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Football Rumours on Sunday 8th April 2012

last updated Sunday 08th April 2012, 8:43 AM

Football rumours from today's newspapers

  • Andy Carroll, 23, is set to leave Liverpool this summer amid concerns that he has not adapted to 'the Liverpool way'.
    (Sunday Mirror)

  • Cristiano Ronaldo has pledged his future to Real Madrid even though the 27-year-old is reportedly high on Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich's wish-list.
    (Sunday Express)

  • Liverpool are in talks to sign Peruvian midfielder Juan Manuel Vargas, 28, from Fiorentina.
    (The Sun on Sunday)

  • Tottenham face competition from several of Europe's top clubs in the race to sign Emmanuel Adebayor, 28, on a permanent deal.
    (The Sun on Sunday)

  • Neil Warnock wants to begin his own regime at Leeds by signing old favourite Paddy Kenny, the 33-year-old QPR goalkeeper.
    (Sunday Mirror)

  • Fulham manager Martin Jol is desperate to keep Clint Dempsey, 29, at the club with Arsenal lining up a £10m offer.


  • Mario Balotelli only survives at Manchester City because the manager is Italian, according to City midfielder Nigel de Jong.
    (Sunday Mirror)

  • Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini insists he must splash the cash again this summer despite having already spent £210m in two years.
    (The Sun on Sunday)

  • Roy Hodgson says that any new contract at West Bromwich Albion could contain a special release clause that would allow him to take the England manager's job.
    (Sunday Telegraph)

  • Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson thinks Rio Ferdinand, 33, should be in England's Euro 2012 finals squad this summer.
    (Mail on Sunday )

  • Manchester City and Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure, 28, is set to take an extended break from international football.

  • Wolves manager Terry Connor is confident he will remain in charge at Molineux until the end of the season.
    (Mail on Sunday )

  • Lee Clark will be targeted by Wolves in the summer because the club has decided that Terry Connor should not stay as manager beyond the summer.
    (Sunday Express)

  • Queens Park Rangers will appoint Mike Rigg to a new position of technical director next month, underlining the club's support for manager Mark Hughes.
    (Sunday Times)


  • Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 18, could have been a rugby union star or a cricketer if he had not made it as a footballer. The Arsenal midfielder had trials for Hampshire as a wicketkeeper batsman, while a London Irish scout tried to persuade him to opt for a career in rugby.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand did ballet lessons three times a week as a child, and only gave it up when his classes clashed with football trials.
    (The Guardian )

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