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Football Rumours on Thursday 10th September 2015

last updated Thursday 10th September 2015, 9:58 AM


  • Manchester City and Arsenal will try to sign Real Madrid's Spain midfielder Isco, 23, in January.
    ( Daily Express )


  • Liverpool will not be re-signing midfielder Steven Gerrard, 35, on loan from LA Galaxy in January, according to Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber.
    ( Daily Telegraph )


  • Bastian Schweinsteiger's former club TSV 1860 Rosenheim claim Manchester United only paid £6.5m to sign the 31-year-old Germany midfielder from Bayern Munich, not the £14.4m figure that had been reported at the time.
    ( Manchester Evening News )


  • Everton's 21-year-old England defender John Stones, who is wanted by Chelsea, will seek a £38m release clause if he is to sign a new deal with the Toffees.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Arsenal and Tottenham are interested in signing Switzerland striker Breel Embolo. The 18-year-old is valued at £10m by his club FC Basel.
    ( Talksport )


  • Everton boss Roberto Martinez has ruled out signing any out-of-contract players during the autumn and has no plans to strengthen the squad until the transfer window reopens in January.
    ( Liverpool Echo )


  • Liverpool's Brazil midfielder Lucas Leiva, 28, has said he expected to be sold during the transfer window.
    ( Daily Telegraph )


  • West Brom have accused Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy of trying to sign their £25m-rated striker Saido Berahino, 22, for "loose change".
    ( Sun )



    OTHER GOSSIP

  • England's record goalscorer Wayne Rooney, 29, has been called one of the greatest players of his generation by Barcelona's Argentina forward Lionel Messi.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Despite reaching the landmark achievement of 50 goals, Rooney says he still fears for his England place because of the emergence of talented youngsters such as Tottenham's 22-year-old striker Harry Kane.
    ( Guardian )


  • Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says he believes his assistant Ryan Giggs, 41, will be the club's next boss.
    ( Times )


  • Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish, 20, is set to choose England as his international side over the Republic of Ireland, whom he represented up to Under-21 level.
    ( Independent )


  • Manchester United's senior players are unhappy with the tough regime at the club under manager Van Gaal.
    ( Times )


  • The Dutchman will wait until the last training session before Saturday's match with Liverpool before deciding whether to reinstate goalkeeper David De Gea, 24.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • The Football Association will allow Chelsea and Tottenham to make short-term moves to Wembley Stadium while they increase their respective home capacities.
    ( London Evening Standard )


  • Former Manchester City midfielder Owen Hargreaves says new signing Kevin de Bruyne will be wasted in a wide role, but claims the Belgian is not good enough to get in the team above David Silva in the number 10 position behind Sergio Aguero.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • New Football Association chief executive Martin Glenn says the English national team's lack of success should not be blamed on the Premier League's low number of English players.
    ( Independent )


  • Didier Drogba, 37, stands to make up to £2.3m over the 18 months of his contract with Montreal Impact - but is earning less than other MLS summer imports Frank Lampard, Andrea Pirlo, Steven Gerrard and Giovani dos Santos.
    ( Sports Illustrated )


  • Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard, 24, says the Premier League champions have struggled this season because "everyone wants to kill them".
    ( Daily Star )


  • Former Liverpool boss Graeme Souness believes striker Christian Benteke, 24, could be a "superstar" at Anfield following the Belgium international's £32.5m summer move from Aston Villa.
    ( Daily Star )


  • West Brom's transfer spending and wage bill are at their highest ever levels, a club official has claimed.
    ( Birmingham Mail )


  • Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe, who has scored five goals already this season, cannot play as a lone striker, says boss Dick Advocaat.
    ( Daily Star )


  • The 80 teams in this season's Champions League and Europa League have agreed to donate one euro per ticket from their first home games to help the refugee crisis.
    ( Guardian )



    AND FINALLY

  • Arsenal's 'Invincibles' team of 2003-04, who went an entire Premier League season unbeaten, were within days of not being paid because of a cash problem involving the club's move from Highbury to Emirates Stadium.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • West Brom striker Saido Berahino was left stranded without his car on transfer deadline day, as the man employed to drive him around during a 12-month ban had borrowed it to sign for Coventry. Lateef Elford-Alliyu received a frantic call from his former Baggies team-mate when it looked like Berahino could move to Tottenham.
    ( Coventry Telegraph )


  • Manchester United defender Chris Smalling asked club and international team-mate Wayne Rooney for his autograph after the striker scored his 50th England goal.
    ( Sun )


  • Arsenal winger Theo Walcott will be the fastest player on computer game Fifa 16.
    ( Metro )





















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