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Football Rumours on Wednesday 7th October 2020

last updated Wednesday 07th October 2020, 8:59 AM


  • Arsenal defender William Saliba could join a Championship club on loan in the coming weeks.

  • Saint-Etienne have criticised Arsenal over their failure to sanction 19-year-old French defender William Saliba's return to the Ligue 1 club.

  • Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham are interested in Swansea City's Wales centre-back Joe Rodon and could bid £18m for the 22-year-old before the English Football League transfer deadline on 16 October.
    (Wales Online)

  • Manchester United walked away from signing England forward Jadon Sancho, 20, after they concluded the transfer would cost close to £227m because of Borussia Dortmund's £108m asking price, the players' wage demands and the fee wanted by his agent.

  • Glasgow Rangers have been linked with a sensational swoop for free agent Jack Wilshere.
    (Scottish Sun)

  • Liverpool and Bayern Munich look to have moved ahead of United in the race to sign Sancho next summer.

  • Porto have signed West Ham midfielder Felipe Anderson on a season-long loan.
    (Sky Sports)

  • West Ham United were so desperate to sign Chelsea's England defender Fikayo Tomori, 22, on loan that they offered to pay the Blues £50,000 every time he did not play for the Hammers - but the deal still collapsed.

  • Barcelona will wait until next summer to sign Spanish defender Eric Garcia, 19, from Manchester City. Barca's deadline-day offer was 2m euros short of City's valuation.

  • Manchester United had a season-long loan bid rejected by Watford for Senegal winger Ismaila Sarr, 22, but could try again this month, although the Hornets want a permanent transfer.
    (Manchester Evening News)

  • Barcelona's attempts to sign Lyon and Netherlands forward Memphis Depay, 26, failed because their France winger Ousmane Dembele refused to leave for Manchester United.

  • Barca had wanted 23-year-old Dembele to sign a contract extension running until 2023 before moving on loan to Old Trafford.
    (Daily Mail)

  • West Ham could make a move for Watford's English defender Craig Dawson, 30, but would need to pay £4m.

  • Liverpool's Netherlands midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum has played down interest from Barcelona. The 29-year-old is out of contract at Anfield next summer.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Watford and Middlesbrough want Chelsea and Ghana left-back Baba Rahman, 26, on a season-long loan.

  • Middlesbrough, QPR and Cardiff City are monitoring Barnsley's English central midfielder Alex Mowatt, 25, and could make a move before the EFL transfer deadline.
    (Football League World)


  • Nottingham Forest have appointed Chris Hughton as the club's new manager after sacking Sabri Lamouchi following a winless start to the Championship season.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Gerhard Struber has left his post as Barnsley manager after 11 months in charge to take over at New York Red Bulls in MLS. .
    (Sky Sports)


  • Harry Kane and England's senior players held a team meeting to give the whole squad a warning on discipline.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Gareth Southgate is planning an experimental line-up for England's friendly against Wales on Thursday with Nick Pope, the Burnley goalkeeper, hoping for the chance to apply pressure on Jordan Pickford.


  • Mesut Ozil has offered to reimburse Arsenal for the salary of Gunnersaurus if they give the mascot his job back.
    (Sky Sports)

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