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Football Rumours on Thursday 14th January 2021

last updated Thursday 14th January 2021, 9:21 AM


  • Arsenal's former Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil, 32, has offered to forgo some of the £7m he is due to earn before the end of the season so he can cut his contract short and leave this month.
    (The Athletic)

  • Meanwhile, the Gunners' England Under-20s forward Folarin Balogun, 19, has agreed to join Bundesliga side RB Leipzig.
    (Football Insider)

  • Arsenal already appear to be planning for the summer transfer window with Shakhtar Donetsk winger Manor Solomon on their radar.
    (Daily Express)

  • English winger Jack Clarke, 20, is set to finalise a loan move from Tottenham to Championship side Stoke City.
    (Football London)

  • Tottenham Hotspur could cancel Danny Rose's contract during the January transfer window, with West Bromwich Albion interested in the 30-year-old England left-back.

  • The representatives of Manchester United and England midfielder Jesse Lingard, 28, have held initial discussions with Nice over a loan move, with an official approach expected in the next week.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Liverpool are planning a summer move for Brighton's English defender Ben White, 23.
    (Liverpool Echo)

  • Manchester City and Spain defender Eric Garcia, 20, has agreed personal terms with Barcelona, but a transfer is some way from completion.

  • Barca boss Ronald Koeman is confident of signing two Netherlands internationals - Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, 30, and 26-year-old Lyon forward Memphis Depay - for free this summer.
    (Mundo Deportivo)

  • Everton defender Jonjoe Kenny could leave in the January transfer window, with Burnley interested in the 23-year-old Englishman.
    (Liverpool Echo)

  • Celtic and Rangers both want Liverpool's 23-year-old Nigerian forward Taiwo Awoniyi, who is on loan at Bundesliga side Union Berlin.
    (90 Min)

  • Former Arsenal and West Ham midfielder Jack Wilshere, 29, has impressed Bournemouth boss Jason Tindall and the Englishman could earn a short-term contract with the Championship side.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Forward Cengiz Under is playing for his Leicester City future, with the club to assess the 23-year-old Turkey international's impact at the end of the season.
    (Leicester Mercury)

  • Liverpool are preparing for the exit of Georginio Wijnaldum and have eyed Udinese midfield star Rodrigo De Paul to fill in his shoes.
    (Daily Express)

  • Derby County could be forced to sell the likes of Republic of Ireland midfielder Jason Knight and England Under-19s midfielder Louie Sibley, both 19, to raise money for their delayed wages.

  • Valencia, who have been rebuffed in their attempt to sign Harry Winks from Tottenham, are now showing interest in Arsenal star Lucas Torreira.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Brighton's 20-year-old English defender Alex Cochrane, who is on loan at Belgian second division side Union St Gilloise, is a target for Sunderland.
    (The Argus)

  • Reims striker Boulaye Dia is a transfer target for West Ham as they seek a replacement for Sebastien Haller.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Middlesbrough have recalled Stephen Walker from MK Dons and could allow the 20-year-old English striker to join another club on loan before the end of January.
    (Hartlepool Mail)

  • Timothy Fosu-Mensah has completed his move from Manchester United to Bayer Leverkusen for £1.8m.
    (Sky Sports)

  • AC Milan have had talks with the agent of former Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic over a move for the 34-year-old Croat, who is available on a free transfer.
    (Football Italia)

  • Lyon have completed the signing of striker Islam Slimani from Leicester on a permanent deal and Moussa Dembele completes loan move to Atletico Madrid until end of season.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Scott Parker said he owes nobody an apology for fielding a strong Fulham team in the 1-1 draw with Tottenham despite Jose Mourinho suggesting otherwise.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Mikel Arteta insists Arsenal are not looking to sell Shkodran Mustafi during the January transfer window.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Newcastle United boss Steve Bruce retains the support of owner Mike Ashley, despite fans calling for him to be sacked following the midweek defeat by Sheffield United.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Nuno Espirito Santo's agent is looking for a new Premier League club for the Portuguese, who signed a new deal at Molineux in September and had talks with Arsenal over a potential switch.

  • Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho insists England midfielder Harry Winks, 24, will not be sold or leave the club on loan this month.
    (Football London)

  • Pep Guardiola has said his Manchester City side will struggle to follow new Premier League protocols regarding goal celebrations.
    (Sky Sports)


  • West Brom are engulfed in a three-way takeover battle as owner Lai Guochuan stands eager to sell before the end of the season amid growing fears of relegation.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Referees want the FA to ban players from coming within two meters of officials across the country.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Cardiff City aim to finally launch a £2million trust fund in Emiliano Sala's name by the end of the month, with hopes to build a sports stadium in the player's home village.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Derby County's chief executive has told the first-team squad that the club is unable to currently afford to pay them their outstanding wages from December.
    (Sky Sports)

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