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Football Rumours on Thursday 4rd March 2021

last updated Thursday 04th March 2021, 9:02 AM


  • Arsenal are considering Brighton's England Under-21 defender Tariq Lamptey, 20, and Norwich's English full-back Max Aarons, 21, to replace Spain right-back Hector Bellerin, 25, who has been heavily linked with Paris St-Germain.

  • Chelsea would get an unknown percentage of any fee Brighton receive for Lamptey after negotiating a sell-on clause in the move which took the defender from Stamford Bridge to the Seagulls in January 2020.
    (Daily Express)

  • Arsenal are reportedly targeting Eintracht Frankfurt's Andre Silva to replace star striker Alexandre Lacazette this summer.
    (Daily Star)

  • Mikel Arteta is keeping a "very close eye" on Arsenal's loaned-out centre-backs Dinos Mavropanos and William Saliba.

  • Chelsea target Erling Braut Haaland - Borussia Dortmund's 20-year-old Norway striker - has said there are six clubs he would consider joining, with Liverpool, Manchester United and Manchester City the only sides from the Premier League.

  • Dortmund plan to keep hold of Haaland beyond the summer, according to head of first-team football Sebastian Kehl.
    (London Evening Standard)

  • Former England winger Ashley Young, 35, hopes to lift the Serie A title with Inter Milan before making a return to first club Watford on a free transfer this summer.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Everton's Brazil forward Richarlison, 23, will stay at Goodison Park even if the Toffees are unable to seal Champions League qualification this season, says manager Carlo Ancelotti.
    (Liverpool Echo)

  • Paris Saint-Germain are among the clubs keeping tabs on Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy.

  • AC Milan director Frederic Massara has revealed the club are yet to decide whether they will activate England defender Fikayo Tomori's release cause - but the Italians are adamant Chelsea's £26m price tag on the 23-year-old is too high.
    (Daily Express)

  • Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has cautioned over the amount of money the club will have to spend during the summer as the Old Trafford outfit prepare to announce their latest round of financial results.

  • Manchester United have contacted Inter Milan over an alleged missed payment relating to bonuses from 27-year-old Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku's move to Italy - but would be willing to wipe out the outstanding debt if they are given Argentina striker Lautaro Martinez, 23, or Slovakia defender Milan Skriniar, 26, instead.
    (Corriere dello Sport)


  • Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta says he is "fully focused" on managing Arsenal amid speculation linking him with Barcelona - but admits talks are yet to begin over a new contract to stay at the Emirates.

  • Arteta says contract talks with 29-year-old France striker Alexandre Lacazette, whose current Arsenal deal runs until 2023, will start "soon".
    (Daily Mail)

  • Rangers are increasingly nervous about rumours Klopp could leave Liverpool, with the Scottish side's manager Steven Gerrard tipped to return to Anfield as the German's successor.
    (Football Insider)

  • Boss Jurgen Klopp admits Liverpool would find it harder to attract players this summer if they were to miss out on Champions League qualification.

  • Celtic are considering offering their manager's job to Stoke boss Michael O'Neill.

  • Steve Bruce and Matt Ritchie were involved in a sensational training ground showdown in which the Newcastle boss physically confronted the winger and barged into him after being called a 'coward' by the player.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Jürgen Klopp has said Liverpool will not release players for international duty this month if they are required to quarantine for 10 days on their return.

  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hinted he is ready to block Bruno Fernandes from going on international duty with Portugal next month.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Premier League bosses have held talks to resolve the quarantine chaos set to be caused by this month's controversial international break.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Jamaica are plotting an audacious move to call-up 10 English stars to their senior squad, including Michail Antonio, Demarai Gray, Max Aarons and Nathan Redmond, ahead of next year's World Cup in Qatar.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Aston Villa are planning upgrades at Villa Park to ensure the stadium is part of the UK and Republic of Ireland's World Cup 2030 bid.
    (Express & Star)

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