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Football Rumours on Monday 14th October 2013

last updated Monday 14th October 2013, 10:09 AM


  • Crystal Palace will make another attempt to sign Manchester City's Abdisalam Ibrahim when the transfer window reopens in January. The 22-year-old midfielder's loan at Norwegian side Stromsgodset is due to end in December.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew is considering a bid for Manchester City defender Micah Richards, 25, to provide competition for right-back Mathieu Debuchy.
    ( Talksport )


  • Benfica's 27-year-old Argentina defender Ezequiel Garay - who had reportedly been monitored by former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson - claims David Moyes blocked his £18m move to Old Trafford this summer.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Manchester City plan to give right-back Reece Wabara, 21, a new long-term contract - and a chance to play in the Premier League.
    ( Daily Mirror )



    OTHER GOSSIP

  • Tottenham's 22-year-old winger Andros Townsend, who scored a stunning goal in an impressive England debut against Montenegro last week, has agreed an improved deal at White Hart Lane.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Former England caretaker boss Peter Taylor is set to take over from Martin Allen at Gillingham.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Ex-Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel is keen to replace David Weir as manager of League One's bottom club Sheffield United.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • England Under-21 manager Gareth Southgate has called for the introduction of a club quota to limit the number of foreign players in the Championship and the lower tiers of English football.
    ( The Times )


  • Former England boss Glenn Hoddle, recently appointed to the FA commission to help the national team, says the thought of managing his country again "hasn't crossed my mind. I don't see that arising at the moment." Hoddle says of the current England squad: "If we don't change things there will be a problem - getting 11 good players out there isn't too bad at the moment but I fear in three years' time we're going to be struggling big time."
    ( The Guardian )


  • Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has admitted the Magpies have "too many" foreign players.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • But Pardew insists he is "comfortable" with the presence of former Newcastle boss Joe Kinnear as the club's director of football.
    ( The Times )


  • For Saturday's home match against Liverpool, a group of Newcastle fans have organised a march under the banner 'Time 4 Change'. They are angry about the way owner Mike Ashley is running the club.
    ( Evening Chronicle )


  • Victor Valdes, 31, is considering French club AS Monaco as a possible future destination after his departure from Barcelona at the end of the season.
    ( Le Figaro )


  • Tottenham coach Andre Villas-Boas declined to comment on Gareth Bale's injury problems, saying the Welshman was no longer his player, Spanish daily Marca reports.
    ( Marca )


  • Torino's 25-year-old defender Danilo D'Ambrosio is likely to have his contract extended at the club after some strong recent performances, Italian daily La Stampa says.
    ( La Stampa )




  • AND FINALLY

  • The Football Association have earmarked a 418-room five-star Rio hotel for England's base at next summer's World Cup finals. It is little more than a mile away from the notorious Rocinha favela [shanty town] where a German tourist was shot earlier this year.
    ( The Sun )


  • Liverpool's hopes of redeveloping Anfield are under threat because bats, a protected species whose habitat must not be "adversely affected" by building work, have been seen flying around the stadium.
    ( Metro )


  • Ireland Under-19 manager Paul Doolin said he "instantly thought of David Beckham" after Reading youngster Liam Kelly's remarkable halfway line effort against Sweden at the weekend.
    ( Metro )





















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