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Football Rumours on Monday 12th February 2018
2018-02-12 10:09:34



  • Spanish striker Fernando Llorente, 32, has cast doubt on his future at Spurs by admitting he misses Juventus.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Stefano Okaka does not have a long-term future at Watford and they will look to offload the striker in the summer.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Manchester City are closing on deals to sign two highly-rated prospects - Netherlands U20 defender Philippe Sandler from Dutch side PEC Zwolle and Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Claudio Gomes.
    (Times)


  • Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho wants to beat Manchester City to the signing of Real Madrid's 25-year-old midfielder Isco.
    (Daily Star)


  • Real Madrid defender Marcelo is convinced Paris St-Germain forward Neymar, 26, will join the club in the future - and thinks his fellow Brazilian will be a "great fit" at the La Liga club.
    (Marca)


  • But PSG defender Thiago Silva hopes Neymar will stay with the Ligue 1 club.
    (Goal)


  • Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is trying to persuade Schalke midfielder Max Meyer, 22, to join the club but faces competition from Liverpool, Bayern Munich and AC Milan.
    (Daily Star)




  • MANAGEMENT STUFF


  • Bradford have appointed "number one target" Simon Grayson as the club's new manager following the sacking of Stuart McCall. Grayson returns to management after he was sacked by Sunderland in October with Bradford the sixth club of his managerial career.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Grimsby have parted company with manager Russel Slade following a run of 12 games without a win leaving them 17th in Sky Bet League Two. Assistant manager Paul Wilkinson will take temporary charge of the first team.
    (Sky Sports)


  • West Brom boss Alan Pardew will take his squad to Spain for a warm-weather training camp as they attempt to avoid relegation from the Premier League.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez tried to sign England keeper Joe Hart, who is on loan at West Ham from Manchester City, in January, but failed as Moyes believed the 30-year-old could still play a part for the club this season.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • West Ham co-chairman David Sullivan has told fans to stick by the club after revealing he will be overhauling the way they scout, analyse and sign targets.
    (Evening Standard)


  • Part of the changes in transfer strategy at West Ham will involve Sullivan having less influence over new signings, says Hammers boss David Moyes.
    (Guardian)


  • Former Barcelona manager Luis Enrique wants to manage in the Premier League next season, with Arsenal and Chelsea possible destinations for the Spaniard.
    (Sun)


  • Everton boss Sam Allardyce says January signing Cenk Tosun is taking longer to adapt to the Premier League because of England's cold weather.
    (Times)


  • Chelsea manager Antonio Conte says he has spoken to Enrique as the pair "played against each other" and were opposing coaches.
    (Daily Express)


  • Conte says he is a "bit of a disaster" in convincing Chelsea to buy players and "in this aspect I can improve a lot".
    (Guardian)


  • The Blues coach says his players are not being adversely affected by the "rumours" surrounding his future.
    (Sky Sports)


  • And Conte has banned smiling during Chelsea's training sessions because "usually when you work you don't smile".
    (Sun)


  • West Brom boss Alan Pardew believes part of Chelsea's problems this season are down to the sale of striker Diego Costa, 29, to Atletico Madrid.
    (Daily Star)


  • Brighton boss Chris Hughton never saw Mathew Ryan play before signing him.
    (Daily Mail)




  • INTERNATIONAL STUFF


  • Cameron Jerome is backing Derby team-mate Scott Carson to force his way into England's World Cup plans as Gareth Southgate ponders his goalkeeper selections.
    (Daily Star)


  • Kieron Dyer says the England squad contained a number of gambling addicts during his time with the international setup.
    (Daily Mail)




  • OTHER STORIES

  • Manchester City club captain Vincent Kompany will lift the trophy if his side win the Premier League this season, despite the Belgian playing a reduced role.
    (Manchester Evening News)


  • Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez held clear-the-air talks with his team-mates after his 10-day absence, says defender Danny Simpson. The 26-year-old Algerian did not train and missed two matches after a potential transfer to Manchester City fell through.
    (Leicester Mercury)


  • Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld will not travel to Turin for their Champions League last-16 tie with Juventus, putting the 28-year-old Belgium player's future at the club in doubt.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Livingston player Shaun Byrne was rushed to hospital after studs went into his face against Dunfermline.
    (Sun)


  • Stoke skipper Ryan Shawcross slammed his team-mates for 'childish' bickering over penalty-taking duties.
    (Daily Mirror)








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