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Football Rumours on Friday 11th July 2014

last updated Friday 11th July 2014, 9:16 AM


TRANSFER RUMOURS

  • Former Arsenal striker Marouane Chamakh, 30, has agreed a two-year deal to stay at Crystal Palace, accepting a significant pay cut in the process.
    (Guardian )


  • Arsenal have been given a boost in their bid to sign Germany international Sami Khedira, 27, after the midfielder rejected the offer of a new two-year contract at Real Madrid.
    ( Daily Star )


  • Arsenal are also in negotiations for the £8m transfer of France striker Loic Remy from newly promoted Queens Park Rangers.
    ( Independent )


  • Leicester City have made a club record bid of £7.5m for Brighton's 27-year-old striker Leonardo Ulloa.
    ( Daily Telegraph )


  • Chelsea are holding out for a fee of £8m for defender Ryan Bertrand as Liverpool and Tottenham consider a move for the 24-year-old.
    ( Daily Express )


  • Fulham midfielder Kieran Richardson, 29, is expected to complete a medical at Aston Villa on Friday, after turning down offers from three other Premier League clubs.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Villa boss Paul Lambert is planning to let eight of his current players leave the club in order to fund new signings.
    ( Sun )


  • Liverpool have joined Tottenham in the race to sign Swansea City's 25-year-old Ivorian striker Wilfried Bony, with the Welsh club holding out for a fee of £20m.
    ( Talksport )


  • Lazio believe they are favourites to sign Feyenoord's 22-year-old Dutch defender Stefan De Vrij, who has emerged as a transfer target for Manchester United.
    ( Daily Express )


  • West Ham are facing competition from AC Milan and Sevilla for 25-year-old Ecuador striker Enner Valencia, who is valued at £12m by Mexican side Pachuca.
    ( Times )


  • Southampton's bid to sign striker Graziano Pelle has stalled after Saints refused to meet Feyenoord's £9.5m asking price for the 28-year-old Italian.
    ( Daily Star )


  • Everton boss Roberto Martinez has made a £4m bid for 21-year-old Bosnia midfielder Muhamed Besic.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Barcelona will press on with plans to sign Liverpool striker Luis Suarez for £75m even though Fifa have upheld the 27-year-old Uruguayan's biting ban.
    ( Sun )




  • WORLD CUP GOSSIP

  • Brazil's sports minister Aldo Rebelo has called for a radical improvement in the country's youth development system as a response to the "deep scar" of losing 7-1 to Germany in the World Cup semi-final.
    (Guardian )


  • Argentina's 26-year-old striker Gonzalo Higuain says his side are not intimidated by the prospect of facing Germany in Sunday's World Cup final, despite their crushing 7-1 victory over Brazil.
    ( London Evening Standard )


  • Manchester City and Brazil midfielder Fernandinho, 29, says he will be haunted forever by his country's semi-final rout by Germany.
    ( Sun )


  • Fare, a campaign group promoting equality in world football, has produced a report highlighting dozens of instances where Fifa has failed to punish racist and homophobic activity at the World Cup in Brazil.
    ( Daily Telegraph )


  • Neymar's agent has launched a scathing attack on Brazil manager Luiz Felipe Scolari following the humiliating 7-1 defeat by Germany in the World Cup semi-final, calling him "an old jerk, repulsive and conceited".
    ( Independent )




  • OTHER GOSSIP

  • Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is planning to limit Steven Gerrard's first-team appearances next season in a bid to keep the 34-year-old captain fit until the end of the campaign.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Leeds United began life under new manager Dave Hockaday with a resounding 16-0 win over Italian minnows FC Gherdeina. .
    ( Yorkshire Evening Post )


  • Aston Villa right-back Alan Hutton, 29, wants talks with Paul Lambert after the Villa boss blocked his move to West Brom.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Villa are also set to offer defender Ron Vlaar, 29, a bumper new contract to head off interest in the Netherlands international.
    ( Daily Star )


  • Belgium defender Jan Vertonghen, 27, could quit Tottenham this summer according to his agent Mustapha Nakhli.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Spanish midfielder Mikel Arteta, 32, has no intention of leaving Arsenal this summer according to his agent Inaki Ibanez.
    ( Times )




  • AND FINALLY

  • Germany and Bayern Munich striker Thomas Muller may well be a success on the pitch with five goals in six games at this year's World Cup, but a video posted on Twitter has revealed the 24-year-old's dancing skills are not quite of the same standard. Metro Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic completed just one day of pre-season training with the thick beard he had grown during his time off before shaving it off.
    ( Daily Mail )






















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