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Football Rumours on Wednesday 3rd February 2021

last updated Wednesday 03rd February 2021, 9:17 AM


  • Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City are interested in signing Inter Milan's 22-year-old Morocco right-back Achraf Hakimi in the summer.

  • Arsenal's 19-year-old English forward Folarin Balogun is increasingly likely to leave the club as a free agent at the end of the season.
    (Daily Express)

  • Arsenal had a deadline-day approach rejected by Barcelona for Spanish defender Junior Firpo, 24.

  • Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy blocked PSG's attempts to sign England midfielder Dele Alli, 24, because of Spurs' worsening injury situation and drop in form.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Juventus are considering a move for Manchester United and France midfielder Paul Pogba, 27.

  • Manchester United may have ended their interest in Borussia Dortmund's England forward Jadon Sancho, 20, after being impressed by 18-year-old Ivorian winger Amad Diallo's since his arrival from Atalanta. Dortmund's Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland, 20, and Sevilla's French defender Jules Kounde, 22, are now their priorities.
    (Daily Express)

  • Republic of Ireland youth international forward Sinclair Armstrong, 17, who has been linked with Manchester City, Celtic and Crystal Palace, is to sign a new contract at Championship side Queens Park Rangers.

  • Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers will target a striker in the summer transfer window.

  • Former Liverpool and England striker Daniel Sturridge, 31, is wanted by MLS clubs but the free agent is keen on securing a move back to England.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo has completed a permanent transfer to Boca Juniors for an undisclosed fee.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Manchester City sent scouts to watch Palmeiras' Brazilian midfielder Patrick de Paula, 21, in the Copa Libertadores final.

  • Marseille's 24-year-old Croatian centre-back Duje Caleta-Car was left devastated after a deadline-day move to Liverpool did not materialise.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman says he is "hopeful but not confident" 33-year-old Argentina forward Lionel Messi will stay at the club this summer.

  • Messi's £492m contract at Barcelona, which ends in the summer, includes a clause which would allow him to leave for nothing if Catalonia gained independence.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Real Madrid will look to sell 20-year-old Brazil forward Vinicius Junior this summer.


  • Bournemouth have sacked manager Jason Tindall after four successive Championship defeats.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Marseille have provisionally suspended manager Andre Villas-Boas pending disciplinary proceedings after he criticised the signing of Olivier Ntcham.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Rafa Benitez has "no interest" in becoming the next Marseille manager despite reports he was in talks to replace Andre Villas-Boas.
    (Scottish Sun)


  • Fulham striker Aboubakar Kamara left the club under a cloud on Monday as it emerged he refused to participate in a post-match training session following the game at West Brom on Saturday.
    (Daily Mail)

  • UEFA have confirmed that Arsenal and Benfica must agree on neutral venues for both legs of their Europa League last 16 clash - unless the Government lifts its "red list" of countries by next Monday.

  • Champions League knockout ties affected by travel restrictions could be played as one-off matches at neutral venues under new rules issued by Uefa.

  • Marcus Rashford overtakes Eric Cantona in Man Utd scoring charts with his 83rd goal.

  • Brazil forward Neymar, 28, is set to sign a new four-year contract with French champions Paris St-Germain.

  • The League Managers Association has joined the talks which will lead to heading being restricted in training and donated £20,000 to the Alzheimer's Society in a further show of support for football's fight against dementia.
    (Daily Mail)

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