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Football Rumours on Monday 14th May 2012

last updated Monday 14th May 2012, 8:59 AM


  • Manchester United and Newcastle are considering making bids for £6.5m-rated France right-back Mathieu Debuchy after Lille indicated the 26-year-old would be allowed to leave in the summer transfer window.
    (Metro)


  • Spain legend Raul has left German club Schalke, where he became a fans' favourite with 27 goals in 63 Bundesliga appearances, to sign for Qatari side Al Sadd.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Derby have rejected a £1.2m offer from Burnley for defender Jason Shackell, 28.
    (The Sun)


  • Liverpool target Rasmus Elm has warned the Reds he is far from certain to leave his Dutch club AZ Alkmaar in the summer transfer window. The 24-year-old Sweden international says he "feels good at AZ".
    (Metro)


  • Middlesbrough are interested in Portsmouth's Luke Varney, 29, and the striker could be available for as little as £375,000.
    (The Sun)


  • Liverpool are also set to make an offer for Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov, who has made just five Premier League starts this season.
    (Caughtoffside )


  • Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy maintains that none of the club's top players will leave White Hart Lane this summer.
    (The Sun)


  • Everton want to sign Olympiakos's Hungarian goalkeeper Balazs Megyeri to provide competition for Tim Howard at Goodison Park. The 22-year-old, who is entering the last year of his contract, would cost around £800,000.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Cardiff and Ipswich have held discussions with goalkeeper Joe Lewis, 24, who is set to leave Peterborough on a free transfer.
    (The Sun)



    OTHER GOSSIP



  • Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini visited church with two players before City's dramatic title win.
    (The Sun)


  • Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes, 37, is open-minded about speaking to new England manager Roy Hodgson about a return to international football.
    (The Guardian)


  • Sir Alex Ferguson has delivered a worrying message to Manchester United fans by confirming skipper Nemanja Vidic will miss the club's pre-season tour.
    (Metro)


  • Hull City have approached former Leeds and Sheffield United boss Kevin Blackwell about becoming their next manager. The Tigers sacked boss Nick Barmby last week.
    (Daily Mirror)



    AND FINALLY



  • Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has eased fears that England's Kyle Walker is an injury doubt for Euro 2012 by predicting the full-back, who came off during Tottenham's win over Fulham, would be "dancing in a disco" by Monday night.
    (talkSPORT)


  • Dutch midfielder Mark van Bommel broke down in tears as he announced he will leave Italian giants AC Milan and sign for PSV.
    (101 Great Goals)




















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