Football Rumours on Thursday 2nd January 2014

last updated Thursday 02nd January 2014, 10:17 AM


TRANSFER RUMOURS

  • Arsenal are closing in on the £2m signing of Fulham's 32-year-old former Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov.
    ( The Sun )


  • And the Gunners could also sign France striker Loic Remy, 27, after Queens Park Rangers player said that he does not know if he will return to Loftus Road after his loan at Newcastle ends.
    ( The Times )


  • Turkish club Besiktas are trying to prise defender Joleon Lescott, 31, away from Manchester City but manager Manuel Pellegrini does not want him to leave.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Newcastle's £22m-rated midfielder Yohan Cabaye, 27, will only move to Paris St-Germain if the French club can offload players in the January transfer window.
    ( The Sun )


  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is expected to bring 18-year-old midfielder Mats Moller Daehli with him from Molde once he has been named manager of Cardiff City.
    ( Daily Telegraph )


  • Jose Mourinho has left the door open for midfielder Juan Mata, 25, to quit Chelsea this month, despite insisting he doesn't want the Spaniard to leave.
    ( Metro )


  • Manchester United are considering a club record bid to sign Juventus' Chilean midfielder Arturo Vidal, 26.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • And United manager David Moyes is also closing in on Dinamo Zagreb's £6m-rated striker Robert Muric, 17, for a bargain £300,000.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Arsenal are preparing a January bid for Manchester United's Mexico striker Javier Hernandez, 25.
    ( Caughtoffside )


  • Crystal Palace boss Tony Pulis is lining up a £2.5m bid for Blackburn defender Scott Dann, 26.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp wants to use the January transfer window to ease the pressure on 24-year-old top-scorer Charlie Austin.
    ( Daily Telegraph )




  • OTHER GOSSIP

  • West Bromwich Albion caretaker boss Keith Downing, 48, is refusing to enter the running for the vacant manager's job despite ending the club's poor run of form.
    ( Daily Express )


  • Manchester City are planning to squeeze in a friendly against Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates on 14 January, to open the club's new stadium.
    ( Manchester Evening News )


  • Celtic manager Neil Lennon believes 26-year-old midfielder Joe Ledley will sign a new contract to stay at the Scottish Premiership leaders.
    ( Daily Record )


  • Sacked Cardiff City boss Malky Mackay watched his former club Celtic kick off the new year on Wednesday with a 1-0 Scottish Premiership win over Glasgow neighbours Partick Thistle.
    ( Wales Online )




  • AND FINALLY

  • Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo will take on Paris St-Germain's Zlatan Ibrahimovic in a battle-of-the-superstars friendly in Doha on Thursday.
    ( Daily Mail )






















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