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Football Rumours on Tuesday 26th February 2019

last updated Tuesday 26th February 2019, 9:51 AM


  • Arsenal lead the way to sign Crystal Palace's 21-year-old English right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka and are willing to match the £40m asking price set by their Premier League rivals.

  • Manchester United and Chelsea are targeting a summer move for AC Milan captain Alessio Romagnoli - but they will face competition for the 24-year-old Italian centre-back from Serie A champions Juventus.

  • Chelsea are set to sell Englishman Kasey Palmer for £4m, despite the 22-year-old midfielder never playing for the senior side, as Bristol City look to make his loan deal permanent.

  • Watford are keen on dipping into the Brazilian transfer market this summer, with 24-year-old Corinthians striker Gustavo, 18-year-old Flamengo forward Lincoln and 17-year-old Ituano forward Martinellibeing considered.
    (Watford Observer)


  • Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has been charged with improper conduct for his post-match row with Mike Dean after Tottenham's defeat at Burnley.

  • Burnley manager Sean Dyche has played down speculation he could be targeted by Leicester.
    (Burnley Express)

  • Leicester City are stepping up attempts to hire Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers as their manager immediately, after sacking Claude Puel on Sunday.

  • However, the Foxes are "keeping all options open" as they look to replace the Frenchman and could appoint an interim boss until the end of the season.
    (Leicester Mercury)

  • Former Borussia Dortmund manager Peter Stoger, who has been out of work since leaving the German side in May, is a candidate to become Puel's full-time successor, according to a source close to the Austrian.
    (Leicester Mercury)

  • Former Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, who was sacked by the Old Trafford club in December, says he wants his next job to be somewhere with the "right structure" because the 56-year-old Portuguese "doesn't want an internal conflict".
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri screamed at goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga in the Wembley dressing room for refusing to be substituted in the Carabao Cup final.

  • Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp singled out England midfielder and Reds captain Jordan Henderson, 28, during a dressing room rant at his players following Sunday's draw at Manchester United.

  • Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani will have to consider selling the club if they fail to win promotion to the Premier League - because he would find it difficult to fund another season in the Championship.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Everton boss Marco Silva insists he has the backing of Farhad Moshiri after one-on-one talks with the owner during a two-week break from the Premier League.

  • Lee Bowyer has been charged after abusing the referee during Charlton's fixture with AFC Wimbledon.

  • David Hopkin has resigned as manager of Bradford City, ending a reign that lasted just 175 days.


  • Ashley Barnes has had his hopes of representing Austria dashed due to unexpected red tape.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Notts County, the world's oldest Football League club, are in danger of going into administration.

  • Sunday's incident, refusing to be substituted, has left many of Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga team-mates angry with him.
    (Daily Express)

  • Crystal Palace's France defender Mamadou Sakho, 29, has spoken about having to sleep rough on the streets of Paris when he was a child.
    (Daily Mail)

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