Football Rumours on Thursday 10th October 2013

last updated Thursday 10th October 2013, 3:06 PM
  • Real Madrid are plotting a £15m move for Chelsea midfielder Ramires in the January transfer window.
    ( Metro )

  • Zenit St Petersburg are set to launch yet another bid to tempt Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel back to the club. The 28-year-old joined Liverpool from Zenit in 2008.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Chelsea are lining up a January bid for Galatasaray striker Burak Yilmaz, 28, and plan to offer 28-year-old Demba Ba in part exchange.
    ( Daily Express )

  • But Blues manager Jose Mourinho wants the club to make a big bid for Schalke star Julian Draxler, 20, in January.
    ( Daily Star )

  • Feyenoord's Norway international midfielder Harmeet Singh, 22, has put English clubs on alert by declaring he wants to play in the Premier League.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Tottenham are considering a January move for £15m-rated Basel winger Mohamed Salah. The 21-year-old scored in his side's 2-1 Champions League victory over Chelsea last month.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Striker Wayne Rooney has blamed his disillusionment at Manchester United on former manager Sir Alex Ferguson playing him out of position after the signing of Robin van Persie.
    ( The Guardian )

  • But the 27-year-old insists he is enjoying his football again under new Old Trafford boss David Moyes.
    ( Manchester Evening News )

  • Former Crystal Palace and Tottenham midfielder John Bostock, 21, believes he is benefiting away from the spotlight at Belgian second division club Antwerp - admitting that he lost his way after making his professional debut aged 15.
    ( The Times )

  • Aston Villa goalkeeper Shay Given, 37, insists his Manchester City protege Joe Hart, 26, will bounce back from a tough start to the season.
    ( The Sun )

  • Blackpool midfielder Tom Ince has demanded England's Under-21 side show a ruthless streak when they face San Marino in a Euro 2015 qualifier on Thursday.
    ( The Times )

  • Swansea boss Michael Laudrup has revealed that he was approached over the Chelsea job during the summer before it went to Jose Mourinho.
    ( A Bola )

  • Real Madrid's new £85m signing Gareth Bale is close to being as good as team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona's Lionel Messi, according to former Wales boss John Toshack.
    ( Marca )

  • Real Madrid could bid for Poland striker Robert Lewandowski, 25, in the January transfer market if Karim Benzema's "attitude and scoring efficiency" do not change.
    ( AS )

  • Barcelona may be looking at French forward David Trezeguet, 35, to strengthen their striking capabilities while fellow veterans Miroslav Klose, 35, of Lazio, and Malaga's 32-year-old Roque Santa Cruz are also in the frame.
    ( Le Figaro )


  • New Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil says he is enjoying his football since his deadline-day move from Real Madrid but did not like the karaoke initiation he had to endure.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • QPR boss Harry Redknapp has revealed that he used his pet dogs to cajole midfielder Amdy Faye into joining Portsmouth from Auxerre in 2003.
    ( Daily Mail )

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