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Football Rumours on Thursday 14th September 2017

last updated Thursday 14th September 2017, 9:23 AM

  • Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez, 28, is wanted by Real Madrid.
    (Don Balon)

  • New Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson is plotting a January move for Arsenal and England midfielder Jack Wilshere, 25.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Palace have promised Hodgson £40m to spend in January.
    (Daily Star)

  • Atletico Madrid are increasingly confident they have made a breakthrough in negotiations to re-sign 28-year-old forward Diego Costa from Chelsea.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Atletico are hopeful of concluding the deal for Costa within the next fortnight.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Costa was due to arrive back in London from Sao Paulo on a flight on Tuesday, but his ticket went unused.

  • Tottenham and England midfielder Dele Alli, 21, is being courted by super agents Jorge Mendes and Mino Raiola.

  • Inter Milan will offer 24-year-old striker Mauro Icardi a new contract with an increased release clause of more than £100m to try to ward off any approaches from Arsenal, Chelsea or Manchester United.

  • Midfielder Andres Iniesta, 33, will sign a new deal at Barcelona instead of joining Juventus, says the Italian club's chief executive Giuseppe Marotta.

  • Tottenham, Everton and Burnley are all interested in Werder Bremen midfielder Thomas Delaney, 26.

  • Everton are weighing up a January bid for Celtic's Scottish right-back Anthony Ralston, 18.

  • RB Leipzig will offer Liverpool target Timo Werner a new contract, but insist they are under no pressure to sell the 21-year-old forward.

  • Barcelona will not return with a fresh bid for Liverpool's 25-year-old playmaker Philippe Coutinho, instead turning their attention to 26-year-old Nice attacker Jean Michael Seri.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Real Madrid are interested in signing Manchester City's promising 18-year-old midfielder Brahim Diaz.

  • Arsenal and Leicester tried to sign 29-year-old Schalke defender Benedikt Howedes before the Germany international joined Juventus on loan, says his agent.

  • Burnley have taken former Manchester United goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard, 33, on trial.
    (Lancashire Telegraph)


  • Harry Redknapp is facing the sack at Birmingham after their dismal start to the season.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger denies reports that contract negotiations with playmaker Mesut Ozil have broken down. The 28-year-old's current deal at the Emirates expires at the end of this season.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti will seek a return to the Premier League next summer if Bayern Munich trigger a break clause in his three-year contract as head coach.


  • Jack Wilshere is set to make his first Arsenal appearance in over a year against Cologne in the Europa League tonight.
    (Daily Star)

  • Former Premier League striker Marcus Bent, 39, has signed for ninth-tier Southern Combination League side Wick.
    (Bognor Regis Observer)

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