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Football Rumours on Tuesday 18th February 2020

last updated Tuesday 18th February 2020, 9:02 AM



TRANSFER RUMOURS

  • Arsenal have reportedly stepped up their attempts to tie Bukayo Saka down to a long-term contract amid interest from Liverpool and Manchester United.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Tottenham Hotspur and Everton are interested in Manchester United's England defender Chris Smalling, 30, who is on loan at Roma.
    (Corriere dello Sport)


  • England forward Raheem Sterling, 25, is committed to staying at Manchester City despite the club's ban from European football, says his agent.
    (Manchester Evening News)


  • Barcelona are set to sign Danish former Middlesbrough striker Martin Braithwaite, 28, from Leganes in an emergency deal.
    (Mundo Deportivo)


  • Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp remains a big admirer of Timo Werner, but the Reds have not engaged with RB Leipzig about a deal for the 23-year-old Germany forward.
    (Independent)


  • Lille manager Christophe Galtier says there is tension between the club and 20-year-old French midfielder Boubakary Soumare, a target for Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea.
    (Daily Express)


  • Chelsea's Mario Pasalic will make a permanent move to Atalanta in the summer after they agreed to take up the £12.5m option to buy the Croatian midfielder, 25.
    (Guardian)


  • Manchester United told Bournemouth they had 15 minutes to accept a £25m deadline-day bid for Norwegian striker Joshua King, 28, or they would sign a player from China.
    (The Athletic)


  • Brazilian club Botafogo are expected to complete the signing of Ivorian former Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure, 36, on Wednesday or Thursday.
    (Globo Esporte)


  • Southampton and Burnley are among a number of Premier League clubs interested in Oxford United's English defender Rob Dickie, 23.
    (Football Insider)


  • Dutch side Ajax could face losing up to eight players in the summer transfer window.
    (The Athletic)




INTERNATIONAL STUFF
  • Wales have announced they will play their final friendly before Euro 2020 against the Netherlands in Rotterdam.
    (Sky Sports)




OTHER STUFF
  • French midfielder Matteo Guendouzi, 20, is facing a fight to save his Arsenal career after he was left out of the squad for Sunday's match against Newcastle United.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Guendouzi was dropped following a heated row with Gunners boss Mikel Arteta and members of his coaching staff during a mid-season training camp in Dubai.
    (Goal)


  • Manchester City face paying millions in compensation to their players because they would miss out on receiving Champions League bonuses.
    (Daily Mail)


  • City will not face reductions on their £65m-a-season kit deal with Puma even if their European competition ban is upheld.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne reportedly faces a £2.5m financial hit due to a clause in his contract, after his club were banned from European football for two years.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Stevenage have been referred to an independent disciplinary commission following the postponement of their League Two match against Oldham.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Europa League will use the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system in the upcoming knockout phase of the competition.
    (Sky Sports)




















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