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Football Rumours on Monday 23rd June 2014

last updated Monday 23rd June 2014, 9:55 AM


  • Barcelona are no longer interested in Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala, but the 23-year-old remains a target for Chelsea and Manchester United
    ( Daily Star )

  • Manchester United are ready to spend £6m on AC Milan's 29 year-old Dutch midfielder Nigel de Jong.
    ( Tuttosport )

  • Mexican striker Carlos Vela, 25, will not return to Arsenal and has signed a new contract with Spanish side Real Sociedad
    ( Daily Express )

  • Tottenham are set to make a £5m bid for Divock Origi after the 19-year-old Lille striker scored Belgium's winning goal against Russia at the World Cup
    ( Daily Mail )

  • West Brom are leading the race to sign Chelsea forward Victor Moses, 23, who could otherwise be set for a season on the sidelines at Stamford Bridge after failing to make an impression on loan at Liverpool last term
    ( Sun )

  • Southampton boss Ronald Koeman has bid £8m for Feyenoord frontman Graziano Pelle, 28, who scored 50 goals in the last two seasons playing under the Dutchman
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • QPR have made enquiries for Toulouse right-back Serge Aurier, 21, who is also being tracked by Arsenal and Tottenham
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Celtic are considering a move for Sheffield United's Scotland Under-21 midfielder Stefan Scougall
    ( Daily Express )

  • Swansea have beaten Newcastle to the signing of free agent of 28-year-old France striker Bafetimbi Gomis, following his release by Lyon.
    ( Daily Express )


  • Hull City manager Steve Bruce wants to be the next England boss
    ( Sun )

  • Former England striker Alan Shearer says the Three Lions have slipped so far that they are now among the world's also-rans and Group D leaders Costa Rica should expect to beat Roy Hodgson's team in their final World Cup game
    ( Sun )

  • Everton boss Roberto Martinez has joined England on the World Cup casualty list after his accreditation was revoked for letting someone else use it
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Iran have filed a complaint to Fifa against Serbian referee Milorad Mazic, for what they deem to be poor officiating during their 1-0 defeat by Argentina.
    ( IRNA )

  • Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal says Fifa is guilty of a lack of "fair play" over the scheduling of World Cup fixtures
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Costa Rica midfielder Celso Borges says being selfless and solid has helped Los Ticos overcome their more illustrious opponents at the World Cup
    ( Guardian )

  • Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque says he thinks of everyone, while players only think of themselves, after his argument with Cesc Fabregas over the 27-year-old Chelsea midfielder's role at the World Cup.
    ( Marca )

  • France coach Didier Deschamps says there is no question of his Group E leaders slowing down at the World Cup
    ( L'Equipe )

  • Fifa is looking into photographs of fans wearing black make-up at Germany's World Cup game against Ghana.
    ( FourFourTwo )

  • Barcelona have made an offer of £68m for Liverpool's 27 year-old Uruguyan striker Luis Suarez
    ( Bild )

  • Meanwhile, Uruguay team-mate Diego Forlan says compatriot Suarez would perform very well with Real Madrid.
    ( AS )

  • Manchester United and Tottenham are competing for the "new Cristiano Ronaldo", Memphis Depay, 20, who currently plays for PSV Eindhoven
    ( Bild )

  • Real Madrid would be willing to pay £32m for Paris Saint-Germain's Marco Verratti but the French club is asking for Karim Benzema, 26, and Angel di Maria, 26, in exchange for the 21 year-old Italian midfielder.
    ( AS )

  • Valencia are demanding a £16m transfer fee from Barcelona for their 30 year-old French defender Jeremy Mathieu.
    ( Marca )

  • Spanish fans have called for a generational change in the national team after their poor performance and early exit from the World Cup.
    ( As )


  • Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson says Roy Hodgson only retained his job as national coach because he is English.
    ( Daily Telegraph )


  • One journalist had mosquito repellent taken away by World Cup stadium security in Brazil, with the explanation: "We don't allow mosquitoes here". Five minutes later he was bitten
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Brazil's tournament-opening game against Croatia is the most talked-about match of the World Cup so far on Facebook, with 58 million unique views and 140 million interactions. England's match against Uruguay is fourth
    ( L'Equipe )

  • Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, 21, was filmed playing for Chelsea - on computer game Football Manager.
    ( Metro )

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