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Football Rumours on Sunday 11th October 2015

last updated Sunday 11th October 2015, 8:35 AM

  • New Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp wants to bring striker Robert Lewandowski, who played for him at Borussia Dortmund, to Anfield. Klopp will move for the 27-year-old if Bayern Munich consider selling.
    (Sunday Mirror)

  • Former Liverpool winger John Barnes says the arrival of Klopp will not be enough on its own to transform the Reds into Premier League title challengers, and that the team needs more 'star quality' to compete at the top.

  • Chelsea are considering Diego Simeone as a replacement for Jose Mourinho, 52, but will have to pay £15m to get the 45-year-old Atletico Madrid coach out of his contract.
    (Sunday Mirror)

  • Mourinho will be backed by Chelsea with transfer funds in January, and will make a £36m move for 21-year-old Everton defender John Stones.
    (Sunday Express)

  • Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce is considering a move for his former West Ham captain Kevin Nolan, 33. The midfielder had his contract terminated last month and is able to move outside of the transfer window.
    (Sunday Telegraph)

  • Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama, 24, will reject a new contract in order to secure a move to Tottenham in January.
    (Sun on Sunday)

  • Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina, 27, is being closely monitored by La Liga side Getafe.
    ( Metro )


  • Suspended Fifa president Sepp Blatter and Uefa counterpart Michel Platini face being banned from football for years after new evidence was provided to the ethics committee of world football's governing body.
    (Mail on Sunday)

  • Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood, 46, is under increasing pressure as he prepares for important matches against Chelsea and Swansea.
    (Sunday Telegraph)

  • Former Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers, 42, could be a contender to replace Sherwood if Villa's poor form continues.
    (Sun on Sunday)

  • Liverpool only made contact with Klopp, 48, after sacking predecessor Rodgers, according to the German's agent.
    (Mail on Sunday)

  • Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson says he is concerned Klopp will "do very well" at Liverpool.

  • Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson believes Mourinho's seven-minute outburst after losing to Southampton was an indirect message to club owner Roman Abramovich to support him.
    (Sunday Times)

  • Argentina striker Sergio Aguero, 27, and Spain playmaker David Silva, 29, could both be absent with injuries when Manchester City face Manchester United on 25 October.

  • Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul, 27, was injured during the Netherlands' 2-1 victory over Kazakhstan after falling awkwardly. Magpies deputy Karl Darlow, 25, is already out with a foot injury.
    (Newcastle Chronicle)

  • Former Tottenham striker Roberto Soldado, 30, said the sacking of former Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas sparked his loss of confidence.
    (London Evening Standard)


  • A Jurgen Klopp lookalike was swamped for selfies in Liverpool city centre.
    (Daily Star Sunday)

  • One optimistic fan applied for the Liverpool job before Klopp was hired - and actually got a response from chief executive Ian Ayre.

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