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Football Rumours on Sunday 17th February 2013

last updated Sunday 17th February 2013, 11:44 AM


  • Real Madrid have asked Tottenham to inform them if £50m-rated winger Gareth Bale, 23, becomes available for transfer.
    ( Sunday Telegraph )


  • Liverpool have been told they can sign Anderlecht attacker Lucas Biglia, 27, for £4.5m in the summer despite the Argentine being valued at £8m.
    ( The Sun )


  • The Reds are fearing players like star striker Luis Suarez, 26, could leave the club in the summer.
    ( Sunday Mirror )


  • Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is planning to bring his captain from Swansea, Ashley Williams, to Anfield. The 28-year-old centre-back could be a replacement for Jamie Carragher, 35, who retires at the end of the season.
    ( Daily Post )


  • Rodgers plans to sell 30-year-old goalkeeper Pepe Reina, centre-back Martin Skrtel, 28, left-back Jose Enrique, 27, winger Stewart Downing, 28, and midfielder Jordan Henderson, 22, in the summer.
    ( Sunday Mirror )


  • Sampdoria midfielder Pedro Obiang, 20, says he is flattered to be linked to Premier League champions Manchester City.
    ( skysports )


  • Manchester United and Chelsea are competing to land versatile Hamburg attacker Son Heung-Min, 20.
    ( Sunday People )


  • Arsenal, Stoke, Liverpool and Everton are competing with big spending Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala to land Athletic Bilbao defender Fernando Amorebieta, 27.
    ( Izvestia )


  • Liverpool have targeted Wigan goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi, 31, after being priced out of a deal for Stoke's £15m-rated shot-stopper Asmir Begovic, 25.
    ( Mail on Sunday )


  • Following the season-ending injury to Diego Milito, Italian giants Inter are planning to tempt former Manchester United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy, 36, out of retirement.
    ( Sport Mediaset )


  • Free agent James McFadden is expected to complete a return to Motherwell and may even feature in Tuesday's match against Dundee United.
    ( The Sun )


  • Celtic manager Neil Lennon expects "one or two" of his current squad to seek a move this summer but is hopeful Gary Hooper will not be one of them.
    ( Sunday Herald )



    OTHER GOSSIP

  • Manchester United top scorer Robin van Persie, 29, has told manager Sir Alex Ferguson he does not want to be rested for Monday's FA Cup fifth round game against Reading despite the club's packed fixture list.
    ( Mail on Sunday )


  • Chelsea manager Rafa Benitez had a dressing room row with captain John Terry, 32, after the Blues' defeat by Newcastle on 2 February.
    ( The Sun )


  • However, Benitez is set to recall Terry for Sunday's FA Cup clash with Brentford according to other reports.
    ( The Observer )


  • Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart, 25, admits he could be dropped from their starting line-up.
    ( Sunday Express )


  • Manchester City will only offer a 12-month contract extension to Yaya Toure, 29, unless he promises to quit playing international football. The midfielder has missed parts of the last two seasons because of competing in the Africa Cup of Nations for Ivory Coast.
    ( Sunday Mirror )


  • Championship strugglers Wolves will not offer new deals to soon-to-be out of contract quartet striker Sylvan Ebanks-Blake, 29, midfielder David Edwards, 27, winger Stephen Hunt, 31, and defender Christophe Berra, 28, unless results start improving.
    ( Birmingham Mail )


  • Wigan manager Roberto Martinez, 39, is Everton's first choice to replace David Moyes if the 49-year-old declines to agree to stay at the club beyond this summer when his deal expires.
    ( Sunday People )


  • Former Southampton manager Nigel Adkins could replace Neil Warnock as Leeds boss.
    ( Sunday Express )


  • League One Oldham's FA Cup replay with Everton will be worth more than £500,000 to the cash-stricken club.
    ( Mail on Sunday )



    AND FINALLY

  • Liverpool's Pepe Reina has struggled for form as a goalkeeper this season, but he could mix it as a striker judging by a video showing him scoring a stunning overhead kick in training.
    ( Metro )





















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