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Football Rumours on Thursday 17th March 2022

last updated Thursday 17th March 2022, 9:00 AM

  • Arsenal are ready to again attempt to sign French midfielder Houssem Aouar from Lyon, having failed in a bid to bring him to London last summer. Juventus and Inter Milan have also been linked with the 23-year-old.

  • Memphis Depay could be offered a return to the Premier League amid reported interest from Tottenham in the Barcelona winger.

  • Newcastle United are set to renew their efforts to sign Napoli striker Victor Osimhen in the summer.

  • Antonio Rudiger had agreed a contract extension with Chelsea but the new deal was scuppered by the turmoil of owner Roman Abramovich's sanctions by the UK government. Manchester United, Real Madrid, Paris St-Germain and Juventus are all keen on the 29-year-old Germany defender, who is a free agent in the summer.

  • Manchester United are set to beat Chelsea and West Ham to the signing of Brighton youngster Toby Collyer.

  • Netherlands midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum's preference will be a move back to the Premier League if the 31-year-old does not feel he is part of PSG's long-term plans.

  • AC Milan have begun talks to sign 26-year-old Belgium striker Divock Origi on a free transfer in the summer when his contract with Liverpool runs out.

  • West Ham are interested in signing 30-year-old France striker Alexandre Lacazette, whose contract with Arsenal runs out in the summer.

  • Argentina winger Angel di Maria, 34, is set to leave Paris St-Germain in the summer, with the French club unlikely to trigger an option to extend his stay as they look to free up space for Barcelona's out-of-contract France winger Ousmane Dembele - although he is also wanted by Manchester United and Newcastle United.

  • Inter Milan directors have met the agents of 27-year-old Ajax striker Sebastien Haller, with the Dutch club's asking price for the Ivory Coast international believed to be about 35m euros (£29.4m).
    (La Gazzetta dello Sport)

  • Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers says the Foxes have opened contract talks with 23-year-old midfielder Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall.
    (Leicester Mercury)

  • Borussia Dortmund adviser Matthias Sammer has hinted 21-year-old Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland will be leaving the German club to join Manchester City.

  • Haaland has also been linked with Real Madrid but will have to reduce his salary demands if he is to move to the Spanish club.

  • Clubs interested in signing Haaland will have to meet the release clause in his contract - which is believed to be £63m - by the end of April.
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  • Argentine forward Lionel Messi has no plans to leave PSG and, even though the 34-year-old has been linked with former club Barcelona, there has been no contact with the Spanish side.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Poland striker Robert Lewandowski's agent says there have been no discussions with Bayern Munich about extending the 33-year-old's deal with the German club.


  • Paris St-Germain have made contact with Tottenham manager Antonio Conte, who apparently has a clause in his contract which will allow him to leave Spurs at the end of the season.
    (Football Italia)

  • Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is one of a number of names on PSG's list of possible replacements for manager Mauricio Pochettino, but the Spaniard says he is "extremely happy" at the Gunners.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta and technical director Edu would both welcome Arsene Wenger's return to the club four years after his departure.
    (Daily Express)

  • Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel and Sevilla boss Julen Lopetegui are part of Manchester United's shortlist as the club look for a new manager.

  • Tuchel has overtaken PSG boss Pochettino as Manchester United's number one choice to become their new manager and the Old Trafford side would like to appoint the German before the end of the season.
    (Daily Star)


  • Dynamo Kyiv stars have returned to training in a bid to get fit for the World Cup clash with Scotland.
    (Scotish Sun)


  • Harry Kane became the Premier League's highest away goalscorer as Spurs kept their top-four hopes alive with a 2-0 win at Brighton.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Chelsea have been ordered to remove the Three logo "as soon as possible" after their £120m deal with the telecommunications company was axed, but their licence to operate does not allow them to print new kits.

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