Wednesday’s Edition of Football Transfer Gossip

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08/09/2021

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has received a welcome boost ahead of Arsenal’s clash with Norwich on Saturday as Thomas Partey, Gabriel Magalhaes, and Eddie Nketiah returned to training following injury.(Daily Mirror)

Tottenham may face a challenge from players’ unions if they impose fines on their two Argentina internationals involved in last night’s abandoned match in Brazil.(The Times)

Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi has “huge possibilities” ahead of him and England U21s can still play a part in his development, according to Gareth Southgate.(The Independent)

Tottenham chief Daniel Levy and the representatives of three other Super League plotters have been appointed to the European Club Association’s executive board, just months after they withdrew from the controversial breakaway project.(Daily Mail)

Premier League clubs could block players from being released for international duty in red list countries after the farce in Brazil, warns Aston Villa chief executive Christian Purslow.(Daily Mail)

Jesse Lingard has reportedly turned down the offer of a new contract at Manchester United due to concerns over game time.(Daily Mail)

John Terry and Michael Owen have been enlisted to join FIFA’s Technical Advisory Group in the battle to force through a World Cup every two years.(The Sun)

FIFA has been put under pressure to announce Premier League clubs will not be sanctioned for keeping their players back from this week’s World Cup Qualifiers.(The Sun)

Zenit St Petersburg striker Sardar Azmoun has confirmed he received an offer to join Tottenham last month.(The Sun)

Liverpool want to sign Jude Bellingham next summer in what could prove to be a club-record £80m deal.(Daily Star)

Manchester City and Leeds United have joined a growing army of opposition to FIFA’s plan to make the World Cup every two years.(The Daily Telegraph)

England midfielder Jude Bellingham, 18, has hinted at a possible move to Liverpool with Reds boss Jurgen Klopp set to raid his former club Borussia Dortmund. (Star)

Liverpool have also been told to sign 27-year-old Genk and Nigeria striker Paul Onuachu by the Belgian club’s sporting director. (Mirror)

The Reds are also in a three-club-battle with Bayern Munich and Barcelona to sign Red Bull Salzburg and Germany wonderkid Karim Adeyemi, 19, who has scored six goals in six league games this season. (Bild, via Mirror)

Chelsea will continue to monitor Sevilla and France centre-back Jules Kounde, 22, over a potential deal in January after missing out on their top defensive target this summer. (Evening Standard)

Manchester City missed out on Wesley Ribeiro Silva this summer after their £6.5m bid for the 22-year-old Brazilian winger was rejected by Palmeiras. (Marca, via HITC)

Arsenal have rejected a bid from Turkish side Galatasaray for 29-year-old Egypt midfielder Mohamed Elneny. (Sky Sports)

Real Madrid midfielder Marco Asensio, 25, turned down the chance to join Tottenham or AC Milan in the summer, with the Spaniard unsettled at Real Madrid. (Marca)

Manchester United could have a clear path to signing West Ham and England midfielder Declan Rice, 22, next summer as Chelsea consider alternative options. (Mirror)

Liverpool’s failure to sell Swiss winger Xherdan Shaqiri, 29, earlier or 26-year-old Belgian forward Divock Origi cost them the chance to sign Zambian forward Patson Daka, 22, from Red Bull Salzburg, before he joined Leicester City. (Here We Go Podcast, via Express)

Arsenal’s forgotten Greek defender Konstantinos Mavropanos, 23, could be poised to seal a permanent deal to loan club Stuttgart. (Bild, via Star)

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