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Football Rumours on Friday 23rd May 2014

last updated Friday 23rd May 2014, 9:27 AM


  • Manchester United appear to have pulled out of the race to sign Bayern Munich's Toni Kroos, 24, after new boss Louis van Gaal cancelled the pursuit of the midfielder.
    ( Metro )

  • Another Bayern midfielder who will not be joining Van Gaal at Old Trafford is Thomas Muller, 24, who is set to reject the chance to move.
    ( Guardian )

  • Chelsea defender David Luiz, 27, is set for a move to Paris St-Germain after the French champions saw off competition from Barcelona with a £50m bid.
    ( The Sun )

  • Southampton want to sign Manchester City winger Scott Sinclair, 25, for £3m.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Inter Milan are lining up an offer to Rubin Kazan for 23-year-old France midfielder Yann M'Vila, a target for Liverpool and Everton.
    ( Talksport )

  • Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is ready to re-sign former captain Cesc Fabregas, 27, from Barcelona, three years after the midfielder left the club.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Real Sociedad attacker Antonie Griezmann, 23, is also attracting Wenger's interest. The France international is rated at £18m.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • QPR's 27-year-old striker Loic Remy, who spent the past season on loan at Newcastle, has held talks with Arsenal and Liverpool over a possible move.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Manchester United are prepared to sell midfielder Marouane Fellaini, 26, who cost the club £27.5m last summer, if they can find someone willing to pay £15m.
    ( Daily Express )

  • Full-back Bacary Sagna, 31, has agreed a £140,000-a-week deal at Manchester City after his contract at Arsenal expired.
    ( Daily Star )

  • Arsenal are willing to bid £12m for Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, 24, but Liverpool are also interested in signing the Frenchman.
    ( Daily Star )

  • Swansea have agreed a £7m deal with Standard Liege for striker Michy Batshuayi, but the 20-year-old is waiting to see if interest from Everton and Arsenal firms up.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Hull are considering a £3m bid for Southampton centre-back Jose Fonte, 30. The Portuguese has one year left on his contract at St Mary's.
    ( The Sun )


  • Paul Scholes is set to be offered a coaching role at Manchester United despite questioning whether executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward is good enough to lead the club.
    ( Daily Star )

  • Arsenal director Lord Harris of Peckham has said that manager Arsene Wenger will be encouraged to spend this summer and that "with the exception of Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo or Gareth Bale, we could buy most players."
    ( London Evening Standard )

  • Manchester City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak has got in touch with Yaya Toure's agent to try and smooth out relations with the 31-year-old midfielder. Toure was said to be "very upset" by the City hierarchy's failure to acknowledge his birthday on a recent trip to Abu Dhabi.
    ( The Sun )

  • Bhoys striker Henrik Larsson insists he does not want to leave Swedish side Falkenburg to take up the role.
    ( The Herald )

  • Former Brighton and Hove Albion boss Oscar Garcia has emerged as a surprise candidate to replace Lennon as Celtic manager.
    ( The Herald )

  • Tottenham coach Les Ferdinand, who played for Spurs, QPR and Newcastle before retiring, has been earmarked by West Ham as the man to bring more attractive football to Upton Park. Hammers manager Sam Allardyce has been told that he will have to work with an attack coach from next season.
    ( Sun )


  • England striker Daniel Sturridge was left less than impressed after catching his international team-mate Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain trying to copy his goal celebration.
    ( Metro )

  • Colombian singer Shakira has released her new World Cup song 'La La La (Brazil 2014)'. Her boyfriend, Barcelona and Spain defender Gerard Pique, is in the video along with several other World Cup stars.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Visitors to the CR7 Museu - a museum dedicated to Cristiano Ronaldo in Madeira - are greeted by a life-size waxwork of the 29-year-old Real Madrid attacker.
    ( Daily Telegraph )

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