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Football Rumours on Tuesday 6th December 2016

last updated Tuesday 06th December 2016, 12:19 PM

  • Arsenal's Chile forward Alexis Sanchez, 27, and Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil, 28, want new contracts that match 23-year-old Manchester United and France midfielder Paul Pogba's £290,000-a-week salary, but the Gunners will not break the £200,000 mark.
    (Evening Standard)

  • Gunners boss Arsene Wenger believes the club's "values and ambition" will be more significant than money in convincing Sanchez to stay.
    ( Guardian )

  • Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has spoken to Sanchez about a move to Etihad Stadium.

  • City will consider selling England goalkeeper Joe Hart, 29, for a cut-price £10m deal at the end of the season, but not to a Premier League rival.
    ( Sun )

  • Juventus are set to beat Arsenal and Chelsea to the signing of Lyon's 22-year-old France Under-21 midfielder Corentin Tolisso, who the French club value at £35m.

  • Liverpool are favourites to sign 23-year-old Inter Milan midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia on loan in the January transfer window, with an option to buy the France international for £18.5m.

  • Southampton face a battle to keep Manchester United and Everton target Jose Fonte after contract talks broke down with the 32-year-old Portugal defender.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • The Saints have told Fonte they will let him leave if they receive a bid over £5m.
    ( MaisFutbol )

  • Manchester City target Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 27, says he could leave Borussia Dortmund in the summer. The Gabon striker is also wanted by Real Madrid.
    ( Manchester Evening News )

  • Germany defender Mats Hummels, 27, says he was "very close" to joining Manchester United from Borussia Dortmund before eventually signing for Bayern Munich in the summer.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is not actively looking to strengthen his first-team squad in the January transfer window.
    ( Daily Telegraph )

  • Midfielder Kevin Strootman is set to sign a new contract with Roma, bringing to an end Everton's interest in the 26-year-old Netherlands international.
    ( Calciomercato )

  • Tottenham's Belgium defender Toby Alderweireld, 27, has a £25m release clause in his contract.
    ( Hertfordshire Mercury )

  • West Brom are no longer interested in signing Liverpool and France defender Mamadou Sakho, 26.
    ( ESPN )

  • Sunderland may have to look for attacking reinforcements in the January transfer window after England Under-21 forward Duncan Watmore, 22, was ruled out for the rest of the season.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Former Brazil international Ronaldinho has playing offers from Europe, South America, China and the USA, according to the 36-year-old forward's brother and agent.
    ( Goal )

  • Torino's Italy striker Andrea Belotti, 22, who was a target for Arsenal and Manchester United, has extended his contract with the Serie A club that includes an £84m release clause.

  • Real Madrid's Norway midfielder Martin Odegaard, 17, has visited Rennes with a view to signing for the French club on loan.
    ( ESPN )

  • Liverpool's 24-year-old attacking midfielder Philippe Coutinho has been named Player of the Year at the Football Supporters' Federation Awards.
    (Football Supporters Federation on YouTube)


  • Diego Simeone will turn down Arsenal in favour of managing Inter Milan when the time comes to leave Atletico Madrid, according to his son.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Slaven Bilic is facing the sack as West Ham manager before Christmas if he loses two key games.
    ( Daily Express)

  • Former Manchester United and England midfielder Paul Scholes, 42, has started a fast-track coaching course to pave the way for a move into management.
    ( Sun )

  • Chelsea are likely to be punished with a record fine after being charged with failing to control their players in the melee at the end of their 3-1 victory at Manchester City on Saturday.
    ( Times )

  • Manchester City are furious that Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has escaped punishment for slapping Fernandiniho.
    ( Daily Express)

  • Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic will not face any FA action for kicking Seamus Coleman in the head in Sunday's 1-1 draw at Everton.
    ( Daily Star )

  • Bob Bradley's position as Swansea City manager is already coming under scrutiny as part of a wide-ranging review into how the club can climb off the bottom of the Premier League table.
    ( Daily Telegraph )

  • Jose Mourinho retains the support of Manchester United's hierarchy, who have been "encouraged" by the team's improving style of play, despite some poor results.
    ( Daily Telegraph )

  • Brendan Rodgers insists he'd never use Celtic as a stepping stone back in to the Premier League - because he's living the dream at his boyhood heroes.
    ( Daily Record )

  • Former England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson has replaced Clarence Seedorf as manager of Chinese second division side Shenzhen.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Slaven Bilic has turned down an offer from Rio Ferdinand to become West Ham 's defensive coach.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Former England manager Roy Hodgson says he "overestimated players' understanding" of what he wanted.


  • Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has taken his side on a two-day bonding trip to Barcelona, which includes watching Barca's Champions League game against Borussia Monchengladbach at the Nou Camp.
    ( Liverpool Echo )

  • Sunderland forward Duncan Watmore has damaged his cruciate ligaments and will miss the rest of the season.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Everton winger Yannick Bolasie has been ruled out for the remainder of the season after suffering an anterior cruciate ligament injury
    ( Daily Mail )

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