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Football Rumours on Monday 10th February 2014

last updated Monday 10th February 2014, 9:26 AM


  • Manchester City will beat Manchester United and Liverpool to the signing of Porto defensive midfielder Fernando, 26, in the summer on a free transfer.
    ( Daily Star )

  • Fulham will make a £2m move for Schalke's Austria left-back Christian Fuchs, 27, in the summer.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Dinamo Zagreb have rejected a bid from Barcelona for 17-year-old Croatian midfielder Alen Halilovic, who is also a target for Tottenham and Manchester United.
    ( Sky Sports )

  • Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has held secret talks with the agent of Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala, 22, ahead of a summer move.
    ( caughtoffside )

  • Hull have contacted Bolton about a £3m deal to sign 25-year-old South Korea midfielder Chung Yong Lee for next season.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina, 31, has indicated he will not be returning to Anfield at the end of his season-long loan with Italian side Napoli.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Arsenal right-back Bacary Sagna, 30, and Gunners keeper Lukasz Fabianski, whose contracts are up at the end of the season, have rejected new deals.
    ( Daily Star )


  • Tottenham are lining up Netherlands boss Louis van Gaal to take over from Tim Sherwood at the end of the season if Spurs fail to make the Champions League.
    ( Daily Express )

  • Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta says he had not seen Gunners boss Arsene Wenger as angry as he was at half-time of the 5-1 thrashing by Liverpool on Saturday.
    ( Guardian )

  • Manchester City have secured a commercial interest in two Portuguese clubs that will give them a competitive advantage in the recruitment of Brazilian players and may boost future attempts to pass Uefa's Financial Fair Play test.
    ( Independent )

  • England boss Roy Hodgson has decided to call up in-form Liverpool pair Raheem Sterling, 19, and Jordan Henderson, 23, for next month's friendly against Denmark.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Fulham midfielder Lewis Holtby says his departure from Tottenham Hotspur was because of "personal reasons" and had nothing to do with his performance. The 23-year-old was also chased by Schalke and Borussia Dortmund.
    ( Bild )

  • Manchester United are willing to pay 14 million euros (around £10m) for Italian side Roma's 25-year-old Moroccan defender Mehdi Benatar.
    ( Tuttosport )

  • Bayern Munich's Tony Kroos is high up on the transfer list of Juventus manager Antonio Conte but the competition to recruit the 24-year-old German midfielder will be "fierce" as he is also being courted by Manchester United.
    ( Tuttosport )

  • Barcelona manager Tata Martino says his team needs to "isolate and think only about football" after reviewing the club's recent performances.
    ( Marca )

  • Welshman Gareth Bale says it is "good to put pressure on rivals" after the 24-year old hit the opening goal in Real Madrid's 4-2 win over Villarreal.
    ( AS )

  • Spanish club Real Valladolid's Patrick Ebert, 26, will replace Kim Kallstrom at Russian side Spartak Moscow after the 31-year-old Swedish midfielder moved to Arsenal in the January transfer window.
    ( L'Equipe )


  • Chelsea forward Eden Hazard might only be 5ft 8in but, according to Belgium national team chef Wim Casteleyn, he eats more than Romelu Lukaku and Christian Benteke.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Research by a dating company has found that the perfect girlfriend would be a Manchester United fan who has a healthy obsession with the club.
    ( Metro )

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