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Football Rumours on Tuesday 9th February 2021

last updated Tuesday 09th February 2021, 9:13 AM


  • Arsenal want to sign a young left-back in the summer as back-up to Scotland international Kieran Tierney, 23.

  • Manchester City are still interested in signing Barcelona's Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 33, this summer but are prepared to wait until March or April before enquiring about his situation.

  • Inter Milan's Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, 27, and Southampton's England international Danny Ings, 28, are among the players being considered by Manchester City in the club's search for a new forward.

  • City would face competition from Paris St-Germain for former Manchester United striker Lukaku.

  • Manchester United have identified RB Leipzig's 21-year-old French defender Ibrahima Konate as their main centre-back target. They would face competition from both Liverpool and Chelsea.

  • Nigerian winger Shola Shoretire, 17, has signed his first professional deal with Manchester United, despite receiving offers from PSG, Barcelona, Juventus and Bayern Munich.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Chelsea will only move for David Alaba - whose contract at Bayern Munich expires in the summer - if the Austria left-back, 28, lowers his £400,000-per-week wage demands.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • The Blues are also set to hold talks with 36-year-old Brazilian defender Thiago Silva over a contract extension after being impressed with his performances since joining on a free transfer last summer.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Liverpool are considering a summer move for Sporting Lisbon's Pedro Goncalves after enquiring about the 22-year-old Portuguese midfielder in January.

  • David Beckham's Inter Miami are considering a move for West Brom's English defender Kieran Gibbs, 31, on a free transfer this summer.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Inter Miami are continuing talks with Stoke City's 33-year-old English defender Ryan Shawcross.
    (Daily Mail)

  • The recent performances of Denmark centre-back Andreas Christensen, 24, may have convinced Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel that he does not need to sign a defender in the summer window.
    (Football London)

  • Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has refused to confirm whether he will see out his contract at the Bernabeu, which runs until 2022.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Real Madrid plan on selling France defender Raphael Varane this summer if he does not sign a new deal. The 27-year-old has previously attracted interest from Paris St-Germain and Manchester United.


  • Manchester United will wait until the end of the season before opening talks with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer over a new contract.

  • Harry Redknapp attended Bournemouth training at the request of caretaker boss Jonathan Woodgate as the club continue its search for a new manager.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Kilmarnock have appointed Tommy Wright as their new manager on a two-and-a-half-year deal.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Liverpool will learn how much compensation they will have to pay Fulham for Harvey Elliott, 17, on Tuesday, with the English midfielder's former club seeking around £8m.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Fulham are seeking £10m from Liverpool for Elliott.

  • Aleksandar Mitrovic acted as star witness for Tomas Soucek to help the West Ham midfielder overturn a three-game ban.

  • Manchester City will open contract negotiations with John Stones this summer in recognition of the defender's role in their title charge.

  • Sheffield Wednesday owner Dejphon Chansiri has rejected a takeover bid from an Indonesian consortium headed up by his former adviser Erik Alonso.
    (Yorkshire Live)

  • Manchester United's Europa League tie at Real Sociedad next week could be played in Turin in Italy due to coronavirus travel restrictions in Spain.

  • Chelsea may have to travel to Poland or Romania for the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie with Atletico Madrid.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Manchester City and Manchester United have posted the highest transfer deficits in Europe over the last 10 transfer windows, new data shows.
    (Daily Mail)

  • PFA chairman Ben Purkiss has applied to become the union's new chief executive in a dramatic twist in the battle to succeed Gordon Taylor.
    (Daily Mail)

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