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Football Rumours on Friday 1st August 2014

last updated Friday 01st August 2014, 9:39 AM


  • Arsenal have been told transfer target Juan Quintero, 21, will only be allowed to leave Porto if the Colombian midfielder's £32m release clause is activated.
    ( Daily Express )

  • Manchester United are closing in on a £20m move for Germany World Cup winner Mats Hummels, 25, with Borussia Dortmund hoping to replace the defender with Liverpool's 21-year-old Tiago Ilori in a loan deal.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has confirmed the Italian club's interest in Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini, 26, although he is not the only name on his list.
    ( Daily Telegraph )

  • Liverpool are eyeing a double deal for Spanish defenders Alberto Moreno, 22, of Sevilla and Javier Manquillo, 20, of Atletico Madrid.
    ( Daily Star )

  • West Ham have held contract talks with unattached former Chelsea striker Samuel Eto'o, 33, and are also considering a move for Besiktas's 30-year-old forward Hugo Almeida.
    ( Times )

  • Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone is ready to bid £14m for Manchester United midfielder Shinji Kagawa, 25, having already enquired about the availability of the Japan international.
    ( Daily Express )

  • QPR have turned their attentions to 29-year-old Marseille midfielder Morgan Amalfitano, who ended last season on loan at West Brom. Their bid to sign Iceland striker Kolbeinn Sigthorsson, 24, from Ajax has stalled over personal terms.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Manchester City midfielder James Milner, 28, is keeping the club waiting over signing his new contract as he weighs up his future at the Premier League champions.
    ( Independent )

  • West Brom are keen to sign Switzerland striker Haris Seferovic, 22, from Real Sociedad.
    ( Sun )

  • Middlesbrough want to take Aston Villa full-back Matt Lowton, 25, on loan, while they have agreed a deal with Real Mallorca forward Emilio Nsue, 24.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Sunderland manager Gus Poyet says striker Connor Wickham, 21, could be sold if he does not sign a new contract.
    ( Sunderland Echo )


  • Manchester United's Dutch manager Louis van Gaal, 62, has had HD cameras installed at the club's Carrington complex so he can analyse every detail of training.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • United defender Jonny Evans, 26, says the cameras are already being used on the club's tour of the United States: "The manager is saying: 'You should be five yards to the right.' We went though a video last night and I was 10 yards out." .
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert says he fully trusts Roy Keane and insists his new assistant manager is not a touchline bully.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Reflecting on his Everton career ahead of his testimonial on Sunday, midfielder Leon Osman, 33, says it took time for his technical ability to be recognised.
    ( Guardian )

  • Stoke boss Mark Hughes is hoping to get the best out of new signing Bojan Krkic by urging team-mates and fans to throw a caring arm around the 23-year-old forward.
    ( Daily Star )

  • Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, 22, who is back at the club after spending three years on loan with Atletico Madrid, says he wants to learn from Petr Cech as the duo begin their battle for the number one spot.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Manchester United defender Jonny Evans believes this is a key time in his career as he looks to step up as the senior centre-back following the exits of Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic.
    ( Guardian )

  • Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has placed a special You'll Never Walk Alone wreath at the 9/11 memorial site in New York during the club's pre-season tour.
    ( Liverpool Echo )


  • Norwegian minnows FL Fart have been left about £375,000 (4m krone) after 91-year-old fan Erling Andreassen left his possessions - including his property - to his boyhood club.
    ( Ha )

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