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Football Rumours on Thursday 12th October 2017
2017-10-12 15:06:44

  • Talks over extending Mesut Ozil's contract at Arsenal are "going in a positive way", according to the agent of the 28-year-old German midfielder.

  • Barcelona chief executive Oscar Grau says his club are prepared to make another attempt to sign Liverpool's Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho, 25, when the transfer window opens in January.

  • Liverpool will continue to refuse to enter into negotiations with Barcelona over the transfer of Coutinho.

  • Alternatively, Liverpool have agreed to allow Coutinho to leave for the Nou Camp in January in a deal worth £98.6m.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Manchester United's Spanish playmaker Juan Mata, 29, has turned down the chance to move to the Chinese Super League.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • England midfielder Jack Wilshere, 25, is understood to be considering leaving Arsenal in January in a bid to boost his chances of earning a spot in Gareth Southgate's World Cup squad.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Paris St-Germain right-back Dani Alves has said that it would be "great" if his club could sign striker Alexis Sanchez, 28, whose contract at Arsenal expires at end of the season.

  • Crystal Palace will resist any renewed approach from Leicester for 26-year-old winger Andros Townsend.

  • Or Palace may be prepared to sell England international Townsend to Leicester to help fund their capture of a much-needed striker.

  • Bristol City are one of four English clubs chasing 19-year-old Motherwell winger Adam Livingstone.
    (Motherwell Times)

  • Chelsea fear France midfielder N'Golo Kante, 26, could miss all six October games with a hamstring injury.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Burnley, Newcastle United and West Brom are all interested in signing Inter Milan's 31-year-old defender Yuto Nagatomo.


  • Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson is targeting experienced Premier League players in January as he bids to steer the club clear of relegation.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Sunderland owner Ellis Short is ready to sell the club for around the same price as his house - £57m.
    (Daily Express)

  • Manchester United great Paul Scholes and current caretaker manager Richie Wellens are the leading candidates for the Sky Bet League One job.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Manager Jose Mourinho is ready to sign a new £65m five-year Manchester United contract.


  • Arsenal will play Liverpool at 12:30 BST on Christmas Eve.
    (Daily Star)

  • Manchester City are finalising a lucrative documentary series deal with Amazon, despite opposition from Premier League rights holders.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Former Liverpool and Wigan goalkeeper Chris Kirkland has spoken about his struggle with depression, revealing the illness led to his decision to retire.

  • Tottenham are expected to break the Premier League's 10-year-old attendance record when they host Bournemouth at Wembley on Saturday.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Bournemouth striker Jermain Defoe says it is his dream to make England's World Cup squad in Russia next year.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Leicester forward Ahmed Musa has opened a petrol station in Nigeria.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Brazilian journalists have picked out Arsenal, Manchester City and Chelsea as offering the best food to the press in a country whose "cuisine has never been among the hottest in the world".

  • Colombia striker Radamel Falcao and Peru midfielder Renato Tapia have admitted discussing the fact that a draw would suit both teams in the closing stages of their World Cup qualifying match on Tuesday night.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Nice striker Mario Balotelli has uploaded a video of himself and a friend racing on a pair of miniature motorbikes.

  •  BBC Sport/SkySports