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Football Rumours on Monday 1st Aug 2011

last updated Monday 01st August 2011, 11:45 AM

Football rumours from today's newspapers

  • Dutch midfielder Wesley Sneijder has left the door open for a move from Inter Milan by admitting that "there is always a chance something will happen" after it emerged that Manchester United have sounded him out over personal terms.
    (The Guardian)

  • Chelsea are set to improve their offer to £30m for Spurs midfielder Luka Modric.
    (The Sun)

  • Kaka has emerged as a contender to become Chelsea's new playmaker, after Real Madrid indicated that he may be made available for transfer.

  • Liverpool are lining up a bid for Stoke City captain Ryan Shawcross as Reds boss Kenny Dalglish looks to strengthen his defence.

  • Barcelona president Sandro Rosell has claimed Cesc Fabregas is their "unique and final objective" but wants the Arsenal captain to help pay his transfer fee.
    (The Mirror)

  • Arsenal are considering a late swoop for Wolves winger Matt Jarvis.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Blackburn's Chris Samba could become a transfer target for Everton, if Toffees centre-back Phil Jagielka finally moves to Arsenal.

  • Italian club Roma are pondering a move for Moroccan striker Marouane Chamakh, who has fallen out of favour at Arsenal.

  • Fulham striker Bobby Zamora could be on his way back to Spurs as part of a deal that would take Peter Crouch to Craven Cottage.

  • Bolton boss Owen Coyle is ready to move for Manchester City winger Shaun Wright-Phillips after learning that Chung-Yong Lee faces a season on the sidelines with injury.
    (The Mirror)

  • Another option for Bolton is to try to sign Manchester City midfielder Vladimir Weiss on loan as replacement for Chung-Yong Lee.
    (The Sun)

  • West Ham are hopeful of bringing their former star Joe Cole back from Anfield to Upton Park - but only if Liverpool are prepared to continue to meet the majority of the out-of-favour 29-year-old midfielder's salary.

  • Stoke are plotting a £2m swoop for South Korea midfielder Bo-Kyung Kim.
    (The Sun)
  • Former Arsenal midfielder Stewart Robson has warned Gunners fans that the potential capture of winger Juan Mata from Valencia could spell the end of midfielder Samir Nasri's time at the club.

  • New York Red Bulls strker Thierry Henry was left fuming after red tape ruined his hopes of making a farewell appearance in an Arsenal shirt.
    (The Sun)
  • Manchester United will be ready when Sir Alex Ferguson eventually stands down as manager, according to chief executive David Gill, although he is unclear on when that might be.
    (The Guardian)

  • Former France international Eric Cantona says his decision to leave Manchester United in 1997, and retire from football altogether, was like quitting a drug habit because of the "agonies of withdrawal".

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