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Football Rumours on Thursday 14th December 2023

last updated Thursday 14th December 2023, 9:01 AM


  • AC Milan are in talks with Arsenal over a loan deal for 23-year-old Poland defender Jakub Kiwior.

  • Tottenham have no interest in letting Barcelona target Giovani Lo Celso go in January - and certainly not on loan.

  • Manchester United risk losing French defender Raphael Varane, 30, on a free transfer next summer with his contract due to expire a year earlier than originally publicised.

  • Barcelona and other top European clubs are tracking 22-year-old Manchester United and England forward Mason Greenwood, who is currently on a season-long loan at Getafe.

  • Borussia Monchengladbach and Switzerland defender Nico Elvedi, 27, has emerged as a January target for Chelsea following another injury setback to England full-back Reece James, 24.

  • Manchester United's failure to qualify for the Champions League knockout stages has left a £28m hole in their transfer budget and may mean they are more open to listen to offers for 31-year-old Brazil midfielder Casemiro, France striker Anthony Martial, 28, and Varane.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Eintracht Frankfurt and Girona are keen on 26-year-old Netherlands midfielder Donny van de Beek, who wants to leave Manchester United.
    (Fabrizio Romano)

  • Liverpool are in talks with RB Leipzig about recalling Portuguese winger Fabio Carvalho, 21, from his loan spell because of a lack of game time.
    (Liverpool Echo)

  • West Ham's hopes of signing VfB Stuttgart's Guinea forward Serhou Guirassy, 27, have taken a blow as Borussia Dortmund are also keen.

  • Chelsea are willing to listen to offers for Dutch left-back Ian Maatsen, 21, in next month's transfer window.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Aston Villa could sign 19-year-old Red Bull Salzburg and Israel midfielder Oscar Gloukh in January for up to £50m.
    (Football Insider)

  • Everton, Burnley and Leeds United are among the clubs monitoring 21-year-old English defender Archie Brown, who plays for Gent.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Nottingham Forest have a verbal agreement to sign Brazil and Fluminense defender Nino, 26.
    (Florian Plettenberg)

  • Napoli have held constructive talks with Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen's camp about extending the 24-year-old's contract until 2026, including a release clause of about £115m.
    (Sky Sports Italy)


  • Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag is not at risk of the sack as the club do not want to make any big decisions until the expected sale of 25% of the club to Sir Jim Ratcliffe's Ineos group is resolved.

  • However, Former Chelsea boss Graham Potter is being lined up to replace Erik ten Hag as Manchester United manager after meeting with incoming investor Sir Jim Ratcliffe.

  • Ex-Wolves boss Julen Lopetegui has been earmarked to replace Erik ten Hag at Manchester United, reports suggest.

  • Stoke City have reportedly "held initial talks" with former Rangers boss Michael Beale to replace Alex Neil.
    (Daily Record)

  • John Eustace and Tony Mowbray are among the leading candidates to take over at Stoke City.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Bayern Munich's assistant coach Anthony Barry is a leading candidate to become the Republic of Ireland's new manager.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Wolves have agreed a new deal for South Korea forward Hwang Hee-chan, 27, until June 2028 with an option for a further season.
    (Fabrizio Romano)

  • Arsenal have accumulated a staggering bonus of £66m for qualifying into the round of 16 of the Champions League.

  • The shirt Lionel Messi wore during Argentina's 2022 FIFA World Cup final victory over France is expected to sell for a record-breaking $10m (£8m) when a set of six shirts he wore go under the hammer at Sotheby's in New York on Thursday.

  • Danny Handling and several of his team-mates have quit Edinburgh City amid fears the capital club is heading for administration.
    (Scottish Sun)

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