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Monday's transfer gossip and football rumours

Monday's transfer gossip and rumours in the world of football according to the national newspapers.


  • Football League clubs are pushing for next Saturday's 3pm fixtures to be played on Friday night so not to clash with Prince Philip's funeral.
  • Mikel Arteta admits the relief of a much-needed Arsenal victory was spoiled by yet another injury headache.
  • Marouane Fellaini could make a shock return to the Premier League this summer with Tottenham head coach Jose Mourinho reportedly planning a reunion with the former Manchester United midfielder.
  • Sam Allardyce has warned his West Brom players relegation is likely to mean club staff losing their jobs.
  • Carlo Ancelotti wants his squad to embrace the pressure of needing to deliver and show they remain in the hunt for European football.


  • Scotland's Steve Tandy has emerged as the frontrunner for the Lions defence coach vacancy after Warren Gatland was forced into a major reshuffle of his coaching team.


  • Sport will pay its respects to Prince Philip by moving fixtures and halting play during the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral on Saturday.
  • James Tavernier, the Rangers captain, is "pushing hard" to be involved in this weekend's Scottish Cup tie against Celtic, the timing of which has yet to be decided.


  • Galatasaray forward Radamel Falcao is to undergo surgery after suffering a facial injury during training.
  • Manchester United have been in contact with Pau Torres' representatives ahead of a potential move, according to reports in Spain.


  • Four Leicester City stars at a Covid-flouting house party were busted by their manager Brendan Rodgers - then hid before cops arrived.
  • Arsenal have been dealt major blow after Mikel Arteta confirmed Kieran Tierney will miss the rest of the season - with Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli also picking up injuries on Sunday.
  • PSG have reportedly made contact with Liverpool star Mohamed Salah.
  • Konstantinos Mavropanos has refused to commit his future to Arsenal - despite only signing a new contract last year.
  • West Ham aim to swoop for QPR's giant Senegalese goalkeeper Seny Dieng.
  • Hartlepool goalkeeper Brad Young could be on his way to Leicester in a bargain deal.


  • Daniel Levy has already reportedly decided he will have to stick by Jose Mourinho next season because it will cost too much to sack him.
  • Jesse Lingard's previous views on Arsenal and playing at the Emirates Stadium could dash any hopes Gunners' fans have of seeing the midfielder move to their club.


  • Liverpool must act quickly to sign Pedri in the summer transfer window as Barcelona have their own plan in place.


  • AC Milan are ready to offer Celtic loan defender Diego Laxalt as part of their bid to land Odsonne Edouard.
  • Fans are still waiting to find out when next weekend's Scottish Cup ties will be played - but they look certain to be moved after the Scottish Grand National was put back 24 hours to Sunday to avoid a clash with Prince Philip's funeral.
  • Dundee United manager Micky Mellon has emerged as a shock contender to take charge of English League One side Doncaster Rovers.


  • Hampden bosses will hold an emergency breakfast meeting on Monday morning in a bid to thrash out a contingency plan to reschedule this weekend's packed Scottish Cup card around the funeral of Prince Phillip.
  • Hearts are set to celebrate their Championship title with a trophy day on the weekend of the Scottish Cup quarter-finals - if Inverness are knocked out by St Mirren this Saturday.
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