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Football Rumours on Thursday 11th June 2015

last updated Thursday 11th June 2015, 10:55 AM


  • Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini wants to sign Juventus' France midfielder Paul Pogba, 22, and Liverpool's England forward Raheem Sterling, 20, in the summer.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Real Madrid's France forward Karim Benzema, 27, could join Manchester United in a move that would see Spain goalkeeper David De Gea, 24, leave Old Trafford for the Bernabeu.
    ( Daily Telegraph )

  • Arsenal will try to buy Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas, 34, if his club Real Madrid sign De Gea.
    ( London Evening Standard )

  • Former Chelsea midfielder Kevin De Bruyne, 23, could return to the Premier League after the Belgium international confirmed his agent has had initial talks with Manchester City.
    ( Sky Sports )

  • Chelsea have attempted to ward off interest in goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois by placing a £73m price tag on the 23-year-old.
    ( Daily Telegraph )

  • England right-back Glen Johnson, 30, is expected to join Turkish side Besiktas after being released by Liverpool.
    ( Liverpool Echo )

  • Manchester City will release defender Micah Richards, 26, but retain third-choice goalkeeper Richard Wright, 37, who has never played a competitive first-team football match since joining the club in 2012.
    ( Manchester Evening News )

  • Tottenham have made the first move to sign Burnley right-back Kieran Trippier. The former England Under-21 international, 24, also linked with Liverpool and Southampton, has a £3.5m release clause in his contract.
    ( Daily Mirror)

  • Former West Ham striker Dean Ashton has advised new Hammers boss Slaven Bilic to make QPR forward Charlie Austin, 25, his main transfer target.
    ( Talksport )

  • Burnley will receive less money from Liverpool for forward Danny Ings than they hoped for. A tribunal will decide the fee - Burnley want £10m for the 22-year-old, but Liverpool value him at no more than £6m.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Lazio's Brazil midfielder Felipe Anderson, 22, who has been linked with a move to either Manchester United or Chelsea, says he will not be leaving the Serie A club.
    ( Daily Express )

  • Celtic are interested in taking Real Madrid's 16-year-old Danish midfielder Martin Odegaard on loan next season.
    ( AS )


  • Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has been promised a blank cheque with which to transform the club into one capable of ruling Europe.
    ( Sun )

  • Injury-plagued midfielder Abou Diaby, 29, could be given a chance to continue his career at Arsenal under a pay-as-you-play contract despite being named on the official list of players released by Premier League clubs on Wednesday.

  • Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been banned from driving for six months after being caught doing 60mph in a 50mph zone.
    ( Daily Mirror)

  • Senior England players have told manager Roy Hodgson their training sessions are too tough.
    ( Sun )

  • New Newcastle manager Steve McClaren will collect a £1m bonus if he can win the club their first trophy in 47 years.
    ( Daily Star)

  • Former Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves says the club have no chance of winning the Champions League in 2015-16.
    ( Daily Star)

  • The European Parliament is expected to call on outgoing Fifa president Sepp Blatter to step down immediately on Thursday.
    ( Guardian )

  • Former Newcastle chairman Freddie Shepherd says appointing Steve McClaren as the club's new head coach is a "great move".
    ( Newcastle Chronicle )

  • Football Association chairman Greg Dyke's plans for further quotas of home-grown players in the Premier League would "decimate" club academies, according to Tom Fox, Aston Villa's chief executive.

  • Chelsea's Belgium midfielder Eden Hazard, 24, the PFA Player of the Year, has credited last summer's big signings - Spain internationals Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa - with helping him play better than ever before.
    ( London Evening Standard )


  • West Ham chairman David Gold got the wrong man as he posted a message on Twitter saying "I am delighted to announce the signing of 23-year-old midfielder Pedro Obiang from Sampdoria. Pedro, welcome". Unfortunately for Gold, he attached a picture of Juventus' Italian defender Angelo Ogbonna.
    ( Metro )

  • Christian Benteke's agent has been left embarrassed after revealing to a prank caller the Belgium striker will not sign a new contract at Aston Villa.
    (Sky Sports)

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