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Football Rumours on Wednesday 10th January 2018

last updated Wednesday 10th January 2018, 11:18 AM

  • Manchester City have offered Arsenal £20m for striker Alexis Sanchez, 29, with the Chile forward understood to have agreed terms on a £250,000-a-week contract.

  • Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is set to pay Boca Juniors winger Cristian Pavon's £27m release clause to bring the 21-year-old Argentine to the Premier League.
    (TyC Sports)

  • Real Madrid have received an £84m offer for Gareth Bale from an unnamed club, according to reports in Spain.
    (Daily Star)

  • Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane says he does not want any new signings in the winter transfer window, despite trailing La Liga leaders Barcelona by 16 points.

  • Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic could leave Old Trafford before the end of the season. The Swede, 36, is out of contract in the summer.
    (Yahoo Sport)

  • Everton are challenging Southampton in the race to sign Theo Walcott, 28, from Arsenal for £20m.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Liverpool or Arsenal would have to pay at least £90m to sign Monaco forward Thomas Lemar, 22.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • But according to French journalist Julien Laurens, the France international may delay moving to the Premier League because of this summer's World Cup finals.
    (5 live's Euro Leagues podcast)

  • Brazilian winger Lucas Moura, 25, has agreed to join Manchester United from Paris St-Germain, though a fee is yet to be agreed between the two clubs.
    (Gazetta dello Sport)

  • Arsenal will make a formal contract offer to England midfielder Jack Wilshere. The 26-year-old is expected to hold talks with the Gunners in the next week and may have to take a cut in his wages to stay at the club.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Borussia Monchengladbach remain keen to sign West Ham defender Reece Oxford. The 19-year-old made four appearances while on loan with Gladbach this season but was recalled to London Stadium in December.
    (Borussia Monchengladbach)

  • And West Ham could sell the English defender if the Bundesliga side are prepared to increase their offer to £15m.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Spanish club Sevilla are interested in signing Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi, 24, on loan.

  • But Blues manager Antonio Conte has said he is "very happy" with the Belgian, who has only made two Premier League starts this season.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Turkish side Istanbul Basaksehir are in talks with Barcelona over the signing of Turkey international midfielder Arda Turan, 30.

  • Stoke have enquired about signing Galatasaray's 27-year-old Senegalese midfielder Badou Ndiaye, despite not having a permanent manager.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Newly appointed Nottingham Forest boss Aitor Karanka faces an uphill task to keep England Under-21 defender Joe Worrall at the club. Brighton have joined Premier League rivals Burnley in the race for the 20-year-old.
    (Get Reading)

  • Reading chief executive Ron Gourlay says defender Liam Moore will only be sold on the club's terms after speculation the 24-year-old Englishman could join Premier League sides West Ham or West Brom.

  • Chelsea agreed to pay agent fees said to be around £7m in addition to the £15m transfer fee to Everton for Ross Barkley's signature last week.


  • Stoke's interest in Martin O'Neill is expected to gather momentum after their search for a manager narrowed following Gary Rowett's decision to pledge his long-term future to Derby.

  • Everton manager Sam Allardyce has confirmed full-back Seamus Coleman has returned to training, 10 months after he broke his leg playing for Republic of Ireland.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Arsene Wenger admits he will wheel out Arsenal's big guns in their chase for a trophy ahead of the Carabao Cup clash at Chelsea.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is expected to sit in the East Stand at Stamford Bridge for Wednesday's League Cup semi-final with Chelsea as his touchline ban continues, after admitting to "a very uncomfortable experience" in the stands last season when he was sat next to his gardener.
    (Daily Express)

  • Alex McLeish is heading a consortium to take over Charlton Athletic.
    (Daily Record)


  • The Italian FA have identified the three managers they want as the next head coach of the national team. Carlo Ancelotti, Roberto Mancini and Antonio Conte complete the list.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Antonio Valencia is set to return to the Manchester United squad against Stoke after three weeks out with a hamstring injury.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Everton say their proposed new stadium at Bramley Moore could cost in the region of £450m as the costs of building on the city's waterfront are escalating.
    (Liverpool Echo)

  • Chelsea have submitted a plea to their local council to get around a roadblock which is threatening to derail their £1billion redevelopment of Stamford Bridge.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Manchester United are heading back to the US on tour this summer - after Jose Mourinho laid down the law to his bosses.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Mason Holgate is facing the threat of a misconduct charge and a suspension after the FA opened an investigation into allegedly homophobic tweets that emerged in the aftermath of Everton's FA Cup defeat to Liverpool.

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