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Football Rumours on Tuesday 9th October 2018

last updated Tuesday 09th October 2018, 8:21 AM


  • Arsenal's new £250m kit deal with Adidas could give manager Unai Emery extra cash to spend on bolstering his squad in the January transfer window.

  • Real Madrid want to sign Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane, but may be put off by the 25-year-old's £200m price tag.
    (El Confidencial)

  • Manchester City, Tottenham and Southampton have been watching Sunderland's 19-year-old forward Josh Maja.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Tottenham and Manchester United are ready to do battle for Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Manchester United face a battle to convince Spain goalkeeper David de Gea, 27, to stay at Old Trafford beyond the end of his current contract.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • A number of Premier League clubs are interested in Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho, but the 18-year-old could cost more than £100m after receiving an England call-up this week.

  • Brighton manager Chris Hughton is hopeful of bringing Celtic's Callum McGregor to the Amex Stadium in January for £10m.
    (Sky Sports)

  • West Brom are plotting a club record £20m move for Blackburn Rovers playmaker Bradley Dack in the January window.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho wants to sign Inter Milan and Slovakia defender Milan Skriniar and AC Milan's Italian centre back Alessio Romagnoli, both 23, in January.

  • Manchester United scouts were in Portugal to watch a number of Benfica players on Sunday.
    (Manchester Evening News)

  • Everton striker Cenk Tosun is set for a return to Besiktas, who could take the 27-year-old Turkey international on loan in January.

  • Genoa striker Krzysztof Piatek is aware of Barcelona's interest in him, but Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool are also watching the Polish 23-year-old.
    (Diario Sport)

  • Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera, 29, could return to Spain with former club Athletic Bilbao when his contract expires at the end of the season.

  • Sweden and Helsingborgs defender Andreas Granqvist, 33, says Manchester United are interested in signing him.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Aston Villa are being linked with a January move for Chelsea's 17-year-old English forward Callum Hudson-Odoi.
    (Birmingham Mail)


  • Dundee United have appointed former MK Dons boss Robbie Neilson as their new manager.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Thierry Henry has taken another step towards the Aston Villa job after club chiefs failed to steal Brendan Rodgers away from Celtic.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Roberto Martinez could become the Aston Villa manager if his current Belgium assistant Thierry Henry does not get the job.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Former Aston Villa midfielder Stiliyan Petrov has applied for the vacant manger's role at his old club.
    (Sky Sports)

  • The FA is set to investigate Jose Mourinho's touchline comments after Manchester United's 3-2 win over Newcastle on Saturday.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Scottish League One sides Dumbarton and Airdrieonians both parted ways with their managers on Monday afternoon.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Macclesfield Town have sacked manager Mark Yates with the club bottom of Sky Bet League Two.
    (Sky Sports)


  • England fans are being urged not to travel to Croatia this week as the game is to be played behind closed doors.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Ben Chilwell has been promoted to England's senior squad from the U21s to replace the injured Luke Shaw.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Gareth Bale missed Wales training on Monday and remains doubtful for Thursday's high-profile friendly with Spain in Cardiff.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Liverpool physio Matt Konopinski is leaving the club to take up a new role with England after nearly a decade at Anfield.
    (Liverpool Echo)

  • Tottenham winger Lucas Moura has been called up by Brazil for their friendlies against Saudi Arabia and Argentina.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Tottenham's Belgium defender Jan Vertonghen, 31, is expected to be out of action for up to two months with a hamstring injury.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne, 27, is set to make his return from injury against Burnley on 20 October after the club decided it would be too big a risk to play the Belgium international at Liverpool on Sunday.

  • West Ham are hoping to reach a contract agreement with midfielder Declan Rice, 19, during the international break. It could be worth in the region of £46,000 per week.
    (Daily Star)

  • Or alternatively, West Ham are set to offer Rice - who is eligible to play for the Republic of Ireland and England - an improved contract of about £21,000 per week.
    (Football London)

  • Liverpool midfielder James Milner, 32, could be out until November after suffering a hamstring injury against Manchester City.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Former Manchester United and England striker Wayne Rooney, 32, says the players should be blamed for the Reds' troubled season and not manager Jose Mourinho.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Marcus Rashford has been left bemused by Jose Mourinho's claim he cannot handle the pressure at Manchester United.
    (Sky Sports)

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