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Football Rumours on Wednesday 31st January 2018
2018-01-31 08:55:11

  • Chelsea are on the verge of clinching the £18m signing of Olivier Giroud that will trigger Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's move to Arsenal and Michy Batshuayi's loan switch to Borussia Dortmund.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Arsenal will allow French defender Mathieu Debuchy, 32, to join Saint-Etienne on a free transfer.
    (L'Equipe )

  • Crystal Palace are close to signing Preston striker Jordan Hugill for £8m.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Celtic remain keen on Arsenal keeper Emiliano Martinez as they desperately attempt to strengthen their options in goal.
    (Daily Record)

  • Mesut Ozil will provide Arsenal with a huge boost and extend his contract in North London, according to reports in Germany.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Roma have been in contact with Manchester United regarding 27-year-old Netherlands defender Daley Blind.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Nottingham Forest are in talks to sign Costel Pantilimon from Watford.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Manchester City will have to pay £70m to sign Leicester City and Algeria winger Riyad Mahrez, 26.
    (Daily Star)

  • Sunderland boss Chris Coleman is making a late loan move for Sheffield Wednesday striker Jordan Rhodes.

  • Serie A leaders Napoli have opened talks with Everton in an attempt to sign Netherlands midfielder Davy Klaassen, 24, on loan until the end of the season.
    (Liverpool Echo)

  • Barnsley have made a £350,000 bid for Oxford goalkeeper Simon Eastwood.
    (Daily Star)

  • Bristol City have placed a £10m price-tag on defender Aden Flint.
    (Daily Star)

  • Everton are close to signing 26-year-old France defender Mangala on loan.
    (Sky Sports)

  • West Ham have approached Lille over the signing of their captain Ibrahim Amadou. Crystal Palace have already made two bids for the 24-year-old French defender.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Wolfsburg are trying to persuade Liverpool's Serbia winger Lazar Markovic, 23, to join them rather than Premier League side Swansea.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Liverpool midfielder Ovie Ejaria, 20, is set to join Sunderland on loan for the rest of the season with fellow Englishman, 22-year-old defender Lloyd Jones, poised to make a permanent move to Luton Town.
    (Liverpool Echo)

  • Fulham and Yohan Mollo have mutually agreed to terminate the player’s contract.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Leeds United are closing in on the signing of forward Tyler Roberts from West Brom in a deal worth up to £4m. The 19-year-old Welshman has six months left on his contract.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Swansea are in advanced talks with West Ham to bring Ghana forward Andre Ayew, 28, back to the Liberty Stadium, but are holding off including South Korea midfielder Ki Sung-yueng, 29, in the move.
    (Wales Online)

  • Bordeaux are in talks with Norwegian side Rosenborg to sign former Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner. The 30-year-old Denmark international could sign an initial loan deal with the French club.


  • Arsene Wenger has admitted Olivier Giroud's appearance against Swansea City on Tuesday night could have been his last for Arsenal.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez has held talks with owner Mike Ashley and remains "hopeful" of making a signing before the transfer window shuts.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • But Benitez insists his position is unlikely to change even if late moves for targets such as Leicester's Algeriastriker Islam Slimani, 29, and Manchester City defender Eliaquim Mangala fail.
    (Northern Echo)

  • Jose Mourinho fears Alexis Sanchez's huge salary at Manchester United will make him a target for opposition supporters.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Great Britain could have a women's football team at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games after the four home nations reached an agreement.
    (Daily Mail)


  • West Ham want to fine French defender Arthur Masuaku more than the standard two weeks' wages for spitting at an opponent. The Hammers are frustrated the rules prevent them from doing so instantly without consultation with players' union, the PFA.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • After signing French defender Aymeric Laporte from Athletic Bilbao, Manchester City's 'annual defence spending' has exceeded the actual annual military defence budgets of 52 countries.
    (i News)

  • Plans have been announced to make a film of the life of former Everton striker Dixie Dean, with Toby Kebbell in line to play lead role.
    (Liverpool Echo)

  • Liverpool and England defender Nathaniel Clyne, 26, has made a cameo appearance on reality television show Love & Hip Hop: Miami.
    (Daily Mail)

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