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Football Rumours on Thursday 13th December 2018

last updated Thursday 13th December 2018, 9:53 AM


  • Arsenal are looking to sign a centre-back in January and are considering Manchester United's Ivory Coast international Eric Bailly, 24, former England international Gary Cahill, 32, of Chelsea and Real Valladolid's Spanish defender Fernando Calero, 23.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Atlanta United's Paraguay midfielder Miguel Almiron, 24, will cost Arsenal or Newcastle more than £30m.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Tottenham are interested in signing Real Madrid midfielder Marco Asensio, 22, if Christian Eriksen, 26, leaves the club.

  • Spanish striker Fernando Llorente, 33, says he would be prepared to return to former club Athletic Bilbao after struggling to make his mark at Tottenham.
    (London Evening Standard)

  • Chelsea's Spanish forward Alvaro Morata, 26, has been offered to Barcelona.

  • Juventus will make a £72m move to bring Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba back to the club in January, hoping to make the most of his rocky spell at Old Trafford.

  • Newcastle United's move for Atlanta United playmaker Miguel Almiron, 24, may not happen because of the uncertainty at the club.
    (Daily Star)

  • Everton have been given hope of turning Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes' loan move into a permanent deal with the 25-year-old saying it is an "honour" to play for the Goodison Park outfit.
    (Liverpool Echo)

  • Former Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure, 35, believes he can still play in the Premier League. The ex-Manchester City player left Olympiakos after three months on Wednesday and has already turned down offers from Chinese Super League and MLS clubs.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Real Madrid are close to signing River Plate's Argentine midfielder Exequiel Palacios, 20 and he will join the club after the Club World Cup.

  • Inter Milan's failure to reach the last 16 of the Champions League, could see Real Madrid renew their interest in Argentina striker Mauro Icardi, 25.

  • Newcastle United have been looking at FC Groningen's Japan winger Ritsu Doan, 20.

  • Liverpool keeper Alisson Becker turned down a move to Juventus in 2015 as he did not want to be number two to Gianluigi Buffon.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Tottenham are braced for Real Madrid and Manchester United to renew their interest in manager Mauricio Pochettino at the end of the season.

  • Southampton have confirmed that Danny Rohl has been appointed to Ralph Hasenhuttl’s coaching staff, after an agreement was reached with RB Leipzig.
    (Sky Sports)

  • MLS side Atlanta United have denied chasing Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa as they look to appoint a new head coach.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has upset his players by arranging a training session at 16:00 GMT on Christmas Day.

  • Bolton say they will pay all outstanding salaries for playing and coaching staff in full by Friday.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Tottenham are in "close contact" with Uefa over whether they will be able to play their last-16 Champions League tie at their new stadium rather than Wembley.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani's sports firm, Eleven Sports UK, is at risk of closure and that could have an impact on the Championship club.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • The German FA is planning to use former professional footballers to help make VAR decisions in the Bundesliga after a series of controversial calls last weekend.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Barcelona defender Gerard Pique, 31, is in advanced discussions to purchase Spanish fifth-tier side FC Andorra.
    (Diari d'Andorra)

  • West Ham defender Pablo Zabaleta insists he has no plans to retire in the near future, but said he will discuss his next step with the club.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Peterborough United’s director of football Barry Fry has been charged by the FA for alleged betting offences.
    (Sky Sports)

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