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Football Rumours on Wednesday 12th October 2016

last updated Wednesday 12th October 2016, 9:57 AM

  • Tottenham are leading the Premier League race for Peterborough wonderkid Leo Da Silva Lopes.
    ( Talksport )

  • Atletico Madrid are planning to offer Yannick Carrasco a new deal to increase the 23-year-old Belgium forward's £35m buyout clause and fend off interest from Chelsea.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Valencia are set to make a £40m move for 28-year-old Mexico striker Javier Hernandez. The former Manchester United forward now plays for German club Bayer Leverkusen.
    ( Daily Express)

  • Chelsea forward Willian, 28, has been linked with a move to Paris St-Germain, but the Brazil international says he is willing to finish his career at Stamford Bridge.
    ( Daily Express)

  • Manchester United midfielders Juan Mata, 28, Ander Herrera, 27, and Marouane Fellaini, 28, and defenders Daley Blind, 26, and Luke Shaw, 21, are entering the last 18 months of their deals, but the club are in no rush to discuss new ones as each contains an option to extend.
    (Manchester Evening News)

  • Chelsea must be prepared to pay at least £50m if they hope to sign AC Milan defender Alessio Romagnoli, 21, in January.
    ( Sun )

  • Sevilla are looking to open contract extension talks with former Stoke and Blackburn midfielder Steven N'Zonzi, 27, amid interest from Leicester and Everton.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • The brother and agent of Stoke midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri, 25, has refused to rule out a January switch to Roma.
    ( Talksport )

  • Juventus are keen on signing 31-year-old Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla when his contract expires next summer.
    ( Daily Star )


  • Steve Bruce says he is "in the frame" as Aston Villa's owner prepares to name the club's new manager on Wednesday.
    ( SkySports )


  • Gareth Southgate says he inherited a "mess" after England left Slovenia with a point in their World Cup qualifier.


  • Championship side QPR are being mocked by fans of other clubs after launching a campaign urging their supporters to make more noise at home matches.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Arsenal midfielder Alex Iwobi has revealed he was "a bit scared" after being followed on his drive home by a Gunners fan after a recent match.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Tottenham want to rename White Hart Lane train station after the club, but may have to pay Transport for London £12m to do so.
    ( Squawka )

  • The appointment of Manchester-based referee Anthony Taylor for the Premier League game between Liverpool and Manchester United on Monday is "grossly unfair" on him, according to former referees' chief Keith Hackett.
    ( You are the ref )

  • But ex-referee Graham Poll says Taylor is a "senior" official and his appointment for the game "should certainly not raise any eyebrows despite him living and working in the Manchester area".
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Manchester City forward Kevin de Bruyne's hamstring injury is healing faster than thought, and the 25-year-old could face Everton on Saturday and be fit for the trip to Barcelona in the Champions League the following Wednesday.
    ( Guardian )

  • Liverpool's former director of football strategy Damien Comolli helped sign midfielder Jordan Henderson, 26, for the Merseysiders but says that on the day he was sacked, the club's owners told him he "had made a big mistake on Jordan and he was a waste of money".
    ( Talksport )

  • Germany and Liverpool midfielder Emre Can, 22, says he has not seen "such a good penalty taker" as Reds team-mate James Milner, 30.
    ( Liverpool Echo )

  • Belgium and Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, who appears to have dropped to second choice for club and country, has opened a coffee shop in his home town Sint-Truiden.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha has made a new signing - treating himself to an £11m yacht.
    ( Leicester Mercury )

  • There were huge celebrations in Norway from visiting San Marino after they scored their first goal away from home for 15 years thanks to Mattia Stefanelli's equaliser. Three goals in the last 13 minutes saved Norway's blushes though.
    ( Daily Telegraph )

  • Sir Alex Ferguson 'flipped' when David Beckham asked if he could arrive to Manchester United training 'in a helicopter,' claims ex-player Mads Timm in new book.
    ( Daily Mail )

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