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Football Rumours on Wednesday 18th November 2020

last updated Wednesday 18th November 2020, 9:16 AM


  • Arsenal are considering a swap deal with Inter Milan which would see Denmark and former Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen, 28, join the Gunners and Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka, 28, move to the Italian club.
    (Corriere dello Sport)

  • Arsenal are also in discussions to send French defender William Saliba on loan next season. The 19-year-old has yet to make his debut for the Gunners.
    (London Evening Standard)

  • Arsenal will not be signing Mitchel Bergkamp - son of Gunners legend Dennis Bergkamp - despite the 22-year-old Dutchman spending a week on trial at the club.

  • Former Manchester City and Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has held talks with Championship strugglers Barnsley. The Italian, 30, is a free agent after having his contract with Bresica terminated over missed training sessions.

  • Manchester City are ready to revive their interest in Barcelona striker Lionel Messi in January. The 33-year-old Argentine is out of contract at the end of the season so could be available for a cut-price fee.

  • Schalke's 19-year-old German-born defender Malick Thiaw, who signed a new contract in the summer, says he is "flattered" by reports linking him with a January move to Liverpool.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Chelsea want to sign Borussia Dortmund and England midfielder Jude Bellingham, and will consider a bid for the 17-year-old instead of West Ham's England midfielder Declan Rice, 21.

  • Georginio Wijnaldum is considering his Liverpool future despite being offered a new bumper deal by the Reds.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Leicester are monitoring Portuguese left-back Nuno Mendes, 18, who has a buy-out clause of £40m at Sporting Lisbon.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga is willing to take a pay cut in order to secure a loan away from the club in January. The 26-year-old wants regular football to help secure his place in the Spain squad for Euro 2020.

  • Manchester City will rival Bayern Munich in the race to sign 23-year-old Switzerland midfielder Denis Zakaria from Borussia Monchengladbach.

  • Manchester United will prioritise player sales in January with England defender Phil Jones, 28, and the Argentine duo of goalkeeper Sergio Romero, 33, and 30-year-old defender Marcos Rojo, possible departures.
    (Manchester Evening News)

  • Wolves' contract negotiations with winger Adama Traore have stalled because the Spaniard is unhappy at his lack of playing time. The 24-year-old has previously been linked with Barcelona.

  • West Ham have been offered the chance to sign Real Madrid and Spanish-Dominican forward Mariano Diaz, 27.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Chelsea and France striker Olivier Giroud, 34, will look to leave the club in January if his playing time does not increase over the coming months.
    (The Athletic)


  • Manager Pep Guardiola is yet to decide on his future at Manchester City. His current deal runs out in the summer.

  • Liverpool have opened their new AXA training ground in Kirkby, with Jurgen Klopp describing it as "pretty much perfect".
    (Sky Sports)


  • England boss Gareth Southgate insists he won't budge in club vs country row over injuries.
    (Daily Mail)

  • England boss Gareth Southgate has claimed his players are being put under pressure by their clubs over call-ups to the national team.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Ex-Arsenal youth Nico Yennaris changes name to Li Ke as he becomes first naturalised player to earn China cap.


  • The UK Government is exploring the potential of allowing fans to return to football matches in England before Christmas, where rates of infection are low.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Brazilian midfielder Willian will have to return a negative coronavirus test before he is allowed to resume training at Arsenal after the 32-year-old travelled to Dubai during the international break.
    (Daily Telegraph)

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