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Football Rumours on Saturday 16th April 2016

last updated Saturday 16th April 2016, 10:51 AM


  • Manchester United and Chelsea have both expressed interest in signing Paris St-Germain defender Marquinhos, who is valued at about £40m, though the French champions would prefer a swap deal if they decided to allow the 21-year-old Brazil international to leave.
    ( Daily Telegraph )


  • Chelsea are also interested in PSG midfielder Javier Pastore, 26.
    ( Daily Express)


  • Manchester City are closing in on the £30m signing of Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan, 25.
    ( Sun )


  • Manchester United have agreed a deal for 16-year-old FC Zurich striker Nishan Burkart.
    ( Blick )


  • Liverpool, Tottenham and Arsenal are all vying for the signature of 19-year-old Roma striker Umar Sadiq.
    ( Daily Star )


  • Arsenal and Liverpool are set to do battle for the signature of 15-year-old Fulham left-back Ryan Sessegnon.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Paris St-Germain are targeting Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann, 25, and Borussia Dortmund winger Marco Reus, 26, in preparation for the departure of striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
    ( TF1 )


  • West Brom boss Tony Pulis says he wants to freshen up the Baggies squad with some young signings this summer in a bid to reduce the average age.
    ( Birmingham Mail )




  • MANAGER MOVEMENTS

  • Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has given the clearest indication yet that he won't be moving to another club by purchasing a house close to the training ground.
    ( Sun )


  • Ronald Koeman has raised fresh doubts over his future as Southampton boss by admitting he wants to manage old club Barcelona.
    ( Daily Mirror )




  • OTHER GOSSIP

  • Arsene Wenger has risked the anger of Arsenal fans by warning there will no big summer investment in the squad - and insisting the Gunners will survive if they finish behind Tottenham.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli says he would rather retire from football than play for Arsenal.
    ( Daily Express)


  • Manchester City chiefs are losing patience with Yaya Toure after the midfielder's agent launched an attack on the club's board.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Wayne Rooney is facing a three-way fight for a place on England's right wing at Euro 2016, while Arsenal wingers Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are set to miss out on the squad.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Leicester City captain Wes Morgan admits that the Premier League title is "in our hands" and also reveals he was told to lose two stone during a trial at Nottingham Forest.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne has described his treatment by Jose Mourinho during his time at Chelsea as "just not fair".
    ( Daily Telegraph )


  • And Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has admitted he "hardly knew" who De Bruyne was until this season.
    ( Evening Standard )


  • West Ham vice-chairman Karren Brady says of the club's Olympic Stadium move: "The fact we have struck a good deal for West Ham, the taxpayer and the community should be a cause for congratulations."
    ( Sun )


  • But Hammers manager Slaven Bilic has been blocked from discussing the club's controversial deal to take over the stadium.
    ( Times )


  • Manchester United's 18-year-old striker Marcus Rashford is not in consideration for Euro 2016, but could be elevated to the England Under-21 set-up soon.
    ( ESPN FC )


  • West Ham chairman David Sullivan says he doesn't want any of the club's players to be selected by England.
    ( Talksport )


  • Everton manager Roberto Martinez says striker Romelu Lukaku could play in the Merseyside derby on Wednesday and the FA Cup semi-final against Manchester United next Saturday, despite struggling with a groin injury.
    ( Liverpool Echo )


  • Leicester midfielder Matty James will have to wait until next season to make his comeback from a cruciate ligament injury, manager Claudio Ranieri has confirmed.
    ( Leicester Mercury )




  • AND FINALLY

  • Liverpool's 4-3 win over Borussia Dortmund in the Europa League was confirmed as the UK's most tweeted-about moment of 2016 so far, beating Adele's Global Success Award at the Brit Awards.
    ( Twitter UK )


  • A Liverpool fan lost his phone on the Anfield pitch during the post-match celebrations - and got it back complete with a selfie of Reds defender Mamadou Sakho.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Watford defender Nathan Ake has revealed that Chelsea's army of loan players across Europe keep in touch via a mutual WhatsApp group.
    ( Guardian )






















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