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Football Rumours on Monday 29th December 2014

last updated Monday 29th December 2014, 9:57 AM


TRANSFER RUMOURS

  • Manchester United are considering a £25m bid for Everton right-back Seamus Coleman, 26, who is also wanted by Chelsea.
    ( Daily Star )


  • Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk is ready to reject interest from Arsenal, Liverpool, Tottenham and Manchester United in January, with the Premier League clubs readying £10m bids for the 23-year-old centre-back.
    ( Daily Express )


  • Arsenal are planning a cut-price £4m January move for West Ham defender Winston Reid.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is preparing to meet Sporting Lisbon's £20m asking price to bring midfielder William Carvalho, 22, to the Emirates in January.
    ( Independent )


  • Diego Simeone is set to disappoint Liverpool and Manchester City by committing his managerial future to Atletico Madrid.
    ( Daily Star )


  • Crystal Palace are ready to challenge QPR to sign Manchester City midfielder Scott Sinclair, 25.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Liverpool are close to signing West Brom striker Saido Berahino, 21, in a deal worth £23.5m.
    ( Metro )


  • But the Reds are set to miss out on Bayern Munich playmaker Xherdan Shaqiri, 23 with the Swiss star on the verge of a loan move to Juventus who will have an option to buy him at the end of the season.
    (Sun)


  • Liverpool's German midfielder Emre Can, 20, is wanted by Real Sociedad's new manager David Moyes.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Chelsea are preparing to make a £7.8m bid for Croatian side HNK Rijeka's forward Andrej Kramaric, 23, in January.
    ( Metro )


  • QPR midfielder Adel Taarabt, 25, has turned down a move to Serie A side Atalanta in the hope that AC Milan make a bid.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Aston Villa are to make a move for Fulham midfielder Lasse Vigen Christensen, 20, as a potential replacement for 25-year-old Fabian Delph who is wanted by Liverpool and Tottenham.
    (Daily Mirror)




  • OTHER GOSSIP

  • Crystal Palace officials are preparing to make a formal approach for Newcastle boss Alan Pardew - but will have to pay hefty compensation with the Londoner having five years left on his contract.
    ( Northern Echo )


  • Pardew has fuelled rumours linking him with the Palace job by refusing to speak to the press after the 3-2 victory over Everton on Sunday.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Former Newcastle, Birmingham and Norwich boss Chris Hughton has put his name forward for the vacant managerial posts at Palace and Brighton.
    ( Daily Express )


  • Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet says he has nothing to prove despite being dropped "indefinitely" last month.
    (Sun)


  • Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has refused to rule out releasing forward Lukas Podolski, 29, in January after the German admitted to being frustrated at a lack of first-team opportunities.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Uefa president Michel Platini has used the Dubai International Sports Conference to reaffirm his 'white card' initiative to sin-bin players for "maybe five to 10 minutes" for certain offences, such as play-acting and backchat.
    ( Goal )


  • Former Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas has accused ex-Blues defender Ashley Cole, 34, of going to the press and undermining his authority while he was in charge at Stamford Bridge.
    ( Daily Star )


  • Former Fulham boss Felix Magath has called English players "a joke" for not being prepared to train twice in a day, but has not been put off managing in England again.
    ( Guardian )


  • Everton could still face action from the FA after a supporter appeared to shine a laser towards the eyes of Stoke City striker Bojan Krkic, 24, during the Boxing Day defeat at Goodison Park.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • West Brom boss Alan Irvine could be sacked on Monday after Baggies fans turned on him and his coaches after Sunday's 2-0 defeat at Stoke City made it seven losses in nine games.
    ( Sun )




  • AND FINALLY

  • Manchester City are giving opponents the cold shoulder by refusing to heat the seats in the away dug-out at the Ethiad Stadium.
    (Sun)


  • Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez, 26, says travelling to Champions League fixtures and Chile internationals has distracted him in his attempts to learn English, but insists he learned to speak Italian fluently at Udinese and will "crack" English, too.
    (Daily Mirror)






















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