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Football Rumours on Tuesday 5th February 2019

last updated Tuesday 05th February 2019, 10:08 AM


  • Arsenal manager Unai Emery will only have £40m to spend in the summer, having been unable to sign a player on a permanent deal in January.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Emery wants to sign at least three new players in the summer, including a new left-back.
    (Daily Mail)

  • The Gunners have been scouting RB Leipzig's French centre-back Ibrahima Konate, 19.

  • Liverpool have bid about 70m euros (£61.3m) for Napoli's Italian striker Lorenzo Insigne, 27.
    (La Repubblica)

  • Bayern Munich will return with another £35m bid for 18-year-old Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi in the summer after failing to land the England Under-19 international in January.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Leicester City striker Islam Slimani almost swapped loan clubs during the January transfer window. The 30-year-old Algerian is on loan at Fenerbahce but almost joined Real Betis after a difficult spell in Turkey.
    (Leicester Mercury)

  • Hertha Berlin want to keep on-loan Liverpool and Serbia midfielder Marko Grujic, 22, beyond the end of the season.
    (Liverpool Echo)

  • Barcelona want to sign Ajax's 19-year-old Dutch centre back Matthijs de Ligt in the summer and will have to pay 75m euros (£65.8m).
    (Mundo Deportivo)

  • Genk's Denmark Under-21 right-back Joakim Maehle, 21, has revealed he was interested in joining Southampton last month.
    (Daily Echo)

  • Newcastle's former England Under-21 midfielder Isaac Hayden, 23, insists he is fully committed to the club until the end of the season despite handing in a transfer request last summer and having endured a "difficult" January transfer window.
    (Newcastle Chronicle)

  • Everton and DR Congo winger Yannick Bolasie, 29, was just one minute away from not being able to move on loan to Anderlecht on loan on transfer deadline day.
    (Sport Witness)


  • Port Vale have announced John Askey has been appointed as manager until the end of the season.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Paul Scholes may find out if he can take over as Oldham manager later this week.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Tottenham's Dutch striker Vincent Janssen, 24, has been told by manager Mauricio Pochettino that he will be added to the club's Premier League squad, despite not featuring for Spurs since August 2017.
    (London Evening Standard)

  • Newcastle owner Mike Ashley feels manager Rafa Benitez should now sign a new three-year-contract after he delivered the Spaniard's top January transfer target.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Manuel Pellegrini's programme notes welcomed Arsenal to the London Stadium last night instead of Liverpool.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Tottenham are set to announce that next month's north London derby against Arsenal will be at Wembley amid fears they will not open their new stadium this season.

  • Manchester United and England forward Marcus Rashford, 21, is in talks over a new contract that would more than double his wages to over £150,000 per week.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • United midfielder Paul Pogba considered leaving the club under former manager Jose Mourinho, according to the 25-year-old France international's brother Mathias.

  • Chelsea have been angered by the claims Thibaut Courtois that director Marina Granovskaia reneged on promises over his future ahead the goalkeeper's summer move to Real Madrid.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Hatem Ben Arfa is pursuing £7m in compensation from Paris Saint-Germain for not playing him.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Jamie Vardy's relationship with Claude Puel may have hit rock bottom after the player was picked up by cameras appearing to swear at his boss.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Sheffield United striker Billy Sharp is in talks over a new contract at the club.
    (Daily Star)

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