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.

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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.

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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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