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Football Rumours on Thursday 14th February 2019

last updated Thursday 14th February 2019, 8:11 PM


  • Manchester United have reportedly enquired about 30-year-old Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic, joining Premier League rivals Chelsea in a bid to sign the star for a proposed fee of around £57m.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Manchester United will make a summer move for Benfica's Portuguese midfielder Joao Felix, 19.

  • Benfica will sanction the £30m sale of striker Raul Jimenez to Wolves this summer, with the 27-year-old currently on loan at Molineux.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Liverpool players Naby Keita and Sadio Mane have told Germany striker Timo Werner, 22, to move to Anfield if he leaves RB Leipzig this summer.

  • Senegal winger Mane, 26, says he was a target for Bayern Munich while Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola was in charge of the Bundesliga giants.

  • Juventus have ruled out selling Argentina forward Paulo Dybala, 25, this summer in a blow to Chelsea and Manchester United.

  • Manchester United have four main transfer targets this summer - defenders Kalidou Koulibaly, 27, of Napoli, Lucas Hernandez, 22, of Atletico Madrid and Fiorentina's Nikola Milenkovic, 21, plus Juventus winger Douglas Costa, 28.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Real Madrid left-back Marcelo, 30, could leave to join former team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus this summer.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Manchester City will rival Manchester United for Lyon and France midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, 22, in the summer.

  • Brentford are interested in signing Iceland's 23-year-old goalkeeper Runar Alex Runarsson, who plays club football for French side Dijon.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Arsenal want Roma sporting director Monchi to be their next technical director, but face competition from Manchester United and Paris St-Germain.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed he tried to sign Borussia Dortmund and England forward Jadon Sancho while the 18-year-old was at Manchester City.
    (beIN Sports)

  • Arsenal want Roma's Monchi - who worked with Unai Emery at Sevilla - to be their new sporting director, but Manchester United and PSG are also interested.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Leicester boss Claude Puel says interest from Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham in Ben Chilwell, Harry Maguire and James Maddison respectively shows the Foxes are doing a good job of developing players.
    (Leicester Mercury)

  • Zinedine Zidane is being lined up by Chelsea to replace Maurizio Sarri, and his potential appointment could lead to Eden Hazard snubbing Real Madrid and committing his future to Stamford Bridge.

  • Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri is under pressure to win the Europa League this season to save his job.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Birmingham boss Garry Monk says striker Che Adams, 22, is unfazed by interest from Southampton, despite failing to equal a Blues scoring record set by Trevor Francis in 1978.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Jurgen Klopp has been charged by the FA over comments he made about the officiating in Liverpool's 1-1 draw with West Ham on February 4.


  • Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany is set to sign a new one-year contract on reduced wages. The Belgium defender, 32, will have a testimonial in August.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu says Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 31, will renew his contract at the Nou Camp. His current deal is due to expire in the summer of 2021.

  • West Brom's Dwight Gayle has been charged by the FA for "successful deception of a match official" following his side's draw with Nottingham Forest.

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