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Football Rumours on Thursday 12th November 2020
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TRANSFER RUMOURS

  • Arsenal are interested in RB Leipzig's French centre-back Ibrahima Konate, 21, and French midfielder Christopher Nkunku, 22.
    (Bild)


  • Arsenal are reportedly keeping an eye on Sao Paulo star Brenner ahead of the January transfer window.
    (Daily Star)


  • Tottenham and Everton made bids for Chelsea and France centre-back Kurt Zouma but the Blues wanted 45m euros (£40m) for the 26-year-old.
    (Sport Witness)


  • Manchester United reportedly remain keen on a transfer for RB Leipzig star Dayot Upamecano despite the Bundesliga outfit's Champions League defeat to the Red Devils.
    (Daily Star)


  • Manchester United are planning to sell France midfielder Paul Pogba, 27, during next summer's transfer window.
    (Talksport)


  • Chelsea have held talks with Malmo's Bosnia international defender Anel Ahmedhodzic, 21.
    (London Evening Standard)


  • Liverpool have been linked with Austria defender David Alaba but Bayern Munich will not sell the 28-year-old in January, despite his contract running out next summer.
    (Bild)


  • Crystal Palace and Aston Villa are both interested in Benfica's Portuguese winger Fabio Baptista, 19.
    (Calciomercato)


  • Barcelona are keen to sign Manchester City's 19-year-old Spanish defender Eric Garcia, with the La Liga champions prepared to offload players to make room in their squad.
    (AS)


  • Barca are also interested in Manchester United Under-23s winger Arnau Puigmal, 19.
    (Sport)


  • Rangers are the favourites to sign ex-West Ham United midfielder Jack Wilshere, 28. Aston Villa and Fulham are also interested in the Englishman.
    (Sun)


  • The Football Association will outsource the recruitment of Greg Clarke's successor as chairman and are aiming to make a quick appointment.
    (ESPN)


  • Juventus are open to a swap deal that would see them trade Portugal winger Cristiano Ronaldo, 35, for Paris St-Germain and Brazil forward Neymar, 28.
    (Tuttomercato)


  • However, Ronaldo is also considering a return to Manchester United.
    (ESPN Argentina)


  • Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas does not expect to sell Netherlands forward Memphis Depay in January, despite Barcelona being linked with a move for the 26-year-old, whose contract with the French club runs out in the summer.
    (Radio Monte Carlo)



MANAGEMENT STUFF

  • Tony Pulis is in advanced talks with Sheffield Wednesday to succeed Garry Monk.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Athletic Bilbao are considering ex-Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino as their new manager.
    (Marca)



INTERNATIONAL STUFF

  • The FA is becoming increasingly resigned to playing next week's Nations League encounter with Iceland in Germany despite lobbying the government to let the game take place, as scheduled, at Wembley.
    (Times)


  • Nick Pope will start in goal for England in Thursday's friendly against the Republic of Ireland.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Ryan Sessegnon has withdrawn from the England U21 squad after his loan club Hoffenheim reported an outbreak of coronavirus in the squad.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho has been reassured that winger Gareth Bale, 31, will be looked after during Wales' friendly against the USA on Thursday.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Ian Baraclough has urged his Northern Ireland players to go out and make history in Thursday's Euro 2020 qualifying play-off final against Slovakia. Steve Clarke says his Scotland players fully understand what is at stake and are confident they can deliver when they take on Serbia in their crucial Euro 2020 play-off.
    (Sky Sports)



OTHER STUFF

  • Tottenham Hotspur are starting contract talks with South Korea forward Son Heung-min. The 28-year-old is likely to be offered a contract lasting until 2026 and worth £200,000 a week.
    (Guardian)


  • Liverpool and England defender Joe Gomez, 23, fears he could miss the rest of the season with the injury picked up in training while on international duty.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, 30, has yet to sign a new contract. The Dutchman's deal with the Premier League champions runs out at the end of the season.
    (Liverpool Echo)


  • Burnley defender James Tarkowski says the club's latest contract offer was "nowhere near" good enough. The Englishman, 27, says he has no intention of re-signing with the Clarets.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Paul Elliott has strong support inside the FA to become the governing body's first black chairman, as the search for a new figurehead began in earnest on Wednesday.
    (Daily Mail)


  • South Wales Police have opened an investigation into former Wales international David Cotterill after he was accused by former team-mates of cheating them out of a combined total of almost £400,000.
    (Daily Mail)
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