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Football Rumours on Monday 21st May 2012

last updated Monday 21st May 2012, 9:30 AM

  • Didier Drogba, 34, has almost certainly kicked his last ball for Chelsea, with the club expecting him to confirm his free transfer to Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Tottenham midfielder Luka Modric, 26, is prepared to hand in a transfer request after the club were denied a place in the Champions League.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • West Ham boss Sam Allardyce wants to bring former Hammer Joe Cole, 30, back to Upton Park after the club won promotion back to the Premier League. Cole has spent the last season on loan at Lille from Liverpool.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Blackpool's Matt Phillips, 21, could still be playing Premier League football next season despite missing out on promotion, after catching the eye of Reading boss Brian McDermott.
    (The Sun)


  • Manchester City are set to reward manager Roberto Mancini with a new three-year contract worth £15m.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Tottenham duo Louis Saha and Steven Pienaar are labelled a "disgrace" by the club's fans after they congratulated Chelsea on their Champions League win.

  • Ajax boss Frank de Boer is the number one target for Liverpool as they seek a replacement for Kenny Dalglish.
    (The Sun)

  • Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich wants four Champions League titles and made a speech in the dressing room after the shoot-out win over Bayern Munich.
    (The Sun)

  • Roberto Di Matteo has emerged as a shock target for Aston Villa after the Chelsea interim boss lifted the Champions League.
    (Daily Star)

  • Players have urged Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich to make Roberto Di Matteo their full-time manager in a dressing room "sing-song".
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Salomon Kalou believes Chelsea would not have won the Champions League if Andre Villas-Boas had remained in charge at Stamford Bridge.

  • Blackburn manager Steve Kean is to be given a second chance at the club - with top ally Paul Agnew put on the board to back him up.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Chelsea's John Mikel Obi has revealed he told Arjen Robben that he would miss his penalty, as the Bayern Munich player was getting ready to take his extra-time spot-kick.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • China's Now TV advertise this summer's European Championship using images of Big Ben, the Eiffel Tower & the Colosseum in flames.

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