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Football Rumours on Sunday 5th October 2014

last updated Sunday 05th October 2014, 8:59 AM


  • Barcelona right-back Dani Alves has revealed he wants to play in the Premier League. Manchester United are favourites to sign the 31-year-old Brazil international, although he is thought to favour a move to Manchester City.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • City are said to be concerned that Yaya Toure, 31, who scored their opening goal at Aston Villa on Saturday, wants to the leave the club.
    ( Independent )

  • Meanwhile, United want to complete a £95m double deal for current loanee Radamel Falcao and Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal, 27, in January.
    ( Daily Star )

  • But Vidal himself has rubbished the rumours suggesting he will swap Turin for Manchester in the new year.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • French giants Paris Saint-Germain are ready to triple Raheem Sterling's wages in a bid to secure the services of Liverpool's 19-year-old England international.
    ( Independent )

  • Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira, 27, has finally agreed to join Arsenal in January with the Gunners now just needing to agree a fee.
    ( Metro )

  • Arsenal have also held talks with Marseille and Juventus respectively to tempt strikers Andre Pierre Gignac, 28, and 27-year-old Sebastian Giovinco to Emirates Stadium.
    ( Daily Express )

  • Louis van Gaal and Manchester United have been given a boost in their pursuit of 26-year-old Juan Cuadrado as the midfielder has become frustrated with lengthy contract negotiations at Fiorentina.
    ( Daily Star )

  • Liverpool could move for Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas, 33, if a deal for ex-Barcelona star Victor Valdes, 32, fails to materialise.
    ( Daily Express )

  • Southampton are ready to offer midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin a new contract to ward off interest from Tottenham, who were poised to sign the 24-year-old France international midfielder in the summer.
    ( Mirror )


  • Liverpool have employed a round-the-clock minder to ensure striker Mario Ballotelli stays out of trouble when not on the pitch or at the training ground.
    ( Sunday People )

  • Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has introduced a string of changes at the club's Carrington training HQ, including triple training sessions.
    ( Daily Star )

  • Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has revealed he cancelled a trip to watch his son Jose Jnr play football to ensure he could complete the summer signing of midfielder Cesc Fabregas.
    ( Daily Telegraph )

  • England manager Roy Hodgson suggested captain Wayne Rooney would not be able to stand up and lecture a room full of people because of his 'Liverpool accent'.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Liverpool are set to meet Raheem Sterling's £100,000-a-week wage demands by handing the England international a contract extension which will triple his existing salary.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Newcastle manager Alan Pardew expects to remain in charge for his side's next game after Papiss Cisse's two goals rescued a draw at Swansea.
    ( Sun )

  • The takeover at Leeds by Bahraini bankers Gulf Finance House in 2012 may have been partly financed by a fund co-owned by the Iranian government.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Winger Angel Di Maria feels moving from Real Madrid to Manchester United is a step up in his career - and he plans to stay at Old Trafford for many years to come.
    ( Manchester Evening News )

  • Real Madrid forward Gareth Bales is to fly straight to the Wales camp in Cardiff on a private jet after Sunday's La Liga clash with Athletic Bilbao. Aaron Ramsey and Joe Allen are both out of next week's Euro 2016 qualifiers against Bosnia and Cyprus.
    ( Sun )

  • Crystal Palace boss Neil Warnock was not happy with referee Mike Dean's failure to spot an alleged elbow from Hull's Michael Dawson on Fraizer Campbell in Palace's 2-0 defeat on Saturday.
    ( Croydon Advertiser )

  • Stoke winger Victor Moses will be sent for more tests during the international break after pulling up injured in the early stages of the 3-1 defeat at Sunderland.
    ( Stoke Sentinel )


  • After learning Kaka was recalled to Brazil manager Dunga's squad, Sao Paulo team-mate Alexandre Pato decided to celebrate the news by smashing an egg on the playmaker's head.

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