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Football Rumours on Wednesday 21st November 2018

last updated Wednesday 21st November 2018, 9:04 AM


  • Tottenham will try to convince West Ham's Declan Rice, available on a free in the summer, to sign for them ahead of Manchester United and Chelsea.

  • Manchester City will have to pay a club record £75m for Ajax and Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong, who is also wanted by Barcelona. The 21-year-old is a key target for City boss Pep Guardiola.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Real Madrid are plotting a £90m double signing - £50m for Manchester United's England striker Marcus Rashford, 21, and ­£40m for Tottenham's Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen, 26.

  • Manchester United executive vice chairman Ed Woodward wants to open contract talks with Rashford to fend off interest from Real Madrid and Paris St-Germain.
    (Daily Star)

  • PSG will also rival Real Madrid for Tottenham playmaker Eriksen.
    (Daily Express)

  • France midfielder N'Golo Kante, 27, is ready to sign a new Chelsea contract worth around £300,000-a-week.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Real Madrid are trying to convince Spanish midfielder Brahim Diaz, 19, not to renew his contract with Manchester City.

  • Inter Milan are considering whether to sell Croatia winger Ivan Perisic, 29, to Manchester United for £31m.

  • Spanish midfielder Juan Mata, 30, plans to take his time before deciding whether or not to commit his future to Manchester United.

  • Chelsea face the prospect of Ruben Loftus-Cheek, 22, asking to move on loan in January after renewed interest in the England midfielder from Crystal Palace and Schalke.

  • Paris St-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot, 23, has told Barcelona he will sign for the club in the summer.
    (Mundo Deportivo)

  • Leicester City are keen on signing Arsenal's 26-year-old Egypt midfielder Mohamed Elneny, who has yet to play a Premier League game this season.
    (Leicester Mercury)

  • French club Nice want to sign Liverpool's Belgium goalkeeper Simon Mignolet in January but the 30-year-old is set to remain at Anfield for the rest of the season.
    (Liverpool Echo)

  • West Ham's Mexico forward Javier Hernandez, 30, is set to leave in January, with Turkish side Besiktas interested in signing the former Manchester United player.

  • LA Galaxy striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 37, will join AC Milan in January, earning two million euros (£1.7m) for half a season, with an option for another year.
    (La Gazzetta dello Sport)

  • Sevilla are keen on re-signing Spanish midfielder Vicente Iborra, 30, from Leicester.

  • Everton's Croatia midfielder Nikola Vlasic, 21, is to remain at CSKA Moscow on loan despite interest from Inter Milan and Roma who want to sign him on a permanent deal.

  • Wolves held talks with the representatives of Senegalese striker Mbaye Diagne, 27, over a January transfer move from Turkish side Kasimpasa.

  • Manchester United have inadvertently announced the signing of Paul Woolston, 20, after the English goalkeeper, who has been released by Newcastle, was spotted in training with Jose Mourinho's first-team squad.

  • Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater is showing no interest in leaving Chelsea, despite Maurizio Sarri telling him he won't play in any competition this season.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Southampton's board will decide to sack Mark Hughes if the Saints lose to Fulham at the weekend.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Former Spain and Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui approached the US Soccer Federation about becoming their national team manager but was turned down.


  • Scotland came from behind to beat Israel 3-2 to confirm Nations League promotion along with a play-off spot for Euro 2020.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Bekim Balaj's controversial second-half penalty gave Albania a 1-0 friendly win over Wales on Tuesday night.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Dominic Solanke scored another double as England U21s put on an impressive show to beat Denmark U21s 5-1 in a friendly.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Arsenal supremo Vinai Venkatesham admits the failure to secure Champions League football for two consecutive seasons has cost the club 'tens of millions of pounds'.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Jack Wilshere is close to making his return to first-team action after nearly three months on the sidelines through injury.
    (Daily Mail)

  • The PFA's former financial arm was more than £1m in the red when it went into liquidation, having squandered the personal savings of a number of its members.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Jlloyd Samuel's widow asked the PFA for £70,000 to help pay off his debts following his passing but they claimed they could only offer her £11,000 despite spending up to £9m on memorabilia.
    (Daily Mail)

  • The FA are already helping to draw up security plans amid fears England's travelling support could cause trouble at the Nations League finals in Portugal next summer.
    (Daily Mail)

  • The FA's proposal for their solution to Brexit is being met with resistance by the Premier League despite maintaining the current number of non-homegrown players across the 20 clubs.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Championship West Bromwich Albion are in talks with 18-year-old midfielder Rekeem Harper over a new long-term deal.
    (Express & Star)

  • Marcus Rashford will be offered a new 'double-your-money' £150,000-a-week contract in talks with Manchester United this week.
    (Daily Star)

  • Andy Carroll has finally been passed fit to play for West Ham.

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