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Football Rumours on Saturday 22nd March 2014

last updated Saturday 22nd March 2014, 9:57 AM


  • Chelsea have opened contract negotiations with 33-year-old club captain and defender John Terry, whose current deal expires at the end of this season.
    ( Daily Telegraph )

  • Chelsea and Liverpool have both shown interest in signing Barcelona's promising young South Korean striker Seung Woo Lee, 15.
    ( Daily Star )

  • Real Sociedad's Antoine Griezmann, 23, has played down speculation linking him with Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United. The French winger is "thinking about playing and nothing more."
    ( Talksport )

  • Celtic manager Neil Lennon has denied reports linking his club to a summer move for Manchester United's 22-year-old Italian striker Federico Macheda, who is currently on loan at Birmingham City.
    ( Daily Express )

  • Manchester City are tracking 18-year-old Brazilian Nathan Allan de Soua. The Atletico Paranaense midfielder starred at the Under-17 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates in 2013.
    ( Talksport )

  • Sunderland boss Gus Poyet wants to permanently sign the on-loan Fabio Borini from Liverpool at the end of the season but accepts he might miss out on the 22-year-old striker.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers will launch a £3.5m bid for West Ham midfielder Mohamed Diame, 26, in a bid to strengthen his options in the centre of the park.
    ( Caught Offside )

  • Manager Roberto Martinez says Everton's league position at the end of the season will determine how much they spend in the transfer market.
    ( Liverpool Echo )

  • Manchester United's Spanish goalkeeper David De Gea, 23, who starred in Wednesday's Champions League victory against Olympiakos, is in line for a new contract.
    ( Daily Express )


  • Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood says he will work on his anger management, after losing his cool in a series of incidents in the Spurs dugout.
    ( Daily Telegraph )

  • Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has praised Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger ahead of the Frenchman's 1000th match in charge of the Gunners on Saturday.
    ( The Guardian )

  • Meanwhile, Ferguson's replacement David Moyes admits some of United's displays have been shameful this season.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Oldham manager Lee Johnson says even Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho would have struggled to make a positive impact in what has been a difficult season at Boundary Park.
    ( Daily Star )

  • Arsenal have been boosted by the news that midfielder Jack Wilshere, 22, could make an earlier than expected recovery from foot injury.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • West Bromwich Albion manager Pepe Mel says he would have preferred to keep striker Shane Long, but the 27-year-old's transfer to Hull City was agreed before he arrived at the club in January.
    ( Sky Sports )

  • Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert has revealed he inserted a clause in former player Stephen Ireland's transfer to Stoke to prevent the 27-year-old playing against Villa.
    ( Birmingham Mail )

  • Wolves head coach Kenny Jackett has described life at the League One side as like working in a five-star hotel.
    ( The Guardian )

  • Manchester City and Spain winger Jesus Navas, 28, says Saturday's game against Fulham is more important than the derby against local rivals United on Tuesday.
    ( Manchester Evening News )

  • Sweden striker Johan Elmander, 32, can win over the Norwich City boo boys, says manager Chris Hughton.
    ( Norwich Evening News )

  • Cardiff fans are planning to demonstrate against owner Vincent Tan's insistence on rebranding the "Bluebirds" as a club that plays in red. As many as 5,000 could turn out to protest before Saturday's match against Liverpool.
    ( Wales Online )


  • Striker Daniel Sturridge, 24, watches videos of his Liverpool goals on the way to matches to get him in the mood.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Non-league club Wythenshawe Amateurs have landed £100,000 from FA Cup sponsors Budweiser after winning a vote on social media.
    ( Metro )

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