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Football Rumours on Sunday 21st June 2015

last updated Sunday 21st June 2015, 8:53 AM

  • Manchester City will make a third bid for Liverpool's 20-year-old England forward Raheem Sterling. Their last offer of £40m was rejected but the Premier League runners-up look like returning with a bid close to the Anfield club's £50m asking price.
    ( Sunday Express )

  • Liverpool want to sign Juventus' Spain striker Fernando Llorente, 30, or Sevilla's Colombia forward Carlos Bacca, 28, after refusing to meet Aston Villa's £32.5m asking price for Belgium frontman Christian Benteke.
    ( Sunday Telegraph )

  • Turkish side Besiktas want Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli. The 24-year-old Italy international scored just one league goal for the Reds last season.
    ( Eurosport )

  • Manchester United are closing in on a £7.5m deal for Bayern Munich's Germany midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger, 31.
    ( Sunday Mirror )

  • However, United are less likely to also sign Bayern's £20m-rated defender Jerome Boateng, 26, because the Germany international's girlfriend is reluctant to move to Manchester.
    ( Star on Sunday )

  • Red Devils target Mario Mandzukic, 29, has agreed a deal with Serie A champions Juventus. It means the Croatia striker will have signed for beaten Champions League finalists for a third time after joining Bayern Munich in 2012 and Atletico Madrid in 2014.
    ( Sun on Sunday )

  • United goalkeeper David De Gea, 24, has told his team-mates he wants to leave the club and join La Liga runners-up Real Madrid. The Spain international is yet to agree an extension to his current deal, which has one year left.
    ( Mail on Sunday )

  • Premier League champions Chelsea are in talks to sign Cameroon midfielder Alex Song, 27, who was on loan at West Ham last season. Barcelona value the former Arsenal man at £5m.
    ( Sunday Telegraph )

  • Manchester City are also interested in signing Song, who has two years left on his contract with the Spanish champions.
    ( Sky Sports )

  • Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is considering a bid for Everton's 21-year-old England defender John Stones.
    ( Sunday Express )

  • Tottenham's Belgium midfielder Mousa Demeble, 27, is also on Mourinho's list of summer transfer targets.
    ( Sun on Sunday )

  • Meanwhile, Spurs are favourites to sign Belgium defender Toby Alderweireld from Atletico Madrid ahead of Southampton, where the 26-year-old spent last season on loan.
    ( Sunday Times )

  • Everton are interested in Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton, 29, with the future of their current number one - 36-year-old USA international Tim Howard - in doubt.
    ( Independent )

  • Swansea have had an £11m bid for striker Troy Deeney, 26, rejected by newly promoted Premier League side Watford.
    ( Sunday Mirror )

  • Hull midfielder Tom Huddlestone, 28, will reject a move to Premier League side Aston Villa to stay with the Championship club.
    ( Star on Sunday )

  • Paris-St Germain midfielder Marco Verratti, 22, wants to leave the French champions and will "run through the exit" if Spanish giants Real Madrid or Barcelona come in for him.
    ( Marca )

  • Newcastle United will delay a £15m move for QPR striker Charlie Austin, 25, while they try to find out if the player wants to stay in London.
    ( Mail on Sunday )

  • West Ham United have made a £14m bid for Marseille's 28-year-old France winger Dimitri Payet.
    ( Sunday Telegraph )


  • Arsenal will fend off interest from Manchester City in Jack Wilshere by offering the England midfielder, 23, a new five-year, £100,000-a-week contract.
    ( Sunday Mirror )

  • Wilshere is said to be undecided over his future and concerned about how many matches he will play for the Gunners next season.
    ( Star on Sunday )

  • The agent of Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko has denied the Bosnia striker has contacted Chelsea about a move to Stamford Bridge and says the 29-year-old will most likely stay at the Etihad.
    ( ESPN )

  • Spanish midfielder Luis Alberto, 22, is to return to Anfield early after his two-year loan spell was cut short by La Liga side Malaga.
    ( Liverpool Echo )

  • Southampton legend Matt Le Tissier claims 23-year-old Portugal right-back Cedric Soares' arrival at St Mary's does not mean England international Nathaniel Clyne, 24, will leave.
    ( Talksport )


  • Manchester United are using garlic to ward off worms that are infesting their Old Trafford pitch.
    ( Sunday Mirror )

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