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Football Rumours on Thursday 10th February 2022

last updated Thursday 10th February 2022, 9:29 AM

  • Arsenal are lining up a move for Aston Villa midfielder Douglas Luiz this summer. The Brazilian, 23, was subject to a number of bids in January, all of which were turned down by Villa.

  • Chelsea have offered Germany international Antonio Rudiger a new contract worth close to £200,000 a week in a bid to keep the 28-year-old defender at Stamford Bridge after he received pre-contract offers from Real Madrid and Paris St-Germain to join them on a free in the summer.

  • Chelsea and Manchester United are keen on signing Reims forward Hugo Ekitike. The 19-year-old was previously targeted by Newcastle in January and a number of Premier League clubs are keeping an eye on the Frenchman.
    (Daily Express)

  • Brighton can expect renewed interest from Aston Villa in sought-after Mali midfielder Yves Bissouma, 25, this summer after rejecting a £35m bid in the January transfer window.

  • Manchester United scouts were reportedly in attendance to witness Benfica striker Darwin Nunez score a landmark goal on Tuesday.

  • France striker Anthony Martial, 26, says Barcelona and Juventus were interested in signing him in January but his "priority" was joining Sevilla on loan from Manchester United.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Liverpool are targeting a move for Argentine wonderkid Facundo Farias.

  • Manchester United manager Ralf Rangnick is interested in signing 26-year-old Borussia Dortmund and Switzerland defender Manuel Akanji.

  • Newcastle United keeper Martin Dubravka, 33, turned down a loan move to Manchester United in January, with the Magpies offering the Slovakia international to the Old Trafford club in their attempts to bring in England keeper Dean Henderson, 24, until the end of the season.
    (Manchester Evening News)

  • Arsenal turned down offers in the January transfer window for Egypt midfielder Mohamed Elneny from Newcastle, Leeds and Watford, despite the 29-year-old's contract being set to expire in July.

  • Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, 44, is currently playing for Serie B side Parma but would "seriously consider" a move to Major League Soccer in the US.
    (90 Min)

  • AC Milan are set to meet representatives of 22-year-old Lille defender Sven Botman over a potential move. The Dutchman had been linked with a move to a number of Premier League clubs.


  • A number of Manchester United players want the club to step up their efforts to appoint Paris St-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino as the Old Trafford club's next boss.
    (Daily Express)

  • Everton were impressed in talks with former Tottenham director of technical performance Steve Hitchen and could bring him in as their director of football.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Senegal's Africa Cup of Nations stars will all be rewarded with £64,000 each and will be given plots of land in Dakar and Diamniadio.


  • Romelu Lukaku's first-half strike was enough to send Chelsea through to the Club World Cup final as they held on to beat Al Hilal in Abu Dhabi.
    (Sky Sports)

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