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Football Rumours on Monday 15th January 2018
2018-01-15 09:58:41

  • Arsenal are keen to sign Manchester United's 28-year-old Armenia midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan as part of any deal that would take forward Alexis Sanchez, 29, to Old Trafford.

  • Manchester United first approached Alexis Sanchez's camp about signing the Chile international last summer.
    (Daily Star)

  • Manchester City have pulled out of a deal to sign Sanchez over wages and fees demanded by the player's agent.

  • Arsenal held talks with Bordeaux attacking midfielder Malcom on Sunday and are expected to pay £40m for the Brazilian 20-year-old.

  • Arsenal and Chelsea are interested in Watford's 20-year-old Brazilian forward Richarlison.

  • Crystal Palace hope to seal a £15m deal to sign Fiorentina striker Khouma Babacar.

  • Swansea will make a club record £25m move for Atletico Madrid striker Kevin Gameiro, 30, but face competition from Turkish side Fenerbahce.

  • Chelsea are still keen to sign a striker in January - with the loan signing of West Ham's 29-year-old English striker Andy Carroll a possible option.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Manchester United are ready to hand 27-year-old Spain goalkeeper David de Gea a new contract that will keep him at the club for the rest of his career.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Paris St-Germain midfielder Lucas Moura, 25, has been linked with Manchester United and says: "Unfortunately, it's the end for me in Paris. I like the English championship." .
    (Daily Express)

  • Crystal Palace are hoping to complete a £15m deal to sign Fiorentina's 24-year-old Senegal striker Khouma Babacar.

  • The Eagles are also in talks to sign Ipswich's Polish keeper Bartosz Bialkowski. The Championship club want more than £4m for the 30-year-old.

  • Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson plans to add to his squad in January and, even though director of football Dougie Freedman is working on a number of potential deals, he does not believe any are imminently close.

  • Borussia Dortmund are close to announcing the signing of Basel's 22-year-old Swiss centre-back Manuel Akanji.
    (Ruhr Nachrichten)

  • Leicester boss Claude Puel says he does not have to worry about Algeria international Riyad Mahrez, 26, leaving this month.
    (Leicester Mercury)

  • AC Milan say they will not sell their 24-year-old Spanish attacking midfielder Suso, even for 80m euros (£71m).
    (AC Milan website)

  • Saint-Etienne are in talks to sign Arsenal's 32-year-old French right-back Mathieu Debuchy.

  • Everton manager Sam Allardyce says Theo Walcott, 28, could play "anywhere across the front three" if he manages to sign the forward from Arsenal.

  • Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez has reiterated the need for January signings to bolster his relegation-battling side.

  • Most Premier League teams turned down the chance to sign Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah for £2.5m before he joined Basel in 2012.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Former Norwich, Aston Villa, Blackburn and Wolves boss Paul Lambert, 48, has emerged as a contender to take over as Stoke manager.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Martin O'Neill turned down Stoke because he did not want to break the verbal agreement he had given the Football Association of Ireland when he was offered a new two-year contract back in October.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Louis van Gaal said he "vindictively" turned down the Belgium job so that Manchester United - who treated him "terribly" - would have to keep paying him after he was sacked as manager.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho's latest instalment of his row with Chelsea counterpart Antonio Conte has him saying: "When I don't start [the rows] it's quite funny for me to see other people on the other side acting like victims when they're not the victims." .
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Scott Hogan has told Steve Bruce not to bother buying a striker this month because he is proving he can be Aston Villa's No 9.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Ryan Giggs will be named Wales manager on a four-year deal on Monday, according to Sky sources.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has not ruled out taking over the Italy national team for a second time if he leaves the Stamford Bridge club at the end of the season.
    (Daily Express)


  • Former England international striker Cyrille Regis has died at the age of 59.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Stoke forward Saido Berahino turned up a day early for Monday's Premier League fixture against Manchester United.
    (Stoke Sentinel)

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