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Football Rumours on Thursday 10th July 2014

last updated Thursday 10th July 2014, 10:10 AM


  • New Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal would like to bring 30-year-old Wesley Sneijder, part of his Dutch side at the World Cup, to Old Trafford from Galatasaray but the Turkish club want a fee of around £16m.
    ( Sun )

  • Liverpool will sell Uruguay striker Luis Suarez, 27, to Barcelona this weekend if the clubs can agree a £75m fee.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • But Arsenal are fuming because their attempt to sign Chile forward Alexis Sanchez, 25, from Barcelona is being held up by the Suarez deal.
    ( Daily Express )

  • The Gunners want £6m for Mikel Arteta, 32, following interest from Italian club Fiorentina in the midfielder, who is in the final year of his contract.
    ( Times )

  • Roma have set Manchester City a deadline of 21 July to sign Morocco centre-back Mehdi Benatia, 27.
    (Guardian )

  • Chelsea are signing Atletico Madrid left-back Filipe Luis, 28, as a £20m replacement for new Roma arrival Ashley Cole, 33.
    ( Sun )

  • Arsenal will have to make Germany midfielder Sami Khedira, 27, their highest paid player if they are to tempt him from Real Madrid.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Colombia winger Juan Cuadrado, 27, could move to Manchester United from Fiorentina.
    ( London Evening Standard )

  • Liverpool forward Iago Aspas, 26, is set to join Sevilla after failing to make an impact at Anfield.
    ( Daily Star )

  • Reds boss Brendan Rodgers is also mulling over a £10m bid to bring Swansea City's 21-year-old left-back Ben Davies to Liverpool.
    ( Daily Telegraph )

  • West Ham must raise their bid for Dnipro's 24-year-old Ukrainian winger Yevhen Konoplyanka to £12m if they want to sign him. .
    ( ESPN FC )

  • Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal are set to battle it out for Benfica winger Joao Filipe, dubbed 'the next Cristiano Ronaldo', and goalkeeper Joao Virginia, both just 15.
    ( Daily Express )

  • United are also considering a move for Wolfsburg and Switzerland left-back Ricardo Rodriguez, 21, with Patrice Evra's departure for Juventus likely to go ahead.
    ( Times )

  • Benfica's Serbian winger Lazar Markovic, 20, will have a medical on Merseyside on Thursday before completing a £20m move to Liverpool. .
    ( Liverpool Echo )

  • Nigeria's 21-year-old midfielder Michel Babatunde - who plays for Volyn Lutsk in Ukraine - claims Sunderland want to bring him to the Premier League.
    ( Newcastle Chronicle )


  • Germany centre-back Mats Hummels, 25, says they went easy on Brazil during the second half of their World Cup semi-final to avoid causing even more embarrassment.
    ( Sun )

  • Hummels' fellow defender Per Mertesacker, 29, says the team that beat Brazil started their journey to the top by thrashing England in the Under-21 European Championships five years ago.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Political analysts argue that Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff's campaign for re-election will not be damaged by such an embarrassing World Cup defeat.
    ( Guardian )


  • Out-of-favour Manchester United forward Bebe, 23, and midfielder Anderson, 26, will get one last chance to impress on the club's pre-season tour of the United States. .
    ( Manchester Evening News )

  • The arrivals of Chile forward Alexis Sanchez, 25, from Barcelona and France right-back Mathieu Debuchy, 28, from Newcastle can help Arsenal regain the Premier League title, according to their former midfielder Edu.
    ( Talksport )

  • Former Fulham captain Brede Hangeland has criticised Cottagers manager Felix Magath, saying the German is not the man to take the club back to the Premier League.
    ( Sky Sports )


  • Alexis Sanchez is leaving Barcelona for Arsenal - with the transfer confirmed exclusively by his hairdresser.
    ( Metro )

  • A Brazilian woman won her office sweepstake by predicting correctly that Germany would beat Brazil 7-1 in Tuesday's World Cup semi-final - after her sleepwalking husband told her to.
    ( Metro )

  • The odds on Brazil winning the next World Cup are already a mere 7-1 despite their defeat by Germany by the corresponding score line.
    ( Racing Post )

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