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Football Rumours on Thursday 12th October 2023

last updated Thursday 12th October 2023, 8:13 AM


  • Barcelona are weighing up a move for 31-year-old Arsenal and Italy midfielder Jorginho.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Roma manager Jose Mourinho is interested in signing 29-year-old England defender Eric Dier, whose contract at Tottenham runs out in 2024.

  • Jesse Lingard has boosted his chances of a move to Saudi Arabian club Al-Ettifaq after scoring for Steven Gerrard's side in a friendly on Wednesday. The England forward, 30, has been without a club since leaving Nottingham Forest this summer.

  • Chelsea have added Napoli and Nigeria forward Victor Osimhen, 24, to their list of January transfer targets.

  • West Ham, Brighton, Crystal Palace and Bournemouth are interested in 27-year-old Stuttgart and Guinea forward Serhou Guirassy, who is the leading goalscorer in the Bundesliga so far this season.

  • Juventus are keen on signing Tottenham and Denmark midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, 28, in January.
    (Gazzetta dello Sport)

  • Inter Milan have their sights on West Ham and Czech Republic midfielder Tomas Soucek, 28.

  • Belgium midfielder Youri Tielemans, 26, wants to leave Aston Villa after falling out with manager Unai Emery.
    (Football Insider)

  • Arsenal are interested in 18-year-old Belgium Under-21 midfielder Arthur Vermeeren, who is valued at around £15m.


  • Wayne Rooney said he plans to "elevate Birmingham City to the next level" after being appointed the Championship club's new manager on a three-and-a-half-year contract.

  • Bayer Leverkusen's Spanish boss Xabi Alonso, 41, has a clause in his contract which would allow him to become manager of any of his former clubs - Liverpool, Real Madrid or Bayern Munich - as early as next summer.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Former Tottenham boss Antonio Conte has rejected the chance to become Napoli's next manager, with the Italian, 54, preferring to wait for opportunities elsewhere.
    (Fabrizio Romano)


  • Wales warmed up for Euro 2024 qualifying action by cruising to a 4-0 win over Gibraltar in Wrexham.
    (Sky Sports)


  • England defender Harry Maguire, 30, has threatened to leave Manchester United if he continues to struggle for regular first-team football under manager Erik ten Hag.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Manchester United are set to extend the contracts of English full-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka, 25, and Sweden centre-back Victor Lindelof, 29, but will take their time before deciding on 27-year-old France forward Anthony Martial's future.

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