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Football Rumours on Thursday 8th October 2020

last updated Thursday 08th October 2020, 9:08 AM


  • New Nottingham Forest boss Chris Hughton is keen on signing Fulham's attacking French midfielder Anthony Knockaert, 28, on loan.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Barcelona's France forward Ousmane Dembele, 23, was not interested in joining Manchester United before the transfer window closed and is targeting a move to Juventus next summer.
    (Catalunya Radio)

  • Manchester United will not make a move for Watford's Senegal international Ismaila Sarr, 22, before the EFL transfer window closes on 16 October.

  • West Ham remain keen on adding a centre-back from the Championship while they will also look for a midfielder to replace FelipeAnderson.
    (London Evening Standard)

  • Manchester United's Argentine goalkeeper Sergio Romero, 33, is lining up a move to Major League Soccer after missing out on joining Everton on deadline day.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Aston Villa's Argentine goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez, 28, admits he "fell out of love with football" at Arsenal but left the club "on a high" and at the right time.

  • West Brom are confident of completing the signing of Huddersfield's English forward Karlan Grant, 23, before next Friday's EFL deadline.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Bayern Munich, who were unable to agree a loan deal for England winger Callum Hudson-Odoi, 19, were told by Chelsea that there would be a penalty clause if he did not play enough games for the Bundesliga club, plus an obligation for Bayern to buy him for over £70m if he reached a certain number of appearances.
    (Sport Bild)

  • Norwich are confident of keeping English midfielder Todd Cantwell despite continued interest in the 22-year-old from Premier League Leeds.
    (Football Insider)

  • Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish was one of four Ole Gunnar Solskjaer targets that Manchester United were unable to sign before the transfer window closed.

  • Croatia midfielder Luka Modric, 35, is determined to stay at Real Madrid and would accept a pay cut to remain with the Spanish club.

  • Former England midfielder Jack Wilshere, 28, thought to be in advanced talks with Rangers, is confident of securing his next club following his release by West Ham.
    (Daily Record)

  • West Brom are among the clubs interested in signing Bournemouth's Norway striker Josh King, 28.
    (Express and Star)

  • Glasgow Rangers are set to open talks with English winger Ryan Kent, 23, over a new contract after thwarting interest from Leeds.
    (Football Insider)

  • Brighton's Polish midfielder Jakub Moder, 21, on a season-long loan at Lech Poznan, could return to the Seagulls in January.


  • Arsenal have left former Germany playmaker Mesut Ozil, 31 and Greece centre-back Sokratis Papastathopoulos, 32, out of their squad for the Europa League.

  • Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho is set to leave English defender Danny Rose, 30, out of his updated 25-man squad list, which has to be completed by 20 October.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Bukayo Saka and Dominic Calvert-Lewin are set for their first senior starts in an experimental England line-up at Wembley.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Gareth Southgate has said England's young players have proven nothing yet and warned them not to risk harming his squad's reputation.


  • West Ham's Brazil Felipe Anderson says he is "fulfilling his dream" of playing Champions League football with a season-long move to Porto but believes he still has a future with the Hammers.

  • Manchester United's latest addition, Uruguay forward Edinson Cavani, 33, has revealed that he is keen on a move to Argentine side Boca Juniors after his stint at Old Trafford ends.

  • Barnsley have cancelled Bambo Diaby's contract after the defender was suspended from all football-related activity for two years after a breach of the FA's Anti-Doping Regulations.
    (Sky Sports)

  • The San Francisco 49ers are preparing to increase their minority stake in Leeds.

  • Gordon Taylor is increasingly likely to extend his extraordinary tenure as chief executive of the Professional Footballers' Association into 2021.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Barcelona have begun a process to lower the wages of all the staff on their payroll, including first-team players.

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