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Football Rumours on Sunday 12th May 2013

last updated Sunday 12th May 2013, 8:54 AM


  • Manchester United are lining up a £30m bid for Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema, 25, as a replacement for Wayne Rooney.
    ( The Sun on Sunday )


  • Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini, 25, wants to test himself against Europe's best in the Champions League and has hinted that he could follow manager David Moyes to Manchester United.
    ( Metro )


  • Liverpool are in talks over signing £8m-rated Lille left-back Lucas Digne, 19.
    ( Sunday People )


  • David Moyes' first big test is dealing with wantaway Wayne Rooney, 27, at Manchester United, with the striker falling out with outgoing manager Sir Alex Ferguson over his lifestyle.
    ( Sunday Express )


  • Frank Lampard, 34, wants to stay at Chelsea, despite his contract at Stamford Bridge expiring at the end of the season.
    ( The Sun on Sunday )


  • Tottenham have made Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke, 22, their number one transfer target this summer.
    ( Sunday Mirror )


  • Spurs are also preparing a £10m move for Wigan FA Cup winner James McCarthy, 22, to bolster their midfield.
    ( Sunday People )


  • Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho, who is rumoured to be heading back to Chelsea this summer, will take German midfielder Sami Khedira, 26, with him to London.
    ( Sunday Mirror )


  • David Moyes' departure as Everton boss will save the Toffees £10m, giving their next manager extra cash in the transfer market.
    ( Mail on Sunday )


  • Monaco, newly promoted from the French Second Division, are ready to sign Colombia striker Radamel Falcao, 27, from Atletico Madrid for £50m.
    ( Sunday Telegraph )


  • Liverpool striker Andy Carroll, 24, is prepared to take a pay-cut to return to former club Newcastle United.
    ( Sunday Mirror )



    OTHER GOSSIP

  • Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini will be sacked within two weeks with Manuel Pellegrini of Malaga, as previously reported in Saturday's gossip column, being lined up as his replacement.
    ( Mail on Sunday )


  • Malaga manager Manuel Pellegrini has verbally agreed to take over from Roberto Mancini at Manchester City, once a £3.3m release clause is exercised in his contract.
    ( Sunday Times )


  • Sir Alex Ferguson will be named as the League Managers' Association's Manager of the Year.
    ( Sunday Mirror )


  • Everton are planning a formal approach to Cardiff City to talk to manager Malky Mackay about succeeding Manchester United-bound David Moyes.
    ( Sunday Telegraph )


  • Former Millwall midfielder Marc Bircham is a surprise contender to succeed Kenny Jackett as Lions manager.
    ( Sunday Express )


  • QPR boss Harry Redknapp has cancelled the relegated club's end-of-season party for fear of it getting out of hand
    ( Mail on Sunday )



    AND FINALLY

  • Brazilian striker Willian Ribeiro was left cursing a bobble on the pitch - and his own poor finishing - after missing an open-goal chance when it seemed easier to score, while playing for Campinense against Atletico-PB.
    ( Metro )





















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