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Football Rumours on Sunday 22nd July 2012

last updated Sunday 22nd July 2012, 8:54 AM

  • Robin van Persie was ordered to miss Arsenal's pre-season tour by Arsene Wenger - and Manchester United have now emerged as favourites to sign the Dutch striker, 28, providing they can avoid a transfer auction.
    (Sunday Mirror)

  • United's move to sign Van Persie is hanging in the balance because Arsenal are refusing to budge on their £30m valuation of the Dutch striker.
    (Mail on Sunday)

  • United have a key advantage in the fight to sign Van Persie as it emerged that the Dutchman would prefer moving to United rather than to rivals Manchester City or Juventus.
    (Sunday Times)

  • United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has been given the go-ahead to gamble more than £50m to win back the Premier League title next season.
    (Sunday Express)

  • Nicklas Bendtner is set to leave Arsenal this week, with the 24-year-old Danish striker a £7.5m target for both AC Milan and Galatasaray.
    (Sunday Mirror)

  • Barcelona forward Gerard Deulofeu, 18, is on the radar of both Liverpool and QPR.
    (Sunday People)

  • Ryo Miyaichi, 19, could be set for first-team opportunities at Arsenal after Ajax manager Frank de Boer admitted defeat in his pursuit for the winger.

  • Everton are on the brink of re-signing midfielder Steven Pienaar, 30, from Tottenham.

  • Manager Michael Laudrup has revealed he won't stand in the way of Joe Allen, 22, should the midfielder wish to leave Swansea.

  • Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill is to raid former club Aston Villa for defensive duo Stephen Warnock, 30, and James Collins, 28.
    (Sun on Sunday)

  • Sean O'Driscoll's first task as new Nottingham Forest chief will be to run the rule over Kuwait star striker Bader Al-Mutawa, 27.
    (Star on Sunday)

  • Ambitious QPR are ­making a £6m move for Celtic's South Korean midfield star Ki Sung-Yeung, 23.
    (Sunday People)


  • Liverpool's £35m record signing Andy Carroll will join his team-mates on their pre-season tour in the United States on Monday despite continuing uncertainty about his future.
    (Mail on Sunday)

  • Defender Vincent Kompany, 26, is set to commit his long-term future to Manchester City by signing a new deal worth around £34m.
    (Sun on Sunday)

  • Luka Modric will be fined more than £80,000 after refusing to train as the midfielder attempts to finally force through a move from Tottenham.
    (Sunday Telegraph)

  • West Ham are playing hardball with inspirational midfield star Mark Noble, 25, over his new contract.
    (Star on Sunday)


  • Recreativo de Huelva fans are so appalled by the club's new Minnie Mouse-style away shirt that they have organised a protest rally.

  • AC Milan stars Robinho and Kevin-Prince Boateng don't like to take training too seriously, so have been working on a routine more suited to a disco than a football field.

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