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Football Rumours on Monday 24th March 2014

last updated Monday 24th March 2014, 8:47 AM


  • Former Chelsea winger Salomon Kalou, 28, has revealed he turned down the chance to join Arsenal from his current club Lille in the January transfer window.
    ( Daily Express )

  • Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood wants to sign Red Bull Salzburg's Senegalese winger Sadio Mane, 21, but faces competition from Chelsea, Manchester City and Newcastle.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Manchester United will be offered the chance to buy Real Madrid left-back Fabio Coentrao for £10m this summer, having come close to signing the 26-year-old Portuguese last year.
    ( Daily Star )

  • Inter Milan director Piero Ausilio has denied reports the Serie A club are set to sign Arsenal's 31-year-old France defender Bacary Sagna during the summer transfer window.
    ( Evening Standard )

  • Bayern Munich have dropped out of the race to sign Schalke midfielder Julian Draxler. The 20-year-old Germany international is believed to be a key summer transfer target for Arsenal.
    ( Guardian )


  • Neil Warnock is in line to take over from Billy Davies as manager of Nottingham Forest after Kuwaiti owner Fawaz Al-Hasawi held talks with the former Leeds United boss.
    ( Daily Telegraph )

  • Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is set to drop goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, 23, in favour of 28-year-old Lukasz Fabianski for the visit of Swansea City on Tuesday.
    ( Daily Star )

  • Arsenal's 20-year-old midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain twice told referee Andre Marriner he had mistakenly sent off Kieran Gibbs, 24, in Saturday's 6-0 Premier League defeat at Chelsea.
    ( The Sun )

  • Liverpool defender Glen Johnson, 29, believes his side's "exciting brand of football" makes them the neutrals' pick for this season's Premier League title.
    ( Times )

  • Stoke City manager Mark Hughes says Potters striker Peter Crouch, 33, has the "international class" to make a return to the England squad.
    ( The Sun )

  • Hughes is also hopeful of convincing midfielder Stephen Ireland, 27, to extend his contract beyond the end of this season.
    ( Sky Sports )

  • Manchester United manager David Moyes has hinted that striker Wayne Rooney, 28, will be his captain next season.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart, 26, feels he is still fighting for his place in the team despite winning his starting spot back from 27-year-old Costel Pantilimon.
    ( Manchester Evening News )

  • Manchester City's Spain midfielder David Silva, 28, says Manchester United have failed to get the best out of his former Valencia team-mate Juan Mata, 25, since he signed from Chelsea for a club-record £37.1m.
    ( Independent )

  • Midfielder Ross Barkley, 20, is mature enough for start for England in the World Cup in Brazil, says Everton boss Roberto Martinez.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Sporting Lisbon's 21-year-old midfielder William Carvalho is on the wish-list of several major European clubs, including Real Madrid and Manchester United.
    ( Bild )

  • Juventus's 21-year-old midfielder Paul Pogba says he wants to concentrate on playing and not pay too much attention to growing speculation about him moving to French club Paris St-Germain.
    ( Tuttosport )

  • Atletico Madrid striker David Villa, 32, says he would consider a playing future in the United States.
    ( AS )


  • England captain Steven Gerrard, 33, is leaving his wife Alex and three daughters at home during the World Cup in Brazil because he does not want any distractions, despite boss Roy Hodgson allowing partners to accompany the squad.
    ( Daily Mirror )

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