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Football Rumours on Thursday 20th December 2018
2018-12-20 10:26:55



TRANSFER RUMOURS

  • Fulham are keen on signing Bournemouth striker Lys Mousset, 22, in January.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Inter Milan remain interested in Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil after the 30-year-old was left out of his side's Carabao Cup defeat by Tottenham on Wednesday.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Reports in Italy suggest Tottenham and Manchester City are chasing 18-year-old defender and AC Milan wonderkid Raoul Bellanova.
    (Football London)


  • Manchester United are trying to tie down their biggest stars to new contracts now Jose Mourinho has left, with the club believing that players had been stalling on deals after falling out with the Portuguese.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Bayern Munich are set to sign France defender Lucas Hernandez, 22, from Atletico Madrid for 85m euros (£77m).
    (Marca)


  • Manchester City are facing competition from Bayern Munich in the race for 21-year-old Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong, who has a reported £70m price tag.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Aston Villa are close to signing 28-year-old Croatia goalkeeper Lovre Kalinic for £7m from Belgian side Gent.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Reported Liverpool and Barcelona target Adrien Rabiot, 23, will definitely not be at Paris St-Germain next season, according to the midfielder's mother Veronique, who is also his agent.
    (RTL)


  • Chelsea do not want to sell Denmark centre-back Andreas Christensen, 22, after rejecting interest from Barcelona.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Barcelona are planning a move in January for Juventus and Italy centre-back Daniele Rugani, 24.
    (Sport)


  • Newcastle United remain keen on signing Atlanta United midfielder Miguel Almiron, 24, despite a £20m price tag, but will keep their options open ahead of next month's transfer window.
    (Chronicle Live)


  • Liverpool will delay any decision on whether to let striker Dominic Solanke, 21, leave on loan in January until after the transfer window opens.
    (Liverpool Echo)


  • River Plate's shock defeat by Al Ain in the Club World Cup has accelerated Real Madrid's pursuit of their Argentina midfielder Exequiel Palacios, 20.
    (AS)


  • But Palacios insists he will not talk about his future until after the tournament ends on Saturday, with River facing Kashima Antlers in the third-place play-off.
    (Marca)


  • Bayern Munich are in the best position to sign Roma winger Cengiz Under but Arsenal and Tottenham have also registered their interest in the 21-year-old Turkey international.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Barcelona have agreed a deal to loan Colombia centre-back Jeison Murillo, 26, from La Liga rivals Valencia until the end of the season.
    (RAC1)



MANAGEMENT STUFF

  • Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is the only name on Manchester United's list to replace Jose Mourinho. United are prepared to pay £42m in compensation to get the Argentine.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Mauricio Pochettino must "think twice" if he is to take the helm at "unstable" Old Trafford.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is backing Mauricio Pochettino for the role.
    (Sun)


  • Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is ready to demand far more in compensation than the £34m which will be the outstanding value of Pochettino's contract next summer.
    (Times)


  • Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is lining up Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar, 20, as their long-term successor to Fernandinho.
    (Sun)


  • Former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane is considering an offer from Manchester United to be their next permanent manager.
    (AS)


  • Bournmouth boss Eddie Howe insists striker Callum Wilson, 26, is not for sale in January, despite interest from Chelsea.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Colin Calderwood has been named as Cambridge United's new manager on an 18-month contract.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Jose Mourinho learned of Manchester United's plans to sign both a centre-back and Juventus and Brazil winger Douglas Costa, 28, in January just hours before he was sacked.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Jose Mourinho refused to eat Christmas dinner with Manchester United's staff in a last snub before his sacking.
    (Sun)


  • Manchester United will give interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer £50m to spend in January, with Douglas Costa and Tottenham centre-back Toby Alderweireld the main targets.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • West Ham striker Marcus Browne is a target for Championship clubs after his impressive season at Oxford.
    (Sun)


  • Jose Mourinho's relationship with Paul Pogba was so poor during his final weeks at Manchester United that he told one player to stay away from the France midfielder.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Kilmarnock boss Steve Clarke, who was Jose Mourinho's assistant during Chelsea's league title wins in 2005 and 2006, says the "serial winner" won't be "short of offers" after his sacking from Manchester United.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Sheffield Wednesday owner Dejphon Chansiri has announced he is putting the club up for sale.
    (Sky Sports)




INTERNATIONAL STUFF

  • Tottenham forward Heung-Min Son has been called up to the South Korea squad for the AFC Asian Cup in January.
    (Sky Sports)




OTHER STUFF

  • Marko Arnautovic's injury lay-off could prove shorter than first feared with the West Ham forward pushing to be back in Manuel Pellegrini's squad before the New Year.
    (Daily Mail)


  • West Ham are growing increasingly concerned about Jack Wilshere's latest injury setback amid fresh fears about his long-term fitness.
    (Daily Mail)


  • PSG and France forward Kylian Mbappe, 20, says he wants to move into coaching after his playing career is over.
    (Le Parisien)


  • Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba shouted in celebration of Jose Mourinho's sacking at training on Tuesday before coach Michael Carrick stepped in to remind him no one is bigger than the club.
    (Sun)


  • Les Reed is a strong contender to become the FA's new technical director as they aim to make an appointment before January.
    (Daily Mail)


  • The pressure on Manchester City intensified last night after Uefa and the Premier League agreed to share information from their separate inquiries into alleged manipulation of sponsorship money.
    (Times)


  • Arsenal are analysing CCTV in a bid to identify who threw the bottle at Dele Alli during Tottenham's 2-0 win at the Emirates on Wednesday night.
    (Sky Sports)
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