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Football Rumours on Sunday 18th October 2020
2020-10-18 09:23:59





TRANSFER RUMOURS

  • Liverpool and Tottenham are monitoring Leeds United and England midfielder Kalvin Phillips, 24.
    (Sunday Mirror)


  • Liverpool and Netherlands midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, is a target for Barcelona. The 29-year-old is in the final year of his contract at Anfield and would be a free agent next summer.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Manchester City will consider a move for Barcelona forward Lionel Messi in January and could offer the Spanish club £15m for the 33-year-old Argentine, who is out of contract next summer.
    (Daily Star on Sunday)


  • Manchester United are interested in Real Madrid and Uruguay midfielder Federico Valverde, 22, and could use their French World Cup-winning midfielder, Paul Pogba, 27, in a swap deal.
    (Sun on Sunday)


  • Ronald Koeman has urged the Barcelona board to seal a move for Manchester City and Spain defender Eric Garcia, 19, in January.
    (Sunday Mirror)


  • Burnley are keen on signing French defender Mohamed Simakan from Strasbourg and could make a move for the 20-year-old in January.
    (Sun on Sunday)


  • Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman wants to add Lyon and Netherlands forward Memphis Depay, 26, to his squad in January.
    (Goal)


  • Juventus elected to sign Italy winger Federico Chiesa, 22, from Fiorentina, instead of Lyon and France midfielder Houssem Aouar, 22, during the summer transfer window.
    (Mail on Sunday)



MANAGEMENT STUFF

  • Middlesbrough boss Neil Warnock says Everton's Yannick Bolasie, 31, was partly to blame for his failed move to the club. The winger was set to join Boro from Everton on deadline day.
    (Teesside Gazette)


  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has told supporters not to expect new signing Facundo Pellistri to be an instant first-team player at Manchester United after he completed a move from Uruguayan side Penarol.
    (Sunday Mirror)



OTHER STUFF

  • Steve Finnan is selling his 2005 Champions League winner's medal as well as his match-worn Liverpool shirts after reports his property development business has gone into liquidation.
    (Mail on Sunday)


  • Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says he managed to nip in front of rivals Tottenham to sign Danny Welbeck, now 29, from Manchester United in 2014, despite having to break off negotiations to meet the Pope.
    (Mail on Sunday)


  • Virgil van Djk could be out for the season after damaging his anterior cruciate ligament, according to reports.
    (Mail on Sunday)


  • West Ham boss David Moyes says he had a helicopter ready to hijack Gareth Bale's move from Tottenham to Real Madrid in 2013 when managing Manchester United. The Wales forward, 31, recently returned to Spurs on loan.
    (Mail on Sunday)


  • Former Wales and West Ham centre-back James Collins has retired from football.
    (Sky Sports)


  • The company hired by the Premier League to screen players for coronavirus has developed mobile centres with 15-minute tests for fans to try to speed up their return to matches.
    (Sunday Telegraph)
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