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Football Rumours on Saturday 14th May 2011

last updated Saturday 14th May 2011, 8:32 AM

Football rumours from today's newspapers

  • Roberto Mancini has told captain and star striker Carlos Tevez he can quit Manchester City if he is not committed to the club.
    (The Mirror)

  • Manchester City will be asked for £45m if they press ahead with a move for Edinson Cavani from Napoli.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Scott Parker has admitted his future may lie away from Upton Park if West Ham are relegated, with Arsenal, Liverpool and Spurs leading the chase for his signature.

  • Yuri Zhirkov is wanted back in Russia by Spartak Moscow who are ready to launch a £12m summer bid for the Chelsea star.

  • Manchester City have been warned off moving for Zlatan Ibrahimovic because the striker wants to win the Champions League with AC Milan.

  • Arsene Wenger has admitted that Arsenal still have not tied down Samir Nasri to a new contract despite the French midfielder being offered a deal worth £80,000-a-week. Nasri has just one year left on his current agreement so Arsenal will be faced with the prospect of having to sell him this summer unless he commits himself to the club.
    (The Mirror)

  • Aston Villa winger Ashley Young has opened the door to a summer move after hinting that he wants to win titles and cups. Liverpool and Manchester United are both thought to be interested in the England international.
    (Daily Express)

  • Werder Bremen winger Marko Marin has claimed he is wanted by Liverpool as the Anfield club plan a summer spending spree.

  • Porto striker Hulk has insisted he is open to making a move to the Premier League with Tottenham, Newcastle and Liverpool all interested in signing him. But the Brazilian has said he will only come to a club challenging for the title.

  • Aston Villa have offered goalkeeper Brad Friedel a new deal, but West Brom are also showing an interest in the former Liverpool and Blackburn stopper.
    (The Sun)

  • Newcastle are plotting a move for Bordeaux's giant hitman Cheikh Diabate as they hunt a replacement for Andy Carroll.
    (The Mirror)

  • Sunderland are leading Everton in the battle to sign England striker Jay Bothroyd on a free transfer this summer.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Tottenham are ready to steal a march on rivals Arsenal with a move for Standard Liege midfielder Eliaquim Mangala.
  • Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina has been convinced to stay at Anfield after Kenny Dalglish was appointed permanent manager.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Harry Redknapp has revealed that he considered signing Luis Suarez in January but opted against making a bid after being told by scouts that the Uruguayan was not up to the grade.
    (The Guardian)

  • Gerard Houllier could make a surprise appearance in the stadium at Aston Villa's final match of the season at home to Liverpool.
    (The Independent)

  • Blackpool captain Charlie Adam has admitted his side's Premier League future is still in the balance going into the last two games of the season.

  • Everton are confident Marouane Fellaini will end speculation about his future by signing a new long-term contract at Goodison Park.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Sir Alex Ferguson fears the appointment of Kenny Dalglish as permanent Liverpool manager could herald a successful new era at Anfield.
    (Daily Star)
  • Controversial Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli has vowed to change his ways to justify the faith placed in him by boss Roberto Mancini.
    (The Mirror)

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