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Football Rumours on Friday 24th May 2013

last updated Friday 24th May 2013, 9:55 AM


  • Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen, 27, has emerged as a surprise target for Italian side Napoli.
    ( talkSPORT )


  • French club Monaco are considering a £26m move for Manchester City's 27-year-old captain Vincent Kompany.
    ( L'Equipe )


  • Christian Benteke insists that he - and not Aston Villa - will decide his future, with Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City all tracking the Belgium striker, 22.
    ( The Sun )


  • Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 31, could be set for a summer move to Manchester City or Chelsea.
    ( Daily Star )


  • Chelsea are weighing up a move for Galatasaray's 27-year-old striker Burak Yilmaz, who has scored 32 goals this season.
    ( Metro )


  • Stoke's Bosnia goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, 25, is set for a £15m move to Liverpool.
    ( The Sun )


  • Stoke are lining up FC Twente's Dutch goalkeeper Timo Plattel, 19, as competition for Jack Butland, 20, ahead of Begovic's anticipated departure from the Britannia Stadium.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Argentina striker Sergio Aguero, 24, is staying at Manchester City this summer - despite efforts from Real Madrid to lure him to Spain.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Cardiff want to sign Danny Graham in a £4m deal just four months after the striker, 27, joined Sunderland from Swansea.
    ( Daily Star )


  • Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is considering a cut-price move for 25-year-old Celta Vigo forward Iago Aspas.
    ( Daily Express )


  • Monaco have signed Porto midfielders Joao Moutinho, 26 and James Rodriguez, 21, for a combined fee of £60m.
    ( A Bola )


  • Arsenal target Serge Aurier, 20, says he will not leave Toulouse "unless something crazy happens". Several French clubs are also believed to be interested in the Ivorian defender.
    ( sport24 )


  • AC Milan supporters' group Curva Sud strongly oppose the rumoured appointment of former Netherlands international Clarence Seedorf, 37, as manager, on account of his lack of experience.
    ( corriere )


  • Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti has denied the club has made contact with former Napoli manager Walter Mazzarri.
    ( lastampa )



    OTHER GOSSIP

  • Napoli have made an approach for Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas as they search for a replacement for Walter Mazzarri.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Manchester City's manager-in-waiting Manuel Pellegrini, 59, has been set a target of five trophies in as many years - including the Champions League.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • City chief executive Ferran Soriano says contract talks are planned with Carlos Tevez, 29, and Gareth Barry, 32, who have one year remaining on their current deals.
    ( The Independent )


  • Fulham boss Martin Jol could join former club Hamburg as general manager after the German side sacked manager Frank Arnesen.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Midfielder Marouane Fellaini, 25, has told how his furious Everton manager David Moyes gave all the other players and staff the day off and had him in for a one-on-one training session after he headbutted Stoke's Ryan Shawcross in December.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Midfielder Kevin Nolan, 30, has urged West Ham to bring in some big-name signings during the summer to give them a chance of challenging for a European spot.
    ( talkSPORT )


  • Tickets for the Champions League final between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich at Wembley are selling for up to £14,000 each on the black market.
    ( Metro )


  • Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers, 40, says he is only interested in bringing "winners" to Anfield this summer.
    ( Liverpool Echo )



    AND FINALLY

  • Pop band One Direction have followed up their recent hijacking of Newcastle's training session by interrupting a Real Madrid workout - in order to meet star defender Sergio Ramos.
    ( Metro )





















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