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Football Rumours on Monday 8th September 2014

last updated Monday 08th September 2014, 9:25 AM


  • Paris St-Germain are poised to offer cash plus midfielder Adrien Rabiot, 19, in a bid to sign Roma's defensive midfielder Kevin Strootman, 24, who is also a target for Manchester United.
    ( Daily Express )

  • Crystal Palace manager Neil Warnock will send defenders Paddy McCarthy, 31, and Peter Ramage, 30, and midfielders Jimmy Kebe, 30, and Owen Garvan, 26, out on loan to balance the books.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Wolves, who made a £1.25m bid for Leicester's Premier League striker Chris Wood, 22, last month, are now making a fresh move to sign the striker on loan.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Manchester United and Manchester City attempted to sign Benfica's highly-rated midfielder Andre Gomes, 21, for £14m during the summer.
    ( Daily Express )

  • Manchester United have not abandoned the idea of signing Juventus's Arturo Vidal and will make another effort in the winter transfer window for the 27-year-old Chile midfielder.

  • Several European clubs, including Manchester United, Real Madrid and Juventus are keen to recruit 23 year-old German midfielder Christoph Kramer, currently on loan at Borussia Monchengladbach from Bayer Leverkusen.


  • Manchester United have rubbished claims that new signing Radamel Falcao, 28, lied about his age, after reports surfaced that the Colombian striker was actually 30.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Former Red Devils manager David Moyes says the extra responsibility of captaincy could make Wayne Rooney an even better player.

  • Switzerland coach Vladimir Petkovic says his side are "level with England" and will have no fear when they take on Roy Hodgson's team in Basel on Monday.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Meanwhile, Switzerland defender Philippe Senderos says his Aston Villa team-mate Fabian Delph deserves his England chance as the two sides prepare to face one another in Euro 2016 qualification.
    (Birmingham Mail)

  • Scotland manager Gordon Strachan says he would love to see referee Svein Oddar Moen's assessment of his own performance after the Norwegian made a number of controversial decisions against Scotland in their 2-1 Euro qualifying defeat to Germany.
    (Daily Record)

  • Wales have no fears over playing on Andorra's controversial 3G artificial pitch, according to winger Gareth Bale.

  • Graeme Souness says Manchester United face a "long and painful transition" if manager Louis Van Gaal continues to persist with his favoured 3-5-2 formation.
    ( Daily Express )

  • But England defender Phil Jones, 22, says Louis van Gaal's three-man defence will prove a success at Manchester United despite a disappointing start to the season.
    (Manchester Evening News)

  • Former Blackburn striker DJ Campbell admits he considered quitting football after being charged with match-fixing.
    ( Daily Express )

  • Captain Wayne Rooney, 28, reveals he showed England team-mate Raheem Sterling, 19, videos of Dutch legend Marc Overmars because the Liverpool player "reminds me of him".

  • Striker Daniel Sturridge, 25, is facing a race against time to be fit for Liverpool's return to the Champions League next week after sustaining a thigh injury while on England duty.
    (Liverpool Echo)

  • Former Tottenham and England star Darren Anderton, 42, has told Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere, 22, not to let injury ruin his career.
    ( Daily Star )

  • West Ham manager Sam Allardyce, 59, may lose his number two Neil McDonald, who is set to become the new manager at League Two outfit Carlisle.
    ( Daily Star )

  • Captain Vincent Kompany, 28, believes Manchester City have made a huge statement this summer, both in the transfer market and by agreeing new deals with key players.
    (Manchester Evening News)

  • Uefa president Michel Platini has threatened now-retired former France playmaker Franck Ribery, 31, with a suspension if he is selected for his country and refuses to play.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Former Arsenal striker Alan Smith, 33, believes his old club have no chance of competing with Chelsea and Manchester City for the Premier League title.

  • Sergio Ramos has reminded Cristiano Ronaldo that Real Madrid players must respect the rules of the club, after the Portuguese criticised Real's summer spending.

  • Goalkeeper Iker Casillas is set to start Spain's opening game of Euro 2016 qualification against Macedonia, despite making some high-profile errors during the World Cup.

  • Germany midfielder Toni Kroos, 24, has "no regrets" about joining Real Madrid from Bayern Munich this summer, and says the Spanish club are "a small step ahead".
    ( Sky Sports )


  • Fantasy football managers have been spooked by Wayne Rooney's loss of form - with more players of the Sun's Dream Team game picking Stoke's Mame Biram Diouf than the Manchester United captain.

  • Argentina and Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, 27, has beaten arch-rival Cristiano Ronaldo to another coveted prize ... this time in the new Fifa 15 game.

  • Chelsea's 2014 calendar is starting to look a bit out of date - Mr October is Juan Mata (now at Manchester United), Mr November is Fernando Torres (AC Milan), while Mr December is Manchester City's Frank Lampard.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Gibraltar's starting XI against Poland boasted two policemen, a fireman, an admin clerk and just two pro footballers.
    ( Daily Mail )

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