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Football Rumours on Thursday 3rd October 2019

last updated Thursday 03rd October 2019, 9:38 AM



TRANSFER RUMOURS

  • Arsenal could buy RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano, 20, for £53m after a failed summer transfer bid. The France centre-back was a target for boss Unai Emery before the new season, but was outside his budget.
    (Sun)


  • Tottenham fear England striker Harry Kane, 26, could join the list of senior players who want to leave the club.
    (Times)


  • Manchester United continue to track Leicester City playmaker James Maddison, 22, with a view to a £80m move.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Barcelona and France winger Ousmane Dembele, 22, is among three forwards Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to recruit as part of his ongoing squad rebuild.
    (Manchester Evening News)


  • Solskjaer wants fellow Norwegian Martin Odegaard, 20, in his new-look team - but the Real Madrid midfielder is also on the radar of Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City.
    (Sun)


  • Former Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri hopes to be reunited with midfielder N'Golo Kante. The Juventus manager is considering a fee in the region of £70m for the 28-year-old France player.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Chelsea are keen to sign Monaco's French centre-back Benoit Badiashile, 18, if the Blues overturn their transfer ban.
    (Sun)


  • West Ham have put an £80m price tag on midfielder Declan Rice, 20, amid transfer interest from Manchester United for the England player.
    (Daily Star)


  • Bayern Munich are interested in Birmingham prospect Jude Bellingham, with the Bundesliga giants keen to make the 16-year-old midfielder their next star from England.
    (Sun)




MANAGEMENT STUFF
  • Arsenal boss Unai Emery says Ivory Coast winger Nicolas Pepe needs to learn to cope with the pressure of being an Arsenal player, after the 24-year-old signed for a club-record £72m record in August from Lille.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino's job is not under threat following his side's poor start to the season and he will continue to receive the support and backing of chairman Daniel Levy.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Former Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri would like to return to management next summer after a one-year break rather than take a job mid-season.
    (Sun)




INTERNATIONAL STUFF
  • England manager Gareth Southgate is considering calling Chelsea central defender Fikayo Tomori, 21, into his squad for Euro 2020 qualifying games against the Czech Republic and Bulgaria.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Kyle Walker and Dele Alli are sweating over their England places under Gareth Southgate - but Tammy Abraham is in line for a call-up.
    (Sun)


  • The FA has secured three times the number of tickets it was originally allocated for England's match in Prague next week, in an attempt to reduce the risk of fan misbehaviour.
    (Times)


  • Wales manager Ryan Giggs has named Tom Lawrence in his 26-man squad to face Slovakia and Croatia later this month.
    (Sky Sports)




OTHER STUFF
  • Tottenham players fear manager Mauricio Pochettino is looking for a way out but the club won't sack him as it would cost £32m.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Juventus have scheduled contract renewal talks with 32-year-old midfielder Blaise Matuidi, with the France player's deal expiring next summer.
    (Calciomercato)




















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