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Football Rumours on Monday 11th January 2016

last updated Monday 11th January 2016, 7:33 AM


  • Chelsea have tabled a £30m bid for Shakhtar Donetsk attacking midfielder Alex Teixeira, 26, who has scored 26 goals in 26 games this season.
    ( Daily Star )


  • The Blues are also eyeing a deal for AC Milan striker Carlos Bacca, 29, and are willing to meet the £30m asking price.
    ( Daily Express )


  • Everton will make a £21m offer for Dynamo Kiev winger Andriy Yarmolenko, 26, and they have completed the sale of Steven Naismith, 29, to Norwich.
    ( Daily Express )


  • Liverpool have sealed an £11m deal for Brazilian winger Alexandre Pato, 26, who currently plays for Corinthians.
    ( Daily Star )


  • Newcastle have renewed their £18m bid for unsettled West Brom striker Saido Berahino, 22.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • The Magpies have also made a move for 23-year-old Swansea midfielder Jonjo Shelvey.
    ( Sky Sports )


  • Villa manager Remi Garde hopes to be handed a large transfer fund to turn around the club's season after talks with the board.
    ( Sun )


  • Oxford United manager Michael Appleton has warned Newcastle off midfielder Kemar Roofe, 23, after he played a starring role in the FA Cup win over Swansea.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Stoke forward Peter Crouch, 34, has suggested he may have to leave the club after failing to start a Premier League match all season.
    ( Daily Telegraph )


  • Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink believes 19-year-old midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek can challenge for regular first-team action at Stamford Bridge.
    ( Talksport )


  • Basel midfielder Mohamed Elneny, 23, is set to complete a £7.4m move to Arsenal within the next 24 hours.
    ( Independent )


  • Arsenal full-back Hector Bellerin believes the Gunners have enough strength in depth to compete for a league and cup double this season.
    ( London Evening Standard )




  • MANAGER MOVEMENTS

  • Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has told outgoing Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola he will need a squad of 35 players to cope with the fixture demands if he come to the Premier League.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Aston Villa bosses are due in New York on Monday for a crunch transfer summit with the crisis club's American owner Randy Lerner after they were held by Wycombe in the FA Cup.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • The future of Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal could once again be in doubt, despite the Dutchman being privately backed at Christmas and told he wouldn't be sacked.
    ( Daily Star )


  • Championship strugglers Charlton are set to reappoint Jose Riga as boss after the shock FA Cup defeat to Colchester.
    ( Daily Mail )




  • OTHER GOSSIP

  • Aston Villa duo Joleon Lescott, 33, and Brad Guzan, 31, allegedly swore at their own fans after drawing against Wycombe in the FA Cup.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale says the sacking of manager Rafael Benitez was a "big disappointment", but that he is still happy at the club.
    ( Guardian )


  • Harry Redknapp has called for the Premier League to work more closely with the Football Association to help preserve the standing of the FA Cup. Redknapp, as a manager, won the cup with Portsmouth in 2008.
    ( Daily Telegraph )


  • Swansea's Jonjo Shelvey was involved in a post-match confrontation with a furious fan after they were dumped out of the FA Cup at Oxford.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini says the negative reaction from supporters is understandable after they were knocked out of the FA Cup by Watford on Saturda.
    ( Daily Telegraph )


  • New Liverpool signing Marko Grujic nearly pulled the plug on his move to Merseyside because he is claustrophobic and was uncomfortable taking an MRI scan during his medical.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Luka Modric insists Real Madrid were right to sack Rafa Benitez for Zinedine Zidane.
    ( Sun )




  • AND FINALLY

  • Liverpool's new signing Marko Grujic almost did not go through with the transfer - because he was so scared of getting in the MRI machine for his medical.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Former Swansea forward Michu says he was more nervous making his debut for Spanish fourth-tier side Union Popular de Langreo this weekend than he was when he played at Old Trafford and Anfield in the Premier League.
    ( Guardian )






















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