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Football Rumours on Tuesday 26th January 2021

last updated Tuesday 26th January 2021, 9:16 AM


  • Fulham's Norway midfielder Stefan Johansen, 30, has had a medical before a loan move to Championship club Queens Park Rangers.
    (West London Sport)

  • Paris Saint-Germain are about to offer Germany playmaker Julian Draxler to Arsenal in a surprise exchange bid for midfield misfit Matteo Guendouzi, according to reports.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Shkodran Mustafi, 28, is in talks with Arsenal about ending his contact early. The Germany international has been linked with a move to Italian side Lazio and the defender is also reportedly attracting interest from clubs in his homeland.

  • West Ham boss David Moyes wants Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard after Red Devils manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reportedly agreed to allow the 28-year-old England international to leave on loan.
    (London Evening Standard)

  • The Hammers have approached Manchester United over a deal, but they already have the maximum number of loan signings permitted by the Premier League.
    (Sky Sports)

  • However, West Ham face competition for Lingard, who has also been linked with Aston Villa and Sheffield United.
    (Daily Express)

  • Manchester United are working on beating a host of European clubs, including Manchester City, Barcelona and Juventus, to the signing of 18-year-old Brazilian forward Gabriel Veron from Palmeiras.
    (Daily Star)

  • Paris St-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino is keen on a reunion with Tottenham and England midfielder Dele Alli. The French champions have had three bids turned down for the 24-year-old, but Pochettino has the club's backing for a continued pursuit.

  • West Ham have reportedly been placed on red alert with RB Leipzig striker Hwang Hee-Chan set for a Premier League loan move this month.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Serie A side Udinese are in talks with Wolves to sign Italy international Patrick Cutrone, 23, on loan. The forward has fallen down the pecking order at Molineux since the arrival of Willian Jose, 29 from Real Sociedad.
    (Express & Star)

  • Parma are also interested in Cutrone, who was until recently on loan at fellow Italian top-flight side Fiorentina.
    (Corriere dello Sport)

  • Liverpool are closing in on a £1m deal for Derby County's 16-year-old attacking midfielder Kaide Gordon. The England Under-16 international has also been linked with a move to Manchester United and Tottenham.
    (Liverpool Echo)

  • Monaco and Benfica have joined the race to sign Leicester City's Demarai Gray, 24. The former England Under-21 winger, who is out of contract in the summer, is also wanted by Crystal Palace.

  • Crystal Palace face competition from Serie A side Napoli for Marseille's 26-year-old French defender Jordan Amavi, who was previously at Aston Villa.

  • West Brom manager Sam Allardyce is interested in signing Crystal Palace's Belgian striker Christian Benteke, 30.
    (London Evening Standard)

  • Edin Dzeko is set to leave Roma after the 34-year-old Bosnian forward fell out with manager Paulo Fonseca.

  • A move back to the Premier League could be a solution for the former Manchester City striker as he looks to leave the Italian capital, with Everton and West Ham interested.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Andrea Pirlo is looking to bolster Juventus' hopes of winning a 10th successive Serie A title by signing 26-year-old France midfielder Corentin Tolisso and 19-year-old Dutch striker Joshua Zirkzee from Bayern Munich.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Frank Lampard was summoned to a breakfast time sacking - after Roman Abramovich decided the former Chelsea midfielder's reign could not be rescued.

  • Thomas Tuchel will become Chelsea's new boss under orders to make them title contenders this season.

  • Frank Lampard has instantly become a front-runner for the Celtic job following his sacking by Chelsea.
    (Scottish Sun)

  • Former Liverpool and Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez wants a big European job and is keen on a Premier League return after leaving Chinese Super League side Dalian Professional.

  • David Moyes claims West Ham need up to four transfer windows to realistically challenge the Premier League big boys.
    (Daily Star)

  • Mikel Arteta has told his players they can still force their way into a European spot this season.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Wayne Rooney will defer a portion of his £90,000-a-week wages to help Derby through their cash crisis.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Steve Bruce admits Newcastle's confidence is low after their poor run of form but has urged his players to ignore the noise of outside criticism and fan protests.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Sean Dyche is comfortable with his own contract situation at Burnley as he adjusts to new ownership.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Derby have paid their first-team players their outstanding wages for December.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Former Southampton forward Charlie Austin, 31, says Manchester United chose to sign Sweden defender Victor Lindelof, 26, over Liverpool and Netherlands defender Virgil van Dijk in 2017, when he was still with the Saints.

  • Records show that Barcelona owe 19 clubs money for transfers, with £29m still to be paid to Liverpool for Philippe Coutinho.
    (Daily Star)

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