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Football Rumours on Tuesday 2nd October 2018

last updated Tuesday 02nd October 2018, 10:03 AM


  • Real Madrid have joined a group of clubs interested in Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey, 27, who could leave Arsenal in January.

  • Arsenal are among the clubs interested in Lille winger Nicolas Pepe, 23. The £30m-rated Ivory Coast international has scored five goals in eight matches this season.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has ruled out a move for Paris St-Germain's France forward Kylian Mbappe, 19.

  • Barcelona's board is divided on whether to move for Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, 25, in January, but the Spanish giants are confident they have the financial resources to sign the France World Cup winner.

  • Pogba says he will leave Manchester United in January if Jose Mourinho stays as the Old Trafford club's manager.

  • Wolves are interested in Aberdeen's Scotland defender Scott McKenna. Celtic and Aston Villa have had bids rejected for the 21-year-old.
    (ESScottish SunPN)

  • Manchester United scouts are concerned the "toxic" atmosphere at the club will put players off signing for the club.
    (Daily Express)

  • England midfielder Danny Drinkwater, 28, is not in any rush to quit Chelsea, despite not yet featuring in manager Maurizio Sarri's matchday squad this season.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Manchester United target Sergej Milinkovic-Savic has extended his Lazio contract until 2023. The 23-year-old Serbia midfielder was linked with a move to Old Trafford in the summer.
    (Daily Mail)

  • West Ham beat Manchester United,Barcelona,Arsenal,Tottenham and Everton to the signing of 21-year-old France Under-21 defender Issa Diop this summer.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Chelsea are favourites to sign Volendam's 15-year-old Dutch midfielder Sam Lautenschutz.


  • Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has ruled out ever managing Barcelona because his links with the Nou Camp club's city rivals Espanyol make a move "impossible".
    (London Evening Standard)

  • Northampton Town have appointed Keith Curle as the club's new manager.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce needs to win at least one of the games against Preston and Millwall to improve his hopes of staying in charge of the Championship club.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • David Moyes has admitted his interest in returning home to Glasgow to manage either side of the Old Firm.
    (Daily Record)

  • Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has told Alexis Sanchez he won't play for Manchester United again until his attitude improves.

  • Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is believed to be an isolated figure at United after falling out with 33-year-old Ecuador right-back Antonio Valencia, the club captain.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Tom Cairney has not been included in Alex McLeish's Scotland squad to face Israel and Portugal later this month.
    (Sky Sports)

  • A joint British and Irish bid for the 2030 World Cup may hinge on whether Spain joins forces with Morocco for a cross-continental campaign to host the tournament.

  • West Ham midfielder Declan Rice has turned down a call-up to the Republic of Ireland squad and the 19-year-old, who also qualifies to play for England, is planning a break from international football to prioritise his club future.


  • Football's law-makers are to investigate new measures to increase playing time in matches because of growing concerns over time-wasting and lengthy delays for set pieces.

  • Manchester United forward Alexis Sanchez, 29, was left angry after being cut from the match-day squad by Mourinho for United's defeat at West Ham on Saturday.
    (Daily Mirror)

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