Thursday 13 December 2018

Football rumours from the media

Wayne Rooney’s potential move away from Everton makes the papers for a second day.

Could Ryan Sessegnon be playing in Ligue 1 next season? (Nick Potts/PA)
Could Ryan Sessegnon be playing in Ligue 1 next season? (Nick Potts/PA)

By Press Association Sport staff

Paris St Germain are said to be leading the chase to sign Fulham’s highly-rated teenager Ryan Sessegnon, according to the Daily Mirror. The Ligue 1 champions could have to shell out upwards of £50million to land the 17-year-old, with Tottenham, Manchester City and Manchester United also keen to tempt the England under-21 international away from Craven Cottage.

What the papers say

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A potential transfer for Wayne Rooney makes the papers for a second day straight, with the Daily Mail reporting England’s record goalscorer has told Everton that he wants to join DC United in a £12.5million move Stateside. Meanwhile, the Birmingham Mail reports that newly-promoted Wolves are favourites to land the signature of the 32-year-old in the summer, according to the Birmingham Mail.

Portuguese defender Diogo Leite could end up at Anfield next season, the Guardian reports. The 19-year-old is wanted by Liverpool, Manchester City and Arsenal, with the Champions League finalists willing to meet his release clause fee.

Holland’s Matthijs de Ligt is being chased by (Nick Potts/PA)

Matthijs de Ligt has told his current club Ajax he wants to leave in the summer, with two Premier League clubs interested in taking the £50million-rated defender on, according to the Mirror. Manchester City and Tottenham are both keen on landing the Dutchman, the paper said.

Three clubs will enter a bidding war to sign Hannover’s 25-year-old German striker Niclas Fullkrug, with Leicester, Newcastle and Watford all interested, the Leicester Mercury reports.

Social media round-up

Players to watch

Luis Suarez: The Barcelona striker could leave the Nou Camp in the summer, if the LaLiga side are able to bring in Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid, according to Catalunya Radio.

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Bernd Leno: Arsenal are looking at the German goalkeeper, currently at Leverkusen, as a replacement for Petr Cech, says Bild.

Wilfried Kanon: Sam Allardyce is hoping to bring the 24-year-old centre-back to Goodison from Den Haag, reports the Mirror.

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