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Football Rumours on Thursday 11th February 2021

last updated Thursday 11th February 2021, 9:18 AM





TRANSFER RUMOURS

  • Shakhtar Donetsk's 21-year-old Israel forward Manor Solomon - linked with Arsenal - has confirmed that a number of Premier League clubs have expressed an interest in signing him.
    (Goal)


  • Tottenham and Juventus have been linked with Sampdoria's Denmark midfielder Mikkel Damsgaard, 20.
    (Football Italia)


  • Spurs are already planning a new loan move in England for English defender Malachi Fagan-Walcott, 18, who is on loan at Dundee.
    (Football Insider)


  • Manchester City will sign a new striker this summer whether they are successful in bringing in Messi or not, with Borussia Dortmund's Norway forward Erling Braut Haaland, 20, a priority.
    (90 Min)


  • Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel wants PSG's French midfielder Kays Ruiz-Atil, 18, to follow him to Stamford Bridge.
    (Foot Mercato)


  • Manchester City are close to completing a £15m deal for Fluminense forward Kayky, with the 17-year-old Brazilian joining City's youth team when he can get a work permit in 2022.
    (Journalist Fabrizio Romano on Twitter)


  • Liverpool insist Mohamed Salah, 28, is not for sale after Bayern Munich executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said it would be an "honour" to sign the Egypt forward.
    (Sun)


  • Manager Jose Mourinho says England midfielder Dele Alli, 24, may have been distracted by speculation linking him away from Tottenham Hotspur last month.
    (London Evening Standard)


  • Everton and Celtic are tracking the progress of 19-year-old Aston Villa and Republic of Ireland Under-19 winger Tyreik Wright, who is out of contract at the end of the season.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Liverpool will target Leeds United's Brazilian winger Raphinha, 24, in the summer.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Liverpool are interested in the signing of Denis Zakaria from Borussia Monchengladbach but there are also a number of teams linked with the midfielder.
    (Daily Express)


  • Udinese have not ruled selling Argentina midfielder Rodrigo de Paul, 26, in the summer following links with Liverpool in the January transfer window.
    (Goal)


  • West Bromwich Albion have decided not to offer a contract to Ahmed Musa after the 28-year-old Nigeria forward's trial with the club.
    (Express & Star)


  • Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo says Mexico striker Raul Jimenez, 29, has made another "amazing" step in his recovery from surgery on a fractured skull in November.
    (Express & Star)


  • Dortmund are considering selling seven first-team players this summer, including England winger Jadon Sancho, 20.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Belgium midfielder Axel Witsel, 32, USA forward Giovanni Reyna, 18, English midfielder Jude Bellingham, 17, and Haaland are among those who could be sold, with Dortmund desperate to raise funds.
    (Daily Express)


  • Strasbourg's 20-year-old French defender Mohamed Simakan, who had been linked with Aston Villa, looks set to move to RB Leipzig.
    (Birmingham Mail)



MANAGEMENT STUFF

  • Paul Tisdale has been sacked as manager of Sky Bet League One strugglers Bristol Rovers after less than three months in the role.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Northampton Town have sacked their manager Keith Curle and his assistant Colin West.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Former Huddersfield boss David Wagner is set to be interviewed as Bournemouth look to confirm an appointment this week.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Former Nice manager and ex-Arsenal midfielder Patrick Vieira is among the front-runners to become the next Cherries boss.
    (TalkSport)


  • Aston Villa assistant manager John Terry is on a five-man shortlist to become the next permanent manager of Bournemouth.
    (Birmingham Mail)


  • Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has refused to be drawn on speculation over moves for Haaland and RB Leipzig's France defender Dayot Upamecano, 22.
    (ESPN)


  • Paris St-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino insists his club and players have not shown "a lack of respect" by speaking about their interest in signing Barcelona's Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 33.
    (ESPN)


  • Yaya Toure has joined the coaching staff of Ukrainian club Olimpik Donetsk.
    (Sky Sports)



INTERNATIONAL STUFF

  • Scottish football chiefs were locked in talks with the Government on Wednesday amid fears Scotland's new covid quarantine rules could crush Hampden's hopes of hosting Euro 2020.
    (Daily Record)



OTHER STUFF

  • Liverpool ordered to pay Fulham record compensation fee for 16-year-old Harvey Elliott in the region of £4m once add-ons met.
    (Sky Sports)


  • The takeover of Sunderland by Kyril Louis-Dreyfus is nearing completion with the English Football League completing its final checks on the deal to acquire Stewart Donald's controlling stake.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Barcelona are prepared to go the rest of the season without playing Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho so that they do not have to pay Liverpool the additional 5m euros (£4.3m) they would owe should the 28-year-old make five more appearances.
    (Daily Star)


  • Real Sociedad's director of football Roberto Olabe has hit out at UEFA after they moved the first leg of their Europa League clash with Manchester United to Turin - with the return leg still being played at Old Trafford.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Kevin De Bruyne is 'annoyed' over Manchester City's offer of a new contract, according to reports.
    (Sun)


  • A group of Premier League clubs is drawing up plans to fight UEFA's proposed Champions League reforms that would give a "safety net" to the top teams who fail to qualify via domestic competition.
    (Times)


  • Premier League clubs face being blocked from appointing top foreign managers under strict new rules that threaten to change the face of English football.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Manchester United winger Amad Diallo has been fined £42,000 in Italy over accusations that he used false documents to get into the country six years ago.
    (Times)




















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