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Football Rumours on Tuesday 8th March 2022

last updated Tuesday 08th March 2022, 9:40 AM





TRANSFER RUMOURS
  • Arsenal are ready to challenge Paris St-Germain for Brazil attacking midfielder Lucas Paqueta, 24, from Lyon.
    (Calciomercato)


  • Arsenal, Newcastle and West Ham are monitoring 24-year-old England forward Marcus Rashford, who is believed to be considering his future at Manchester United.
    (90Min)


  • Paris St-Germain will attempt to sign Manchester United's Rashford if 23-year-old France striker Kylian Mbappe joins Real Madrid. PSG explored the possibility of signing Rashford last summer but United were not prepared to sell.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Manchester City and Real Madrid are the two frontrunners to sign Borussia Dortmund's Erling Braut Haaland despite interest from Bayern Munich and Barcelona. The 21-year-old Norway striker's future is expected to be decided in the "next few weeks".
    (Athletic)


  • Newcastle have opened talks with Real Madrid over a move for Belgium playmaker Eden Hazard, 31, who is expected to leave in the summer.
    (Defensa Central)


  • Leicester City are one of four potential new suitors for Tottenham defender Cameron Carter-Vickers, who has impressed on loan with Celtic.
    (Daily Record)


  • Chelsea's Denmark centre-back Andreas Christensen, 25, has agreed to join Barcelona on a free transfer in the summer when his contract runs out.
    (Sport)


  • Barcelona star Sergi Roberto wants a move to the Premier League in the summer and has interest from Arsenal.
    (Mundo Deportivo)


  • Brazilian forward Gabriel Martinelli, 20, says he wants to stay at Arsenal and fight for trophies amid interest from Liverpool.
    (Liverpool Echo)


  • Chelsea and Manchester City are monitoring RB Leipzig's French midfielder Christopher Nkunku. The 24-year-old would cost about £62m.
    (Daily Express)


  • Spanish midfielder Juan Mata, 33, will leave Manchester United as a free agent in the summer and is attracting interest from clubs in La Liga.
    (Athletic)


  • Middlesbrough's 21-year-old English right-back Djed Spence, who has impressed during his loan spell at Nottingham Forest, is attracting interest from seven Premier League clubs, including Manchester City and Tottenham, two Spanish clubs and Bundesliga sides Bayern Munich and RB Leipzig.
    (Sport Witness)


  • Manchester United's Portugal striker Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, will target a move to Paris St-Germain - which could see him link up with Argentina forward Lionel Messi - if United fail to qualify for next season's Champions League.
    (Football Transfers)



INTERNATIONAL STUFF

  • Scotland's World Cup clash with Ukraine, scheduled for March, will be moved to June with confirmation expected from FIFA in the next 24 hours.
    (Daily Record)



OTHER STUFF

  • Harry Kane moved above Thierry Henry on the all-time Premier League top scorers list with two goals in Tottenham’s 5-0 win over Everton.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Arsenal players could get bonuses worth up to £500,000 each if they manage to secure a place in the Champions League by finishing in the top four in the Premier League.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Frank O'Farrell: Former Manchester United manager dies aged 94.
    (Sky Sports)


  • New York Jets owner Robert Wood Johnson is preparing a bid to buy Chelsea. Johnson is considered to be "very knowledgeable" of the club and the Premier League having lived in London during his time as the United States' ambassador to the UK.
    (ESPN)


  • Private consortium Saudi Media have also made contact with American firm Raine Group, who are managing the sale of Chelsea, about buying the club from Roman Abramovich.
    (Goal)


  • Prospective Chelsea buyers are being put off by the prohibitive £1bn cost of rebuilding Stamford Bridge.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • The Premier League and English Football League will pull the plug on their Russian broadcast services within the next 24 hours.
    (Daily Telegraph)




















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