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Football Rumours on Tuesday 11th December 2018

last updated Tuesday 11th December 2018, 12:30 PM


  • Fulham boss Claudio Ranieri is ready to move for Leicester's record signing Islam Slimani in January. Ranieri signed the 30-year-old Algeria striker during his time as Foxes manager.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Fulham have also made an enquiry for Deportivo La Coruna's Portuguese striker Pedro Martelo, 19.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Tottenham have joined Manchester United in pursuit of Romania forward Dennis Man, the 20-year-old who plays for FCSB, the club formerly known as Steaua Bucharest.

  • Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard, 27, has again hinted at a move to Real Madrid and says he does not know when he will decide on his future. But the Belgium forward admits talks over a new contract at Stamford Bridge have stopped.
    (RMC Sport)

  • AC Milan sporting director Leonardo has confirmed the Serie A club have approached Chelsea about the possibility of signing Spain midfielder Cesc Fabregas, 31.
    (London Evening Standard)

  • Manchester United are leading the chase for Lyon's 21-year-old France midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, who is also a target for Barcelona, Manchester City and Tottenham.
    (France Football)

  • The agent of Wolves' Portugal midfielder Ruben Neves is pushing for the 21-year-old to move to Juventus.

  • Miguel Almiron's father has claimed Newcastle are in prime position to sign the 24-year-old Paraguay midfielder from Atlanta United in the January transfer window.
    (Newcastle Chronicle)

  • Leeds and Aston Villa will attempt to sign Newcastle goalkeeper Karl Darlow next month. The 28-year-old has lost his place, featuring in only one match this season.

  • Former Cardiff defender Greg Halford, 34, has been training with West Brom and could be offered a short-term deal by the Championship side.

  • Manchester United were recommended Netherlands players Frenkie de Jong, 21, and Matthijs de Ligt, 19, before they made their first-team debuts with Ajax but chose not to pursue them, according to the club's former head of youth recruitment, Derek Langley.
    (Manchester Evening News)

  • Bayern Munich's former Netherlands winger Arjen Robben, 34, says he will retire if the "ideal offer" does not materialise when his deal ends this summer.

  • West Bromwich Albion are interested in signing Leicester and Wales midfielder Andy King, 30, on loan in January.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Liverpool are weighing up a move for Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Thorgan Hazard. The 25-year-old Belgium player - brother of Chelsea forward Eden - could join the Reds in January.
    (Liga Financial)

  • Middlesbrough have asked Wolves if they can sign Adama Traore on loan in January, four months after the 20-year-old Spanish forward left Teesside.


  • Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says he will not be managing in Italy any time soon and laughed off suggestions Napoli made an offer for him during his time in charge at Borussia Dortmund.
    (Liverpool Echo)


  • Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi, 19, says Paris St-Germain were interested in him but he chose to move to the Gunners because of incoming manager Unai Emery and the fact so many French players had played a "big role" at the London club.
    (Daily Star)

  • Spurs are facing a further delay to the opening of their new stadium due to difficulties in staging test events over the Christmas period.

  • The Football Supporters' Federation is unhappy at the scheduling of FA Cup third-round matches, but the Football Association has defended the fixtures by highlighting the benefits of a new overseas deal starting for the competition.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Napoli's Belgium forward Dries Mertens, 31, says he will not be fazed by the atmosphere at Anfield for their Champions League decider against Liverpool on Tuesday as "football in Italy is crazy and the people are very crazy too so I think we are used to it".

  • Bayern Munich's France winger Kingsley Coman, 22, says he could retire if he suffers another serious injury that requires surgery.
    (Daily Mirror)

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