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Football Rumours on Wednesday 15th March 2017

last updated Tuesday 14th March 2017, 11:32 PM

  • Chelsea believe they can persuade Everton striker Romelu Lukaku to join them this summer after the 23-year-old Belgium international rejected a new contract at Goodison Park.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Marseille midfielder Maxime Lopez, 19, says Liverpool approached him to join the club as 24-year-old Brazil international Philippe Coutinho's long-term successor.
    ( Independent )

  • Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, 24, has no plans to leave Chelsea for Real Madrid in the summer. Courtois is reported to be one of four keepers, including Manchester United's David de Gea and Tottenham's Hugo Lloris, on Real's list to replace Keylor Navas, 30.
    ( London Evening Standard )

  • Striker Wilfried Bony, 28, has questioned his decision to join Stoke City on loan from Manchester City after failing to seal a regular starting place in Mark Hughes' side.
    ( The Sentinel )

  • West Ham are interested in signing Arsenal's 28-year-old Spanish forward Lucas Perez this summer.
    ( Times )

  • The Hammers are also considering a move for sign Juventus and Croatia striker Mario Mandzukic, 30.
    ( Sun )

  • Birmingham City are giving a trial to 18-year-old right-back Remeao Hutton, who plays for non-league Hednesford Town in the Northern Premier League. Hednesford sold left-back Cohen Bramall, 20, to Arsenal in a deal worth £40,000 in January.
    ( Birmingham Mail )

  • Newcastle United and Netherlands goalkeeper Tim Krul, 28, says he will return to the Championship club when his loan spell at Dutch side AZ Alkmaar ends in about two months.
    ( Newcastle Chronicle )

  • Brighton captain Bruno says the Premier League will be less physical for him if the Seagulls win promotion. The Spanish right-back has signed a new contract that will take him beyond his 37th birthday.
    (The Argus)


  • Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is not interested in returning to Barcelona. The Spanish champions are looking for a replacement for Luis Enrique, who has announced he is leaving at the end of the season.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Reading boss Jaap Stam says he does not know if he will be at the Championship club beyond his current contract, which expires in the summer of 2018.
    ( Reading Chronicle )

  • Nottingham Forest's owner Fawaz al Hasawi says his dream is to reach Premier League after the appointment of Mark Warburton as manager.
    ( Talksport )

  • A poll of 3,500 Derby County fans showed 80% backed new boss Gary Rowett as the right appointment for the Championship club.
    ( Daily Telegraph )

  • Paris St-Germain's president has written a letter to Uefa detailing what the French champions believe were mistakes by the referee in charge of their 6-1 Champions League defeat by Barcelona last week.
    ( Marca )

  • Swansea City want a rule change after their 2-1 Premier League defeat at Hull City last Saturday was played less than 24 hours after a rugby league game at the KCOM Stadium.
    (Wales Online)


  • Coventry City fans unhappy with the way the League One club is being run are planning a protest before the EFL Trophy final at Wembley on 2 April.
    ( Coventry Telegraph )

  • Manchester United's players were stranded at Heathrow Airport after their FA Cup quarter-final defeat by Chelsea - because their plane was still in another country.
    ( Daily Star )

  • Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Kai Havertz will miss Wednesday's Champions League last-16 game away to Atletico Madrid as the 17-year-old has exams at school. Havertz has played 20 senior games this season.

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