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Football Rumours on Thursday 12th September 2013

last updated Thursday 12th September 2013, 9:52 AM

  • Liverpool are set to make a new approach to sign Derby County's highly rated 18-year-old midfielder Will Hughes during the January transfer window.
    ( Metro )

  • Sochaux defender Sebastien Corchia, 23, has refused to rule out the possibility of leaving the French club for Arsenal this winter.
    ( talkSPORT )

  • West Brom manager Steve Clarke is keen to see his Republic of Ireland striker Shane Long, 26, pledge his future to the club and sign a new contract - little more than a week after trying to sell him.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Barcelona want to bring Juan Mata back to Spain. But even though the 25-year-old playmaker has only made one appearance so far this season for Chelsea, ex-Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho may be unwilling to sell to the Catalans.
    ( Daily Express )

  • Wayne Rooney, 27, is yet to resume full training with Manchester United but is aiming to recover from a head injury in time for the derby against City on 22 September.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Argentina defender Nicolas Spolli, 30, says he rejected interest from Tottenham to remain at Italian side Catania.
    ( talkSPORT )


  • Former Anzhi Makhachkala team director Roberto Carlos has warned Chelsea that new striker Samuel Eto'o can have a "damaging" influence on the dressing room.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Manchester United defender Phil Jones, 21, wants a written apology from Stuart Pearce after the former England Under 21 manager questioned his commitment.
    ( Daily Telegraph )

  • Striker Daniel Sturridge, 24, is set to start for Liverpool at Swansea despite pulling out of England's World Cup qualifiers with a thigh injury.
    ( Daily Star )

  • FAI chief executive John Delaney says former manager Mick McCarthy would be perfect for the Republic of Ireland job after the departure of Giovanni Trapattoni.
    (Metro )

  • But Brian McDermott would be willing to leave his post at Leeds United in order to take over from the veteran Italian.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Republic of Ireland midfielder James McCarthy, 22, wants Roy Keane to succeed Trapattoni, however.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Former Republic goalkeeper Shay Given, 37, has not given up on his Aston Villa career despite falling behind Brad Guzan and Jed Steer in the Villa Park pecking order.
    ( The Sun )

  • Manchester City's Serbia defender Aleksandar Kolarov, 27, is determined to remain at Etihad Stadium despite being linked with a move to Juventus in the summer.
    ( Daily Star )


  • Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio was clattered by Joey Barton but had the last laugh when he scored in a penalty shootout against a Newcastle XI as a Milan XI emerged victorious from Steve Harper's testimonial.
    ( The Guardian )

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