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Football Rumours on Thursday 10th February 2011

last updated Thursday 10th February 2011, 9:56 AM

Football rumours from today's newspapers

  • Manchester United's hopes to sign Germany international goalkeeper Manuel Neuer could be scuppered after his club, Schalke, opened negotiations to buy out a ?15 million (£12.8 million) release clause in his contract.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Manchester City are likely to lose £10m on striker Emmanuel Adebayor, who looks set to make his loan move to Real Madrid permanent in a £15m deal.
    (Daily Star)

  • Arsenal and Manchester United will have to smash the British record transfer fee for a goalkeeper if they want to sign Liverpool's Pepe Reina. The Spain international has a release clause of £20m in his Anfield contract.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Blackburn Rovers have opened negotiations with AZ Alkmaar for their £6m-rated Sweden international midfielder Rasmus Elm.
    (talkSPORT)

  • Turkish side Galatasaray are keen on Chelsea striker Salomon Kalou and could offer £9.4m for the Ivory Coast international.
    (IMScouting)

  • Roman Pavlyuchenko's agent has denied the Russian striker wants to quit Tottenham, although Spartak Moscow are believed to be leading the chase for him.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Newcastle face a battle to keep hold of winger Jonas Gutierrez at the end of the season as the Argentine midfielder is a big-money target for Italian club Lazio.
    (talkSPORT)

  • Meanwhile, the Magpies have targeted Wolves striker Kevin Doyle as a possible summer replacement for Andy Carroll, who joined Liverpool in January.
    (Caught Offside)

  • Bolton striker Johan Elmander is another forward on Newcastle manager Alan Pardew's wanted list. The Sweden international is available on a free transfer in the summer.
    (Metro)

  • Manchester City defender Nedum Onuoha, currently on loan at Sunderland, could make his stay at the Stadium of Light permanent if Black Cats boss Steve Bruce can meet City's £8m asking price.
    (Daily Star)

  • Fulham are among the Premier League clubs lining up summer bids for £12.5m-rated Freiburg striker Papiss Demba Cisse.
    (The Mirror)

  • Championship side Leicester City have made a fresh attempt to sign Chelsea defender Jeffrey Bruma on loan after missing out on the Dutchman in January.
    (The Mirror)
OTHER GOSSIP
  • Liverpool first team coach Steve Clarke says England defender Glen Johnson has been "re-energised" following a positional switch to left-back.
    (The Independent)

  • England Under-21 coach Stuart Pearce, new head of elite development Gareth Southgate and goalkeeping assistant Ray Clemence will be consulted by the Football Association's Club England board to pick England manager Fabio Capello's eventual successor.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Tottenham winger Gareth Bale is a doubt for next week's Champions League last-16 tie against AC Milan at the San Siro after suffering a setback in his rehabilitation from a back injury.
    (The Guardian)

  • Although Spurs manager Harry Redknapp said Bale is not for sale, the 63-year-old believes the Wales international would be worth at least £50m in the current transfer market.
    (Metro)

  • Manchester United defender Gary Neville, who ended his playing career last week, believes Brazilian right-back Rafael is "going to be United's right-back for many years".
    (Daily Mail)

  • Manchester City's Serbian defender Alexander Kolarov says his traumatic childhood, when he experienced Nato bombings of his home city of Belgrade in 1999, has given him the strength and determination to succeed in England.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • The sale of Joleon Lescott for a fee of about £24m to Manchester City helped Everton avoid losses of £22m in the financial year ending 31 May 2010.
    (The Guardian)

  • Aston Villa's Gabriel Agbonlahor admits he must overtake new signing Darren Bent to regain his place as first-choice striker.
    (The Sun)

  • Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni believes Darron Gibson should quit Manchester United to further his career.
    (The Guardian)

  • Aston Villa's Marc Albrighton says England Under-21 team-mate and Chelsea midfielder Josh McEachran "is the future of English football".
    (Daily Express)
AND FINALLY
  • The average Premier League fan travels 1,960 miles a season to follow their club, a study has shown. West Brom fans travel the furthest at 3,290 miles.
    (The Sun)
























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