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Football Rumours on Thursday 3rd October 2013

last updated Thursday 03rd October 2013, 9:36 AM


  • Italian champions Juventus are targeting Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku, 20, who is on a season-long loan at Everton.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Arsenal and Manchester City face a battle to convince 24-year-old forward Marco Reus to leave Borussia Dortmund, according to the German side's chief executive.
    ( Daily Star )


  • Manchester United midfielder Adnan Januzaj's agent has confirmed that "several European clubs" are interested in signing the 18-year-old after talks on extending his contract at Old Trafford stalled. Juventus and Manchester City are among those monitoring the Belgian.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, 26, is still determined to leave Anfield and believes a £41m deal to replace the out-of-form Karim Benzema at Real Madrid could be sealed in January.
    ( Intereconomia )


  • Chelsea could move for France international Benzema, 25, in January according to reports in Portugal.
    ( Daily Express )


  • Out-of-favour Blues midfielder Kevin De Bruyne, 22, is a target of his former club Werder Bremen.
    ( The Sun )


  • Borussia Dortmund are lining up a January move to re-sign Manchester United's 24-year-old midfielder Shinji Kagawa.
    ( Metro )


  • Steve McClaren is set to make Manchester United defender Michael Keane, 20, his first signing as Derby manager in a loan deal.
    ( The Sun )



    OTHER GOSSIP

  • Arsenal are preparing formal discussions with manager Arsene Wenger, 63, over a new three-year contract worth £8m per season.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • England goalkeeper Joe Hart was criticised by Gary Neville, a member of the national team's coaching staff, for his performance in Manchester City's 3-1 defeat by Bayern Munich on Wednesday.
    ( The Guardian )


  • West Ham midfielder Ravel Morrison, 20, will earn a first call-up into the England Under-21 squad for the European Under-21 Championship qualifying matches away to San Marino and at home to Lithuania.
    ( The Times )


  • Contrary to rumours on the internet, Newcastle boss Alan Pardew did not offer his resignation to club owner Mike Ashley in the wake of Monday's 3-2 defeat by Everton.
    ( The Chronicle )


  • Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale, 24, is set to be out for three weeks as he hopes to overcome a thigh injury in time for the season's first El Clasico against Barcelona at the end of October.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Birmingham City owner Carson Yeung is "personally' involved in preliminary talks to sell the cash-strapped Championship club, acting chairman Peter Pannu has revealed.
    ( Birmingham Mail )


  • Jake Livermore has backed Hull team-mate Tom Huddlestone, 26, to make a return to the England fold and add to the fourth cap he won against Sweden in November.
    ( Hull Daily Mail )


  • England's vital World Cup qualifiers against Montenegro and Poland at Wembley have yet to sell out, but the Football Association is confident the remaining tickets will be bought.
    ( Daily Telegraph )




  • AND FINALLY

  • Danny Welbeck, who scored in Manchester United's 1-1 Champions League draw against Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday, almost never made it to Ukraine after the United bus left the their Carrington training base without the 22-year-old.
    ( Manchester Evening News )


  • The Football Association has launched a new Tube map that features players instead of stations and lines such as 'the full-back line'.
    ( Metro )





















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