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Football Rumours on Monday 30th June 2014

last updated Monday 30th June 2014, 10:29 AM


TRANSFER RUMOURS

  • Colombia's Monaco striker James Rodriguez, 22, now says he wants to play in Spain, especially for Real Madrid.
    ( As )


  • Barcelona are ready to offer Liverpool's Luis Suarez, 27, a £40m contract, but only if striker agrees to a special 'bite clause'.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Meanwhile, Liverpool want Chile forward Alexis Sanchez, 25, as part of the deal.
    ( Daily Star )


  • Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is planning a £23m move for Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira, 27, as he believes the German can bring the best out of countryman Mesut Ozil.
    ( Sun )


  • Wenger is also stepping up his interest in Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, 24, who is currently away on World Cup duty with France.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Blackpool winger Tom Ince, 22, is set to sign for Hull as Steve Bruce continues to strengthen the Tigers squad.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Atletico Madrid are set to sell winger Arda Turan, 27, to Manchester United, Liverpool or Chelsea to fund a move for Arsenal's 29-year-old wideman Santi Cazorla.
    ( Daily Express )


  • Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen's move to Manchester United is on the verge of being completed, with a fee for the 28-year-old set to be agreed.
    ( Talksport )


  • Swansea defender Ben Davies, 21, will become Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino's first signing at the north London club for a fee of around £8m.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Striker Mario Balotelli, 23, is said to be ready to force through a move to Arsenal from AC Milan this summer, following Italy's exit from the World Cup.
    ( Metro )


  • Brazilian club Sao Paulo claim they have finalised an agreement with AC Milan, Major League Soccer and Orlando City to take 32 year-old forward Kaka on loan until December 2014.
    ( L'Equipe )


  • Dinamo Zagreb have declined a £3m transfer enquiry from Inter Milan for 21 year-old midfielder Marcelo Brozovic.
    ( Tuttorport )


  • Liverpool are preparing a £21m bid for Bayer Leverkusen's 25-year-old midfielder Lars Bender.
    ( Bild )


  • Barcelona forward Alexis Sanchez, 25, does not want to leave the Camp Nou, but if pushed out he would choose Arsenal over Liverpool.
    ( Le Figaro )


  • Atletico Madrid, who are looking to replace striker Diego Costa, 25, and on-loan Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, 22, have offered £24m for Inter Milan forward Mauro Icardi, 21, and the Italian club's Slovenian stopper Samir Handanovic, 29.
    ( Le Figaro )


  • Bayern Munich and Manchester City have joined a host of suitors interested in signing Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal, 27, from Juventus.
    ( Bild )


  • West Ham have agreed a deal for Nice's 22 year-old defender Timothee Kolodziejczak, who is also a target for Southampton and Queens Park Rangers.
    ( L'Equipe )




  • WORLD CUP GOSSIP

  • Germany manager Joachim Low has been told his job is safe even if his side are knocked out of the World Cup by Algeria.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Fifa has denied reports that it banned some fans from wearing Luis Suarez masks during the Uruguay-Colombia match, following the striker's four-month ban.
    ( Marca )


  • Brazil defender Dani Alves, 31, feels Chile have been among the best teams in this World Cup, adding that the pressure to perform against them was "simply stunning".
    ( As )


  • Germany are hoping Jerome Boateng is fit enough to face Algeria after the 25 year-old defender returned for their final training session following a minor knee problem.
    ( Bild )


  • Fiorentina's Colombian midfielder Juan Guillermo Cuadrado, who has been linked with Barcelona, will only think about his future after the World Cup.
    ( Marca )


  • Nigeria's John Mikel Obi insists the £2m appearance fee row that overshadowed the Super Eagles' progress into the last 16 has been resolved and they are fully focused on their last-16 tie with France.
    ( Guardian )




  • OTHER GOSSIP

  • Departing Netherlands manager Louis van Gaal has decided to skip a post-World Cup holiday in order to take charge of Manchester United as soon as possible.
    ( Daily Mail )




  • AND FINALLY

  • Colombia striker James Rodriguez was offered to Manchester United for £5m as a teenager but Sir Alex Ferguson signed Old Trafford flop Bebe for £7.4m instead.
    (Guardian )


  • And after watching Rodriguez, 22, throughout the 2012-13 season, United once again failed to move for the forward after baulking at Porto's £40m asking price and Monaco stepped in.
    ( Daily Star )


  • A Dutch airline company has deleted a tweet mocking Mexico's exit from the World Cup with a picture of an airport 'departures' sign.
    ( NBC News )






















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