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Football Rumours on Wednesday 17th October 2018

last updated Wednesday 17th October 2018, 10:38 AM


  • Arsenal have joined AC Milan and Inter in the race to sign Cagliari and Italy midfielder Nicolo Barella, 21.
    (Gazzetta dello Sport)

  • Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey is set to leave Arsenal for Everton on a free transfer in the summer, with the Goodison Park club ready to offer the 27-year-old a £15m signing-on fee.

  • AC Milan could swoop for Ramsey, with the Italian club interested in bringing the player to the San Siro next summer.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Tottenham are closely monitoring 23-year-old Bournemouth and Netherlands defender Nathan Ake.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Spurs are also interested in Sampdoria's 22-year-old Danish centre-back Joachim Andersen.
    (Sport Mediaset)

  • Mail Real Madrid are set to intensify their interest in Raheem Sterling following the England star's super show in Seville.

  • Manchester United will prioritise a new contract for Spain goalkeeper David de Gea, 27, after making significant progress on extensions for England left-back Luke Shaw, 23, and 22-year-old France forward Anthony Martial.
    (London Evening Standard)

  • Barcelona forward Lionel Messi could be allowed to leave the club for free in 2020, if the 31-year-old Argentine does not join another "elite" league.
    (Mundo Deportivo)

  • Barcelona want a central defender, with Ajax's 19-year-old Dutchman Matthijs de Ligt their preferred option.

  • Spain left-back Marcos Alonso, 27, says he is set to sign a contract extension with Chelsea "in the coming days".

  • Porto have lowered the asking price for Algerian winger Yacine Brahimi, 28, with West Ham linked to the player.

  • Galatasaray and Besiktas will battle it out to sign Liverpool striker Divock Origi in January, although Everton are also interested in the 23-year-old Belgian.

  • Bournemouth are planning contract talks with Scotland winger Ryan Fraser, 24.

  • Newcastle United are close to agreeing a new contract with 20-year-old English midfielder Sean Longstaff.


  • Brentford have appointed Thomas Frank as their new head coach. The Dane was assistant to Dean Smith, who joined Aston Villa over the weekend, and he has now been made his successor.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Burnley could hand Mark Warburton a return to football - as their technical director.

  • American investors are lining up a £300m bid for Newcastle but a prospective deal could collapse amid relegation fears.
    (Daily Mail)

  • ose Mourinho has been charged by the FA for allegedly using abusive language following Manchester United’s win over Newcastle.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Jose Mourinho is set to be in the technical area for Manchester United's visit to Chelsea despite being charged by the FA.
    (Daily Express)

  • Neil McCann has been sacked as Dundee manager with the club bottom of the Scottish Premiership.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Former Ross County manager Jim McIntyre is the front-runner to replace Neil McCann at Dundee.
    (Scottish Sun)

  • Easdale brothers James and Sandy have reunited with Mike Ashley's right-hand man Derek Llambias and the father of chat show host Alan Carr as they close in on a potential takeover of Morton.
    (Daily Record)


  • Brilliant goals from Reiss Nelson and Kieran Dowell saw England beat Scotland 2-0 in a U21 European Championship qualifier.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Harry Wilson's free-kick ensured Wales beat Republic of Ireland for the second time in the UEFA Nations League with a 1-0 win in Dublin.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Wilfried Zaha has withdrawn from Ivory Coast's squad for their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against the Central African Republic and has returned to London.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Arsenal have a new injury concern after centre-back Sokratis Papastathopoulos was injured playing for Greece.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Manchester City are concerned about what state the Wembley pitch will be in when they play Tottenham on Monday, 29 October, with the venue set to host a NFL match a day earlier.
    (Manchester Evening News)

  • Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes says not even Barcelona and Argentina striker Lionel Messi, 31, would play well under Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford.

  • West Ham have suspended youth coach Mark Phillips pending an investigation into his association with the Democratic Football Lads Alliance.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Burnley and Republic of Ireland defender Stephen Ward is set for a spell on the sidelines after undergoing minor knee surgery.
    (Sky Sports)

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