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Football Rumours on Saturday 21st June 2014

last updated Saturday 21st June 2014, 10:12 AM


  • Barcelona want Liverpool striker Suarez, already a target for Real Madrid, and believe a £70m bid will activate a release clause
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Bayern Munich striker Mario Mandzukic, 28, is set to reject the chance to join Liverpool, Manchester United, Arsenal or Chelsea to sign for Wolfsburg
    ( Daily Star )

  • AC Milan have told Arsenal they must spend £29.5m to sign former Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli, 23
    ( Daily Express )

  • Crystal Palace will enquire about a deal for Manchester United winger Wilfried Zaha, 21, once manager Tony Pulis returns from media work in Brazil
    ( Daily Mail )

  • New Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is considering a move for Esteban Cambiasso, 33, who is leaving Inter Milan on a free transfer this month
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Manchester United and Chelsea are set to miss out on Bayern Munich midfielder Toni Kroos, 24, who wants to join Real Madrid once his contract expires in 2015
    ( Daily Express )

  • Sydney FC are in talks to get Australia striker Tim Cahill, 34, to the A-League following his World Cup heroics.
    ( ABC )


  • Walter Ferreira, the physio behind Luis Suarez's recovery from knee surgery, suspended cancer treatment to see the 27-year-old Liverpool striker score twice in Uruguay's World Cup win over England
    ( Independent )

  • England captain Steven Gerrard's display against Uruguay was so bad, according to Spanish newspaper AS, they did not give the midfielder, 34, a rating for his performance.
    ( AS )

  • Spain's shock elimination from the World Cup attracted scrutiny from North Korean state media. Football fans in the country said Spain's intricate "tiki-taka" passing style was "worn-out" after the world champions' early exit from the tournament, according to the Korean
    ( Central News Agency )

  • Japan's clash against Ivory Coast was one of the most viewed games of the 2014 World Cup. As many as 34.1m viewers in Japan watched the team's 2-1 defeat by the Ivorians on the NHK channel at 10:00 local time, while 42.9m in Brazil saw the hosts beat Croatia 3-1 in the tournament's opener on TV Globo.
    ( Fifa )

  • Former England manager Glenn Hoddle wants current boss Roy Hodgson to stay in his role, despite the country's World Cup failings.
    ( ITV )

  • Germany defender Jerome Boateng, 25, insists that he is focused on beating Ghana and not his brother, Black Stars midfielder Kevin-Prince, 27, when the teams face each other at 20:00 BST on Saturday.
    ( Daily Star )


  • Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho believes Chelsea's title challenge next season will benefit from the winning mentality and Premier League experience of new signing and former Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas, 27
    ( Daily Star )

  • Alan Stubbs is set to be named the new Hibernian manager after the Everton Under-21 boss impressed during talks.
    ( Daily Mail )

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