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Football Rumours on Friday 12th September 2014

last updated Friday 12th September 2014, 9:12 AM


  • Manchester United will offer Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 29, a weekly wage of £300,000 to lure him back to Old Trafford.
    ( Daily Express )

  • United and Chelsea are to be told publicly by Real Madrid that they have no chance of signing forward Ronaldo.
    ( Independent )

  • Bayern Munich midfielder and World Cup hero Mario Gotze, 22, has revealed he would be open to a move abroad if an opportunity arose.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Roma's sporting director Walter Sabatini, 59, insists Manchester United target Kevin Strootman, 24, is not for sale.
    ( Sky Sports )

  • Everton manager Roberto Martinez says he may revive his interest in signing Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley, 25 - currently on loan at Aston Villa - next summer.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois's new five-year deal could pave the way for 32-year-old Petr Cech to leave Stamford Bridge in January, with Real Madrid and PSG interested.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Arsenal legend Robert Pires, 40, insists signing for Goa in the inaugural Indian Super League is not motivated by money.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish, 19, has been offered a new four-year contract by the club to ward off interest from Chelsea.
    ( Sun )

  • Chelsea outcast, forward Lucas Piazon, 20, has admitted that he could leave Stamford Bridge on a permanent basis.
    ( Daily Express )

  • Sunderland manager Gus Poyet, 46, says he is not happy with the club's business in the summer transfer market.
    ( Sky Sports )

  • Poyet admits he could make another move in January for long-term target Fabio Borini, the 23-year-old Liverpool striker.
    ( Sun )

  • Derby have been linked with a loan move for 19-year-old Chelsea midfielder Lewis Baker.
    ( Derby Evening Telegraph )


  • Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he would never have signed striker Danny Welbeck, 23, if he had not gone to Rome to meet the Pope on transfer deadline day.
    ( Times )

  • Newcastle manager Alan Pardew admits he has lost the trust of fans at St James' Park.
    ( Independent )

  • Tottenham Hotspur have received a preliminary takeover approach from a consortium of American businessmen.
    ( Daily Telegraph )

  • West Brom manager Alan Irvine has pleaded with fans to give him time to get the club's summer signings to gel.
    ( Guardian )

  • Defender Pablo Zabaleta, 29, says Manchester City are out to avenge their 3-0 humbling in the Community Shield when they take on Arsenal on Saturday.
    ( Daily Star )

  • Celtic failed in a deadline-day bid to sign Barcelona forward Jean-Marie Dongou, 19.
    ( Daily Record )

  • Defender Dedryck Boyata, 23, says he will not give up on his Manchester City dream despite facing an uphill battle for game time.
    ( Manchester Evening News )

  • Stoke winger Brek Shea, 24, says he is excited to play regular football after joining Birmingham City on loan.
    ( Stoke Sentinel )

  • Midfielder Adnan Januzaj, 19, says he is happy at Manchester United despite the arrival of Angel Di Maria, 26, and Radamel Falcao, 28, who could well block his route to a regular first-team spot.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Right-back Micah Richards, 26, who has just completed a move to Italian side Fiorentina, claims he was not given a chance by manager Manuel Pellegrini at Manchester City and says he fears for his former club's youngsters.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Everton and England midfielder Ross Barkley, 20, is ahead of schedule on the comeback trail and could be back in training within the next month.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Aston Villa loan midfielder Tom Cleverley, 25, believes his days at Manchester United are over after being told to find a new club by manager Louis van Gaal.
    ( Daily Telegraph )

  • Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert says Cleverley's preferred option was always to join the Midlands club, despite interest from Everton.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Celtic manager Ronny Deila insists defender Virgil van Dijk, 23, is happy at the club despite being denied a move to the Premier League during the transfer window.
    ( Scotsman )

  • A host of footballers have paid their tributes on social media to the victims of the 9/11 attacks in New York.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • AFC Wimbledon striker Adebayo Akinfenwa, 32, has been officially announced as Fifa 15's strongest player, EA Sports has confirmed.
    ( Evening Standard )

  • Italian side Napoli have launched a new third kit that is designed to look like it is made of denim.
    ( Sun )

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