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Football Rumours on Thursday 17th September 2020

last updated Thursday 17th September 2020, 9:12 AM


  • Atletico and Ghana defensive midfielder Thomas Partey, 27, is among Arsenal's main targets but the Spanish club insist they will only sell if the player's £45m buyout clause is met.

  • Arsenal are tracking Dijon and Iceland goalkeeper Runar Alex Runarsson, 25, with the Gunners hoping a deal can be done for about £1.5m.
    (London Evening Standard)

  • Sheffield United have made an enquiry for Arsenal's English striker Folarin Balogun, 19.
    (Yorkshire Post)

  • Real and Spain left-back Sergio Reguilon, 23, is at Spurs' training ground for a medical before a £25m move.
    (London Evening Standard)

  • Tottenham are close to agreeing a deal to sign Gareth Bale on loan from Real Madrid.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli has been left out their Europa League qualifier against Lokomotiv Plovdiv, with the 24-year-old England international facing the prospect of leaving the club to make room for the return of Wales forward Gareth Bale, 31, from Real Madrid.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Tottenham's England left-back Danny Rose, 30, is set to join Serie A side Genoa having not been given a squad number by Spurs.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti wants to sign Chelsea and England defender Fikayo Tomori, 22, but is also willing to let a number of players leave Goodison Park, including Iceland midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson, 31, and England midfielder Fabian Delph, 30.

  • Arsenal will soon make an offer of over £36m for Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar.
    (Daily Express)

  • Manchester City are ready to bid for Atletico Madrid and Uruguay defender Jose Gimenez, 25, if Napoli refuse to lower their demands for 29-year-old Senegal centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly.

  • Leicester are close to signing Turkish winger Cengiz Under from Roma on loan, with an obligation to make the deal permanent at the end of the season.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Manchester United are looking into signing Ivorian winger Amad Traore, 18, from Italian side Atalanta.
    (Manchester Evening News)

  • Bayer Leverkusen are reportedly interested in bringing Arsenal left-back Sead Kolasinac back to the Bundesliga.

  • Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp would ideally like to sign one or two more players before the end of the transfer window on 5 October.
    (The Athletic)

  • Aston Villa remain on course to sign forward Bertrand Traore from Lyon in a £17m deal, despite delays caused by his application for a work permit.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Leicester City are close to signing 23-year-old Roma and Turkey winger Cengiz Under.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Manchester United could land Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira on a free transfer.

  • Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman has suggested the La Liga side will not be re-signing Manchester City and Spain defender Eric Garcia, 19.
    (Manchester Evening News)

  • Watford have sold defender Pervis Estupinan to La Liga side Villarreal for an initial fee of around £15m.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Bournemouth midfielder David Brooks, 23, looks likely to stay at the club because the Cherries value the Wales international at £50m and do not want to sell.

  • RB Leipzig have threatened to take legal action against Leeds United over their failure to sign 23-year-old French striker Jean-Kevin Augustin. Leipzig claim Leeds were contractually obliged to sign Augustin, who was on loan at Elland Road last season, for £17.7m when they won promotion to the Premier League.

  • Arsenal are reportedly hopeful they can secure the signing of Dijon goalkeeper Runar Alex Runarsson in time for him to make the squad for this weekend.
    (Daily Star)

  • Birmingham City are in talks with Ipswich Town about a £2.5m deal for striker Kayden Jackson. Bournemouth have already had an offer rejected for the 26-year-old Englishman.
    (East Anglian Daily Times)

  • Newcastle United have French attacking midfielder Florent Indalecio on trial. The 23-year-old former Saint-Etienne player is a free agent.
    (Newcastle Chronicle)

  • Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has rejected reports that 26-year-old Netherlands midfielder Memphis Depay is on the verge of joining Barcelona.
    (London Evening Standard)


  • Former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino said he only watched 25 minutes of the first episode of the club's All or Nothing documentary.

  • Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reportedly spoken to Jadon Sancho to assure him that a deal is close to being agreed.


  • England boss Gareth Southgate has been allowed to return to stadiums for Premier League scouting purposes after staying away during Project Restart in 2019-20.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Macclesfield Town have been wound up in the High Court after a judge was told that the football club owed more than £500,000.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Arsenal centre-back Rob Holding is ready to snub a possible loan move to fight for his place in Mikel Arteta's team.

  • Norwich and Middlesbrough are among nine EFL clubs who will be allowed to admit up to 1,000 spectators at games this weekend.
    (Sky Sports)

  • The staggering revelation that the PFA is paying its finance director close to £350,000-a-year has caused outrage at Football League clubs who are fighting for survival.
    (Daily Mail)

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