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Football Rumours on Sunday 6th December 2015

last updated Sunday 06th December 2015, 6:36 AM


  • Manchester United plan to take a back seat when Pep Guardiola's contract with Bayern Munich expires at the end of the season, leaving the way open for Manchester City to pursue the 44-year-old former Barcelona coach at the expense of Manuel Pellegrini.
    ( Guardian )


  • Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal, 64, is set to be handed £200m to spend next summer as the Old Trafford club have no plans to move for Guardiola.
    (Sun)


  • And the Red Devils will buy at least one of the world's top players, drawing up a wish-list that includes Real Madrid duo Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale and Barcelona's Neymar.
    ( Sunday Mirror )


  • Chelsea have made 24-year-old striker Antoine Griezmann their number one target for the January transfer window, with the France international valued at £25m by his club Atletico Madrid.
    ( Sunday Mirror )


  • New Valencia head coach Gary Neville has urged his new club to sign Leicester striker Jamie Vardy, 28.
    ( Daily Star Sunday )


  • Moyes, 52, will be offered a return to the Premier League as replacement for beleaguered Swansea City boss Garry Monk.
    ( Sunday Mirror )


  • Newcastle are mulling over a January move for QPR winger Matt Phillips, 24, while Tottenham wide man Andros Townsend, 24, is also on the Magpies' radar.
    (Sun)


  • Striker Gerard Deulofeu, 21, wants to stay at Everton beyond this season because of the positive influence manager Roberto Martinez is having on his career.
    ( Mail on Sunday )


  • Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino says he plans to build the squad for the future around goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, 28.
    ( London Evening Standard )


  • Arsenal are in contention to sign Paris St-Germain winger Lucas Moura, 23, and could offer in excess of £30m for the Brazilian, who has also been linked with Manchester United.
    ( Metro )




  • OTHER GOSSIP

  • Former Manchester United boss David Moyes says Neville has taken a risk by becoming the Valencia boss, but says the former England defender won't be judged on whether he speaks Spanish.
    ( Sunday Telegraph )


  • Former Newcastle goalkeeper Pavel Srnicek says that the club must not allow the situation surrounding manager Steve McClaren's future to drag on.
    ( Newcastle Chronicle )


  • Former Liverpool midfielder Igor Biscan has been found guilty of attacking a taxi driver in his hometown of Zagreb, Croatia by butting him in the face.
    ( Liverpool Echo )


  • Everton and Republic of Ireland defender Seamus Coleman says he would be more than happy to face England at next year's European Championship finals in France.
    ( Daily Star Sunday )


  • Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says his team are not ready to win the Champions League even if they manage to beat Wolfsburg this week to secure a place in the knockout stages.
    ( Sunday Telegraph )




  • AND FINALLY

  • Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed he has received a message of congratulations from former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson after his impressive start to life at Anfield.
    (Liverpool Echo)






















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