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Football Rumours on Thursday 22nd February 2018

last updated Thursday 22nd February 2018, 9:07 AM



  • Tottenham defender Davinson Sanchez, 21, says he is not interested in a move to Real Madrid this summer. The Colombian joined Spurs from Ajax in August.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Real Madrid want Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, 25, to delay agreeing a new contract until April, when they plan to choose between signing him or Manchester United's Spain international David de Gea, 27.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Belgium international Courtois has said his agent will listen to any offer from Real Madrid.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Paul Pogba's agent has offered the Manchester United midfielder to some of Europe's top clubs. The 24-year-old Frenchman was a substitute for United's Champions League draw with Sevilla on Wednesday.
    (Sports Illustrated)


  • () England central defender Harry Maguire, 24, is ready to pledge his future to Leicester, despite being linked with Manchester City.
    (Sun)


  • Millwall could make a summer swoop for Mansfield's prolific goalscorer Danny Rose.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • West Bromwich Albion are closely monitoring the progress of Ostersund manager Graham Potter. The 42-year-old Englishman says he plans to manage in the Premier League in the future.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema, 30, is wanted by four French clubs including Lyon and Paris St-Germain - and the France international would not be averse to a move.
    (AS)


  • () Barcelona are working on a deal to sign 21-year-old Brazilian midfielder Arthur Melo from Gremio for about 30m euros (£26.4m).
    (Mundo Deportivo)


  • () Manchester United are keen on Dinamo Zagreb's 19-year-old Croatian midfielder Nikola Moro, who has been described as the 'new Luka Modric'.
    (Talksport)


  • () Atletico Madrid's 24-year-old Belgian forward Yannick Carrasco is close to joining Chinese club Dalian Yifang for about 30m euros (£26.4m).
    (El Pais)




  • MANAGEMENT STUFF


  • Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger wants England striker Danny Welbeck, 27, to sign a new contract.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Chelsea boss Antonio Conte says "in my line of work you always have your bags packed" - but again insisted he wants to stay at Stamford Bridge.
    (Daily Express)


  • West Brom are closely monitoring the progress of Ostersunds FK manager Graham Potter, who envisages a long-term future working in his native England.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Craig Bellamy is set to take his first step into club management by taking the vacancy at League One side Oxford United.
    (Sun)


  • Ostersunds chairman Daniel Kindberg will meet with a Swedish-British consortium to discuss buying National League club Hartlepool.
    (Sun)


  • Former Rangers favourite Nacho Novo is in line to become the new manager at Irish League side Glentoran.
    (Daily Record)




  • INTERNATIONAL STUFF


  • Chelsea defender Gary Cahill is in danger of losing out on a place in England's World Cup squad.
    (Times)


  • () Ligue 1 side Nantes say they will not stand in manager Claudio Ranieri's way if he is approached about the vacant Italy job.
    (L'Equipe)




  • OTHER STORIES

  • Arsenal's Colombian back-up goalkeeper David Ospina, 29, will keep his place for Sunday's EFL Cup final against Manchester City.
    (Guardian)


  • () Racing Club defender Leonardo Sigali has only played 270 minutes for his new side since signing from Dinamo Zagreb in January - but he has already got a new haircut sporting the club's crest.
    (Four Four Two)


  • () Former Newcastle, Aston Villa and Tottenham winger David Ginola has become a father again aged 51, almost two years after he had a heart attack during a charity football match.
    (Birmingham Mail)


  • () The SFA have asked Queen's Park to sell them Hampden in a cut-price deal that could be worth just £2m.
    (Daily Record)


  • () Mark Clattenburg is in talks to make a stunning return to referee again in England.
    (Daily Express)


















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