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Football Rumours on Thursday 8th November 2018

last updated Thursday 08th November 2018, 9:09 AM


  • Arsenal are keeping an eye on Juventus defender Mehdi Benatia ahead of a January offer because they believe he is unhappy at the Serie A club.
    (Daily Star)

  • Nicolas Pepe has hinted he is ready to leave Lille sparking a potential move to Arsenal who are interested in the winger.

  • Tottenham striker Fernando Llorente, 33, says he would relish the chance of a return to Spain after struggling for first-team opportunities at Spurs.
    (London Evening Standard)

  • Manchester United will offer striker Anthony Martial, 22, a five-year deal worth £190,000-a-week to keep him at the club.

  • Chelsea and Bayern Munich are interested in Lyon's 25-year-old playmaker Nabil Fekir, who has told the French club he wants to leave next summer.

  • Manchester United are interested in signing Sampdoria's 22-year-old Danish defender Joachim Andersen.
    (La Republica)

  • Inter Milan's 23-year-old defender Milan Skriniar, who has been lined with Barcelona, Manchester United and Real Madrid, is worth £100m, according to the club's manager Luciano Spalletti.

  • Southampton are preparing a £15m move for Portimonense's Japan international striker Shoya Nakajima, 24.

  • Lille winger Nicolas Pepe, 23, has welcomed speculation linking him with Arsenal and other leading European clubs but insists it is too soon for him to plan for next summer.
    (London Evening Standard)

  • LA Galaxy's Swedish forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 37, says he will not be moving to a European club on loan now the MLS season has finished.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Bradley Stoke Town FC have signed a player called Bradley Stokes.
    (Bristol Post)

  • PSV Eindhoven forward Hirving Lozano has named Manchester United and Barcelona as his preferred destinations if he were to leave his current club.

  • Brighton are debating whether to loan out their 18-year-old striker Aaron Connolly in January or keep him at the club with the Under-23 team.


  • Fulham first-team coach Scott Parker could get the chance to manage the side on an interim basis if the club decide to sack boss Slavisa Jokanovic.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • David Beckham's dream of bringing an MLS franchise to Miami has moved a step closer after plans for a new stadium to be built in the city were approved by residents.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Watford manager Javi Gracia, whose contract was set to expire at the end of this season, has agreed a new three-year contract with the club.

  • Antonio Conte has refused to meet with Chelsea and is insisting on taking them to court for the rest of his salary, after his dismissal in July with one year remaining on his managerial contract.
    (Sky Sports)

  • The FA is to appeal an independent regulatory commission's decision to clear Jose Mourinho of improper conduct.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, whose side have won only three of their last nine games, held a training ground inquest with his players after they were beaten by Red Star Belgrade on Tuesday.

  • Ex-Everton physio Mick Rathbone, who served under David Moyes from 2002-10, is to return to the club to work with David Unsworth for the youth academy.
    (Liverpool Echo)

  • Former Arsenal, Manchester City, Bolton and Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka has been in talks with Lille over becoming a youth coach at the French club.


  • Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte is being left out of Didier Deschamps' France squads because he is regarded as a 'loner'.
    (Daily Star)

  • Mexico are considering appointing former Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores as their next manager.


  • Former Tottenham defender Paul Miller, now an ambassador for the club, believes the redevelopment of White Hart Lane will not be completed to stage first-team matches until February.
    (Love Sport Radio)

  • Premier League clubs are growing increasingly frustrated at Tottenham continuing to play at Wembley because of delays in moving to their new stadium.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Mousa Dembele could be out for about six weeks with an ankle injury that he suffered in Tottenham's 3-2 win at Wolves last Saturday.

  • Raheem Sterling has apologised to the referee and Shakhtar Donetsk for the penalty he won in Manchester City's 6-0 win.
    (Sky Sports)

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