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Football Rumours on Wednesday 12th December 2018

last updated Wednesday 12th December 2018, 10:07 AM


  • Fulham boss Ranieri lining up reunion with Leicester outcast Slimani to boost survival hopes.

  • Real Valladolid's Spanish defender Fernando Calero, 23, is wanted by Arsenal.
    (Team Talk)

  • Arsenal ace Nacho Monreal wanted by Marseille in January amid defender crisis for Unai Emery.

  • Tottenham have set their sights on Real Madrid's Spain forward Marco Asensio, 22.

  • AC Milan have put Manchester United's England striker Marcus Rashford, 21, on a list of potential targets after failing in a move for Swedish veteran Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 37.
    (Gazzetta dello Sport)

  • LA Galaxy are set to re-sign Ibrahimovic to a new deal, after speculation he could return to AC Milan.

  • Manchester City and Belgium centre-back Vincent Kompany, 32, is a target for Barcelona.

  • A former advisor to Mourinho has claimed the Manchester United manager never wanted Paul Pogba at the club.

  • Chelsea want to sign Napoli's Albania right-back Elseid Hysaj, 24.

  • Manchester United have made Bordeaux's Brazil central defender Pablo, 27, a target.
    (Fox Sports)

  • Newcastle are ready to move for Benfica's Andreas Samaris when the transfer window reopens. The 29-year-old Greece midfielder was a summer target.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Manchester City have agreed a deal to sign Zack Steffen from Columbus Crew in July next year for an MLS record fee for a goalkeeper.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Brighton's German midfielder Pascal Gross, 27, is a January target for Liverpool, with Reds boss Jurgen Klopp considering a £15m bid.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Chelsea have weighed up a move for Barcelona's ex-Manchester City midfielder Denis Suarez, 24, as they prepare to let Spain playmaker Cesc Fabregas leave.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Leicester City manager Claude Puel will sanction the departure of midfielder Adrien Silva, 29.

  • Jermain Defoe could be handed a Premier League lifeline by Crystal Palace.

  • Former France winger Franck Ribery, 35, is set to leave Bayern Munich at the end of the season, according to the German club's sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic.

  • Valencia manager Marcelino has suggested the Spanish club are unlikely to take up the option to buy Belgium striker Michy Batshuayi, 25, on loan from Chelsea.

  • Crystal Palace are preparing a January loan bid for 36-year-old Bournemouth striker Jermain Defoe.

  • Manchester United are interested in Middlesbrough's 19-year-old English winger Marcus Tavernier.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Galatasaray have had an offer to sign Liverpool and Belgium striker Divock Origi on loan turned down because the Premier League club want the 23-year-old to stay closer to England.

  • Barcelona will not allow France winger Ousmane Dembele, 21, to leave for less than his 400 million euro (£362m) release clause.
    (Mundo Deportivo)

  • Wolverhampton Wanderers' £20m approach for Japan midfielder Shoya Nakajima, 24, has not yet been successful, according to the vice-president of Portuguese club Portimonense.
    (Birmingham Mail)


  • Shanghai SIPG manager Vitor Pereira is among the names being considered for the Reading job.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Mauricio Pochettino hailed Tottenham's qualification to the last 16 of the Champions League as achieving "mission impossible".
    (Sky Sports)

  • Leicester City are not planning to sign any new players in the January transfer window, with manager Claude Puel happy with the squad.
    (Leicester Mercury)

  • Jurgen Klopp says he "would have paid double" for Alisson after he made a crucial save to secure Liverpool's place in the Champions League last 16.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Fulham will have to play the next two seasons in front of just three stands with the Riverside Stand demolished during a £100m redevelopment.
    (Daily Mail)

  • France midfielder Paul Pogba, 25, has been shocked at being dropped by Jose Mourinho, with the Manchester United player left out of the starting XI for the past two games.

  • Manchester United's Spain midfielder Juan Mata, 30, says he is "very happy" to be at Old Trafford as talks continue about extending his contract at the club.
    (Manchester Evening News)

  • Paul Pogba was wanted by Manchester United chiefs for commercial reasons, claims Jose Mourinho's adviser.

  • Newcastle are trying to tie down teenage hotshot Elias Sorensen with a new three-year deal.

  • David Beckham's lucrative image-rights company has been formally warned it could be closed down after failing to file accounts on time.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Swansea defender Martin Olsson has been ruled out for the remainder of the season after undergoing surgery on an Achilles injury.
    (Sky Sports)

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