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Football Rumours on Friday 15th April 2016

last updated Friday 15th April 2016, 9:07 AM


  • Everton are interested in signing Michael Carrick if he leaves Manchester United in the summer. The 34-year-old has yet to be offered a new contract even though his present deal expires in just over a month.
    ( Daily Express)


  • Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has stepped up his interest in Ajax teenager Riechedly Bazoer. Chief scout Steve Rowley has made another check on the 19-year-old midfielder, who is one of the most sought-after prospects in Europe. Barcelona, Chelsea and Tottenham are also in the hunt.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Premier League leaders Leicester have agreed to sign Sporting Gijon defender Luis Hernandez, 27, on a free transfer.
    ( Leicester Mercury )


  • Everton and Newcastle are vying to sign 18-year-old striker Bassala Sambou, who has scored 25 goals for Coventry's youth teams this season but has rejected chances to sign professional terms with the League One side.
    ( Liverpool Echo )


  • Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic believes he will persuade Tottenham target Moussa Dembele, 19, to stay one more season at Craven Cottage.
    ( GetWestLondon )




  • MANAGER MOVEMENTS

  • Manchester United are planning to replace Louis van Gaal with Jose Mourinho even if they win the FA Cup this season.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Mourinho would reportedly reject the chance of taking over at Paris St-Germain if Laurent Blanc gets the sack.
    ( Daily Star )


  • Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri, 64, wants to sign a seven-year contract with the Premier League leaders.
    ( Sun )


  • Tottenham's quest to keep head coach Mauricio Pochettino out of the clutches of his growing list of suitors could be helped by former American sports agent Jeff Moorad's attempt to secure finance to invest in the club. Moorad is a former minority owner of both the Arizona Diamondbacks and San Diego Padres Major League Baseball clubs.
    ( Daily Telegraph )




  • OTHER GOSSIP

  • Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp believes his former club should be wary of letting Arsene Wenger leave, given the struggles of Manchester United when they attempted to replace Sir Alex Ferguson.
    ( Daily Express)


  • Manchester United's 18-year-old striker Marcus Rashford is being kept waiting over a new contract - he currently earns a basic wage of £1,500 a week, plus a £5,000 bonus each time he appears for the first team.
    ( Sun )


  • Rashford spurned Liverpool to join Manchester United when he was seven.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • England manager Roy Hodgson will resist calls to take Rashford to Euro 2016.
    ( Times )


  • Manchester United and Everton fans are upset at the timing of their FA Cup semi-final at Wembley next week. The 23 April tie kick-off at 17:15 BST, leaving many supporters struggling to return by train.
    ( Daily Telegraph )


  • Newcastle United have enough quality to survive in the Premier League, but have to start performing well as a team, according to midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, 25.
    ( Newcastle Chronicle )


  • Southampton boss Ronald Koeman says his side will look to exploit the negativity at Goodison Park when they meet Everton on Saturday.
    ( Southern Daily Echo )


  • Daniel Sturridge is facing strong competition from Andy Carroll for a place in England's 23-man squad for Euro 2016.
    ( Daily Telegraph )


  • Manchester City have agreed a five-year partnership with NAC Breda and will send young players on loan to the Dutch club.
    ( Daily Mail )




  • AND FINALLY

  • A Liverpool fan has called his newborn son 'Dejan' after Liverpool's comeback hero Dejan Lovren.
    ( Daily Telegraph )


  • Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli, asked to choose between retiring or playing for Arsenal, quips: "I'm hanging my boots up."
    ( London Evening Standard )






















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