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Football Rumours on Wednesday 1st May 2013

last updated Wednesday 01st May 2013, 9:13 AM


  • Liverpool want 22-year-old Barcelona full-back Martin Montoya, but they will face competition from Inter Milan for the Spain Under-21 international, who will command a considerable transfer fee.
    ( talkSPORT )


  • Tottenham are favourites to sign 23-year-old Brazil and Internacional striker Leandro Damiao, according to the South American club's president Giovanni Luigi.
    ( Inside Futbol )


  • Manchester United are interested in signing 27-year-old Italy international midfielder Claudio Marchisio from Juventus.
    ( talkSPORT )


  • United have spent the last four months planning their summer signings, with midfielders Anderson, 25, and Nani, 26, set to be sold and 38-year-old Paul Scholes likely to retire.
    ( Daily Telegraph )


  • Liverpool are set to sign Republic of Ireland international centre-back Alex Pearce, 24, on a free transfer from relegated Reading at the end of the season.
    ( Metro )


  • Real Madrid director of football Zinedine Zidane believes Tottenham could command a fee of £60m for forward Gareth Bale, 23, this summer.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • QPR striker Djibril Cisse, goalkeeper Julio Cesar and striker Loic Remy are all plotting their moves away from the club following their relegation to the Championship.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • While Rangers have valued forward Adel Taarabt, 23, at £15m in a bid to keep him at Loftus Road.
    ( The Sun )


  • Aston Villa will resist any bids for Belgium international striker Christian Benteke and will instead offer the 22-year-old a new contract.
    ( Daily Telegraph )


  • West Ham United have agreed a deal to sign Romania defender Razvan Rat, 31, from Ukranian side Shakhtar Donetsk.
    ( Daily Star )



    OTHER GOSSIP

  • Paris St-Germain have abandoned hopes of tempting Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger home to France this summer.
    ( The Sun )


  • Manchester City will use an Abu Dhabi-owned Major League Soccer franchise to develop talent. Representatives of City's owner, Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed al-Nahyan, are still working to tie up a deal to establish the MLS team, to be called New York City FC.
    ( The Independent )


  • Wayne Rooney, 27, wants assurances from Manchester United over his role with fellow strikers Robert Lewandowski, of Borussia Dortmund, and Atletico Madrid's Radamel Falcao linked to the club.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Malaga could approach Wigan manager Roberto Martinez if Manuel Pellegrini moves to Manchester City or Chelsea this summer.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Sunderland's scouting staff, headed by the club's former forward Bryan "Pop" Robson, have been given notification of potential redundancy.
    ( The Independent )


  • Tottenham have opened negotiations with Newcastle's Hatem Ben Arfa, 26, to bring him to north London next season.
    ( Sport24 )


  • Paris St-Germain are prepared to pay up to £6m for Sampdoria striker Simone Zaza, 21, outbidding Juventus, Milan and Napoli.
    ( Sportmediaset )


  • Inter Milan captain Javier Zanetti's surgery to treat a ruptured tendon has been "perfectly successful" according to the doctor operating on him. The Argentine is expected to be ready to return to action in six months.
    ( Tuttosport )


  • Barcelona coach Tito Villanova has confirmed that Javier Mascherano, 28, will not play in the Champions League semi-final second leg against Bayern Munich.
    ( Marca )



    AND FINALLY

  • Snooker star Ronnie O'Sullivan says sports psychiatrist Dr Steve Peters can save the career of Liverpool striker Luis Suarez.
    ( Daily Star )


  • Newcastle forward Hatem Ben Arfa has angered Magpies fans after he was seen wearing the kit of Paris St-Germain in a local gym two days after the 6-0 hammering by Liverpool.
    ( The Sun )


  • Rapid Vienna fans built a brick wall in front of their club's head office in protest at their team's terrible form. They sit third in the league, 23 points off city rivals Austria Vienna.
    ( Metro )





















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