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Football Rumours on Saturday 17th October 2015

last updated Saturday 17th October 2015, 12:08 PM

  • Ex-Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard, 37, has ruled out returning to the Premier League on a loan deal during the MLS off-season after saying he needs rest.
    ( Evening Standard)

  • Barcelona forward Neymar's father says Manchester United made an offer for the 23-year-old Brazil international in the summer.
    ( Sun )

  • Co-owner David Sullivan says West Ham are benefitting from overhauling their transfer policy.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Tim Sherwood says he would not have sold Christian Benteke to Liverpool for "£100m" had the 24-year-old Belgium forward not had a release clause in his Aston Villa contract.
    ( Sun )


  • Former Liverpool and England defender Jamie Carragher has backed Everton midfielder Ross Barkley, 21, to become an important creative player for the national team.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • New Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp's pressing game will be tough to adjust to, but the club's youngsters will buy into his philosophy, says his friend Paul Lambert.
    ( Daily Telegraph )

  • And fans at Anfield will not have to wait long for a league title under their new manager, according to Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Former Liverpool boss Gerard Houllier has also backed Klopp to deliver a title during his time at Anfield.
    ( Bein Sports )

  • Swansea City boss Garry Monk insists he has no problem with Stoke City manager Mark Hughes, a year after the pair had a disagreement over winger Victor Moses.
    ( Wales Online )

  • Midfielder Kim Little says Scotland women will reach a major finals before the men's team do.
    ( Herald )

  • Former Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby, 29, has suffered a setback in his attempts to return to competitive football for Marseille.
    ( Daily Express )

  • Striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, 21, will be a Newcastle United "hit" if he "knuckles down", says former Magpies defender Steve Howey.
    ( Sky Sports )

  • Jose Mourinho says Chelsea's poor start to the Premier League season is the worst period in his managerial career.
    ( Talksport )

  • Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew says striker Andy Carroll, 26, can be "unplayable" and has warned opposition defenders they will be counting the bruises.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata, 27, says he is happy to be labelled a "luxury player" if it means scoring goals and making assists.
    ( Times )

  • Sunderland defender Billy Jones, 28, is confident new manager Sam Allardyce can spark a revival at the Stadium of Light .
    ( Daily Express )

  • In-form Watford striker Odion Ighalo, 26, sends most of his Premier League wages home to Nigeria but is happy, as long as he has "three meals a day".
    ( Sun )


  • Famous movie director Martin Scorsese has decided against casting Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo in his new film The Manipulator.
    ( Gazzetta World )

  • Lionel Messi has sent a signed Barcelona shirt to Argentine compatriot Ezequiel Ham, whose leg was broken in a tackle by Carlos Tevez in a league game in September.
    (Daily Mirror )

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