Thursday’s news and transfer rumour gossip.
Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino has no intention of selling defender Jan Vertonghen, 27 – (Talksport)
Stuttgart defender Antonio Rudiger, 21, has dealt a blow to Chelsea’s hopes of signing him by revealing he is an Arsenal fan – (Metro)
Newcastle United’s board members say there is “no guarantee” that they will sign a striker in the January transfer window – (Newcastle Chronicle)
Former Liverpool striker Dirk Kuyt, now at Turkish side Fenerbahce, is a target for Southampton in the January transfer window – (Daily Star)
Lukas Podolski has hinted he may leave Arsenal. The 29-year-old German forward is frustrated with a lack of first-team opportunities – (Daily Mirror)