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Football Rumours on Tuesday 31st October 2023

last updated Tuesday 31st October 2023, 9:18 AM


  • Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has added Real Sociedad's 24-year-old Spain midfielder Martin Zubimendi and Real Madrid's France midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni, 23, to his list of transfer targets.

  • Juventus could use the wages saved on 30-year-old France midfielder Paul Pogba, who faces a lengthy ban over a failed drugs test, to sign Arsenal's 30-year-old Ghana midfielder Thomas Partey on loan in January.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Liverpool will not sell Egypt forward Mohamed Salah, 31, in January regardless of any offers from the Saudi Pro League.
    (Football Insider)

  • England forward Marcus Rashford, 26, may have upset Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag by going to a nightclub after Sunday's derby defeat by Manchester City.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Chelsea and Manchester City are monitoring Bayer Leverkusen's 20-year-old Germany midfielder Florian Wirtz.
    (Daily Express)

  • Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino is interested in Athletic Bilbao's 26-year-old Spain goalkeeper Unai Simon.

  • Chelsea and England defender Trevor Chalobah, 24, has been offered a move to Borussia Dortmund.

  • Real Madrid will not pay more than £17.5m for 26-year-old on-loan Spain goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, who cost Chelsea a record £72m five years ago.

  • Saudi Pro League officials want Manchester City's 32-year-old Belgium midfielder Kevin de Bruyne, who would cost about £50m, to join the league.
    (Football Insider)


  • QPR have announced the appointment of Marti Cifuentes. QPR sacked Gareth Ainsworth after nine Championship games without a win left them six points from safety in 23rd place.

  • Bristol City have sacked manager Nigel Pearson after two and a half years in charge, with the Robins 15th in the Championship. The club have lost five of their past seven matches with Saturday's 2-0 defeat by Cardiff Pearson's final game.


  • English forward Divin Mubama, 19, has turned down a contract extension at West Ham with one year left on his current deal.

  • England and Real Madrid midfielder Jude Bellingham has won the 2023 Kopa Trophy.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Lionel Messi has won a record eighth Ballon d'Or on the back of his World Cup triumph with Argentina.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Carabao Cup set to switch to one-legged semi-finals next season for the first time... with clubs told of move as part of new £900m funding package from the Premier League.
    (Daily Mail)

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