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Football Rumours on Wednesday 28th October 2020

last updated Wednesday 28th October 2020, 8:58 AM


  • Arsenal face competition from French champions PSG and Italian champions Juventus to sign Lyon's 22-year-old France international Houssem Aouar.

  • Manchester United will move for French RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano, 22, next summer.

  • Liverpool are the latest club to scout Iceland Under-21s midfielder Isak Bergmann Johannesson, 17, who plays for IFK Norrkoping in Sweden.

  • Johannesson has also been watched by Manchester United and Juventus.

  • Manchester City's Algeria winger Riyad Mahrez, 29, is open to one day returning to France and joining boyhood club Marseille.

  • Manchester United's 33-year-old Argentine goalkeeper Sergio Romero has been offered the chance to re-join Racing Club de Avellaneda, but he will need to take a major pay cut.
    (Daily Star)

  • Championship side Birmingham City are among the clubs interested in signing former Brazil forward and free agent Alexandre Pato, 31.

  • Aston Villa tried to sign Strasbourg's French defender Mohamed Simakan, 20, during the summer transfer window and could try again in January. AC Milan, Lyon and Borussia Dortmund were also interested.

  • Leeds are planning to release Irish defender Conor Shaughnessy, 24, after he failed to secure a move away during the transfer window.
    (Football Insider)

  • Barcelona will attempted to sign PSV Eindhoven and the Netherlands striker Donyell Malen, 21, if they fail to complete a deal for Memphis Depay.
    (Mundo Deportivo)


  • Arsenal's technical director Edu overruled manager Mikel Arteta in signing Ghana midfielder Thomas Partey, 27, ahead of Lyon's 22-year-old France international Houssem Aouar.
    (Daily Express)

  • Mansfield Town have parted company with their manager Graham Coughlan in the wake of Tuesday's 4-2 defeat at home to Barrow.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Ipswich manager Paul Lambert has been banned from the touchline for one game for using abusive and insulting language following his side’s 1-0 defeat to Lincoln.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi rejected the club's offer of a new deal during the summer, instead choosing to leave when his current contract expires at the end of the season.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Everton and England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, 26, has hired bodyguards to protect him and his wife, as they were reportedly subjected to death threats after he injured Liverpool centre-back Virgil van Dijk in the recent Merseyside derby.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Brighton are to offer England Under-21s full-back Tariq Lamptey, 20, a new contract amid interest from Bayern Munich.

  • Borussia Dortmund manager Lucien Favre believes speculation around winger Jadon Sancho's proposed move to Manchester United may have caused the 20-year-old England international's drop in form.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Newcastle's £300m takeover was given hope again as Jamie Reuben dropped a huge hint it could be back on.

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