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Football Rumours on Monday 13th October 2014

last updated Monday 13th October 2014, 10:00 AM


  • Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea, 23, is wanted by Real Madrid as the replacement for captain and Bernabeu icon Iker Casillas, 33.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil, 25, wants to leave Arsenal in January - with the club willing to sell him to Bayern Munich for £30m.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Midfielder Juan Mata's days at Manchester United could be numbered with manager Louis van Gaal looking to use the Spaniard as part of a deal to sign Arturo Vidal, 27, from Juventus.
    ( Daily Star )

  • Tottenham are watching Toulouse's prolific £5m-rated goalscorer Wissam Ben Yedder, 24, with new boss Mauricio Pochettino underwhelmed by Roberto Soldado, 29, and Emmanuel Adebayor, 30.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Newcastle will be offered the chance to re-sign England striker Andy Carroll, 25, in January for as little as £6m after an injury-hit spell at West Ham.
    ( Newcastle Chronicle )

  • Liverpool are considering a move for Benfica's 20-year-old Portuguese midfielder Fabio Sturgeon - who is eligible to play for England, where his father was born.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger wants to keep striker Lukas Podolski, 29, amid reports that he is ready to leave.
    ( Daily Express )

  • Newcastle winger Shane Ferguson, 23, wants a loan move after failing to get any games at St James' Park this season.
    ( Shields Gazette )


  • Goalkeeper Joe Hart was voted man of the match on an online poll for the second game running - despite barely touching the ball in England's 1-0 win in Estonia.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has apologised for his part in last weekend's touchline confrontation with Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho - but insists he was provoked.
    ( Guardian )

  • Mourinho says he has rejected two offers to take charge at Paris St-Germain - and that he was first choice for the job before Carlo Ancelotti's appointment in December 2011.
    ( Sun )

  • Chelsea keeper Thibaut Courtois has defended the club's treatment of his head injury during their 2-0 win over Arsenal - insisting he was not knocked unconscious.
    ( Daily Telegraph )

  • West Brom forward Saido Berahino, 21, says England's under-21 players are prepared for the possibility of racial intimidation when they play their European Championship qualifying play-off second leg in Croatia on Tuesday.
    ( Independent )

  • Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale, 25, will battle through the pain of a back problem to help Wales in their Euro 2016 qualifier against Cyprus on Monday.
    ( Guardian )

  • Liverpool will consider selling the naming rights to their main stand at Anfield in order to pay for its £75m expansion.
    ( Liverpool Echo )

  • Huddersfield boss Chris Powell says he supports the idea of bringing more black coaches and managers into English football by introducing an equivalent to NFL's Rooney Rule.
    ( Talksport )

  • West Brom chairman Jeremy Peace wants rules in place to prevent young Premier League players from frittering away their million-pound pay packets .
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini says the Premier League champions are still relying on the players he bought before he was sacked in 2013.
    ( Four Four Two) )

  • ( Billy McKinlay has admitted to feeling disillusioned over his treatment at Watford - where he was replaced as boss by Slavisa Jokanovic after just eight days in the role.
    ( Sky Sports )

  • Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul, 26, is battling to be fit to face Leicester next Saturday, while his club face an anxious wait on their other internationals.
    ( Northern Echo )


  • One Direction star Louis Tomlinson's unsuccessful bid to buy Doncaster Rovers hasn't dampened his enthusiasm for the club - as he showed by going out to dinner with manager Paul Dickov.
    ( Independent )

  • (Manchester Evening News) A plea to fund a film about the life of former West Brom, Real Madrid and England winger Laurie Cunningham has soared past its £1.4m target by £250,000.
    ( Birmingham Mail )

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