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Football Rumours on Friday 10th July 2015

last updated Friday 10th July 2015, 9:57 AM

  • Manchester United will step up their pursuit of Bayern Munich's World Cup-winning forward Thomas Muller, 25, after agreeing to sell 31-year-old striker Robin van Persie to Fenerbahce.
    ( Daily Star )

  • Newcastle expect to make PSV Eindhoven's Dutch international midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, 24, the first of four new signings for manager Steve McClaren.
    ( The Independent )

  • Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, 28, is set to complete an £8m move to Chelsea with Dutch midfielder Marco van Ginkel, 22, moving the other way as part of the deal.
    ( Daily Telegraph )

  • Sevilla, West Ham United and Orlando want the Red Devils' £8m-rated striker Javier Hernandez. The 27-year-old Mexico international is out for four weeks with a broken collarbone.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Newcastle United must pay Queens Park Rangers £15m if they want to sign 26-year-old striker Charlie Austin.
    ( talkSPORT )

  • (Evening Chronicle) Crystal Palace also want former Burnley player Austin - and will make an initial offer of £6m plus two players in part exchange.
    ( The Guardian )

  • Tottenham want £15m for 23-year-old winger Andros Townsend, who is wanted by Aston Villa and Sunderland.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Udinese's Cameroon defender Allan Nyom, 27, has been unable to agree personal terms with Premier League newcomers Watford.
    ( Watford Observer )

  • McClaren is confident the Magpies are closing in on summer targets - with Anderlecht's Serbian striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, 20, set to be the first signing.
    ( Evening Chronicle )

  • Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat says Argentina defender Santiago Vergini, 26, is not part of his plans for the forthcoming season.
    ( Sunderland Echo )

  • Stoke City have set a deadline to complete the signing of 23-year-old Inter Milan winger Xherdan Shaqiri, with assistant manager Mark Bowen saying: "There is a limit to how long we can wait."
    ( Stoke Sentinel )

  • Crystal Palace are close to completing a deal for Paris St-Germain's former Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye, 29.
    ( Daily Star )


  • Netherlands international Van Persie says he is leaving after three years at Old Trafford because he feels "betrayed".
    ( Sun )

  • Liverpool are set to name midfielder Jordan Henderson, 25, as their new captain following Steven Gerrard's move to Los Angeles Galaxy.
    ( Liverpool Echo )

  • Middlesbrough's former England defender Jonathan Woodgate, 35, is to retire from playing and is in talks with Boro over a coaching role.
    ( Sun )

  • Crystal Palace's former Blackburn defender Scott Dann, 28, has been offered a new contract worth about £65,000 a week.
    ( Daily Express )

  • Newly appointed Newcastle United boss Steve McClaren has banned his players from swearing, forbidden them from using mobile phones at work and sent two players home for arriving at training five minutes late.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has told Spurs fans to expect more signings this summer after revealing plans to move to a 61,000-capacity new stadium.
    ( London Evening Standard )

  • Manchester City have flown to Australia for a pre-season tour with a squad including 17 youngsters. Only eight senior squad players - Willy Caballero, Richard Wright, Vincent Kompany, Gael Clichy, Samir Nasri, Fernando, Jesus Navas and Yaya Toure - were on the plane.
    ( Manchester Evening News )


  • An ostrich is listed at 500-1 by a bookmaker to be the next manager of Leicester City, a jokey reference to former Foxes boss Nigel Pearson's jibe at a journalist last season.
    ( Leicester Mercury )

  • Former Bolton Wanderers midfielder Fabrice Muamba, who retired after suffering a cardiac arrest on the pitch in 2012, has graduated from Staffordshire University with a degree in sports journalism.
    ( Manchester Evening News )

  • West Bromwich Albion have presented a fan with a signed Claudio Yacob shirt after he hitch-hiked from his home in Denmark to Austria to watch the Baggies in a pre-season friendly.
    ( @WBAFCofficial )

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