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Football Rumours on Saturday 14th May 2016

last updated Saturday 14th May 2016, 8:59 AM

  • Arsenal have made a £1.5m bid for Bolton defender Rob Holding and want a quick answer from the relegated Championship club.
    ( Sun )

  • Arsenal, Manchester United and Manchester City all want Real Madrid's James Rodriguez, but the 24-year-old midfielder will not be allowed to leave the Spanish club.
    ( International Business Times )

  • Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka, 23, wants his transfer to Arsenal resolved before Euro 2016.
    ( Daily Star )

  • Manchester United have emerged as the clear favourites to sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic after the 34-year-old striker confirmed he would be leaving Paris St-Germain.
    ( Daily Telegraph )

  • Arsenal will have a £54.1m summer transfer budget and manager Arsene Wenger will need to sell first if he wants to spend more than that figure.
    (London Evening Standard)

  • France international Paul Pogba, 23, will turn down a return to Manchester United or a switch to Manchester City and stay at Juventus.
    ( Sun )

  • Leicester City are winning the race to sign Pescara striker Gianluca Lapadula, 26, according to the Serie B outfit's president.
    ( Goal )

  • Defender Daryl Janmaat, 26, could be the first player to leave Newcastle United following the club's relegation to the Championship.
    ( Newcastle Chronicle )

  • Empoli midfielder Piotr Zielinski, 21, is a target for Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and has already been pictured wearing a Reds shirt.
    ( Daily Star )

  • On-loan AC Milan striker Fernando Torres, 32, has confirmed he has entered negotiations with Atletico Madrid over a permanent deal.
    ( Squawka )

  • (EFE, via ) Timothy Weah, the son of former Fifa world player of the year and Ballon d'Or winner George, has signed his first professional contract - with French champions Paris St-Germain.
    ( Gazzetta dello Sport )


  • Everton have begun talks with the representatives of former Ajax boss Frank de Boer regarding the managerial vacancy at Goodison following the dismissal of Roberto Martinez.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Everton will consider appointing a sporting director as they plot a new era at Goodison Park following Martinez's exit.
    ( Liverpool Echo )

  • Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher says Rafa Benitez or Roberto Mancini could be successors for sacked Everton manager Roberto Martinez.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Former Inter Milan boss Walter Mazzarri is the odds-on favourite to become Watford's new head coach when Quique Sanchez Flores leaves the club.
    ( Watford Observer )

  • Ex-Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti claims "there is no manager in their career who is not sacked" and adds that Manchester City manager-elect Pep Guardiola will "one day come into our club, the Sack Club".
    ( Times )

  • Another former Chelsea boss, Jose Mourinho, has played down speculation linking him with Manchester United.
    ( Daily Mirror)


  • Roy Hodgson will call 18-year-old Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford into England's training squad ahead of this summer's European Championship.
    ( Sun )

  • England international Eric Dier, 22, says Tottenham need to reward the club's fans by finishing above north London rivals Arsenal this season.
    (London Evening Standard)

  • The United States and Mexico are considering a joint bid for the 2026 World Cup and have already won early support from Fifa president Gianni Infantino.
    ( ESPN )

  • Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta, 34, is close to becoming part of coach Pep Guardiola's backroom staff at Manchester City next season.
    ( Manchester Evening News )

  • Former Southampton striker Dani Osvaldo had his Boca Juniors contract terminated after arguing with coach Guillermo Barros Schelotto and being found smoking in a toilet.
    ( Goal )


  • Andy Carroll says his wife asked him if she could sell the matchball he secured after scoring a hat-trick against Arsenal on the internet.
    ( Sun )

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