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Football Rumours on Sunday 20th December 2020

last updated Sunday 20th December 2020, 9:14 AM





TRANSFER RUMOURS

  • Arsenal and France Under-21 midfielder Matteo Guendouzi, 21, could make his loan move to Hertha Berlin permanent, after pleasing manager Bruno Labbadia with his performances.
    (Talksport)


  • Manchester City and Paris St-Germain are ready to bid for Lionel Messi 33, with both clubs confident the Argentina forward will leave Barcelona.
    (90min)


  • Manchester United's Daniel James, 23, is not willing to leave on loan in January, with the Wales winger keen to fight for his place at Old Trafford.
    (Manchester Evening News)


  • Leicester City are willing to let English winger Demarai Gray, 24, leave the club and replace him with Celtic's Scotland winger Ryan Christie, 25, or Reading's French midfielder Michael Olise, 19.
    (90min)


  • Liverpool face competition from Real Madrid to sign Brighton's Mali midfielder Yves Bissouma, 24, after he impressed Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane with his pace and physical presence.
    (Defensa Central)


  • Inter Milan have reportedly joined Barcelona in the race for Liverpool star Georginio Wijnaldum.
    (Sun on Sunday)


  • AC Milan have ruled out a move for Chelsea and France striker Olivier Giroud, 34, and instead want a younger forward to fill in for their injured Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 39.
    (Inside Futbal)


  • Manchester United outcast Phil Jones is a loan target for West Brom and Derby in January.
    (Daily Star on Sunday)


  • Ivory Coast winger Amad Diallo, 18, has applied for an Italian passport in order to secure a £37.2m move from Atalanta to Manchester United.
    (Sky Sports)


  • David Beckham's MLS side Inter Miami want Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero, 33, with the Argentina international well down the pecking order at Old Trafford.
    (Sunday Express)


  • NFL team the San Francisco 49ers are in talks to buy a 15% stake in Leeds United for £50m.
    (Football Insider)


  • Paris St-Germain's slump in revenue in 2020 could scupper their plans to keep France forward Kylian Mbappe, even if they sell other players, with Real Madrid ready and waiting to sign the 21-year-old.
    (AS)


  • Barcelona could sign Lyon's Memphis Depay, 26, for a cut-price £4.5m with the Ligue 1 side looking to cash in on the Netherlands forward before his contract expires.
    (L'Equipe)


  • Spain defender Sergio Ramos, 34, will remain at Real Madrid "for many years" according to his manager Zinedine Zidane, with the club captain expected to sign a new deal before his current one expires in the summer.
    (Goal)



MANAGEMENT STUFF

  • Watford have sacked Vladimir Ivic after just four months in charge, with the club fifth in the Sky Bet Championship, four points behind the top two.
    (Sky Sports)


  • David Moyes plans to discuss an extension to his contract at West Ham in the coming weeks but indicated he is in no rush to settle the issue.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has warned no player is bigger than Manchester United - including Paul Pogba.
    (Sunday Mirror)


  • Brighton coach Graham Potter will ask Manchester United for Dan James on loan to fire up Brighton's survival fight.
    (Sun on Sunday)


  • Burnley manager Sean Dyche admits he has been told 'very little' about possible £200m takeover by American investors ALK Capital.
    (Mail on Sunday)




















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