Transfer rumours and paper review – Wednesday, September 7: Eddie Howe wanted as next Arsenal boss, Roy Hodgson to make West Brom return?

7 Sep

Here are the top transfer-related stories in Wednesday’s newspapers…

Eddie Howe is under serious consideration to become the next Arsenal manager. The highly-regarded Bournemouth chief’s name is being discussed in the corridors of power at the Emirates with Arsene Wenger’s contract due to end next summer. (The Sun)

Jack Wilshere has held talks with Arsene Wenger about signing a new Arsenal deal when he returns from his season-long loan spell at Bournemouth. (The Sun)

Roy Hodgson has been sounded out about making a shock return to West Bromwich Albion. It is understood the Baggies asked former England manager Hodgson whether he would be interested in going back to the Hawthorns for a second spell in charge, while making contingency plans in case current boss Tony Pulis quits his post. (Daily Mirror)

Chelsea will revive their interest in Santos midfielder Thiago Maia in January. The 19-year-old was discussed by Chelsea in late July prior to his participation in the Olympics with Brazil but his club Santos were reluctant to sell before the end of their season. Chelsea are willing to offer around £15million for the defensive midfielder when the Brazilian campaign finishes in December. (Daily Mail)

Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew has confirmed he wants to sign Mathieu Flamini. Former France midfielder Flamini is available on a free after being released by Arsenal. (Daily Mirror)

Liverpool target Christian Pulisic has dealt the Reds a hammerblow in their pursuit of him – by revealing he is a lifelong Manchester United fan. The Anfield outfit were reportedly keen on signing the Borussia Dortmund youngster, 17, during the transfer window but missed out. (The Sun)

Claudio Ranieri has asked Leicester to appoint former Liverpool scout Eduardo Macia to his backroom staff. Spaniard Macia is set to replace highly-regarded Steve Walsh, who moved to Everton in the summer to become their director of football. (Daily Mirror)

And here are the latest headlines…​

Arsenal FC boost: Barcelona’s hopes of signing Hector Bellerin dashed

Liverpool FC transfer news: Mario Balotelli convinced to leave Merseyside nightmare behind him by new Nice team-mate Mathieu Bodmer

Liverpool FC transfer news: Hoffenheim starlet Niklas Sule reveals he snubbed summer move to Merseyside

Sheffield Wednesday to sign former AC Milan defender Urby Emanuelson on free transfer

Shock transfer reports: Ex-Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner set to join Nottingham Forest



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