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Football Rumours on Thursday 13th October 2016

last updated Thursday 13th October 2016, 10:46 AM

  • Wales forward Gareth Bale is about to sign a new contract at Real Madrid, keeping him at the Bernabeu until 2022.
    ( Cadena Ser )

  • Cristiano Ronaldo is also set to sign a new deal at Real. The 31-year-old Portugal forward will sign a five-year deal worth £20.8m a year.
    ( Sport )

  • Manchester United could look to offload captain Wayne Rooney, 30, in the summer, but may have to pay off the remaining 20 months of his £300,000-a-week contract.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Former Italy defender Gianluca Zambrotta, now the manager of Delhi Dynamos, has said he would love to take Manchester United's ex-Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 35, to India.
    ( Indian Express )

  • Italy striker Simone Zaza, 25, could be set to exit West Ham just two months after joining from Juventus on loan, as the London club will have to pay £10m for him if he plays a certain number of games.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • AC Milan manager Vincenzo Montella has dismissed rumours linking Chelsea and Spain midfielder Cesc Fabregas, 29, with a move to the Serie A club.
    ( Corriere della Sera )

  • Inter Milan could make a move for Manchester City's Argentina right-back Pablo Zabaleta, 31.
    ( Calciomercato )

  • Arsenal and Germany defender Per Mertesacker, 32, has discussed the possibility of rejoining Werder Bremen, according to the German club's captain Clemens Fritz.
    ( Sky Sports )

  • Bournemouth could send 19-year-old midfielder Lewis Cook on loan to Leeds United in the New Year - six months after they paid £7m to sign him from the Elland Road club.
    ( Bournemouth Echo+ )

  • Goalkeeper Lee Grant, 33, is hopeful of extending his loan spell at Stoke City from Derby County beyond January.
    ( Stoke Sentinel )

  • Manchester United have made contact with Valencia as they attempt to sign the La Liga side's Spanish 18-year-old midfielder Fran Villalba, according to the player's agent.
    ( Sports Witness )

  • United have employed 50 extra scouts this year in a bid to improve player recruitment.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Gordon Strachan, 59, may step down from his position as Scotland manager before next month's visit to Wembley.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Gareth Southgate is the Football Association's favoured candidate to be the next full-time England manager and he could seal the position with a win against Scotland next month.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Despite England having performed disappointingly in the first two of Southgate's four matches as interim boss, the FA have been impressed by his approach to the job.


  • Aaron Ramsey has returned to full Arsenal training as he steps up his recovery from a hamstring injury that's kept him out since the opening weekend of the season.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Mesut Ozil insists Arsenal starlet Alex Iwobi is a 'mixture of Jay-Jay Okocha and Edgar Davids'.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • The Football Association fail to explain why sacked England boss Sam Allardyce was given a £1m pay-off.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Bastian Schweinsteiger enjoyed a meal in the south Manchester suburb of Hale with wife Ana Ivanovic and Manchester City defender Aleksandar Kolarov. But the exiled Manchester United midfielder returned to his car to find a £60 parking fine.
    (Manchester Evening News)

  • British viewers will not be able to watch the first El Clasico of the 2016-17 season as the game is being played at 15:15 GMT on Saturday and due to a British television football embargo it cannot be shown on UK television.
    ( BBC Sportsday )

  • Everton midfielder Gareth Barry, Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech and Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo are among the sports stars who have been entered into the Guinness World Records 2017 book.
    ( Guinness World Records )

  • A football club in Argentina has been ordered to fix the crooked field they have been playing on for nearly 30 years.
    ( Guardian )

  • Former Manchester United skipper Bryan Robson believes that the Old Trafford fans will get behind Rooney and "show him the love and respect he deserves".
    ( Sun )

  • Manchester City's Sergio Aguero, 28, says that manager Pep Guardiola has told him he would "love" to lead the striker's national team Argentina.
    ( TyC Sports )

  • Aguero also revealed that Guardiola has shut down the wi-fi at City's training ground in a bid to encourage team bonding.
    ( Guardian )

  • Bristol City and England Under-21 striker Tammy Abraham, 19, will not be able to return to his parent club Chelsea before the end of the season, as there is no release clause in his contract.
    ( Evening Standard )

  • Liverpool have decided to impose a limit on how much they pay their academy players, imposing a maximum of £40,000 a year to their 17-year-old first season professionals.
    ( Daily Telegraph )

  • West Ham's co-chairman David Sullivan has asked fans to give former centre-back James Tomkins, 27, a "great reception" when he returns with Crystal Palace for the first time since his £10m summer transfer.
    ( West Ham United club website )

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