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Football Rumours on Saturday 9th March 2019

last updated Saturday 09th March 2019, 9:46 AM


  • Real Madrid are planning a remarkable 300m euros (£259m) bid to take Paris St Germain's former Barcelona playmaker Neymar, 27, to the Bernabeu.

  • Real Madrid left-back Marcelo has agreed terms for a four-year deal to join Ronaldo at Juventus.

  • Chelsea's looming transfer ban has increased the likelihood of Eden Hazard leaving the club for nothing when his contract expires in 2020.

  • Manchester United are watching Benfica and Portugal defender Ruben Dias, 21, as they look to reinforce their defence this summer.

  • Wolves sent scouts to watch Benfica's 19-year-old midfielder Joao Felix in the Europa League this week.
    (Birmingham Mail)

  • Leeds United are monitoring QPR's former Arsenal midfielder Luke Freeman, 26.

  • West Ham midfielder Felipe Anderson, 25, says he wants to stay at the London Stadium and become a club hero like former Italian striker Paolo Di Canio.
    (London Evening Standard)

  • Watford winger Gerard Deulofeu, 24, says he is determined to join "a top team" at some stage.

  • Bayern Munich are in position to finalise a deal for Lille's Nicolas Pepe. Barcelona and Paris St-Germain are also interested in the Ivory Coast winger, 23.
    (Le10 Sport)

  • Barcelona have been linked with a move for Sochaux midfielder Lucien Agoume, 17.
    (Mundo Deportivo)


  • Roma have appointed Claudio Ranieri as head coach on a deal until June 2019.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Arsenal have moved a step closer to appointing Monchi as their new technical director after Roma announced the Spaniard had left the club. The 50-year-old worked with Gunners boss Unai Emery at Sevilla.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino says he would like to return to coach in Spain in the future and regards the interest in him from Real Madrid as a positive result of his work at Spurs.

  • Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson, the oldest manager in Premier League history at the age of 71, insists he has no thoughts of retirement.
    (Sky Sports))

  • Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has agreed to replace Massimiliano Allegri at Juventus, according to the journalist who broke the news that Cristiano Ronaldo would move to Turin.
    (Daily Express)

  • Rafa Benitez says he is a better manager now than he has ever been as he approaches the third anniversary of his arrival at Newcastle.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez insists he is happy at Newcastle as he prepares to mark three years in charge at St James' Park.
    (Newcastle Chronicle)

  • Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez admits he is not happy with the way Elias Sorensen's loan deal with Blackpool is progressing, with the 19-year-old Danish forward restricted to only 32 minutes of match action since his loan switch in January.
    (Newcastle Chronicle)

  • Dave Downes and Dean Hughes, who both worked under Steve Bruce during his time at Aston Villa, have joined his recruitment department at Sheffield Wednesday.
    (Sheffield Star)


  • Gareth Southgate hopes to get a chance to look at Bournemouth's Callum Wilson against Huddersfield if the striker is ready after a knee injury.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson believes Crystal Palace right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka will commit his international future to England rather than DR Congo.

  • Ryan Giggs has arranged for Wales to train at Manchester United's Carrington base ahead of their friendly with Trinidad & Tobago at Wrexham.
    (Daily Mail)


  • UEFA have fined Arsenal £12,966 for a late kick-off and a pitch invasion in their Europa League game against Qarabag at the Emirates Stadium.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Tottenham and South Korea forward Son Heung-min, 26, agrees with his father that he should not marry until he retires as a player.

  • Tottenham say they will play either Brighton or Crystal Palace in their first match in their new stadium in April.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Liverpool and Crystal Palace were among the clubs who wanted the Premier League to investigate allegations of breaches in financial fair play by Manchester City.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has suggested he could settle on a partnership of Marcus Rashford and Romelu Lukaku in the Manchester United attack.
    (Manchester Evening News)

  • Brighton defender Ezequiel Schelotto, 29, on loan at Chievo, has had surgery to reconstruct the anterior cruciate ligament of his right knee after suffering an injury playing at Torino in Serie A last Sunday.

  • Tottenham have denied their new ground is to be called 'The Nike Stadium'.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Bournemouth are set to be without defender Steve Cook for up to six weeks after an infection set in on his injured groin.
    (Daily Mail)

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