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Football Rumours on Friday 11th January 2013

last updated Friday 11th January 2013, 9:20 AM


  • Roman Abramovich will make Pep Guardiola an £18m-a-year deal to become Chelsea's next manager in the summer.
    ( Daily Express )


  • QPR are set to sign 28-year-old Stoke midfielder Wilson Palacios, who has played only four times this season.
    ( The Sun)


  • Newcastle United have been rocked by the request of their captain Fabricio Coloccini, 30, to leave the club.
    ( The Independent )


  • Manchester City are confident a deal can still be struck with AC Milan to offload striker Mario Balotelli, 22.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Balotelli's agent, Mino Raiola, says there is no chance of the striker moving back to Italy this month and that AC Milan president Silvio Berlusconi made a "huge mistake" in criticising the Italy forward.
    ( Sky Sports )


  • Inter Milan's Netherlands midfielder Wesley Sneijder is hoping for a last-minute switch to England and the 28-year-old has asked his advisers to make one final attempt to plot a move to a top Premier League club.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Harry Redknapp will hold talks with Ryan Nelsen, 35, next week in an attempt to convince the defender to remain at QPR.
    ( The Guardian )


  • Tottenham are in talks over a £15m move for Sevilla striker Alvaro Negredo. The 27-year-old is reportedly seeking a four-and-a-half-year deal worth in excess of £70,000 per week.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Ajax and Galatasaray are seeking a loan deal for Liverpool's 24-year-old winger Oussama Assaidi - a £3m summer signing by Brendan Rodgers.
    ( talkSPORT )


  • Liverpool have offered Turkish club Fenerbahce £9m for Senegalese striker Moussa Sow, 26.
    ( Fanatik )


  • Andreas Laudrup, son of Swansea manager Michael, has joined French team Saint Etienne on loan with an option to purchase. The 22 year-old has been at Danish side Nordsjaelland since 2008.
    ( L'Equipe )


  • Tottenham are reportedly interested in signing South Korean Son Heung-Min, currently of Hamburg.
    ( Bild )



    OTHER GOSSIP

  • Chelsea manager Rafa Benitez accepts he has no chance of landing the permanent job after his side's defeat by Swansea in the first leg of the Capital One Cup semi-final.
    ( The Sun)


  • Angry Chelsea fans have decided to boycott matches until Rafa Benitez is dumped.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling, 18, says his mother Nadine is his own personal Jose Mourinho, running his life and even advising him on how to play.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has warned some of his young players that they need to shape up or face being shipped out this summer.
    ( The Guardian )


  • Italy's World Cup-winning captain Fabio Cannavaro, 39, has said defending in Serie A is not as good as it was when he was playing.
    ( Goal )



    AND FINALLY

  • Jamie Oliver is Manchester City's surprise transfer-window signing, agreeing a five-year deal to take care of all catering needs at Etihad Stadium.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Footage has emerged of former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola appearing to shun Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 27, during the Fifa Ballon d'Or awards.
    ( Metro )


  • New Wolves manager Dean Saunders has ordered his players to stay out of McDonalds.
    ( The Sun )





















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