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Football Rumours on Monday 11th June 2012

last updated Monday 11th June 2012, 12:29 PM


  • Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema, 24, has ruled out a summer transfer to Manchester United, who he claims have been trying to sign him for four years.
    (Metro)


  • However, that may not deter neighbours Manchester City from making a move for the France international.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Newcastle have made an offer for Ajax's versatile defensive midfielder Vurnon Anita, 23, as they bid to build on last season's top-five finish
    (The Sun)


  • Arsenal are ready to offer 28-year-old striker Marouane Chamakh to Montpellier in part-exchange for forward Olivier Giroud, 25.
    (Inside Futbol)


  • New Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers could make a summer move for Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge, 22.
    (Daily Star)


  • Italian side Napoli are favourites to land Arsenal centre-back Johan Djourou, 25, who has already attracted a bid of more than £8m, according to his agent.
    (Footy Latest )




  • OTHER GOSSIP



  • France manager Laurent Blanc has emerged as a possible successor to Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Team GB manager Stuart Pearce has left Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere out of a 35-man list he has sent to Fifa. The Football Association has not yet released the list, which details who is in contention to feature at the Olympics.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Newcastle midfielder Danny Guthrie has played down reports of a lobster-throwing brawl at his wedding
    (Metro)




  • EURO 2012 GOSSIP



  • England manager Roy Hodgson has told John Terry to stand tall for his country in their Euro 2012 opener against France on Monday.
    (The Sun)


  • Germany defender Mats Hummels believes he can help knock the Netherlands out of the competition on Wednesday night.
    (The Sun)


  • The Russian Football Federation has appealed to its fans to behave after being charged by Uefa over a series of unsavoury incidents during their 4-1 victory over Czech Republic.
    (Daily Mail)




  • AND FINALLY



  • Former England captain Gerry Francis has sent a good-luck message to Roy Hodgson's Euro 2012 hopefuls - by carrier pigeon.
    (Daily Mirror)





















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