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Football Rumours on Tuesday 20th November 2018

last updated Tuesday 20th November 2018, 9:07 AM


  • Arsenal have targeted a January move for Spain international Pablo Fornals, 22. The Villarreal midfielder has a £17.8m release clause in his contract.

  • Arsenal are ready to offload outcast Mohamed Elneny in January.

  • France midfielder Paul Pogba, 25, says he wants to leave Manchester United for a return to Juventus.
    (Corriere dello Sport)

  • The Serie A side have asked Manchester United to keep them updated about Pogba's future at the club during informal talks in Turin.

  • Juventus are compiling a dossier on England international Marcus Rashford, 21, as they firm up their interest in the Manchester United striker.

  • Besiktas are interested in a January move for West Ham's 30-year-old Mexico striker Javier Hernandez.

  • Barcelona are reportedly lining up potential replacements for Samuel Umtiti in January as the defender continues to recover from a knee injury.

  • US midfielder Christian Pulisic, 20, will leave Borussia Dortmund for the Premier League, but the Chelsea and Liverpool target will come in the summer rather than January.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • AC Milan could make a move for 32-year-old Chelsea and England defender Gary Cahill in January.
    (Corriere dello Sport)

  • France striker Olivier Giroud, 32, has ruled out a move away from Chelsea, warning that he is prepared to fight for a starting role at Stamford Bridge.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Liverpool are targeting current Bundesliga top goal scorer Luka Jovic - but they face competition from Barcelona and Bayern Munich for the 20-year-old Frankfurt and Serbia striker.

  • Barcelona have watched Genoa and Poland striker Krzysztof Piatek, 23, and Ivory Coast and Lille striker Nicolas Pepe, 23, as well as Serbia and Frankfurt striker Jovic, this season as they begin to think about a long-term replacement for 31-year-old Uruguay striker Luis Suarez.

  • Everton winger Ademola Lookman, 21, has pledged his future to England following interest from Nigeria.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Manchester United have made an offer of £80m for Napoli's Senegal central defender Kalidou Koulibaly, 27.
    (Manchester Evening News)


  • Hull City owners Assem and Ehab Allam remain confident a takeover can be completed inside the next month.
    (Hull Daily Mail)

  • Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has dismissed speculation that Brazilian defensive midfielder Fabinho, 25, will be leaving the club.
    (Liverpool Echo)


  • England's players are at odds with the FA over their commercial fees with a new dispute emerging over whether they are entitled to a share of a £10m bonus paid by Nike for reaching the World Cup semi-finals last summer.

  • England manager Gareth Southgate could face significant disruption to his bid to win the inaugural Uefa Nations League if a Premier League club makes it to the final of the Champions League.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Ademola Lookman has pledged his future to England after holding face-to-face talks with U21 head coach Aidy Boothroyd over persistent stories linking him to Nigeria.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Uefa could introduce VAR for the Nations League semi-finals in June 2019.
    (London Evening Standard)

  • A British and Irish bid for the 2030 World Cup may be in jeopardy after Spain's government announced it wanted Morocco to join a three-country bid with Portugal for the tournament.

  • Republic of Ireland failed to score for the fourth game running as they ended their Nations League campaign with a 0-0 draw in Denmark.
    (Sky Sports)


  • The FA are preparing to investigate explosive allegations made against Fulham and their billionaire owner Shahid Khan by the club's former assistant director of football.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Brent Council are being urged to reject Tottenham's application to play seven full-capacity matches at Wembley next year, with residents claiming the extra fixtures would be a nightmare due to rowdy fans and travel chaos.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Ryan Fredericks will miss the rest of 2018 after sustaining an injury to his left fibula.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Manchester United agreed to a friendly that never happened with Monaco to ensure the Ligue 1 club received a £3.5m bonus for the loan signing of Colombia forward Radamel Falcao, 32.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Barcelona have given French forward Ousmane Dembele, 21, an ultimatum to either change his lifestyle - or leave the club.

  • La Liga president Javier Tebas has called for Uefa to ban Manchester City and Paris St-Germain over Financial Fair Play allegations.

  • Britain's most promising young footballers could be denied moves to foreign clubs after Brexit, with current Fifa rules stating it is forbidden for players under 18 to be sold to overseas clubs outside of the European Union.
    (Daily Telegraph)

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