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Football Rumours on Saturday 12th September 2015

last updated Saturday 12th September 2015, 10:15 AM


  • Former Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard, 35, claims Tottenham, Paris St-Germain and David Moyes's Real Sociedad wanted to sign him before he decided to join Los Angeles Galaxy.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says it was not his decision to sign defender Papy Djilobodji, 26, from Nantes on transfer deadline day.
    ( Independent )


  • Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini believes new £54m signing Kevin de Bruyne, 24, will make an immediate impact at the club.
    ( Manchester Evening News )


  • Bayern Munich chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says Bundesliga clubs will struggle to keep hold of their best players because of the wealth of many Premier League teams.
    ( Bloomberg )


  • Southampton midfielder Gaston Ramirez, 24, is negotiating to try to cancel his £65,000-a-week contract having been told by manager Ronald Koeman he does not have a future at St Mary's.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Queens Park Rangers boss Chris Ramsey says the club would consider selling striker Charlie Austin, 26, if a team meets their £15m valuation in January.
    ( London Evening Standard )


  • Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka thought it would be "impossible" to convince winger Stewart Downing, 31, and striker David Nugent, 30, to sign for the club.
    ( Teeside Gazette )


  • Brazilian midfielder Allan, 18, signed by Liverpool in the summer, has scored a wonder goal in the Finnish top flight, where he is playing on loan at Seinajoen Jalkapallokerho.
    (Liverpool Echo)



    OTHER GOSSIP

  • Former Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard also says he cried uncontrollably in the back of his car after Liverpool lost out on the chance of winning the Premier League title in 2014.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Manchester United could be without Wayne Rooney for Saturday's Premier League game with Liverpool after the captain did not check into their team hotel with the rest of the squad.
    ( Manchester Evening News )


  • Stoke captain Ryan Shawcross says his old Manchester United team-mate Rooney deserves more credit than he is getting for breaking England's all-time goalscoring record.
    ( Stoke Sentinel )


  • Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor, 31, has exiled himself to train with the under-21 side rather than training with the first team.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Former Arsenal player Charlie Nicholas says manager Arsene Wenger should not start out-of-form striker Olivier Giroud, 28, against Stoke City on Saturday.
    ( Sky Sports )


  • Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew does not want his team to play in the Europa League until the format is changed because of the difficulties of juggling it with the Premier League.
    ( ESPN FC )


  • Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher believes midfielder Lucas Leiva, 28, is emerging as a key figure for Brendan Rodgers's squad.
    ( Daily Express )


  • Romelu Lukaku's old Anderlecht coach, Ariel Jacobs, says the 22-year-old Everton striker's weaknesses are sometimes masked by his goals.
    ( Liverpool Echo )


  • Ex-Manchester United defender Gary Neville says that if Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal was getting the same results at Bayern Munich or Barcelona "he would be in significant trouble".
    ( Daily Telegraph )


  • Tottenham Hotspur are open to entering a Wembley ground share agreement with Chelsea to avoid the London clubs trying to outbid each other.
    ( Daily Telegraph )


  • Newcastle manager Steve McClaren believes the resumption of the Premier League this weekend will feel like a "new start" for his side following the international break.
    ( Newcastle Chronicle )


  • Crystal Palace defender Scott Dann, 28, has set his sights on an England call-up in the build up to Euro 2016.
    ( Daily Telegraph )


  • European governing body Uefa says it will introduce "the strongest anti-doping programme ever seen in European football" this season.
    ( ESPN FC )


  • Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri would like the chance to live up to his 'Tinkerman' tag - by naming 11 substitutes.
    ( Daily Express )


  • Tim Sherwood expects Aston Villa's current longest-serving player, forward Gabby Agbonlahor, 28, to finish his career with the club.
    ( Birmingham Mail )



    AND FINALLY

  • Former Liverpool striker Paul Walsh says he was "a drunkard" for much of his last season at the club before his move to Tottenham in 1988.
    ( Liverpool Echo )


  • Former Manchester United keeper Peter Schmeichel, 51, says he is proud his son Kasper, 28, of Leicester, has followed in his goalkeeping footsteps, but insists he is not a pushy parent.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Biggleswade United, from the ninth tier of English football, are hoping to pull off an FA Cup shock with the help of some La Liga-based stars.
    ( Sun) )





















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