Football Rumours on Saturday 4th October 2014

last updated Saturday 04th October 2014, 9:55 AM


  • Manchester United are planning on bidding for Real Madrid's Gareth Bale, 25, after their prospects of re-signing Cristiano Ronaldo, 29, became increasingly unlikely.
    ( Daily Star )

  • QPR manager Harry Redknapp has warned forward Adel Taarabt, 25, he won't be sold in January unless someone meets the club's asking price.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Sunderland have rejected Scunthorpe's loan bid for 20-year-old striker Duncan Watmore.
    ( Sunderland Echo )


  • Arsenal will have to replace more than 100 seats after Galatasaray fans caused damage during the Gunners' 4-1 Champions League victory on Wednesday.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge, 25, who signed a new five-year deal with the club on Friday, has said he wants to become an actor once his football career is over.
    ( Esquire )

  • Former Southampton forward Matt Le Tissier says ex-boss Mauricio Pochettino has taken a massive gamble with his reputation by joining Tottenham.
    ( Daily Express )

  • West Ham's former Liverpool winger Stewart Downing says Reds boss Brendan Rodgers was "the one manager I had problems with".
    ( Daily Mail )

  • England assistant coach Gary Neville says Chelsea's Cesc Fabregas has elevated himself into an elite group of player and will be the architect of the club's success.
    ( Daily Telegraph )

  • Toulouse have taken a novel approach to trying to contain Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic - by sending him presents on his 33rd birthday.
    ( Times )

  • (Reuters) Former Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye has come out in defence of his former manager Alan Pardew, suggesting that Newcastle players should share the blame for the team's predicament.
    ( Guardian )

  • Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says patience is needed as £20m winger Lazar Markovic adjusts to life in the Premier League after his summer move from Benfica.
    ( Liverpool Echo )

  • Jimmy-Floyd Hasselbaink, Malky Mackay, Brian McDermott and former manager Owen Coyle are among those linked with the managerial vacancy at Bolton following the departure of Dougie Freedman.
    ( Daily Express )

  • Former Arsenal Ladies assistant coach Emma Hayes said a clairvoyant helped her decide to take over at Chelsea Ladies, who are on the brink of winning their first Women's Super League title.
    ( Guardian )


  • The Times has a double page spread from The Official Autobiography of Roy of the Rovers by Roy Race, which is published on 9 October, "extracted with permission from Roy".
    ( Times )

  • Former Sunderland and Middlesbrough midfielder Julio Arca, 33, has been paying £3.50 to play for second division pub side Willow Pond FC. The Argentine made 177 appearances for Sunderland before joining Middlesbrough.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • A new survey has found that Liverpool are everybody's favourite second team, with football fans saying the Anfield club are the least offensive side to follow in England.

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