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Football Rumours on Sunday 15th May 2011

last updated Sunday 15th May 2011, 8:57 AM

Football rumours from today's newspapers

  • Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri is a £30m target for Bayern Munich.
    (News of the World)

  • The Gunners meanwhile are ready to fight Manchester City and Liverpool for Everton's sought after full-back Leighton Baines.
    (News of the World)

  • Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has been given the go-ahead to leave the Spanish club and join Arsenal for £25m.
    (Metro)

  • Benzema's Real Madrid team-mate Kaka has also been placed up for sale with the Spanish club placing a £50m price tag on the Brazilian forward.
    (Sunday People)

  • Edwin van der Sar has recommended his own successor for the Manchester United goalkeeping job - Ajax's Maarten Stekelenburg, the man who followed him into the Netherlands team.
    (Sunday Mirror)

  • Manchester City are edging closer to the £25m signing of Udinese's Chilean midfielder Alexis Sanchez.
    (News of the World)

  • City are also preparing an £18m offer for Everton full-back Leighton Baines.
    (Sunday People)

  • Spurs, Liverpool and West Brom are all keen to sign Aston Villa keeper Brad Friedel, who becomes a free agent this summer, although the Villa Park club want him to sign a new deal.
    (Sunday Mirror)

  • Winger Ashley Young will turn down an £80,000 a week contract with Aston Villa to seal a dream move to Manchester United.
    (News of the World)

  • Manchester United have offered injury-plagued midfielder Owen Hargreaves a new one-year pay-as-you-play deal.
    (Sunday Express)

  • United meanwhile are set to battle Liverpool for the signing of Newcastle left-back Jose Enrique.
    (Sunday People)

  • Liverpool are keen on signing QPR midfielder Adel Taarabt and could offer forward Joe Cole in part-exchange.
    (Metro)

  • Highly rated Anderlecht striker Romelu Lukaku says he is only interested in joining a team of "winners" like Manchester United or Chelsea.
    (News of the World)

  • Fulham midfielder Clint Dempsey is a shock target for French side Paris Saint-Germain.
    (News of the World)

  • Manchester City midfielder David Silva is attempting to lure his Spanish international midfielder colleague Cesc Fabregas from Arsenal to Eastlands.
    (Metro)

  • West Ham will be forced to sell eight players, including Scott Parker, Robert Green and Matthew Noble, if they are relegated.
    (Sunday Mirror)
OTHER GOSSIP
  • Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish is set for a summer transfer budget of £50m - but he has warned he will not be held to ransom by greedy players.
    (Sunday Mirror)

  • Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti insists that the Blues should have no regrets about their trophyless season and has promised to reveal exactly why the team suffered a mid-winter slump that cost them the league title.
    (Mail on Sunday)
AND FINALLY
  • Striker Wayne Rooney marked Manchester United's historic 19th league title by shaving his chest hair in the shape of the number.
    (Sunday Mirror)
























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