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Football Rumours on Saturday 7th September 2019
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TRANSFER RUMOURS

  • Armenia winger Henrikh Mkhitaryan, 30, is unsure if he will return to Arsenal after joining Roma on loan until the end of the season.
    (Sun)


  • Chris Smalling is ready to turn his back on Manchester United for good after the 29-year-old England defender joined Serie A side Roma on loan.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Italian giants Juventus are considering moves for Tottenham's Belgium defender Toby Alderweireld, 30, and Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen, 27. Inter Milan are also interested in Alderweireld.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Lionel Messi will be allowed to leave Barcelona on a free transfer next summer, should the 32-year-old Argentina forward desire, owing to a clause in his contract.
    (L'Equipe)


  • Messi will be allowed to negotiate his future with any club from 1 January.
    (Marca)


  • Real Madrid will move for Paris St-Germain's French forward Kylian Mbappe, 20, next summer. The French champions warned Barcelona of Real's intentions during the clubs' failed negotiations for Neymar, 27, over the summer.
    (Sport)


  • Brazil international Neymar will be forced to stay at PSG unless he lowers his wage demands, says La Liga president Javier Tebas.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Manchester United's Argentine defender Marcos Rojo, 29, is ready to push for a January move away from the club if required, with a mooted summer switch to Everton having failed to materialise.
    (Ole)


  • Spanish champions Barcelona wanted to sign 25-year-old Italy winger Federico Bernardeschi from Juventus in the summer transfer window.
    (Mundo Deportivo)


  • West Ham will be voting to keep the transfer window as it is - closing before the start of the Premier League season - rather than reverting to the old system and aligning it with the rest of Europe, says Hammers vice-chairman Karren Brady.
    (Sun)


  • Manchester City have agreed a deal with Serbian side FK Cukaricki to sign Montenegro-born 19-year-old forward Slobodan Tedic in January.
    (Manchester Evening News)


  • Juventus head coach Maurizio Sarri is plotting a summer 2020 swoop on Premier League talent, with as many as five free-agent targets including Manchester United 'keeper David de Gea and Tottenham duo Toby Alderweireld and Christian Eriksen.
    (Daily Star)


  • Chelsea are set to offer Brazil-born Italy international Emerson Palmieri a new contract which will see the 25-year-old defender's current deal until 2022 extended by a year.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Burnley failed in a bid for 17-year-old Middlesbrough's English defender Nathan Wood in the summer but will try to sign him again in January.
    (Sun)


  • Juventus have entered the race to sign Bayer Leverkusen's 20-year-old German midfielder Kai Havertz, with talks likely to begin when the clubs meet in the Champions League group stages.
    (Calciomercato)


  • Former Liverpool youngster Bobby Duncan turned down Manchester United before the English 18-year-old accepted a move to Serie A side Fiorentina.
    (Daily Mail)




MANAGEMENT STUFF
  • Southend United have accepted the resignation of Kevin Bond after a dreadful start to the 2019-20 season.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Garry Monk has been appointed as the new manager of Sheffield Wednesday.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola rejected the opportunity to sign Barcelona's Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho before the 27-year-old secured a loan move to Bayern Munich.
    (Marca)


  • Paris St-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel still keeps in contact with Barcelona's France forward Ousmane Dembele, 22, despite a prospective Parc des Princes switch failing to materialise.
    (Daily Express)




INTERNATIONAL STUFF
  • Gareth Southgate will avoid the temptation to experiment with his starting XI for the European Qualifier with Bulgaria.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Eddie Nketiah scored two goals as England U21s began their Euro 2021 qualifying campaign with a 3-2 victory in Turkey with Fulham's Steven Sessegnon appearing for the first time.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Russia left Scotland's Euro 2020 qualifying hopes hanging by a thread as they came from behind to win 2-1 at Hampden Park.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Ryan Giggs hailed Gareth Bale after he star kept Wales' Euro 2020 qualification hopes alive against Azerbaijan.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Wolves defender Willy Boly did not join up with Ivory Coast despite being called up for the first time, instead spending the international break with family in France.
    (Daily Mail)




OTHER STUFF
  • Kyle Walker-Peters will return to full training with Spurs next week.
    (Sun)


  • Former Leicester defender Danny Simpson is training with West Brom as he looks to find a new club.
    (Sun)


  • Kieran Trippier has stunned Atletico Madrid team-mates with his quality since arriving in Spain and is set to re-establish himself as an England regular.
    (Sun)


  • The 17-year-old son of former Manchester City and England winger Shaun Wright-Phillips, D'Margio, has signed his first professional contract with the club.
    (Manchester Evening News)


  • Sir Alex Ferguson tried to persuade former England striker Michael Owen to sign for Manchester United as a teenager before he joined Liverpool.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Increasing numbers of English football clubs are handing over rights to future transfer fees worth tens of millions to Macquarie - an Australian investment bank - in exchange for up-front cash sums.
    (Times)


  • A sports bookshop in Newcastle is refusing to stock Michael Owen's new autobiography because of his scathing criticism of Newcastle United and their supporters.
    (Guardian)
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