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Football Rumours on Thursday 28th October 2021

last updated Thursday 28th October 2021, 8:48 AM


  • Liverpool have joined Manchester United in the battle to sign Leeds United and England midfielder Kalvin Phillips, 25, in a £60m deal.
    (Daily Star)

  • Manchester United are prepared for France midfielder Paul Pogba to leave when his contract ends next summer, and believe it is more beneficial keeping the 28-year-old until the end of the season than selling him in January.

  • Paris St-Germain have joined the race to sign Leeds winger Raphinha, 24, after receiving glowing references from his Brazil team-mate Neymar.

  • Liverpool are one of the clubs expressing an interest in signing England midfielder Jude Bellingham, 18, from Borussia Dortmund.

  • Marc Overmars will leave Ajax to become Newcastle's director of football in January or February.
    (De Telegraaf)

  • Manchester United will be forced to pay manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a £7.5m severance package if they sack him now.

  • Newcastle had a scout watching Bayer Leverkusen's attacking midfielder Florian Wirtz, 18, as the Germany international played against Cologne on Sunday.

  • Borussia Dortmund are in contact with Chelsea over the future of Germany forward Timo Werner, 25, English winger Callum Hudson-Odoi, 20, and USA winger Christian Pulisic, 23.

  • Chelsea could lose Thiago Silva next summer after the defender was offered an emotional return to his first club Fluminense, according to reports.

  • Chelsea are looking at making moves for Sevilla's French defender Jules Kounde as well as Juventus and Netherlands centre-back Matthijs de Ligt, both 22, as they fear Germany's Antonio Rudiger, 28, and Denmark's Andreas Christensen could leave the club.

  • Fiorentina director Joe Barone has not ruled out selling Serbia striker Dusan Vlahovic in January, with the 21-year-old unwilling to extend his deal with the Serie A club beyond June 2023.
    (Football Italia)

  • Barcelona have made an initial enquiry about Monaco's Brazilian full-back Caio Henrique, 24.


  • Manchester United will be forced to pay Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a hefty £7.5m to sack him now.

  • Barcelona have offered former midfielder Xavi, who is coach of Al Sadd in Qatar, the role of manager after the Nou Camp club sacked Ronald Koeman after 14 months in charge.


  • Liverpool are reportedly ready to use the offer of a lucrative signing-on fee to get Mohamed Salah to agree to a new long-term deal, becoming the club's highest earner in the process.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Mo Salah has been added to Egyptian schools' curriculum in a move designed to inspire the nation's children.

  • The Premier League will come under increased pressure to allow five substitutes per team, per game after football's law-making body backed a proposal for the temporary rule to become permanent.
    (Daily Mail)

  • West Ham United have been granted planning permission to increase their matchday capacity at London Stadium to 62,500.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Paul Pogba has branded a report suggesting he snubbed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after Manchester United's loss to Liverpool and shelved contract talks as "fake news".
    (Sky Sports)

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