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Football Rumours on Sunday 25th March 2018

last updated Sunday 25th March 2018, 8:50 AM



  • Arsenal and Chelsea are set to rival each other in their attempts to sign Atletico Madrid's Slovenian keeper Jan Oblak, 25.
    (Sunday Express)


  • Hector Bellerin's agent says the Spain defender is happy at Arsenal and no offer has been made for the 23-year-old.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Everton are considering a summer move for Chris Smalling, whose days at Manchester United are numbered.
    (Sunday Mirror)


  • Manchester United are ready to sell 25-year-old France midfielder Paul Pogba - their record signing. Among their targets are Real Madrid's French defender Raphael Varane, 24, and German midfielder Toni Kroos, 28, Paris St-Germain's Brazilian defender Marquinhos, 23, and Italian midfielder Marco Verratti, 25, and Juventus' 27-year-old Brazilian full-back Alex Sandro.
    (Sunday Mirror)


  • Pogba and Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho are barely on speaking terms after the France international was dropped by his club last month.
    (Sun on Sunday)


  • Liverpool and Egypt forward Mohamed Salah, 25, is ready to rebuff Real Madrid and is expected to be offered a £200,000-a-week contract at Anfield.
    (Sunday Mirror)


  • West Ham are planning a £15m summer move for Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles.
    (Sun on Sunday)


  • Albanian defender Elseid Hysaj has told Napoli a club is prepared to meet his 50m euro (£43.7m) release clause. The 24-year-old is a target for both Arsenal and Manchester United.
    (Talksport)


  • Barnsley full-back Andy Yiadom, 26, is not considering a move to Leeds United, or anywhere else, until the Tykes are safe from relegation.
    (Leeds Live)


  • Croatian former QPR and Tottenham midfielder Niko Kranjcar, 33, says he has "options on the table" after leaving Scottish Premiership side Rangers.
    (GetWestLondon)




  • MANAGEMENT STUFF


  • Former Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel has turned down the Bayern Munich job because he is in negotiations with Arsenal.
    (Bild)


  • David Wagner is still wanted by Southampton at the end of the season despite hiring Mark Hughes this month.
    (Sun on Sunday)


  • Brendan Rodgers has admitted his is tempted by a return to the Premier League amid interest from Arsenal.
    (Mail on Sunday)


  • Paris St-Germain have opened talks with Antonio Conte's representatives about the Italian manager moving to the French capital from Chelsea this summer.
    (Guardian)


  • Jose Mourinho's treatment of Paul Pogba and Luke Shaw is causing him to alienate himself from key members of the playing and coaching staff.
    (Sun on Sunday)


  • Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho does not think 'player power' will get him the sack at Old Trafford.
    (Mail on Sunday)


  • West Ham are looking into appointing former Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini as their manager for next season.
    (Sun on Sunday)


  • David Moyes will remain in charge of West Ham next season - but only if he helps them to avoid relegation from the Premier League.
    (Sunday Mirror)




  • INTERNATIONAL STUFF


  • Jamie Vardy is set to start up-front for England when they face Italy at Wembley on Tuesday evening.
    (Sunday Telegraph)


  • England striker Jamie Vardy, 31, failed to get a touch after coming on as a late substitute against the Netherlands but hopes to start against Italy on Tuesday.
    (Guardian)


  • Tottenham's Belgium defender Jan Vertonghen says the "semi-finals are a realistic goal, and then hopefully more" for his country, who are in the same group as England, at the World Cup.
    (Sunday Telegraph)


  • Manchester City midfielder David Silva has been allowed to leave Spain's squad for "personal reasons".
    (Independent)


  • At least one England player is thinking of hiring his own security firm to travel with his family to this summer's World Cup in Russia.
    (Sunday Telegraph)




  • OTHER STORIES

  • Manchester United say the reason Chile forward Alexis Sanchez was pictured eating alone at the club's training ground was that he had stayed on for extra shooting practice.
    (Star on Sunday)


  • Manchester City winger Leroy Sane has been clocked as the fastest player in the Premier League this season and also the quickest since such records began in 2013-14.
    (Mail on Sunday)



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