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Football Rumours on Tuesday 8th February 2022

last updated Tuesday 08th February 2022, 8:46 AM

  • Arsenal have been dealt a setback in their pursuit of 24-year-old Christopher Nkunku after RB Leipzig insisted the sought-after French playmaker will stay for at least another season.
    (Sky Sport Germany)

  • Manchester City are considering a summer move for RB Leipzig midfielder Christopher Nkunku.

  • Representatives from Arsenal and Fiorentina are set to meet in the next few days to discuss the permanent future of Lucas Torreira, who is on loan with the Serie A club.
    (Daily Express)

  • Chelsea target Niklas Sule, 26, has agreed to join Borussia Dortmund in the summer when the Germany defender leaves Bayern Munich.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Manchester United have agreed a fee of £12m for the permanent sale of Brazil midfielder Andreas Pereira, 26, to Flamengo.

  • Wolverhampton Wanderers boss Bruno Lage wants to add a target man to his Wolves squad in the summer.
    (Birmingham Live)

  • Leeds United did not entertain selling Raphinha, 25, in January but expect interest in the Brazil winger, 26-year-old England midfielder Kalvin Phillips and French keeper Illan Meslier, 21, in the summer.

  • Everton and Leicester City are, along with a number of other Premier League clubs, monitoring Bristol City and England Under-19 attacking midfielder Alex Scott.
    (Football Insider)

  • France striker Kylian Mbappe has been linked with a move to Real Madrid when his Paris St-Germain contract runs out in the summer but the 23-year-old says he has not made a decision over his future.
    (Amazon Prime)

  • France striker Karim Benzema, 34, has demanded a meeting with Real Madrid president Florentino Perez in March as he fears he may lose his place if Borussia Dortmund's Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland, 21, arrives this summer.

  • AC Milan are considering a summer move for Club Bruges' Netherlands winger Noa Lang, 22.

  • Former Spain and Chelsea striker Diego Costa hopes to sign for Fenerbahce before the Turkish transfer window shuts - but the free agent, 33, also has offers from Russian clubs Zenit St Petersburg and Krasnodar.

  • Valencia are in talks to sign ex-Newcastle striker Joselu as the 31-year-old has decided not to renew his contract with Alaves when it expires in the summer.


  • Brighton boss Graham Potter is the early favourite to become Leicester City manager if Brendan Rodgers is removed from his role at the King Power Stadium.

  • Ralph Hasenhuttl will consider retiring once his contract at Southampton expires in 2024.

  • West Ham United manager David Moyes believes Declan Rice, 23, is worth more than £100m, with Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City all thought to be interested in a summer move for the England midfielder.

  • Wolverhampton Wanderers boss Bruno Lage has backed 26-year-old Spanish winger Adama Traore to earn a permanent £29m move to Barcelona following his impressive first game back in Spain.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Dan Ashworth has resigned as Brighton technical director to take a similar role at another Premier League club, amid interest from Newcastle.
    (Sky Sports)


  • The Football Association has been told trouble at the Euro 2020 final will have absolutely no bearing on their efforts to host the 2028 tournament alongside Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
    (Daily Mail)


  • One of Mike Ashley’s senior executives has confirmed the former Newcastle owner is fully committed to buying Derby County, but is frustrated with delays.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Manchester United have spent more on transfers than any other club in Europe's top five leagues over the past decade.
    (Sky Sports)

  • A very rare Panini sticker of Cristiano Ronald during his days at Sporting Lisbon has sold for £60,000 at an auction in the USA.

  • Barcelona are closing in on a new sponsorship deal with Swedish music streaming service Spotify worth 280 million euros over three seasons.

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