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Football Rumours on Thursday 14th September 2023

last updated Thursday 14th September 2023, 8:06 AM


  • Chelsea are keen on Brentford's England striker Ivan Toney, who is serving an eight-month ban for breaking betting rules. The 27-year-old is not allowed to play until 17 January 2024, but can return to training this weekend.

  • Nottingham Forest's 31-year-old English midfielder Jonjo Shelvey, who arrived from Newcastle in January, is close to joining Rizespor before Friday's transfer deadline in Turkey. Nigeria forward Emmanuel Dennis, 25, is also close to leaving Forest.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Clubs in Turkey and Qatar are being sounded out as Manchester United look to offload 26-year-old Netherlands midfielder Donny van de Beek.

  • Manchester United's 20-year-old Turkey midfielder Hannibal Mejbri is wanted on loan by Besiktas.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Former Chelsea and Belgium winger Eden Hazard is considering retirement at the age of 32 after being released by Real Madrid.

  • Manchester United and England defender Harry Maguire, 30, was "very close" to joining West Ham in a £30m deal this summer, says Hammers coach Kevin Nolan.

  • Juventus are lining up Arsenal's 30-year-old Ghana midfielder Thomas Partey as a replacement for 30-year-old France midfielder Paul Pogba, whose contract could be terminated if he is found to have breached anti-doping rules.
    (La Repubblica)

  • Manchester United have spent more money on assembling their current squad than any other football club on the planet.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Graham Potter has turned down a return to management with Scottish side Rangers after being approached to replace under-fire Michael Beale.

  • Newcastle United manager Eddie Howe has the support of the chairman Yasir Al-Rumayyan despite losing three of their opening four matches of the season.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Gareth Southgate has no plans to travel to Saudi Arabia to watch Jordan Henderson in person before England's next games against Australia and Italy in October.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp, has ruled out becoming Germany boss following the sacking of Hansi Flick.


  • Manchester United football director John Murtough and CEO Richard Arnold are at the centre of ongoing talks to settle the dispute between Erik ten Hag and Jadon Sancho.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Andre Onana is set for showdown talks with Erik ten Hag over his decision to return to international duty with Cameroon.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Qatari banker Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad al-Thani and British businessman Sir Jim Ratcliffe will be patient in their attempts to buy Manchester United after reports that the Glazer family would wait until 2025 to sell the club.

  • The prospective takeover of Everton by an American investment firm could be a lengthy process as the Premier League makes sure no rules will be broken.

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