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Football Rumours on Friday 6th July 2012

last updated Friday 06th July 2012, 11:26 AM

  • Juventus are the new favourites to sign Arsenal striker Robin van Persie, 28, after they moved ahead of both Manchester United and City.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Theo Walcott is also considering his future with Arsenal, as he enters the final year of his current deal.
    (The Sun)

  • Chelsea are hoping to finalise a £10m move for Wigan striker Victor Moses.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Arsenal are considering a move for Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote, but will refuse to pay the £20m asking price.

  • And it appears the Gunners are not the only Premier League clubs monitoring Rennes midfielder Tongo Doumbia, with the player himself saying his agent was currently dealing with offers.

  • Manchester United have made a bid in the region of £20m for Portugal midfielder Joao Moutinho.
    (The Times)

  • Tottenham are ready to listen to offers for Rafael van der Vaart, 29. A fee of £10m-plus is likely to be enough to capture the Dutch international attacking midfielder.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Spurs are also contemplating bringing former Chelsea, Arsenal and Portsmouth midfielder Lassana Diarra, 27, back to the Premier League, after he was told he could leave Real Madrid.

  • Brighton want to take Manchester City defender Wayne Bridge on loan next season. The 31-year-old spent the end of last season on loan at Sunderland.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Tottenham's new boss Andre Villas-Boas is heading for a war with Sir Alex Ferguson over Manchester United defender Ezekiel Fryers, 19, who is set to sign for Spurs.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Aston Villa could make a move for Sheffield United right-back Matthew Lowton.
    (Daily Express)

  • Newcastle are set to sign Coventry's 18-year-old midfielder Gael Bigirimana.
    (The Independent)

  • Queen's Park Rangers are preparing an £8m bid for Celtic midfielder Ki Sung-Yueng.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Rangers manager Ally McCoist wants to sign former Celtic striker Craig Beattie as the Ibrox club prepare for life in the Scottish Football League.
    (Daily Record)


  • Former Chelsea striker Andriy Shevchenko, 35, is set to return to Chelsea to work under owner Roman Abramovich, according to his current club Dynamo Kiev.

  • Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says Gylfi Sigurdsson's wage demands were the reason his move to Anfield fell through.

  • David Silva is set to commit his future to Manchester City by signing a new five-year contract worth £52m.
    (Daily Star)

  • Oasis star Noel Gallagher joined Vincent Kompany in modelling Manchester City's new home kit.
    (Manchester Evening News)


  • Liverpool's new purple third kit has divided opinion among fans, especially the "tribal" panels on the sleeve.

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