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Football Rumours on Sunday 8th January 2023

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TRANSFER RUMOURS Fulham are looking at alternatives should they fail to agree personal terms with main target Cedric Soares of Arsenal, with Norwich’s Max Aarons, Danny McNamara of Millwall and Luton’s James Bree all under consideration. (Mail on Sunday) Ukrainian football agent Igor Kryvenko believes Shakhtar Donetsk will not let Ukraine winger Mykhaylo Mudryk, 22, leave for the reported £88m being offered by Arsenal, saying it was an “inadequate price”. (FourFourTwo) Tottenham Hotspur have targeted Everton and England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, 28, to replace France captain Hugo Lloris, 36. (Sunday Mirror) Atletico Madrid are demanding a £9.5m loan fee and a commitment to buy for £70m from Manchester United as negotiations continue for Portugal forward Joao Felix, 23. (Sunday Mirror) Arsenal are reportedly interested in signing Giannis Konstantelias in a £10m transfer from PAOK. (Sun on Sunday) Al-Nassr have released Cameroon striker Vincent Aboubakar, 30, who has been linked with a move to Manchester United, to free up space in their squad to register Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 37. (Al-Riyadh) Crystal Palace are ready to rival Everton in an attempt to sign former England striker Danny Ings, 30, from Aston Villa. (Sun on Sunday) Brighton manager Roberto de Zerbi has told Leandro Trossard he “wants more from him” after dropping the Belgium forward amid speculation linking the 28-year-old with a move to Newcastle United and Chelsea. (The Athletic) Crystal Palace are ready to fight Everton for Danny Ings’ signature. (Sun on Sunday) Brighton chief executive Paul Barber has warned Chelsea and Liverpool that only a huge fee will see the Seagulls sell 21-year-old Ecuador midfielder Moises Caicedo. (Metro) Newcastle and Brighton are chasing Dundee United’s teenage star Rory MacLeod. (Sun on Sunday) Chelsea have reportedly opened talks with Bundesliga side Borussia Monchengladbach over a transfer for striker Marcus Thuram. (Sun on Sunday) Leeds United are looking at Hoffenheim’s French forward Georginio Rutter, 20. (Sky Sports Germany) Chelsea have completed the signing of Ivory Coast star David Datro Fofana from Norwegian champions Molde, despite a last-ditch bid by the striker’s boyhood club to have the deal halted. (Mail on Sunday) Aston Villa’s French defender Frederic Guilbert, 28, has hinted he could be poised for a move away from Villa Park in the January transfer window. (Birmingham Mail) Blackburn Rovers want £15m for their Chile striker Ben Brereton Diaz – despite the 23-year-old’s contract running out in the summer. (Sun on Sunday) MANAGEMENT STUFF Sean Dyche heads a clutch of high-profile managers ready to answer Everton’s SOS should Frank Lampard be sacked. (Sun on Sunday) INTERNATIONAL STUFF Former Everton boss Roberto Martinez, who was head coach of Belgium for six years before leaving after the 2022 World Cup, has reached a verbal agreement to take charge of Portugal. (Athletic) Former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has turned down an offer to become United States coach. (Mail on Sunday) France head coach Didier Deschamps has extended his contract until 2026. (Sky Sports) OTHER STUFF Charlton Athletic’s mystery takeover bidders are the Lenagan family – owners of Rugby League giants Wigan Warriors. (Sun on Sunday) Premier League fans are being left short-changed as new figures reveal they are watching less on-field action than ever before. (Mail on Sunday) Source BBCSport/SkySports

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