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Football Rumours on Thursday 23rd March 2017

last updated Thursday 23rd March 2017, 9:36 AM

  • Arsenal will make a £25m offer for Barcelona's Turkey midfielder Arda Turan, 30, in the summer before the probable departures of Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil, 28, and Chile forward Alexis Sanchez, 28.
    ( Times )

  • World Cup winner Ozil, who has been linked with Fenerbahce, is too good to move to Turkey, says former Germany midfielder Michael Ballack.
    ( Talksport )

  • Gunners midfielder Jack Wilshere, 25, is unlikely to stay at loan club Bournemouth beyond this season, and will consider a move abroad.
    ( Bleacher Report )

  • Everton winger Gerard Deulofeu, who is on loan at AC Milan, is a target for West Ham, but Barcelona could re-sign the 23-year-old having inserted a £10.3m buy-back clause in his contract when he moved to Goodison Park.
    ( Daily Star )

  • Chelsea and Manchester United could move for Paris St-Germain and Italy midfielder Marco Verratti. The 24-year-old's agent claims the player is unhappy in France.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Real Madrid are considering a move for former Tottenham left-back Yuri Berchiche, 27, who did not play a single league game while at White Hart Lane from 2008-10. Berchiche was loaned out to Cheltenham Town while at Spurs.
    ( Marca )

  • Sunderland's Swedish midfielder Sebastian Larsson, 31, says there will be no discussions about a new contract until the season ends. Larsson's deal expires in the summer but the Black Cats are bottom of the Premier League table.
    ( Sunderland Echo )

  • Watford's Netherlands winger Steven Berghuis, 25, believes he will return to the Premier League club permanently once his loan with Feyenoord expires at the end of the season.
    ( Watford Observer )

  • Wolverhampton Wanderers have a £1.5m deal in place to sign buy Austrian forward Andreas Weimann, 25, who has been on loan from Championship rivals Derby County.
    ( Express & Star )

  • Real Madrid are looking to sign 19-year-old midfielder Carles Alena from rivals Barcelona.
    ( Daily Express)

  • Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted he missed out on signing Italy legend Paolo Maldini during his time as Manchester United manager.
    ( Manchester Evening News )

  • Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, 30, says his future at Tottenham is linked with that of manager Mauricio Pochettino, who he believes is the best coach in the world.
    ( London Evening Standard )

  • Bolton Wanderers are hopeful their transfer embargo will be lifted in time for the club to do business in the summer.
    ( Bolton News )


  • Arsene Wenger has agreed to help build the structure to replace himself as a trade-off for being given a new two-year contract at Arsenal.
    ( Daily Express)

  • Gunners boss Arsene Wenger says fans need to get some "perspective" and remember what he has done for the club.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Arsenal may have to make an announcement on Wenger's future imminently in order to comply with stock market rules.
    ( Daily Express)

  • Tottenham will discover on Thursday if their proposal to host 27 matches at Wembley next season has been approved by Brent Council's planning committee.
    ( Sky Sports )

  • Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy has shrugged off calls for him to be sacked as he prepares to celebrate 25 years in management.
    ( East Anglian Daily Times )

  • Manchester United will not be re-employing former under-23 boss Warren Joyce as they continue to search for a new reserve manager.
    ( Manchester Evening News )

  • Liverpool are under investigation for allegedly tapping up and offering a forbidden incentive to sign a Stoke City schoolboy player.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Gareth Southgate was pleased with England's performance and new system, but says his side should have beat Germany.
    ( Sky Sports )

  • Stoke City striker Peter Crouch, 36, has not closed the door on his England career, says Potters boss Mark Hughes. Crouch, who has scored seven goals in 22 appearances this season, last played for the Three Lions in 2010.
    (Stoke Sentinel)


  • Tottenham's Toby Alderweireld wants £100,000-a-week to put him on par with the club's top earners.
    ( Sun )

  • Barcelona forward Neymar, 25, says Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus, 19, is good enough to play for Barca.
    ( Sun )

  • Everton are considering a pre-season friendly in Tanzania as part of their expected new sponsorship deal.
    ( Liverpool Echo )

  • A friendly between Nigeria and Senegal at Barnet on Thursday could be watched by a crowd of just 1,400 despite a likely appearance from Liverpool's Sadio Mane.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Premier League fans who live near Stoke City were the most likely to vote for Brexit according to new figures. People living close to Tottenham's White Hart Lane were the most likely to vote remain.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Everton could play a pre-season friendly in the east African country of Tanzania as part of a new sponsorship deal.
    (Liverpool Echo)

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