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Football Rumours on Thursday 14th May 2015

last updated Thursday 14th May 2015, 11:17 AM


TRANSFER RUMOURS

  • Wolfsburg's ex-Chelsea midfielder Kevin De Bruyne, 23, is moving closer to a Premier League return, with Manchester City considering a £35m move.
    ( Daily Mirror)


  • Belgium international De Bruyne - also a reported transfer target for Manchester United and Arsenal - says he made the right decision to leave Chelsea in January 2014.
    ( Eurosport )


  • () Jordon Ibe has agreed a five-year contract with Liverpool, with the 19-year-old winger expected to sign the new deal next week.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Chelsea have offered a new five-year contract to England Under-21 striker Patrick Bamford. The 21-year-old is on loan at Middlesbrough and reportedly attracting interest from Everton, Aston Villa and Crystal Palace.
    (Times)




  • OTHER GOSSIP

  • Manuel Pellegrini, 61, is likely to remain as Manchester City's manager next season following an end-of-season review by the deposed Premier League champions' hierarchy.
    ( Guardian )


  • QPR top scorer Charlie Austin, 25, will not be sold cheaply following the west London club's relegation, says director of football Les Ferdinand.
    ( London Evening Standard )


  • () QPR have terminated the loan of West Ham forward Mauro Zarate after the 28-year-old walked out of Anfield when he was not selected against Liverpool.
    (Sun)


  • Manchester City midfielder Frank Lampard, 36, will earn an annual salary of £3.8m when he joins new MLS franchise New York City this summer.
    ( Sports Illustrated )


  • () Swansea have made agreeing a new long-term contract with manager Garry Monk their top priority for this summer.
    ( Wales Online )


  • () Firefighters were called to the home of Manchester United defender Chris Smalling on Tuesday after the 25-year-old's hot tub caught fire.
    ( Guardian )


  • Besiktas coach, and former West Ham defender, Slaven Bilic is ready to hold talks about replacing Hammers manager Sam Allardyce.
    ( Daily Star)


  • Newcastle midfielder Sylvain Marveaux, 29, was caught on camera claiming he was "blacklisted" at St James' Park before returning to the club from a loan spell at Guingamp.
    ( Daily Express)


  • New Manchester United winger Memphis Depay, 21, wants to emulate Cristiano Ronaldo at Old Trafford.
    ( Manchester Evening News )


  • () Portugal winger Nani, 28, is set to return to Manchester United this summer after a season-long loan at Sporting Lisbon - potentially costing the Red Devils another £17m to cover his wages.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Arsenal's England striker Danny Welbeck, 24, is set to return from injury for Sunday's Premier League trip to former club Manchester United.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Former Southampton and Reading manager Nigel Adkins has dismissed reports linking him with Championship side Leeds United, where head coach Neil Redfearn's future remains insecure. ()
    ( Mirror )




  • AND FINALLY

  • With Eurovision 2015 taking place later this month, Arsenal's players got into the spirit by dressing in the traditional outfits of their respective countries.
    ( Metro )


  • Aston Villa chief executive Tom Fox will camp out on the Villa Park pitch for charity on Thursday. ()
    ( Birmingham Mail )






















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