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Football Rumours on Monday 22nd July 2013

last updated Monday 22nd July 2013, 7:59 AM

  • Chelsea are growing increasingly confident of signing 27-year-old Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney for £30m.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been impressed by striker Romelu Lukaku, 20, who spent last season on loan at West Brom but he will continue to chase Rooney.
    ( The Guardian )

  • Arsenal could turn to Swansea's Ashley Williams, 28, to cope with their growing defensive crisis. Gonzalo Higuain is delaying a move to Napoli in the hope that Arsenal improve their offer
    ( Metro )

  • The Gunners could also revive their interest in Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain, 25, who is stalling on a move to Napoli because he is keen on a move to London.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, 26, is waiting to see if Arsenal will bid over £40m for his services.
    ( Daily Express )

  • Suarez is set to discuss his future with Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers within the next 24 hours as he arrives in Melbourne to join their pre-season tour.
    ( Daily Telegraph )

  • Liverpool have entered the race to sign Tottenham target and Valencia striker Roberto Soldado, 28, after Spurs had an initial bid of £17m rejected.
    ( Daily Star )

  • Bundesliga side Hamburg are preparing a £6m bid for 27-year-old Everton striker Nikica Jelavic.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • West Ham are interested in bringing Tottenham midfielder Scott Parker, 32, back to Upton Park if their wage bill allows it.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Middlesbrough striker Scott McDonald, 29, is set for a move to Millwall.
    ( Daily Express )

  • Real Madrid have confirmed the sale of defender Raul Albiol, 27, to Napoli.
    ( abc )

  • Inter Milan are interested in signing Algerian midfielder Ryad Boudebouz, 23, from French side FC Sochaux-Montbeliard.
    ( Corriere Dello Sport )


  • Manchester United manager David Moyes claims his Glasgow upbringing will give him the edge when it comes to mind games with Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho.
    ( The Sun )

  • Manchester United striker Robin van Persie, 29, has backed Moyes to prove doubters wrong about his abilities to replace Sir Alex Ferguson.
    ( Daily Telegraph )

  • Plans to give England women's coach Hope Powell a new position as director of elite women's football have been scrapped, according to Sir Trevor Brooking.
    ( The Independent )

  • Former Cardiff City owner Sam Hammam is set to return to the club in a key role - seven years after he was ousted from the club.
    ( The Sun )


  • An attempt by Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard to mingle with fans in Jakarta backfired when one female fan became hysterical as the 33-year-old approached her.
    ( Metro)

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