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Football Rumours on Thursday 18th January 2024

last updated Thursday 18th January 2024, 9:03 AM


  • Arsenal are leading the race to sign 20-year-old Netherlands forward Xavi Simons, who is on loan at RB Leipzig from Paris St-Germain.
    (Football Transfers)

  • Tottenham have not given up hope of signing 23-year-old England midfielder Conor Gallagher from Chelsea.
    (Football Insider)

  • Newcastle United are scouring Europe for possible midfield reinforcements with a move for priority target England midfielder Kalvin Phillips from Manchester Cit entirely dependent on the player convincing Manchester City to lower their demands.
    (i news)

  • The Magpies sent their head of scouting to watch Atalanta midfielder Ederson in a 5-0 win against Frosinone but the Italian club have no interest in selling the 24-year-old Brazilian in January.

  • Liverpool still hold an interest in Chelsea defender Levi Colwill, 20, despite the England international signing a new six-year deal in the August.

  • Chelsea are reportedly keen on reviving their interest in Southampton defender Kyle Walker-Peters.
    (Daily Express)

  • Portugal striker Goncalo Ramos' future at Paris St-Germain is in doubt and the French club could sell the 22-year-old in January if a suitable offer is made.

  • Arsenal and Tottenham are interested in Real Sociedad winger Ander Barrenetxea, a current Spain U21 international.

  • Napoli would be interested in Denmark midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg if Tottenham decide to sell the 28-year-old in January.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Arsenal have been handed a boost in their January pursuit of Brazil midfielder Bruno Guimaraes, 26, following reports that Newcastle are searching for his replacement.
    (Football London)

  • Aston Villa have enquired over the potential signing of Borussia Dortmund's 21-year-old United States midfielder Giovanni Reyna.
    (Football Transfers)

  • Villa have agreed a deal with Red Star Belgrade to sign Serbia right-back Kosta Nedeljkovic, 18, in January, but he will stay in Serbia until next season.
    (Football Insider)

  • Bournemouth have received loan offers from Sunderland and Ipswich Town for Kieffer Moore but are yet to reach an agreement for the striker.

  • Manchester United winger Amad Diallo, 21, is set to turn down any Championship loans in January, with the Ivory Coast international wanted by Michael Carrick at Middlesbrough.
    (Fabrizio Romano)

  • Granada are confident of securing Manchester United winger Facundo Pellistri on a loan deal for the remainder of the campaign.

  • Tottenham's English defender Japhet Tanganga, 24, is set to end his loan spell at German club Augsburg and move to Championship side Millwall until the end of the season.
    (London Evening Standard)

  • Jordan Henderson has not been paid a single penny from his lucrative contract with Al Ettifaq and may never see any of it after agreeing to forgo his deferred salary so he can leave the club and potentially join Ajax.

  • Atletico Madrid and Barcelona are among at least six clubs interested in signing England midfielder Kalvin Phillips from Manchester City, with the 28-year-old's future set to be decided next week.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Marseille are planning to return to make an offer for West Ham winger Said Benrahma after having a first bid for the 28-year-old Algerian turned down.
    (Foot Mercato)

  • Bayern Munich are looking to beat Manchester United to the signing of Nice and France defender Jean-Clair Todibo, 24, with the German side also interested in Lens and and Austria defender Kevin Danso, 25.
    (Football Transfers)


  • Jose Mourinho's agent has reportedly put the 60-year-old's name forward to become Xavi's replacement at Barcelona.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Tanzania winger Tarryn Allarakhia becomes the first Wealdstone FC footballer to play at an Africa Cup of Nations after starting against Morocco.
    (Sky Sports)

  • The 2026 World Cup final is now set to be played indoors - after FIFA chiefs agreed Dallas' AT&T Stadium will host the biggest game in football.


  • Everton's takeover remains on course to be completed by the end of the month, according to 777 Partners, who insist there are no fresh doubts over their funding.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • London's six Premier League clubs face extra costs next season with the Met Police calling on them to contribute to the £18.5m bill covering their games costs. As things stand only police officers who enter stadiums are paid for by the clubs.

  • Newport County are installing a temporary stand ahead of their FA Cup fourth-round date with Manchester United later this month to increase capacity by 1,000.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Criminals using football clubs to launder money or commit other serious offences are being targeted in a new operation that has been launched by the police across the United Kingdom.

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