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Football Rumours on Thursday 24th October 2019
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TRANSFER RUMOURS

  • Arsenal will make a cut-price move for RB Leipzig's French centre-back Dayot Upamecano, 20, to ease Unai Emery's defensive worries.
    (Sun)


  • Unai Emery has revealed Liverpool's Brazil midfielder Fabinho, 26, was a potential transfer target when he took over as Arsenal head coach last year.
    (London Evening Standard)


  • Tottenham are tracking Gremio's Brazil forward Everton Soares, with chief scout Steve Hitchen recently watching the 23-year-old in the Copa Libertadores.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has described Tottenham's Harry Kane as one of the finest strikers in the world but admits his side are unlikely to be able to prise the 26-year-old away from north London.
    (London Evening Standard)


  • Manchester City are stepping up their pursuit of Napoli and Spain midfielder Fabian Ruiz, 23, and sent a scout to Wednesday's Champions League game against Red Bull Salzburg.
    (Guardian)


  • Chelsea scout Piet de Visser has urged the club to re-sign Netherlands defender Nathan Ake, 24, from Bournemouth.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Juventus are in talks with Mario Mandzukic over a move away from the club in January. The 33-year-old Croatia striker has been a target for Manchester United.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Manchester United will look to sign two strikers in January as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer demands extra firepower.
    (Daily Star)


  • Monaco have an option to buy their on-loan Leicester and Algeria striker Islam Slimani, 31, and sources abroad say the fee is a quarter of the £29m the Foxes paid for him in 2016.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Real Madrid have identified Athletic Bilbao's Spanish goalkeeper Unai Simon, 22, as a potential replacement for Belgium stopper Thibaut Courtois, 27.
    (El Desmarque)


  • Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis says he would be interested in signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 38, who will become a free agent in January when his LA Galaxy contract expires.
    (ESPN)


  • Derby, Huddersfield and Swansea are monitoring Fleetwood midfielder Kyle Dempsey, 24.
    (Football Insider)


  • Manchester United have identified Borussia Monchengladbach's 22-year-old Switzerland midfielder Denis Zakaria as a replacement for Ander Herrera, 30, who left for Paris St-Germain in the summer.
    (Daily Express)


  • Wolves and West Ham have been linked with a move for AC Milan forward Suso, who has a release clause £36m.
    (Daily Mail)


  • West Brom are considering making a bid to re-sign English striker Dwight Gayle from Newcastle in January. The 29-year-old scored 24 goals on loan at The Hawthorns last season.
    (Sun)


  • Manchester United youngster James Garner is a loan target for Preston and Wigan in the Championship.
    (Sun)




MANAGEMENT STUFF
  • Edwin van der Sar has dismissed suggestions he is set to return to Manchester United as sporting director.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Arsenal head coach Unai Emery says criticism aimed at him is "normal" but insists he has confidence in the club's strategy and future objectives.
    (Sky Sports)


  • AFC Wimbledon have made Glyn Hodges their new permanent manager after taking over on a temporary basis following Wally Downes' suspension for breaking FA betting rules.
    (Daily Star)


  • Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is keen to bring in a young, English right-back in January, with Norwich's Max Aarons and West Brom's Nathan Ferguson, both 19, high on his shortlist.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Brendan Rodgers has told midfielder James Maddison that Leicester is a place for him to "flourish" amid interest from Manchester United in the 22-year-old Englishman.
    (Leicester Mercury)


  • Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has turned down an offer from a consortium based in the Middle East to buy the club, as he holds out for at least £3bn.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Jose Mourinho is being lined up by Borussia Dortmund to take over as their new manager, and the club are in 'regular contact' with him, according to reports in Germany.
    (Daily Mail)




INTERNATIONAL STUFF
  • Jonny Williams is set to miss Wales' Euro 2020 qualifiers against Azerbaijan and Hungary next month after undergoing knee surgery.
    (Sky Sports)




OTHER STUFF
  • Tottenham Hotspur could be fined by UEFA after hundreds of Red Star Belgrade supporters attended the Champions League group match on Tuesday despite being banned.
    (Times)


  • The Premier League has drawn up plans that would see games played just nine days before the 2022 World Cup begins in Qatar on 21 November. The league would then resume on Boxing Day, eight days after the World Cup final, in order to minimise disruption.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Alexis Sanchez pocketed an incredible £5m in bonuses from Manchester United last year - despite scoring just five goals.
    (Sun)


  • Brighton playmaker Leandro Trossard is ready to make his comeback against Everton on Saturday, following two months out with a groin injury.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Wycombe Wanderers fans have voted to approve American Rob Couhig's takeover of the Sky Bet League One club.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Watford striker Danny Welbeck could be out for months, rather than weeks, after his latest injury setback.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Cardiff City have admitted to the existence of an "unacceptable coaching environment" at their academy after an investigation into allegations of bullying.
    (Times)
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