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Football Rumours on Friday 13th April 2018

last updated Friday 13th April 2018, 8:42 AM

  • Tottenham are lining up West Ham's 24-year-old French left-back Arthur Masuaku as they prepare for the departure of their 27-year-old England international Danny Rose.

  • Manchester United have withdrawn their interest in Gareth Bale, who could now be on his way to Inter Milan from Real Madrid this summer.

  • Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says there is no way 25-year-old Egypt forward Mohamed Salah will be sold this summer.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Real Madrid's Gareth Bale, 28, taken off by Zinedine Zidane at half-time in the Champions League quarter-final against Juventus, expects to remain at the club next season.

  • West Brom's 30-year-old Northern Ireland defender Jonny Evans is hoping to join Manchester City this summer.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Meanwhile, City boss Pep Guardiola wants to sign a holding midfielder and a winger. .

  • Barcelona will not rush into new contract negotiations with their 24-year-old French defender Samuel Umtiti.
    (Mundo Deportivo)

  • Leicester's 29-year-old Algerian striker Islam Slimani could make his loan move to Newcastle permanent.
    (Leicester Mercury)

  • Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino says 23-year-old English striker Harry Kane has been hurt by criticism of his decision to claim the side's second goal at Stoke by appeal.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Sunderland manager Chris Coleman has defended a decision to limit tickets for home matches to guard against Newcastle fans attending in order to gloat over the club's likely relegation from the Championship.
    (Northern Echo)

  • Chelsea are considering Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri as a replacement for Antonio Conte this summer.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • West Brom have announced the appointment of experienced Italian sporting director Giuliano Terraneo as a technical consultant.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Eintracht Frankfurt boss and former Croatia midfielder Niko Kovac is set to be appointed Bayern Munich's next manager.


  • On-loan Crystal Palace midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek is almost certain to be in England's World Cup squad as long as he can stay free of injury until the end of the season.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Crystal Palace's £100m bid to redevelop the main stand at Selhurst Park has been backed by local planning officers.
    (London Evening Standard)

  • Tottenham's 22-year-old English midfielder Harry Winks is being treated by specialists in Qatar as he looks to recover from an ankle injury.
    (London Evening Standard)

  • Premier League chiefs are set to push back the introduction of VAR for a year at a Friday meeting but will allow trials during the 2018-19 season.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Several Premier League clubs want to discuss Wolves' close relationship with agent Jorge Mendes at their quarterly shareholders meeting on Friday.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • South America football's governing body has asked Fifa to expand the 2022 World Cup in Qatar so 48 teams can compete.

  • A steward at Torino had to have his spleen removed after being hit by a free-kick.
    (Sport Mediaset)

  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic has invited his former Manchester United team-mates to a lavish party at his new Los Angeles base.

  • Liverpool are the latest Premier League club to confirm their participation in this summer's International Champions Cup.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Manchester United are likely to put plans to increase Old Trafford's capacity to 88,000 on hold because there is no feasible temporary home, with Manchester City's Etihad Stadium not expected to be an option.
    (Daily Express)

  • Jack Rodwell is facing a 40 per cent wage cut next season, from £73k a week to £44k per week, regardless of which division Sunderland are playing in.
    (Sky Sports)

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