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Football Rumours on Tuesday 20th October 2020

last updated Tuesday 20th October 2020, 8:57 AM


  • Arsenal made a bid to sign Sporting Lisbon's 17-year-old Portuguese winger Joelson Fernandes during the summer transfer window.
    (Football London)

  • Southampton and England striker Danny Ings, 28, is close to signing a contract extension to keep him at St Mary's amid interest from Tottenham.

  • Liverpool are interested in Brighton's English defender Ben White after Leeds United failed to sign him despite lodging three bids for the 23-year-old in the summer.
    (Football Insider)

  • Manchester City had a 60 million euro (£54.6m) bid for Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly, 29, rejected by Napoli over the summer.
    (Calcio Mercato)

  • Brighton centre-back Ben White remains on the radar of Liverpool as they prepare for life without Virgil van Dijk.
    (Daily Star)

  • Manchester United defender Phil Jones, 28, wants to leave the club in January, with the former England international unhappy at being left out of their Champions League squad.

  • Paris St-Germain will attempt to sign "world class" Inter Milan midfielder Christian Eriksen, 28, for 20m euros (£18.1m), with the Denmark international struggling to land a regular spot in the Serie A side.

  • Real Madrid or Liverpool could sign Kylian Mbappe next summer with the 21-year-old France striker unwilling to extend his contract at Paris St-Germain.
    (Le Parisien)

  • Borussia Dortmund's Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland, 20, is viewed as an alternative if Real Madrid fail to agree a deal with PSG for Mbappe.

  • Barcelona want to offload France forward Ousmane Dembele, 23, and Denmark forward Martin Braithwaite, 29, to make way for two Netherlands forwards - Lyon's Memphis Depay, 29, and AZ Alkmaar's Myron, 19.

  • Juventus are confident they can persuade Argentina forward Paulo Dybala, 26, to sign a contract extension.


  • Former Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri is in pole position to take the Fiorentina job should they decide to sack Giuseppe Iachini.
    (Calcio Mercato)


  • Arsenal fear Rob Holding will miss between three and four weeks with the hamstring injury that forced him out of Saturday's game at Manchester City.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Tottenham are preparing to increase Son Heung-min's weekly wages to £150,000 a week in a bid to persuade the South Korea forward, 28, to sign a contract extension.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Manchester City are open to their former defender Pablo Zabaleta returning to the club in a non-playing role following the 35-year-old Argentine's retirement last week.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Liverpool are continuing to push for answers over the incident that has wrecked Virgil van Dijk's season after receiving contradictory explanations of how the match officials dealt with Jordan Pickford's reckless challenge.

  • Uefa is considering expanding the Champions League to 36 teams from the 2024-25 season.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • European football's governing body is also set to cut prize money in European club competitions for the next five years because of the losses caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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