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Football Rumours on Sunday 12th October 2014

last updated Sunday 12th October 2014, 8:58 AM


  • Manchester United are ready to give midfielder Michael Carrick, 33, a one-year contract extension as he prepares to return to action following ankle surgery.

  • Manager Louis van Gaal is hoping to ease Manchester United's defensive problems by signing Aston Villa's Netherlands centre-half Ron Vlaar, 29, in the January transfer window.
    ( Sunday Express )

  • Juventus star Sebastian Giovinco, 27, is considering a free transfer to Arsenal, Liverpool or Spurs, with the striker's contract set to expire in the summer.
    ( Sunday Express )

  • Real Madrid are lining up Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea, 23, as a long-term successor to 33-year-old Iker Casillas.
    ( Marca )

  • Manchester City's England goalkeeper Joe Hart, 27, has opened talks about a new four-year contract with the club after being assured he is manager Manuel Pellegrini's number one.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Former Celtic boss Neil Lennon, 43, is set to become the new boss of Bolton Wanderers after the departure of Dougie Freedman.

  • Manchester United will have to pay Real Madrid ?1bn (£800m) if they want to re-sign Cristiano Ronaldo, 29, according to his agent Jorge Mendes, who revealed his client's release clause in an interview.
    ( AS )

  • Tottenham once offered to sell Gareth Bale, 25, to German side Hamburg in a £5m deal, according to former Spurs boss Martin Jol.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Paris St-Germain have offered France midfielder Adrien Rabiot a new deal in an effort to stave off interest from the Premier League. The 19-year-old is wanted by Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea.
    ( Sunday Express )

  • Manchester United are preparing a £60m bid for Everton duo Ross Barkley, 20, and Seamus Coleman, 26, and could offer former Toffees midfielder Marouane Fellaini, 26, as part of the deal.
    ( Caughtoffside )


  • Former West Brom striker Nicolas Anelka, 35, was due to play for his new club Mumbai City on Sunday despite being banned for five games by the FA for a gesture deemed anti-Semitic in December.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • England and Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has been watching clips of Bayern Munich's Spain midfielder Xabi Alonso on his iPad to make him a better player.
    ( Sunday Mirror )

  • West Bromwich Albion are preparing a new contract for England Under-21s striker Saido Berahino, 21, who has been attracting attention from other clubs.
    ( Birmingham Mail )

  • Former Manchester United manager David Moyes rates Adnan Januzaj, 19, alongside Wayne Rooney as the best young talent he has ever seen.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Meanwhile, Moyes says he is ready to return to management six months after his sacking as United boss.
    ( Sunday Telegraph )

  • Manchester United's proposal to introduce sponsorship on the back of replica jerseys has been shot down by their Premier League rivals.
    ( Sunday Times )

  • Former Match of the Day pundit Alan Hansen is set for a shock transfer to ITV after 22 years with the BBC, to join a sports comedy panel show.
    ( Sunday Mirror )


  • A 77-year-old Liverpool fan broke her wrist in a fall outside Anfield - but insisted on watching her team beat West Brom before going to hospital and having surgery.
    ( Liverpool Echo )

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