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Football Rumours on Monday 25th March 2013

last updated Monday 25th March 2013, 9:19 AM


  • Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani, who plays for Italian side Napoli, could be coming to the Premier League after admitting he does not know where he will be playing next season. The 26-year-old has scored 27 goals in 33 games for Napoli and is wanted by Chelsea and Manchester City.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Arsenal and Manchester City target Stevan Jovetic says he would relish a chance to play in England and "the strongest league in the world". The 23-year-old playmaker has scored 12 goals in 24 games in Serie A for Fiorentina this season.
    ( Daily Star )


  • Arsenal could be priced out of the race for Jovetic, with Fiorentina seeking more than ¬£25m amid interest from Juventus and both Milan clubs.
    ( Daily Express )


  • The Gunners may attempt to sign England under-21 midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah, 18, from Chelsea in the summer after being impressed by his performances on loan at Watford.
    ( Daily Express )


  • Sevilla's Alvaro Negredo says he will play in the Premier League "sooner or later". The statement will interest Everton, who attempted to sign the 27-year-old striker on transfer deadline day in January.
    ( Liverpool Echo )


  • Barcelona have defender Vincent Kompany, 26, and his Manchester City team-mate, striker Sergio Aguero, 24, in their summer plans. The Catalan giants may bid for the pair if their attempts to sign Borussia Dortmund's centre-back Mats Hummels and retain forward David Villa fail.
    ( Daily Mirror )



    OTHER GOSSIP

  • uventus forward and Montenegro skipper Mirko Vucinic has said his side will try to provoke England's "loose cannon" Wayne Rooney in the vital World Cup qualifying match on Tuesday. Rooney, 27, was sent off in England's last match in Montenegro in October 2011.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Jose Mourinho has hinted he wants to return to manage Chelsea next season. The Real Madrid boss is quoted as saying: "It's not easy to find a new destination. It could be a destination where I've coached before. There are things that may be about to happen no-one could imagine."
    ( The Sun )


  • Mourinho's former Porto youth coach Rui Sa Lemos added fuel to the fire by posting a picture of Stamford Bridge next to the message "Mourinho's home next year" on Twitter. He also posted: "I'm not guessing, I'm giving news," before the account was shut down.
    ( Daily Star )


  • Mourinho will return to Stamford Bridge on Monday night as a special guest of the Brazilian FA for their friendly against Russia.
    ( The Sun )


  • Luiz Felipe Scolari has dismissed suggestions he was a failure at Chelsea and insisted he was not given enough time by owner Roman Abramovich.
    ( Daily Express )


  • Chelsea defender David Luiz believes the club can still end their troubled season on a high. "We can still win the Europa League, are still in the FA Cup and fighting for a better position in the table," he said.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • German team manager Oliver Bierhoff says it will be "impossible" for a European team to win the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, saying the advantage will lie with South American teams.
    ( Bild )


  • Swansea's striker Michu, 27, insists he is happy at the Welsh club, saying: "Playing alongside Leon Britton, Jonathan de Guzman, Wayne Routledge, Nathan Dyer and Pablo Hernandez is good for me. I connect well with these players on the field and would not trade them for anybody."
    ( El Mundo )


  • Arsenal's Spanish midfielder Santi Cazorla, 28, believes Spain will still qualify for the World Cup, despite two recent draws in their qualification campaign. "Whoever thinks this is the end of an era is wrong," said Cazorla after Spain's 1-1 draw with Finland on Friday.
    ( Marca )



    AND FINALLY

  • Gillingham chairman Paul Scally bought fish and chips for 28 travelling Accrington fans after the two sides' League Two match on Saturday, which the Gills won 1-0.
    ( Metro )





















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