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Football Rumours on Thursday 18th February 2021

last updated Thursday 18th February 2021, 8:59 AM


  • Arsenal want to sign Spain midfielder Dani Ceballos, 24, and Australia goalkeeper Mat Ryan, 28, on permanent deals this summer. The pair are currently on loan at the Gunners from Real Madrid and Brighton respectively.

  • France striker Alexandre Lacazette, 29, is one of several players Arsenal could sell this summer as part of a clear-out to cut costs.

  • Brazil defender David Luiz, 33, Uruguay midfielder Lucas Torreira, 25, and French midfielder Matteo Guendouzi, 21, also look set to leave Arsenal.
    (Daily Star)

  • Potential buyers for Harry Kane will have to find a British record £150m to have any chance of prising the England captain from Tottenham.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Bayern Munich fear France winger Kingsley Coman, 24, could be tempted to join Manchester United because of the wages on offer.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Manchester United and Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani wants to stay at Old Trafford for another season. The 34-year-old joined on a one-year deal last summer.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Paris St-Germain have placed a 200m euro (£173m) price tag on their France forward Kylian Mbappe, 22, who is wanted by Real Madrid, Liverpool, Manchester City and Juventus.
    (La Parisien)

  • Barcelona could have signed Mbappe in 2017 but chose instead to buy 22-year-old French forward Ousmane Dembele from Borussia Dortmund.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Wayne Rooney has turned down the chance to sign Ravel Morrison for Derby after it was revealed that he pinched his boots while at Manchester United.

  • There is no guarantee Netherlands midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, 30, will secure a move to Barcelona should he leave Liverpool as a free agent in the summer, because of the Spanish side's financial situation.
    (Liverpool Echo)

  • Real Madrid are considering a move for Villarreal's Spain centre-back Pau Torres, 24.


  • Thierry Henry and former Arsenal team-mate Patrick Vieira are going head-to-head for the vacant managerial role at Bournemouth.

  • AFC Wimbledon have named Mark Robinson as their new head coach, promoting him from the role of interim first-team manager.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Joey Barton is talking to Bristol Rovers about their boss position - a month after League One rivals Fleetwood Town sacked him.


  • England's World Cup qualifier in Albania next month can go ahead after the FA secured an exemption from the Government's travel restrictions.
    (Daily Mail)


  • South Korea forward Son Heung-min, 28, whose contract at Tottenham runs until 2023, says it is a "bit unfair" to talk about if he will sign a new contract with negotiations having been paused because of the coronavirus pandemic.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Gareth Bale's agent Jonathan Barnett believes the forward is not playing regularly at Tottenham because he is coming towards the end of his career.
    (Sky Sports)

  • The Premier League faces an uphill task to block Uefa's plans for an expanded Champions League after the powerful European Club Association (ECA) backed moves to allow two clubs to qualify based on historical performance and for European matches to be played in January.

  • Players could face lifetime bans if they assault match officials from next season, under tougher new FA proposals.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Referee Darren Drysdale has been charged with improper conduct after squaring up to and pressing heads against Ipswich Town's Alan Judge.
    (Sky Sports)

  • The Premier League has confirmed all matches will be available to watch live in the UK until fans return to stadiums.
    (Sky Sports)

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