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Football Rumours on Sunday 22nd June 2014

last updated Sunday 22nd June 2014, 11:34 AM


  • Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is meeting Mario Balotelli's agent in Brazil this weekend to discuss a potential £25m move for Italy's AC Milan striker, 23
    ( Daily Star Sunday )

  • Real Madrid are interested in England winger Raheem Sterling but will wait until next summer before making any move for the Liverpool youngster, 19
    ( Sunday Mirror )

  • Tottenham, Everton and Newcastle are all competing to sign Ecuador striker Enner Valencia. The Pachuca forward, 25, has scored three goals in two games at the World Cup
    ( Sunday Express )

  • Spain striker Alvaro Negredo wants to leave Manchester City for Atletico Madrid and the current La Liga champions want the 28-year-old to replace Chelsea-bound Diego Costa, 25
    ( Sunday Mirror )

  • Liverpool are losing interest in England midfielder Adam Lallana - because they do not believe the 26-year-old is worth the £30m fee Southampton are demanding
    ( Sun )

  • Lallana will attempt to force through a move to Liverpool when the England squad returns home from the World Cup next week, but is reluctant to put in a transfer request
    ( Sun )

  • day Echo Tottenham will make a £10m move for Newcastle's Dutch goalkeeper Tim Krul, 26, if Hugo Lloris, 27, returns to France to sign for Paris St-Germain
    ( Mail on Sunday )

  • Swansea and QPR will rival Arsenal in the race to sign Toulouse's Ivory Coast full-back Serge Aurier, 21
    ( L'Equipe )

  • Aurier has agreed personal terms with Arsenal and will cost the Gunners £8m
    ( Daily Star Sunday )

  • Tottenham want Netherlands' PSV Eindhoven winger Memphis Depay, 20, who could cost £17m
    ( Sunday Mirror )

  • Everton are interested in signing Crystal Palace's DR Congo winger Yannick Bolasie, 25.
    ( Sunday Mirror )


  • Wayne Rooney insists England need to discover their nasty side to succeed at major tournaments. The Manchester United striker, 28, believes he and his international team-mates are "too honest"
    ( Sun )

  • England manager Roy Hodgson will try to persuade captain Steven Gerrard, 34, not to retire from international football following their early World Cup exit
    ( Mail on Sunday )

  • Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque argued with Cesc Fabregas during training on Saturday. The Chelsea midfielder, 27, was part of the team preparing to face Australia on Monday but was forced to give his bib to Xabi Alonso after Del Bosque was angered by the former Barcelona man's attitude.
    ( El Mundo Deportivo )

  • Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari sent former AC Milan and Leeds defender Roque Junior to scout Spain at almost every match played by the world champions in the last three years. Scolari was convinced his team would face Del Bosque's side at some stage in Brazil.
    ( Marca )

  • Greece's Fulham striker Konstantinos Mitroglu has warned Ivory Coast that his team's experience of shocking Russia at Euro 2012 means they will not give up on reaching the last 16.
    ( Ethnos )

  • Argentina legend Diego Maradona has criticised world governing body Fifa after seven Costa Rica players were required to give urine samples to drug testers after their 1-0 win over Italy.
    ( Gazzetta Dello Sport )

  • The entire Spain squad and coaching staff ate out together on Saturday for the first time since leaving for the World Cup.
    ( Marca )


  • Everton U-21 manager Alan Stubbs, 42, is set to be appointed boss of Hibernian. Stubbs could take his current assistant David Unsworth to Easter Road as his number two.
    ( Sunday Echo )


  • A mascot made the most of Harrison Afful tying his shoelace in the tunnel before the match against Germany by leaning on the back of the Ghana defender.
    ( Het Laatste Nieuws )

  • Messi's goal came as a major relief to a gambler in Las Vegas who had put £136,000 on Argentina to win the match.
    ( ESPN )

  • France's Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba has been pictured playing a football management game as Chelsea, with himself alongside Frank Lampard in midfield, on the plane after his team's 5-2 win over Switzerland.
    ( Daily Mail )

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