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Football Rumours on Thursday 8th September 2016

last updated Thursday 08th September 2016, 10:27 AM


  • Manchester City are willing to let goalkeeper Joe Hart, 29, leave for a reduced fee in the summer as a thank you for his service to the club. Hart is currently on loan with Italian side Torino.
    ( Sun )


  • Watford striker Odion Ighalo, 27, has said he turned down the chance to join Chinese Super League side Shanghai SIPG for £37.5m.
    ( Daily Star )


  • Manchester United and Chelsea are both interested in Atletico Madrid's France forward Antoine Griezmann, 25, who has an £84m release clause.
    ( Sun )


  • Former Espanyol defender Michael Ciani, 32, has said he wants to play in England. A free agent after cancelling his contract with Espanyol, Frenchman Ciani favours a move to Arsenal.
    ( Goal )


  • Kilmarnock are considering a move for former Rangers defender Madjid Bougherra, 33.
    ( Daily Record )




  • MANAGER MATTERS

  • Bournemouth have warned Arsenal about approaching manager Eddie Howe as a potential replacement for Arsene Wenger.
    ( Daily Star )


  • Jose Mourinho's feud with Arsene Wenger shows no sign of abating after the Arsenal manager would not let Mourinho sit next to him at a UEFA conference.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Manchester United have headhunted West Brom talent-spotter Steve Hopcroft in a revamp of the club's academy system under Jose Mourinho.
    ( Daily Telegraph )


  • Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew believes winger Wilfried Zaha, 23, has the ability to play for Spanish giants Barcelona.
    ( Talksport )




  • OTHER STORIES

  • Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has said he would be open to hosting both a Premier League and an NFL game on the same day at the club's new ground.
    ( ESPN )


  • Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew believes winger Wilfried Zaha, 23, has the ability to play for Spanish giants Barcelona.
    ( Daily Express)


  • Chelsea duo Eden Hazard and Gary Cahill have stuck the knife into former manager Jose Mourinho ahead of Saturday's Manchester derby by questioning his abilities as a manager.
    ( Daily Express)


  • Netherlands legend Ruud Gullit says Manchester United and England captain Wayne Rooney, 30, has been let down by managers playing him out of position.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Liverpool's new watch sponsors have been forced to delete an unusual tweet mocking the club for not winning a league title in 26 years.
    ( Independent )


  • Nike is considering its deal with England after the Three Lions' disappointing performance at Euro 2016.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Senegal midfielder Mohamed Diame, 29, said he swapped Premier League Hull City for Championship Newcastle this summer because he was joining "a massive club, a massive city" with a "big manager".
    ( Newcastle Chronicle )


  • Reading manager Jaap Stam has revealed that Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan, 30, failed a medical with the Championship club.
    ( Reading Post )


  • Conte has said David Luiz, 29, will play in defence after the Brazil international returned to the Blues from Paris St-Germain on transfer deadline day.
    ( Goal )


  • Aston Villa chairman Tony Xia has suggested he is looking into ways to use virtual reality technology to help "engage" with fans of the club who cannot make games.
    ( Birmingham Mail )






















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