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Football Rumours on Thursday 9th January 2020

last updated Saturday 18th January 2020, 9:34 AM



TRANSFER RUMOURS

  • Watford are considering a bid for Fulham left-back Joe Bryan, 26.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Arsenal and Manchester United have submitted offers to sign Paris St-Germain and Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani, 32.
    (El Chiringuito)


  • Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester United are trying to sign centre-back Samuel Umtiti, 26, from Barcelona with the Spanish club keen to sell the France international.
    (El Desmarque)


  • Arsenal midfielder Emile Smith-Rowe, 19, is set to leave on loan this month as the Gunners work on offloading as many as 12 players in a busy January window.
    (The Athletic)


  • Tottenham are set to step up their bid to land Krzysztof Piatek from AC Milan.
    (Sun)


  • Chelsea have made West Ham defender Issa Diop their primary target and will bid £40m for the 22-year-old Frenchman.
    (Daily Express)


  • Chelsea will only trigger a £40m buy-back option for Bournemouth and Netherlands centre-back Nathan Ake, 24, if they can offload 23-year-old Denmark defender Andreas Christensen.
    (Sun)


  • Ajax are considering trying to bring Matthijs de Ligt back to the club on loan despite the 20-year-old Dutch defender only moving to Juventus during the summer.
    (A Bola)


  • Manchester City are planning four to six signings this year, with a centre-back and left-back the priorities for manager Pep Guardiola.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Lyon and France striker Moussa Dembele, 23, was watched by Chelsea and Manchester United scouts as he scored in his side's 3-1 French League Cup win over Stade Brest on Wednesday.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Chelsea are unlikely to pursue a move for Crystal Palace and Ivory Coast winger Wilfried Zaha because manager Frank Lampard does not see the 27-year-old as the right fit for the squad.
    (90min)


  • Crystal Palace have rejected an approach from German champions Bayern Munich to sign Zaha.
    (Guardian)


  • Tottenham have joined the race to sign AC Milan's 24-year-old Poland international striker Krzysztof Piatek with the Italian side holding out for £30m.
    (Guardian)


  • Spurs have no immediate plans to sign a replacement for injured midfielder Moussa Sissoko, 30, who is out until April. The club are focusing on signing a midfielder if they sell Kenyan Victor Wanyama, 28, and Denmark international Christian Eriksen, 27.
    (London Evening Standard)


  • Jesse Lingard is facing the axe at Manchester United, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer targeting £60m-rated Napoli striker Arkadiusz Milik.
    (Sun)


  • Manchester United are understood to be interested in signing Hellas Verona and Albania defender Marash Kumbulla, 19.
    (Daily Star )


  • Aston Villa are weighing up a move for Burnley and England striker Jay Rodriguez, 30.
    (The Athletic)


  • Preston North End have signed Celtic winger Scott Sinclair on a two and a half year deal for an undisclosed fee.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Aston Villa are hopeful of agreeing terms with AC Milan goalkeeper Pepe Reina, 37, on a short term contract with the option of a further year.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Chelsea have bid £17m for Metz and Senegal attacker Habib Diallo, 24.
    (Republicain Lorraine)


  • Chelsea defender Reece James, 20, is close to signing a new contract at Stamford Bridge.
    (Metro)


  • Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder has ruled out loan exits for midfielders Luke Freeman, 27, and Ben Osborn, 25, this month but a host of other names could be set for moves away from Bramall Lane.
    (Daily Mirror)




MANAGEMENT STUFF
  • Former Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri has been delaying a return to management in the hope of replacing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United.
    (Daily Mail)




OTHER STUFF
  • Ryan Sessegnon says Tottenham head coach Jose Mourinho has instructed him to be more aggressive off the ball when playing at full-back and wing-back.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Brazil midfielder Fernandinho, 34, says he is close to activating clauses in his Manchester City contract which would automatically trigger a contract extension.
    (ESPN Brazil)


  • Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has confirmed Gareth Bale would not be fit to feature in Sunday's Spanish Super Cup final.
    (Sky Sports)




















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