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Football Rumours on Tuesday 12th March 2019

last updated Tuesday 12th March 2019, 9:37 AM


  • Arsenal club bosses say that players who only have two years left on their contracts and refuse to sign new deals will be sold. Gunners midfielder Aaron Ramsey, 28, will be leaving the club for free at the end of the season, with Arsenal keen to avoid repeat situations.

  • Arsenal scouts were again spotted watching AC Milan's Spanish former Liverpool midfielder Suso, 25.
    (Caught Offside)

  • Tottenham, Liverpool, Manchester United, Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund and Inter Milan have all scouted 21-year-old PSV Eindhoven winger Steven Bergwijn, with the Dutchman valued at more than £30m.
    (De Telegraaf)

  • Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has promised returning manager Zinedine Zidane £300m to spend this summer, with the Spanish giants interested in a number of players, including Chelsea and Belgium forward Eden Hazard, 28, and Tottenham's Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen, 27. Wales forward Gareth Bale, 29, and 33-year-old Croatia midfielder Luka Modric are among those set to leave the Bernabeu in the summer.

  • Real Madrid president Florentino Perez also says he would like to sign both France forward Kylian Mbappe, 20, and 27-year-old Brazil international Neymar from Paris St-Germain.

  • Germany midfielder Ilkay Gundogan, 28, says he will not be pressured into signing a new contract with Manchester City and refused to rule out leaving the club in the summer.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu is preparing to step up his bid to sign Ajax and Netherlands defender Matthijs de Ligt, 19.

  • Celtic want to sign Chelsea's Czech defender Tomas Kalas, 25, in a £5m move but will also move for Red Star Belgrade's Serbia Under-21 centre-back Srdjan Babic, 22, as an alternative.
    (Daily Star)

  • Major League Soccer side Sporting Kansas City have signed defensive midfielder Gedion Zelalem, 22, on a free transfer from Arsenal. The USA Under-23 international made four substitute appearances in cup competitions for the Gunners and also had a season-long loan spell at Scottish Premiership side Rangers in 2015-16.


  • West Brom held initial discussions with the representatives of Slavisa Jokanovic about their vacant managerial role on Monday.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Manchester United want to confirm Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as their new permanent boss during the forthcoming international break. The former United and Norway striker is now the only contender for the post.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Solskjaer is prepared to let Chile forward Alexis Sanchez, 30, leave United on loan.

  • Michael Appleton is open to a return to West Brom after the sacking of Darren Moore, saying the club "have his number".
    (Sky Sports)

  • Claudio Ranieri enjoyed a winning start to his second spell in charge of Roma as they beat Empoli 2-1 in Serie A on Monday.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Former Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho missed out on a return to Real Madrid because senior players at the club did not want the Portuguese in charge.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Chelsea's legal battle with Antonio Conte over the Italian former head coach's severance package could end up in the High Court.

  • Besiktas manager Senol Gunes says the two-year loan deal for Liverpool's German goalkeeper Loris Karius, 25, "hasn't worked out" and he would be dropped if a suitable replacement was available.
    (Liverpool Echo)

  • Former Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has called time on his football career.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Marco Silva has been charged with improper conduct by the FA after confronting the match officials following Everton's 3-2 defeat at Newcastle.
    (Sky Sports)


  • England medics will make late checks on Kieran Trippier's fitness with Aaron Wan-Bissaka waiting in the wings to take his place in Gareth Southgate's squad.
    (Daily Mail)

  • England boss Gareth Southgate is considering a call-up for in-form Southampton midfielder James Ward-Prowse, 24. Southgate names his squad on Wednesday for this month's opening Euro 2020 qualifiers with Czech Republic and Montenegro.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • England are at risk of losing Southampton goalkeeper Angus Gunn to Scotland if they do not hand him an international debut with the player ready to switch allegiance.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had a 'masked' celebration planned following his goal against Man Utd but couldn't find his prop after scoring his penalty.

  • Crystal Palace are still planning to start work on the redevelopment of Selhurst Park this summer - despite uncertainty over the club's ownership.
    (London Evening Standard)

  • Luton Town have received planning permission for a mixed use scheme at Newlands Park, which will help finance their new stadium.
    (Sky Sports)

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