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Football Rumours on Thursday 28th December 2023

last updated Thursday 28th December 2023, 10:36 AM


  • Arsenal admire Bayern Munich central defender Matthijs de Ligt but a move for the Dutch 24-year-old is unlikely in January.

  • Tottenham have told 29-year-old England defender Eric Dier, Denmark midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, 28, and French keeper Hugo Lloris, 37, they can leave the club in January.
    (Football Insider)

  • Newcastle United are confident they can agree a deal to sign England midfielder Kalvin Phillips from Manchester City but face competition from Juventus, Everton and Crystal Palace for the 28-year-old.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Conor Gallagher could be one of five players who are shown the exit door at Stamford Bridge in January.

  • Manchester United are being linked with 25-year-old Sweden striker Viktor Gyokeres from Benfica's rivals Sporting Lisbon.
    (Daily Express)

  • Manchester City are reportedly considering a move for Bayern Munich star Joshua Kimmich in the January transfer window.
    (Daily Express)

  • Newcastle United are going to step up their interest in Manchester City's Kalvin Phillips and hope a loan deal can be agreed swiftly once the January transfer window opens. The midfielder is viewed as a top priority for Eddie Howe's team.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Tottenham Hotspur and Sevilla are both set to bid for Ajax's Belgian midfielder Stanis Idumbo Muzambo, 18, who has turned down a new offer from the Dutch club.
    (Fabrizio Romano)

  • Bayern Munich are reportedly ready to make an opening offer for Manchester United defender Raphael Varane.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Portugal midfielder Joao Neves, 19, who has been linked with a move to Manchester United, is in talks over a new contract at Benfica that could see his release clause increased from 120m euros (£104m) to 150m euros (£130m).
    (O Jogo)


  • The Glazer family will have to pay Sir Jim Ratcliffe up to $66m (£52m) if they terminate the deal for his Ineos Group to buy a 25% stake in Manchester United.

  • As part of the deal, Ineos also have to be consulted about any moves by Manchester United in the January transfer window and manager Erik ten Hag cannot be sacked without Ratcliffe's involvement.
    (London Evening Standard)

  • Ratcliffe has outlined an eight-year plan to improve the club's Old Trafford home.
    (Football Insider)

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