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Football Rumours on Thursday 11th January 2018

last updated Thursday 11th January 2018, 10:12 AM

  • Fulham vice-chairman Tony Khan has said the club's 17-year-old English left-back Ryan Sessegnon will not be sold this month, amid interest from Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Swansea are reluctant to meet Ryan Federick's price-tag at Fulham, with the club demanding up to £5m.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Everton have joined the race to sign Arsenal forward Theo Walcott, 28. The Englishman is also wanted by his first club Southampton, with the Gunners set to ask for close to £30m.
    (Liverpool Echo)

  • Arsene Wenger has targeted the £45m-rated Bordeaux striker Malcom to replace Alexis Sanchez.

  • Francis Coquelin has agreed a contract with Valencia. The Arsenal midfielder is expected to finalise his move before the weekend as the clubs discuss a transfer worth £10.6million.
    (Daily Mail)

  • RB Leipzig could let Guinean midfielder Naby Keita join Liverpool this month. The Reds have already agreed to sign the 22-year-old in the summer for £48m but may be able to take him in January for an additional 15-20m euros payment.

  • Guangzhou Evergrande say they will not enter a bidding battle with fellow Chinese Super League side Beijing Guoan for the services of 28-year-old Gabon and Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

  • Carlton Cole is training with AFC Wimbledon and the Dons hope to sign the former England striker.

  • Manchester United will have to pay up to £27m to sign 22-year-old Belgian midfielder Leander Dendoncker from Anderlecht in January.
    (Manchester Evening News)

  • Crystal Palace could complete the signing of Senegal striker Diafra Sakho, 28, from West Ham by the end of the week.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Huddersfield have agreed a £14m deal with Norwich to sign winger Alex Pritchard, 24. The Englishman left Tottenham for £8m in the summer of 2016.
    (Daily Mail)

  • West Ham have been told that they will have to pay £15m for Bournemouth and Republic of Ireland midfielder Harry Arter, 28.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos has informed the club he wants to leave, with Liverpool reportedly interested in signing the 21-year-old Spaniard.
    (Diario Gol)

  • Hearts are set to sign Manchester United left-back Demetri Mitchell on loan. The 20-year-old English defender would be the Scottish side's first signing of the January transfer window.
    (Edinburgh Evening News)

  • Barcelona's Gerard Pique has warned Manchester United that fellow defender Samuel Umtiti will stay at the club for "many more years". The 24-year-old Frenchman has a £55m release clause in his contract.

  • Meanwhile, the Catalan club are about to sign Palmeiras defender Yerry Mina. The 23-year-old Colombian will sign a five-and-a-half-year contract.
    (Radio Catalunya)

  • He is set to replace 33-year-old Barca and Argentina defender Javier Mascherano who is expected to join Chinese Super League club Hebei China Fortune.

  • Germany and Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira, 30, says he is not keen to play in Major League Soccer and wants to stay in Turin when his contract expires in 2019.
    (Gazzetta dello Sport)

  • Millwall have approached Aston Villa about signing 30-year-old defender Tommy Elphick on loan for the rest of the season. Villa manager Steve Bruce has refused to rule out the Englishman leaving the club this month.
    (Birmingham Mail)

  • Wolves plan to make the loan deal for Porto's 26-year-old French centre-half Willy Boly a permanent one should they win promotion this season.
    (Express & Star, Wolverhampton)


  • Republic of Ireland boss Martin O'Neill was set to meet with Stoke City officials on Wednesday over the vacant managerial position, with assistant Roy Keane also expected to move if he takes the job.
    (Irish Independent)

  • Quique Sanchez Flores has emerged as a contender to become Stoke manager as the club continue to consider an approach for Martin O'Neill.
    (Daily Express)

  • Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez is expected to reiterate his appeal to owner Mike Ashley and managing director Lee Charnley to get player signings completed before his self-imposed deadline of 20 January.
    (Newcastle Chronicle)

  • Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane confirmed he has signed a contract extension which will keep him at the club until 2020 but admitted "it does not mean anything".
    (Sky Sports)


  • England will face Nigeria and Costa Rica in their World Cup warm-up fixtures this summer. The clash against Nigeria will take place at Wembley on Saturday June 2 followed by Costa Rica at Elland Road five days later, the final fixture before the finals.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Tottenham have begun informal discussions with midfielder Dele Alli. The club are said to be confident of agreeing a new deal with the 21-year-old England international.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Jack Wilshere limped off with an ankle sprain during Arsenal's Carabao Cup semi-final first leg draw at Chelsea on Wednesday night, and is a doubt for this weekend's trip to Bournemouth.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Liverpool striker Roberto Firmino says the club is "no longer the same" without his "magical brother" Philippe Coutinho. The Brazilian playmaker, who was the best man at Firmino's wedding last year, confirmed his £142m move to Barcelona on Monday.

  • Millwall have handed long-serving defender Tony Craig a new two-year deal.
    (Daily Star)

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