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Football Rumours on Wednesday 16th January 2019

last updated Wednesday 16th January 2019, 10:22 AM



TRANSFER RUMOURS

  • Fulham have signed former Liverpool forward Ryan Babel from Besiktas on a permanent deal.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Arsenal want Belgium winger Yannick Carrasco, 25, but cannot afford to sign him from Chinese club Dalian Yifang unless they sell 30-year-old Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil.
    (Fox Sports Asia)


  • The Gunners know they will have to subsidise Ozil's £350,000-a-week wages to offload him, with Inter Milan possibly interested in a loan deal.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Arsenal are keen on Colombia midfielder James Rodriguez and could pay just £3m to Real Madrid to switch the last six months of his two-year loan at Bayern Munich.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Christian Eriksen, 26, is unlikely to sign a new Tottenham contract, and Real Madrid is the Denmark midfielder's first choice for his next club.
    (AS)


  • Manchester United will let Belgium midfielder Marouane Fellaini leave for £15m this month, with AC Milan, Porto and Chinese side Guangzhou Evergrande all interested in the 31-year-old.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Chelsea hope to be able to progress with a deal for 31-year-old Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain, who is on loan at AC Milan, by the end of this week.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • AC Milan boss Gennaro Gattuso says Argentina international Higuain has not told him he wants to leave the San Siro.
    (London Evening Standard)


  • Real Madrid goalkeeper Kiko Casilla, 32, missed training on Tuesday to fly to England for a medical with Championship club Leeds.
    (AS)


  • Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata's desired move to Atletico Madrid is in doubt because the La Liga side only want to take the 26-year-old Spain international on loan until the summer.
    (Daily Mail)


  • West Ham have turned down a bid of £8.9m from Fiorentina for 26-year-old Guinea midfielder Pedro Obiang.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Barcelona want to bolster their attack and have identified Girona's 32-year-old Uruguay international Cristhian Stuani, Tottenham's Spanish striker Fernando Llorente, 33, and two Chelsea players - France striker Olivier Giroud, 32, and 26-year-old Spain international Alvaro Morata - as targets.
    (Marca)


  • Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is set to receive several offers from Major League Soccer clubs after the 29-year-old England international entered the final six months of his contract at Anfield.
    (Sun)


  • Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo is set to leave the club in the summer. The 29-year-old Argentina international has played only 149 minutes this season.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Bournemouth will bid £15m for Brentford and Wales centre-back Chris Mepham, 21, to prevent him joining Southampton.
    (Sun)


  • Chelsea have upped their offer to £36m to sign Argentina midfielder Leandro Paredes, 24, from Russian side Zenit St Petersburg.
    (Daily Star)


  • West Ham and Mexico striker Javier Hernandez wants to join Valencia, but the Hammers will not let the 30-year-old leave unless they can replace him.
    (Guardian)


  • Manchester United have started talks with Tromso over 14-year-old Norwegian Isak Hansen-Aaroen to stave off interest from Everton and Liverpool.
    (Aftenposten)


  • Manchester City have no interest in a move for 26-year-old Real Madrid and Spain midfielder Isco.
    (ESPN)


  • Hull City's move for Cardiff's English defender Matthew Connolly, 31, has stalled.
    (Hull Daily Mail)


  • Former Tottenham, Queens Park Rangers and Dundee defender Steven Caulker has joined Turkish side Alanyaspor for the rest of the season.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Newcastle have not submitted a new bid for Paraguay midfielder Miguel Almiron to American side Atlanta United since their original offer for the 24-year-old was rejected in December.
    (Chronicle)



MANAGEMENT STUFF

  • Arsenal's head of recruitment Sven Mislintat is set to leave the club, with former player Edu in line to become technical director.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Bayern Munich want to take Arsenal head of recruitment Sven Mislintat back to Germany, and feel they can do a deal before the end of the season.
    (Independent)


  • Leicester have lined up Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers to replace Claude Puel at the King Power Stadium.
    (Sun)


  • Huddersfield are planning to announce David Wagner’s replacement after Sunday's clash with Manchester City.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Nottingham Forest have confirmed the appointment of Martin O'Neill as their new manager.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl is interested in Leeds United's English winger Jack Clarke, 18.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Pep Guardiola has been told by Leeds that Jack Clarke is not for sale at any price.
    (Sun)


  • Dundee United's owner Mark Ogren says a merger with Dundee FC will not happen under his stewardship.
    (Sky Sports)




INTERNATIONAL STUFF

  • Former Manchester United assistant manager Carlos Queiroz is in negotiations to become Colombia coach.
    (Sky Sports)




OTHER STUFF

  • Tottenham's Harry Kane has been ruled out until March with an ankle injury.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Manchester City have refused to give UEFA any comment on allegations that they breached financial fair play regulations and misled the governing body because the club argues the claims were based on "hacked or stolen" emails.
    (Guardian)


  • Chelsea will offer ex-Czech Republic goalkeeper Petr Cech, 36, a coaching or ambassadorial role after their former player, now at Arsenal, announced he will be retiring at the end of the season on Tuesday.
    (Daily Mail)


  • More than 30 Manchester United fans were ejected from Wembley during Sunday's win at Tottenham after they infiltrated home areas.
    (Sun)


  • Chelsea are braced for a partial stadium closure in the Europa League after UEFA officially launched an investigation into alleged racist chanting by supporters during the club's 2-2 draw at MOL Vidi last month.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Manchester City star Raheem Sterling fears Brent Council will stop him from forming an academy for disadvantaged children.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Tottenham defender Serge Aurier was arrested on suspicion of assault after police were called to his home in Hertfordshire on Saturday.
    (Sky Sports)


  • The EFL have launched a formal investigation after Derby complained that Leeds United sent a 'spy' to the club's training ground last week.
    (Sky Sports)




















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