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Football Rumours on Saturday 26th March 2016

last updated Saturday 26th March 2016, 11:12 AM

  • Arsene Wenger has insisted he has no desire to sell Theo Walcott in the summer.
    ( Daily Express)

  • Manchester United showed interest in signing Inter Milan's Colombia defender Jeison Murillo, 23, but backed out over the Italian club's demands.
    ( Goal )

  • Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has set his sights on Arsenal duo Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Wojciech Szczesny.
    ( Daily Express)

  • Everton and Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, 22, is at the top of his old club Chelsea's summer transfer plans with prospective new manager Antonio Conte keen to see Lukaku return to Stamford Bridge and lead the attack.
    ( Sun )

  • Meanwhile, Everton are interested in signing Ajax's 26-year-old Netherlands goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen as a replacement for Tim Howard, who is set to return to Major League Soccer.
    ( Liverpool Echo )

  • Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, 23, has offered no guarantees over his Blues future next season amid interest from Real Madrid.
    ( Evening Standard )

  • Spanish side Sevilla are looking to sign Anderlecht midfielder Dennis Praet, 21, who has been the subject of interest from Liverpool.
    ( Fichajes )

  • Swansea are in pole position to snap up Reading and Wales forward Hal Robson-Kanu, 26, on a free transfer when his contract expires this summer.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Arsenal and Chelsea made late transfer bids for 16-year-old attacking midfielder Lucas Patanelli, who is set to join Barcelona from Argentine side Independiente.
    ( Marca )

  • Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte, 21, a summer target for Manchester City, suffered a broken leg and dislocated ankle in France's Under-21 game against Scotland.
    ( Guardian )


  • Manchester United are ready to offer Jose Mourinho a £60m deal to take over as manager. He would be the highest-paid football boss in history.
    ( Sun )

  • West Brom head coach Tony Pulis and owner Jeremy Peace will have a crunch end-of-season meeting to determine the boss's future, despite a year remaining on his contract.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Former Tottenham and Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood has emerged as a contender to become Derby County's head coach next season.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Bolton's ex-England striker Emile Heskey, 38, says he gets stopped "all the time" by people thanking him for his goal in England's famous 5-1 win over Germany in 2001.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Former Newcastle manager Kevin Keegan has backed new boss Rafael Benitez to save the club from relegation.
    ( Newcastle Chronicle )

  • Belgium striker Christian Benteke, who has scored eight goals this season, is Liverpool's top earner on £140,000 a week, while Spanish defender Jose Enrique, who has only started two games, is the seventh best paid player at Anfield on £75,000 a week.
    ( Daily Star )

  • Former Chelsea midfielder Shaun Wright-Phillips has urged John Terry to come and join him in Major League Soccer.
    ( Sun )

  • Arsenal shareholder Alisher Usmanov insists the club must stand by Arsene Wenger despite admitting the title race is over for another year.
    ( Sun )

  • Stoke chairman Peter Coates says the Premier League, the Football League and the FA have "all sorts of worries" about the effects of Great Britain leaving the European Union.
    ( Times )

  • David Beckham considered approaching Paul Schols to coach his planned MLS franchise in Miami, according to reports in America, but now favours former Real Madrid team-mate Roberto Carlos because the city has a 44,000-strong Brazilian population.
    ( Independent )


  • Injured Clyde midfielder Scott Ferguson, 21, was sent a letter of support and a signed shirt by Borussia Monchengladbach winger Patrick Herrmann, who has just recovered from his own knee problem.
    ( Squawka )

  • Meryem Ruacan, a 100-year-old fan of Turkish club Besiktas was so desperate to see their new stadium that she asked to be taken there on a hospital trolley.
    ( Sun )

  • An effigy of Valencia boss Gary Neville was burned as part of the city's Las Fallas festival of fire, featuring fireworks and gunpowder explosions.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Non-League side Hereford want to parade a bull at Wembley before the FA Vase final against Morpeth Town on 22 May and have approached the Football Association for permission.
    ( Guardian )

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