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Football Rumours on Monday 9th June 2014

last updated Monday 09th June 2014, 9:29 AM


TRANSFER RUMOURS

  • Manchester United will listen to offers for midfielder Marouane Fellaini and are prepared to offload the 26-year-old for £15m having bought him for £27.5m last summer under former boss David Moyes.
    ( Times )


  • Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has laughed off speculation linking Arsenal with a £20m move for winger Lorenzo Insigne, 23.
    ( Evening Standard )


  • Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has rejected Real Madrid's interest in signing Brazil midfielder Ramires, 27.
    ( Daily Star )


  • Arsenal are lining up a move for Southampton right-back Calum Chambers, 19, after accepting Bacary Sagna, 31, will leave on a free transfer.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Aston Villa are ready to renew their interest in Norwich midfielder Wes Hoolahan, with the 32-year-old Republic of Ireland star willing to move should Roy Keane arrive at Villa Park.
    ( Eastern Daily Press )


  • Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa has revealed his £32m move to Chelsea is nearly complete in a TV interview.
    ( Metro )


  • Manchester United's move for Southampton left-back Luke Shaw, 19, is in doubt with Louis van Gaal looking at a move for Barcelona's Jordi Alba, 25.
    ( Daily Express )


  • Newly promoted Queens Park Rangers are considering making Manchester United central defender Rio Ferdinand, 35, the highest paid player at the club with a salary of up to £80,000 a week.
    ( Guardian )


  • New Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino is happy for the club to try to sign Juventus striker Mirko Vucinic, 30.
    ( insidefutbol )


  • Napoli boss Rafael Benitez is interested in signing 31-year-old winger Jermaine Pennant, who he managed during his time at Liverpool and is now a free agent after leaving Stoke.
    ( Daily Mirror )




  • OTHER GOSSIP

  • Sir Alex Ferguson believes it was his ruthless streak that ensured his long years of success at Manchester United.
    ( Daily Express )


  • Qatar will not be able to mount a legal challenge to Fifa if football's governing body strips it of the right to stage the 2022 World Cup, having signed away any rights as part of the bidding process.
    ( Independent )


  • Former Sunderland midfielder Francesc Arnau says his old Barcelona B colleague Jordi Gomez, 29, can provide the creative spark for the Black Cats next season.
    ( Newcastle Chronicle )




  • WORLD CUP GOSSIP

  • England boss Roy Hodgson believes his side's warm-up games will help his players deal with any underhand tactics from their rivals at the tournament.
    ( Independent )


  • Hodgson's side could be one of the dark horses for the World Cup, according to Italy defender Ignazio Abate, 27.
    ( Daily Telegraph )


  • Netherlands winger Arjen Robben, 30, reacted furiously to a robust challenge from team-mate Bruno Martins Indi, 22, during a training session at their World Cup base in Rio.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Striker Romelu Lukaku, 21, is a major doubt for Belgium's World Cup opener against Algeria on 17 June after injuring his ankle in a friendly against Tunisia.
    ( Daily Star )


  • Argentina and Tottenham legend Ossie Ardiles believes that forward Lionel Messi, 26, is now "happier" playing for his country than Barcelona.
    ( Goal )


  • England assistant coach Gary Neville had strong words for journalists after his walk on Rio de Janeiro's Sao Conrado beach was disturbed.
    ( Guardian )


  • Frank Lampard believes Chelsea made a mistake by allowing his England team-mate Daniel Sturridge, 24, to join title rivals Liverpool for £12m in January 2013.
    ( Evening Standard )


  • Former England captain David Beckham has issued his support for Wayne Rooney and says the 28-year-old striker needs to play for Roy Hodgson's team as he "scares" the opposition.
    ( The Sun )


  • Belgium captain Vincent Kompany, 28, organised a kick-about with young members of the country's royal family when King Philippe came to visit the national squad ahead of their flight to Brazil.
    ( Daily Mail )




  • AND FINALLY

  • World football freestyle champion Sean Garnier amazed a Brazilian crowd by joining in a local five-a-side match disguised as an old man.
    ( Metro )






















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