Football rumours from the media Jan 22, 2019

What the papers say

Gonzalo Higuain‘s reunion with Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea remains uncertain, the Daily Mirror reports. The Argentina striker is currently on loan at AC Milan from Juventus, but the Stamford Bridge club are looking at bringing in the 31-year-old to bolster their attacking options.

Arsenal could be interested in signing Colombia playmaker James Rodriguez on a loan deal, the Independent reports. The 27-year-old is currently at Bayern Munich on loan from Real Madrid.

Manchester United’s Paul Pogba is reportedly ready to discuss a new contract, according to the Sun. The 25-year-old France midfielder came under criticism for his performances under former Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho but has seen a resurgence in form since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer arrived at Old Trafford.

Marko Arnautovic will not be allowed to leave in January even if he refuses to play, the Evening Standard says. The Austrian could be on his way out of the Hammers in the summer the paper adds.

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Antoine Semenyo is currently on loan at Newport from Bristol City (Nick Potts/PA)

Chelsea and Manchester United will spar off for the signature of Bristol City winger Antoine Semenyo, the Daily Mirror says.

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Aboubakar Kamara: The 23-year-old Fulham forward is discussing a potential loan move to Turkish side Yeni Malatyaspor, the Daily Mail says.

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Bayern Munich are interested in Rabbi Matondo (Martin Rickett/PA)

Rabbi Matondo: Bayern Munich are interested in signing the Wales international striker from Manchester City, according to the Sun.

Duvan Zapata: West Ham have had a bid for the Colombia international rebuffed by Atalanta, reports Tuttosport.

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