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Football Rumours on Tuesday 19th March 2019

last updated Tuesday 19th March 2019, 9:30 AM


  • Arsenal are targeting a summer bid for Portugal international Gelson Martins. The 23-year-old forward is currently on loan at Ligue 1 strugglers Monaco from Atletico Madrid.
    (A Bola)

  • The Gunners will send Spanish midfielder Denis Suarez, 25, back to Barcelona this summer when his loan move ends after he failed to impress manager Unai Emery.

  • Arsenal are the closest to signing Ituano's 17-year-old Brazilian striker Gabriel Martinelli, who is a target for 25 clubs.
    (Daily Express)

  • Arsenal are to dump Denis Suarez after six disastrous sub appearances and send the on-loan midfielder back to Barcelona.

  • Juventus are ready to rival Real Madrid in order to sign Tottenham and Denmark playmaker Christian Eriksen, 27.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane wants to sign Liverpool's Senegalese forward Sadio Mane, 26, in the summer.
    (France Football)

  • Chelsea have rejected an initial offer from La Liga side Real Madrid for Belgium playmaker Eden Hazard, 28.
    (Daily Record)

  • Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane, 25, is considering his future at the Spanish club, despite the return of fellow Frenchman Zinedine Zidane as manager.

  • Manchester United could sign Roma and Greece defender Kostas Manolas, 27, for a bargain fee this summer. Manolas has a release clause in his contract of £30.8m.

  • Manchester United forward Alexis Sanchez, 30, could move to Juventus in the summer, if the Chilean is prepared to drop his current £500,000 a week wages.

  • United are considering allowing Brazilian midfielder Andreas Pereira, 23, to leave on loan for the whole of next season to gain experience.

  • Liverpool and Newcastle are both interested in signing 18-year-old Middlesbrough left-winger Bilal Brahimi, although Ligue 1 side Rennes also want the Frenchman.

  • Bournemouth want to sign 20-year-old English Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount, who is currently on loan at Derby, on a season-long loan deal for 2019-20.

  • Aston Villa want to sign French defender Yoann Barbet, 25, although he is in talks with his current club Brentford over a new contract.
    (Birmingham Mail)

  • Championship side Ipswich Town are interested in signing Tranmere's 28-year-old striker James Norwood, who has scored 27 goals in all competitions this season.
    (East Anglian Daily Times)


  • Arsenal are considering an internal appointment for their technical director role, with former defender Steve Morrow, who is club's head of youth scouting, emerging as an option.

  • West Brom are willing to wait in appointing a new manager following the initial success of caretaker boss James Shan in replacing Darren Moore.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Chelsea fear any decision to sack Maurizio Sarri this summer could be troublesome as the vacancy would be much less interesting to candidates because of their impending transfer ban.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Newcastle United boss Rafael Benitez has received a written offer to extend his contract at the club beyond this season.


  • Ryan Giggs is determined to win over his Wales doubters after acknowledging that the 2020 European Championship campaign will define his time as national-team manager.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Liverpool winger Xherdan Shaqiri has been ruled out of Switzerland's opening European Qualifiers due to injury.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Tottenham have warned fans they will suspend season tickets of anyone found trying to profit by selling tickets to the first game in their new stadium anywhere other than their official Ticket Exchange.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Tottenham have announced a price freeze on season tickets for the 2019/20 season.
    (Sky Sports)

  • The FA is in discussions over the use of VAR in next season's FA Cup, with pressure growing to use the system in grounds outside the Premier League.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • League One and League Two clubs will vote on Tuesday whether to join the Premier League and Championship in shortening the summer transfer window.

  • Psychologist Pippa Grange, who helped England end their penalty jinx at the 2018 World Cup, is to leave the FA.

  • Billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe, who is expected to complete a takeover of cycling outfit Team Sky, is still interested in buying Chelsea but has baulked at the £2.5bn asking price.

  • David Beckham dreams of signing Barcelona's Lionel Messi, 31, or Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 34, for his Major League soccer side Inter Miami.
    (Fox Sports)

  • The German Football Federation has visited England's St George's Park to gain ideas of how to build their own new training centre and have also been asking about coaching and player development.
    (Daily Mirror)

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