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Football Rumours on Thursday 16th September 2021

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Tottenham are considering a move for Peterborough United’s English defender Ronnie Edwards. Spurs were said to be among a number of Premier League clubs to watch the 18-year-old feature for Peterborough Under-23s against Watford last week.

(Football Insider) Liverpool have emerged as one of the potential destinations for Poland striker Robert Lewandowski, 33, who is expected to leave Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich next summer.

(Fichajes) Manchester United wanted to negotiate a deal with Napoli for Senegal captain Kalidou Koulibaly, 30, in the summer transfer window but were not willing to match the Serie A side’s £34m valuation for the centre-back.

(Daily Express) Liverpool are in pole position to make a January bid for German striker Karim Adeyemi, 19, from Austrian side Red Bull Salzburg.

(Mundo Deportivo) Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp expects a “proper transfer offer” for Divock Origi next summer after the Belgium forward, 26, impressed on his first start since January in Wednesday’s win over AC Milan.

(Daily Express) Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger could be sold to fund a bid for Sevilla’s France defender Jules Kounde, 22. The 28-year-old German is wanted by both Paris St-Germain and Real Madrid but has emerged as a key member of Thomas Tuchel’s backline.

(Football 365) Rudiger is stalling over Chelsea’s offer of a new £140,000-a-week deal, which has also alerted Bayern Munich and Juventus as Rudiger is out of contract next summer.

(Daily Telegraph) Barcelona identified Leeds striker Rodrigo, 30, as a deadline day transfer target this summer but the Premier League side turned down Barca’s “scattergun” approach for the Spain international.

(The Athletic) Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez is reportedly close to signing a new contract with the Italian side, meaning Arsenal and Tottenham will have to make a big bid if they decide to renew their interest in the 24-year-old.

(Gazzetta dello Sport) West Ham are keeping tabs on Rangers’ English centre-back Connor Goldson, 28, who is out of contract next summer.

(Football Insider) Former Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is not seeking a pay-as-you-play deal at the Emirates after boss Mikel Arteta offered him the opportunity to keep fit at the Gunners’ training ground. The 29-year-old has 34 England caps but has been without a club since his release from Bournemouth earlier this year.

(Metro) PSG were only willing to sell 22-year-old France striker Kylian Mbappe to rivals Real Madrid if Brazil winger Vinicius Junior, 21, was included in the deal.

(Sport Bible) Spain midfielder Isco, 29, is understood to be growing increasingly frustrated at Real Madrid under manager Carlo Ancelotti and could look to secure a move away from the Bernabeu in January.

(Calciomercato) MANAGEMENT STUFF

Chris Hughton is set to leave his job as Nottingham Forest manager after a seventh Championship defeat of the season.

(Daily Telegraph) Chris Wilder is eyeing the Nottingham Forest job as Chris Hughton works flat out to get results going his way.

(Daily Mirror) Antonio Conte is keeping tabs on the Manchester United job as he eyes a sensational return to the Premier League, according to reports.

(Sun) OTHER STUFF

Fulham returned to the top of the Sky Bet Championship table with a comfortable 4-1 victory over Birmingham at St Andrew’s.

(Sky Sports) Derby County are set to be handed a 12-point penalty after a breakthrough in talks with the EFL.

(Daily Mail) Manchester United have been in positive talks with Portugal midfielder Bruno Fernandes since July. The 27-year-old wants to stay at Old Trafford and his contract is considered a “priority” along with France midfielder Paul Pogba, 28.

(Fabrizio Romano) Fernandes is closing in on a new five-year deal at Manchester United worth more than £250,000 a week, increasing his salary by nearly £100,000 a week.

(Sun) Leeds United have opened talks with Kalvin Phillips over a big new contract for the England midfielder, 25, beyond 2024.

(Football Insider) Cristiano Ronaldo and his family have switched mansions after bleating sheep kept waking them.

(Sun) Ilkay Gundogan has been promoted to Manchester City vice-captain following a vote by Pep Guardiola’s players and backroom staff this week, demoting Kevin de Bruyne.

(Daily Telegraph) Former England international Carlton Palmer made a surprise return to football on Tuesday night at the age of 55 when he was named on the Grantham subs bench.

(Daily Mirror) Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius reportedly turned down an exit from the Anfield club this summer in order to keep his ‘large wages’.

(Daily Star) It all got a bit heated between Barnsley and Stoke as three coaches received red cards following this touchline bust-up!

(Sky Sports) Cristiano Ronaldo knocked out a steward with a wayward practice shot before Manchester United’s Champions League defeat to Swiss side Young Boys on Tuesday evening.

(Sky Sports) Source BBCSport/SkySports

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