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Football Rumours on Sunday 20th January 2019

last updated Sunday 20th January 2019, 8:38 AM


  • Colombia midfielder James Rodriguez is set to stay at Bayern Munich for the rest of season, ending any hopes Arsenal had of signing him.
    (Sunday Express)

  • Napoli have rejected an initial approach from AC Milan for 21-year-old Guinea midfielder Amadou Diawara, who has been linked with Tottenham and Wolves.
    (Inside Futbol)

  • Chelsea's England Under-19 forward Callum Hudson-Odoi is ready to reject the Blues' contract offer worth £85,000 a week and hold out for a move to German giants Bayern Munich because the 18-year-old thinks he has more chance of developing in the Bundesliga.
    (Mail on Sunday)

  • West Ham forward Marco Arnautovic's move to China is off after Guangzhou Evergrande pulled out of the proposed £45m deal for the 29-year-old Austria international.
    (Mail on Sunday)

  • Chelsea have asked Spanish champions Barcelona about their £100m-rated Brazil and former Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho, 26.
    (Sunday Express)

  • Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain's imminent loan move to Chelsea will put the 31-year-old Argentina international among the top earners in the Premier League on £270,000 a week.
    (Daily Star Sunday)

  • Manchester City could make a surprise loan move for Schalke's German midfielder Sebastian Rudy, 28.
    (Sun on Sunday)

  • Stoke's Spanish forward Bojan Krkic, 28, is in talks about a big-money move to the MLS with New England Revolution, who are managed by former Blackburn and Tottenham keeper Brad Friedel.
    (Sun on Sunday)

  • Real Madrid hope they can sign Belgium forward Eden Hazard for less than the 100m euros (£88m) figure set by Chelsea for the 28-year-old, whose contract runs to June 2020.

  • Paris St-Germain and France striker Kylian Mbappe, 20, says he may be tempted by a move to Real Madrid in the future.

  • Real Madrid have placed Bernardo Silva on their wishlist as they look for a long-term replacement for midfielder Luka Modric.
    (Daily Star Sunday)

  • Wolves intend to wait until the summer before buying £30m-rated on-loan Benfica striker Raul Jimenez.
    (Sunday Mirror)

  • Inter Milan chief executive Giuseppe Marotta claims Atletico Madrid captain Diego Godin wants to the join the Italian club. The 32-year-old Uruguay centre-back has been linked with Manchester United.


  • Arsenal boss Unai Emery remains hopeful of a new signing arriving this week, amid reports linking the club with Barcelona's Spanish midfielder Denis Suarez, 25.
    (Daily Star Sunday)

  • Arsenal want their former winger Marc Overmars to become technical director at Emirates Stadium because manager Unai Emery and head of recruitment Sven Mislintat are unable to form a working relationship. Ex-Netherlands international Overmars, 45, is director of football at Dutch side Ajax.
    (Sunday Mirror)

  • Former Arsenal midfielder Edu is among the candidates as the Gunners search for a director of football.
    (Mail on Sunday)

  • Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino says the club are more likely to find a replacement for injured 25-year-old England striker Harry Kane in their academy then through the transfer market.
    (London Evening Standard)

  • Jose Mourinho has revealed he has already turned down three job opportunities since he was sacked by Manchester United in December.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes is set to be named as the new Oldham manager.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Former Blackpool and England striker Paul Stewart, 54, is leading a bid to rescue the League One club and revive their fortunes.
    (Sunday Mirror)

  • Manager Marco Silva has repeated that Everton will not make any signings this month.
    (Liverpool Echo)

  • Rafa Benitez held talks with Newcastle owner Mike Ashley for the first time in months after their 3-0 win over Cardiff.
    (Sun on Sunday)


  • West Ham were unsure whether highly rated midfielder Declan Rice, 20, had a future at the club a few years ago, according to ex-Hammers coach Danny Searle.
    (Sun on Sunday)

  • Eleven Sky Bet Championship clubs have complained to the English Football League over Leeds spying on opposition teams, the governing body has confirmed.
    (Sky Sports)

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