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Football Rumours on Thursday 5th September 2019
2019-09-05 09:25:30



TRANSFER RUMOURS

  • Barcelona could have signed Tottenham striker Lucas Moura, 27, this summer but were unable to meet the £45m asking price.
    (Mundo Deportivo)


  • Atletico Madrid remain interested in Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen, 27, and are willing to make a big offer in January.
    (AS)


  • Nottingham Forest were interested in former Tottenham midfielder Marcus Edwards, 20, this summer.
    (The Athletic)


  • West Ham are lining up a move for Croatia international Mandzukic in the January transfer window.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Bayern Munich will relaunch their attempts to sign Manchester City winger Leroy Sane in January, despite the 23-year-old Germany international being out with a long-term knee injury.
    (Sun)


  • Juventus are also keeping tabs on Manchester United trio David de Gea, 28, Eric Bailly, 25, and Nemanja Matic, 31, before next summer's transfer window.
    (Gazzetta Dello Sport)


  • Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren, 30, says he considered moves to both AC Milan and Roma this summer.
    (Sportske Novosti)


  • Paris St-Germain forward Neymar, 27, cried after being told he would not be returning to former club Barcelona.
    (Esporte)


  • West Ham midfielder Declan Rice, 20, says the timing was not right for him to leave the Hammers after being linked with Manchester United in the summer, but the England international added that he believed he had the "ability to play for a club like that".
    (Daily Mail)


  • League One side Bolton have submitted a contract offer to forward Joe Dodoo, 24, after his Rangers contract was terminated this week.
    (Football Insider)


  • Manchester United midfield target Bruno Fernandes, 24, is set to sign a new contract at Sporting Lisbon.
    (Manchester Evening News)


  • Aston Villa made a £9m bid for Celta Vigo forward Pione Sisto, 24, in the summer.
    (Faro de Vigox)


  • Spanish sides Real Sociedad and Athletic Bilbao are set to pounce on Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta, 30, if he becomes available.
    (Daily Express)




MANAGEMENT STUFF
  • Pep Guardiola will look at signing a new centre-back in January after Aymeric Laporte was ruled out for the rest of the year. Juventus manager Maurizio Sarri has returned to the club to take training after recovering from pneumonia.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Swansea have appointed former midfielder Leon Britton as the club's first sporting director.
    (Sky Sports)




INTERNATIONAL STUFF
  • Gareth Southgate has extended England's training sessions beyond two hours as he crams in tactical work before the Euro 2020 qualifiers against Bulgaria and Kosovo.
    (Times)


  • England technical director Les Reed claims player arrogance is largely responsible for the U21s dismal showing at the European Championships.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Mick McCarthy is hoping the Republic of Ireland make life unpleasant for Switzerland in their European Qualifier.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Northern Ireland are set to pinch St Johnstone winger Matty Kennedy from Scotland.
    (Scottish Sun)




OTHER STUFF
  • Chelsea forward Callum Hudson-Odoi, 18, is ready to commit to his long-term future with the club.
    (Football.london)


  • Former Liverpool winger Ryan Kent, 22, says ex-Reds duo Steven Gerrard and Michael Beale, now in charge at Rangers, were integral to him completing a move to the Glasgow club.
    (Daily Express)


  • Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic says manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would be the person who "bears the responsibility" if the club do not challenge for the Premier League title.
    (Times)


  • Chelsea's army of players out on loan has been slashed by more than a third as a result of the club's transfer ban.
    (Daily Mail)


  • The NHS is running mental health sessions for distressed fans of Bury FC following an outpouring of grief at the club's expulsion from the football league.
    (Guardian)


  • Derby County could yet face sanctions for possible breaches of financial regulations after the English Football League ordered an independent valuation of their Pride Park stadium.
    (Times)


  • Tens of thousands of pounds of pensions contributions from the salaries of Bury players and staff seem to have disappeared.
    (Times)


  • Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte has undergone successful knee surgery after being stretchered off in their 4-0 win over Brighton on Saturday.
    (Sky Sports)
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