shave off the blogger's hair.
    ( Sun )


  • A Manchester United season ticket holder of 30 years has been banned from away games for missing one through illness.
    ( Daily Mail )






















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