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Football Rumours on Monday 4th August 2014

last updated Monday 04th August 2014, 8:51 AM


  • Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has ruled out AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli joining the Merseyside club after being linked with the 23-year-old Italy international.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Manchester City are close to signing Porto's 23-year-old French defender Eliaquim Mangala in a deal worth about £32m.
    (Manchester Evening News )

  • Tottenham are close to agreeing a £17m deal for 23-year-old Villarreal and Argentina centre-back Mateo Musacchio.
    ( Times )

  • Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is willing to use 25-year-old Belgian winger Nacer Chadli in his attempt to convince former club Southampton to sell £20m-rated French midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, 24.
    ( Sun )

  • West Ham manager Sam Allardyce is keen to take Manchester United winger Wilfried Zaha, 21, to Upton Park.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • The Hammers also want Stoke striker Peter Crouch, 33, as a replacement for injured 25-year-old forward Andy Carroll.
    ( Daily Express )

  • Sunderland forward Connor Wickham, 21, is another option for Allardyce, with Carroll out for four months.
    ( Daily Telegraph )

  • Southampton manager Ronald Koeman is keen to sign Manchester United's 17-year-old English winger Demetri Mitchell on loan.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • AC Milan are interested in signing Liverpool keeper Pepe Reina but the 31-year-old's wage demands may scupper the deal.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Swansea are considering making a £2m bid for 22-year-old Celtic defender Adam Matthews.
    ( Daily Express )

  • Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis could return to former club Stoke to sign 26-year-old defender Marc Wilson.
    ( Daily Star )

  • Newcastle are hoping to sign Nottingham Forest centre-back Jamaal Lascelles, 20, for £3m.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Tottenham are lining up 33-year-old Cameroon forward Samuel Eto'o, who is a free agent after leaving Chelsea.
    (Tuttosport )

  • Liverpool are on the verge of signing Alberto Moreno after striking a £16m deal with Sevilla for the 22 year-old Spanish defender.
    ( AS )

  • Midfielder Marco Reus, 25, who had been linked with Bayern Munich and Liverpool, will remain at Borussia Dortmund for another season.
    ( L'Equipe)

  • The £60m deal between Real Madrid and Paris St-Germain for 26-year-old Argentina winger Angel Di Maria could be made official in the next two days.
    ( Marca)

  • Brazilian defender Miranda, 29, has rejected offers from Barcelona, Manchester United and Chelsea and decided to stay on at Atletico Madrid for the next season.
    ( Marca)

  • Liverpool have offered £5m to Real Madrid for their 31-year-old defender Dani Alves, and Paris-St Germain no longer want the Brazil international.
    ( Mundodeportivo )

  • Wolfsburg are looking at Chelsea striker Fernando Torres, 30, as a possible transfer target after failing to recruit Romelu Lukaku, 21, who joined Everton for £28m.
    ( Bild )

  • Real Madrid will look to make a move for Wolfsburg midfielder Luiz Gustavo, 27, in case Sami Khedira decides to leave the club. Arsenal, Bayern Munich and Chelsea have shown an interest in Germany midfielder Khedira, also 27.
    ( Bild )

  • Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim says Radamel Falcao is "transferable", but maintains the 28 year-old Colombian forward is essential for the club's success.
    ( L'Equipe)

  • Major League Soccer club New York Red Bulls have denied making any contact with Atletico Mineiro midfielder Ronaldinho, 34, over a possible transfer.
    ( Le Figaro )


  • Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher, 30, believes the winning mentality has returned to the Red Devils.
    ( Guardian )

  • Liverpool manager Brendan Rogers stopped plans for new Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal to become sporting director at Anfield in 2012.
    ( Liverpool Echo )

  • Leeds owner Massimo Cellino says an offer to buy the club's Elland Road ground has been made and he wants to complete the deal by November before the rent is raised.
    ( Guardian )


  • Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski, 25, has taken a new approach to speaking to the media, by holding a news conference 11,000ft up on an aeroplane.
    ( Bild )

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