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Football Rumours on Monday 23rd February 2015

last updated Monday 23rd February 2015, 9:48 AM


  • England midfielder James Milner, 29, is poised to become a free agent in the summer by not signing a new Manchester City contract.
    ( Sun )

  • Manchester United are set to sign AC Milan and former Manchester City midfielder Nigel de Jong, 30, with talks already at an advanced stage.
    ( Calcio )

  • Arsenal will look to sign striker Jackson Martinez, 28, at the end of the season after Porto admitted they are ready to sell.
    ( Metro )

  • Sporting Lisbon defensive midfielder Bubacar Djalo, 18, is interesting Tottenham - one of a number of clubs looking at a player who has been called "the new Paul Pogba".
    ( Daily Mirror)

  • Real Madrid are considering a summer move for striker Radamel Falcao, 29, who may not remain at Manchester United when his season's loan from Monaco expires.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • West Brom are planning to sign Wolves' Mali international winger Bakary Sako, 26, on a free transfer at the end of the season.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Burnley winger Michael Kightly, 29, says his team-mate Ashley Barnes, 25, is not a dirty player despite the controversy that ended up with Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic being red-carded at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
    ( Daily Mirror)

  • Newcastle caretaker boss John Carver has lauded midfielder Yaya Toure's inspirational qualities and described the 31-year-old as Manchester City's answer to Alan Shearer.
    ( Manchester Evening News )

  • Former Manchester United winger Nani, 30, broke down in tears after scoring a spectacular 30 yarder for Sporting Lisbon against Gil Vicente on Sunday, claiming that the goal was for his family after a troubled year for the Portuguese international.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • QPR striker Charlie Austin insists he can beat Tottenham's Harry Kane and be England's top goalscorer in the Premier League this season.
    ( Sun )

  • Everton manager Roberto Martinez has accused Chelsea of trying to influence referees at Stamford Bridge .
    ( Times )

  • QPR captain Joey Barton, 32, could be sent on an anger management course after receiving the ninth red card of his career during Saturday's 2-1 Premier League defeat at Hull.
    ( Daily Telegraph )

  • Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has criticised Southampton for not mentioning their former players Adam Lallana and Rickie Lambert - who moved to Anfield last summer - in Sunday's match programme when the sides met at St Mary's.
    ( Liverpool Echo )

  • Sunderland midfielder Lee Cattemole, 26, has pleaded with fans to be more patient with under-fire boss Gus Poyet.
    ( Times )

  • Southampton boss Ronald Koeman believes that referees should be given more help on big decisions after claiming Kevin Friend turned down three penalty claims in Southampton's 2-0 defeat at home to Liverpool on Sunday.
    ( Sun )

  • Southampton and Liverpool should both have been awarded penalties during Sunday's Premier League match, according to former referee Graham Poll.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany, 28, says teams like Stoke City can be "tougher" to play than Barcelona, who they face in the Champions League on Tuesday.
    ( Daily Star)

  • Manchester United's 2-1 defeat at Swansea on Saturday was a "blow" to their ambitions of returning to the Champions League, says their captain Wayne Rooney, 29, who also says United "need to hit back next week".
    (Daily Express )

  • Hartlepool manager Ronnie Moore deserves a statue in his honour if he keeps them in the Football League, according to the club's former striker Joe Allon, who also played for Newcastle and Chelsea.
    ( Newcastle Chronicle )

  • Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman has dismissed their chances of reaching this season's Championship play-offs, despite a 4-1 win against Blackburn on Saturday.
    ( Nottingham Post )


  • The template for Championship club Brentford's future has already been tested at Danish Superliga leaders Midtjylland - who are owned by the Championship club's chairman Matthew Benham.
    ( Guardian )

  • Swansea captain Ashley Williams, 30, say he was encouraged to play a physical game against Manchester United striker Robin van Persie on Saturday - by a mascot.
    ( Daily Mirror)

  • Wycombe Wanderers had to endure a 10-and-a-half-hour journey to Carlisle for Saturday's League Two match after their coach suffered a tyre blow-out on the motorway.
    (Bucks Free Press)

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