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Football Rumours on Saturday 9th January 2021

last updated Saturday 09th January 2021, 9:03 AM


  • Arsenal are being linked with a bid for 24-year-old Borussia Dortmund winger Julian Brandt this month, with the Bundesliga club willing to sell the Germany international.

  • Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil is in talks to join Turkish club Fenerbahce on loan for the rest of the season. However, the Gunners have said they do not want to pay any part of his £350,000-a-week salary if the move happens.

  • Tottenham are interested in signing Real Madrid and Brazil defender Eder Militao, 22.
    (Mundo Deportivo)

  • Spurs' Belgium centre-back Toby Alderweireld, 31, is a target for PSV Eindhoven.
    (De Telegraaf)

  • Valencia have held talks with Tottenham over a move for England midfielder Harry Winks but are refusing to meet Spurs' asking price for the 24-year-old.

  • Atletico Madrid defender Kieran Trippier, 30, was keen on securing a January transfer to Manchester United, but the potential move has been scuppered by the England right-back's 10-week ban for breaching betting rules.

  • West Ham have identified Arsenal's English striker Eddie Nketiah, 21, as an option to bolster their attacking options after Ivory Coast international Sebastien Haller joined Dutch side Ajax. Bournemouth's Norway forward Joshua King, 28, and 24-year-old Stade Reims and Senegal striker Boulaye Dia are also under consideration.
    (London Evening Standard)

  • Manchester United left-back Brandon Williams would like to move on loan to another Premier League club, with Newcastle United and Southampton having been linked with the 20-year-old Englishman.
    (Manchester Evening News)

  • Celtic are in talks with Leicester City about signing 23-year-old Croatian centre-back Filip Benkovic, who played for the Scottish champions on loan in 2018-19.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Championship side Cardiff City are not planning to try to sign Wales forward Tyler Roberts, 21, on loan from Leeds United this month.
    (Wales Online)

  • Leeds are interested in Derby County's 19-year-old midfielders Jason Knight and Louie Sibley.
    (Football Insider)

  • Bayern Munich are close to signing Reading left-back Omar Richards on a free transfer when the 22-year-old Englishman's contract with the Championship club runs out in the summer.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Napoli and Poland striker Arkadiusz Milik, who is out of contract in the summer and yet to play for the Serie A side this season, is wanted by the "best" Premier League clubs, says the 26-year-old's agent.


  • Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says goalkeeper Sergio Romero, 33, and 30-year-old defender Marcos Rojo, who are both Argentina internationals, can leave the club this month.
    (Manchester Evening News)

  • Everton are not talking to Italian club Roma about selling 28-year-old Brazilian midfielder Bernard, says Toffees manager Carlo Ancelotti.
    (Liverpool Echo)

  • But Ancelotti is open to selling Italian striker Moise Kean to Paris St-Germain should the French champions want to turn the 20-year-old's loan deal into a permanent move.

  • Newcastle's chances of taking Leicester midfielder Hamza Choudhury, 23, on loan have been reduced by Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers saying he is not "overly keen" on letting the former England Under-21 international leave on a temporary basis.
    (Newcastle Chronicle)

  • Jose Mourinho has bought a ticket in a raffle organised by Marine in which the top prize is to manage them in a pre-season friendly, although he knows he would most likely be unable to claim the prize even if he won.

  • Paris St-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino wants to sign Argentina forward Sergio Aguero on a free transfer in the summer when the 32-year-old's contract at Manchester City runs out.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Liverpool have tried to help Marine pull off one of the great FA Cup upsets against Tottenham by giving their non-League neighbours vital scouting footage for analysis and last-minute access to their training grounds.
    (Daily Mail)

  • The Premier League has issued its clubs with a hardline set of new "enhanced" measures to halt the spread of Covid-19 throughout squads, threatening action against players who break government protocols off the pitch as well as warning them against "handshakes or hugging" and shirt-swapping.
    (Daily Telegraph)

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