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Football Rumours on Saturday 23rd March 2013

last updated Saturday 23rd March 2013, 10:04 AM

  • Manchester United want to sign Benfica's Argentina defender Ezequiel Garay, 26, for £15m.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Super-rich Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala are showing interest in Manchester City's unsettled midfielder Yaya Toure, 29.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Manchester United keeper David De Gea says he plans to stay at Old Trafford despite being linked with a move to Barcelona as a replacement for Victor Valdes. But the 22-year-old said: "Madrid is my city, one day I'd like to return."
    ( The Sun )

  • Newcastle owner Mike Ashley will reject all offers for French playmaker Yohan Cabaye, 27.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Tottenham have been warned that Roma striker Pablo Osvaldo, 26, is "virtually non-transferable".
    ( talkSPORT )

  • Everton have sent their scouts to run the rule over Real Mallorca and Israel striker Tomer Hemed, 25.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Rio Ferdinand says England need to "have a real look at ourselves" when it comes to their success in international tournaments. The defender, who pulled out of the England squad against San Marino, added his favourite England era was when Glenn Hoddle was manager.
    ( The Sun )

  • Newcastle are expected to drop their threat of legal action after Massadio Haidara, 20, escaped serious injury following Callum McManaman, 21, of Wigan's tackle.
    ( Daily Telegraph )

  • West Ham co-owner David Sullivan has promised to bring Champions League football to the club's new home at the Olympic Stadium, adding he will hold talks on Monday about buying a "record-breaking" striker.
    ( Daily Express )

  • Michael Owen plans to set up his own player agency when he retires from football at the end of the season, saying he plans to draw on the experiences of some "horror stories" from his own career.
    ( Michael Owen's website )

  • Qatar 2022 organisers say they are prepared to play the World Cup in summer or winter as they have the facilities to cool stadiums.
    ( London Evening Standard )

  • Manchester City chief executive Ferran Soriano has made his first public comment on the work of manager Roberto Mancini, calling him a "champion".
    ( Independent )

  • The plight of troubled Coventry City has reached a new low with club staff moving out of the Ricoh Arena to work at the training ground in Ryton, while the club shop is emptied of stock.
    ( The Guardian )

  • Wilfried Zaha, 20, will miss the England Under-21 friendly with Austria at Brighton on Monday as he needs to go to the dentist.
    ( The Times )

  • Sunderland owner Ellis Short has revealed a £27m loss in the year ending July 2012, meaning boss Martin O'Neill faces a fight for transfer cash.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Southend's Bilel Mohsni is considering taking up boxing and may even have a go at cage fighting.
    ( The Sun )

  • A Manchester City supporter has had his season ticket cancelled - for smoking an electronic cigarette.
    ( Metro )

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