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Football Rumours on Friday 25th March 2016

last updated Friday 25th March 2016, 10:08 AM

  • Alvaro Morata last night opened the door to a close-season move to Arsenal or Liverpool.
    ( Sun )

  • Manchester United will offer Paris St-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic £250,000 a week to join. The 34-year-old's contract expires in June.
    ( Daily Star )

  • Liverpool may offer striker Christian Benteke, 25, as part of a deal to land Roma's Argentine midfielder Leandro Paredes, 21, who is currently on loan at Empoli.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Meanwhile, Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is preparing a summer move for Stuttgart and Serbia left winger Filip Kostic, 23, although work permit issues could hamper the move.
    ( Liverpool Echo )

  • Liverpool and Arsenal are poised to move for Bayern Munich midfielder Mario Gotze, 23.
    ( Daily Express)

  • Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte, 21, could be one of Pep Guardiola's first signings at Manchester City, after the Blues agreed to meet the Frenchman's £39.6m release clause.
    ( Daily Telegraph )

  • Manchester City and Juventus are ready to compete for Real Madrid's 23-year-old Spain midfielder Isco.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Leeds United midfielder Lewis Cook, 19, is £10m summer target for Everton and Stoke City.
    ( Sun )

  • West Bromwich Albion and Crystal Palace are both eyeing a move for Werder Bremen midfielder Florian Grillitsch, 20.
    ( Birmingham Mail )

  • Leicester and Algeria winger Riyad Mahrez, 25, is good enough to play for Barcelona, according to former midfielder Xavi.
    ( The New Arab )

  • Newcastle United striker Adam Armstrong, 19, will stay on loan at League One Coventry City as Magpies boss Rafael Benitez does not want to scar him in a relegation fight. Armstrong has scored 19 goals in 33 league appearances for the Sky Blues.
    ( Chronicle )


  • Aston Villa are considering former Swansea City boss Garry Monk, 37, as a replacement for current boss Remi Garde.
    ( Sun )

  • A Chelsea official was spotted chatting to Antonio Conte's agent ahead of Thursday's friendly between Italy and Spain. Conte, 46, has announced he is stepping down as Italy boss after Euro 2016 and is widely reported to be heading to Stamford Bridge.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • West Ham are planning to give Slaven Bilic a new deal - but not until January at the earliest.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Captain Wayne Rooney, 30, is no longer the first name on England's team sheet, says former Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp.
    ( London Evening Standard )

  • Norwich City striker Dieumerci Mbokani, 30, says it is a "miracle" he survived the bomb attacks at Brussels airport.
    ( Eastern Daily Press )

  • Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford was named in the England under-20s squad instead of the under-21s to calm the hype surrounding the 18-year-old, according to Gareth Southgate.
    ( Daily Telegraph )

  • Manchester City fans will have to pay £71 for a ticket to watch the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final away to Paris St-Germain. The tie is on 6 April.
    ( Manchester Evening News )

  • Barcelona are planning a mosaic tribute before the El Clasico game with Real Madrid on 2 April to their former player and manager Johan Cruyff, who has died of cancer aged 68.
    ( Marca )

  • Former Newcastle and West Ham midfielder Kevin Nolan, 33, says he wants to take League Two Leyton Orient to the Championship.
    ( London Evening Standard )

  • Watford sold 12,000 tickets in 24 hours for the FA Cup semi-final with Crystal Palace at Wembley on 24 April.
    ( Watford Observer )

  • Stoke and England goalkeeper Jack Butland, 23, has revealed he models his game on Germany and Bayern Munich keeper Manuel Neuer.
    ( Four Four Two )

  • And Butland believes he can challenge Manchester City's Joe Hart, 28, for the England number one jersey.

  • Antonio Conte has warned Chelsea's stars they face the axe if the step out of line.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Double European Cup winner Kenny Burns has labelled ticket prices for a Nottingham Forest 150th anniversary gala dinner as "scandalous".
    ( Nottingham Post )

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