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Football Rumours on Thursday 22nd May 2014

last updated Thursday 22nd May 2014, 12:49 PM


TRANSFER RUMOURS

  • New Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal wants to sign Dutch winger Arjen Robben, 30, to play alongside his Bayern Munich team-mate Toni Kroos, 24, at Old Trafford with a £20m deal for the midfielder already done.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Roma defender Mehdi Benatia, 27, has gone back to the top of Manchester City's shopping list as Porto's Eliaquim Mangala, 23, stalls on a possible move to the Premier League champions.
    ( The Sun )


  • Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko is a £20m target for Valencia. The 28-year-old is entering the final year of his contract and has yet to be offered a new deal.
    ( Daily Star )


  • Liverpool are considering bidding for Barcelona's World Cup-winning striker Pedro, 26, with the Spanish club willing to sell.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • But Liverpool's hopes of signing England midfielder Adam Lallana, 26, before the World Cup have hit a stumbling block because of Southampton's £25m valuation.
    ( Daily Star )


  • Tottenham midfielder Sandro, 25, wants to move to Italy this summer, according to his agent.
    ( Daily Express )


  • Newcastle must offer Lyon striker Bafetimbi Gomis £100,000 per week if they want to sign him this summer. The 28-year-old becomes a free agent next month.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Swansea boss Garry Monk has warned Arsenal and Liverpool that Spanish striker Michu, 28, is not for sale.
    ( Daily Express )


  • Arsenal are considering Toulouse right-back Serge Aurier, 22, as a potential replacement for Bacary Sagna, 31.
    ( Daily Telegraph )


  • Liverpool's former Swansea boss Brendan Rodgers is ready to return to Wales to recruit Swans goalkeeper Michael Vorm, 30, and Cardiff City defender Steven Caulker, 22.
    ( South Wales Echo )




  • OTHER GOSSIP

  • Manchester United coach and former defender Phil Neville is still waiting to hear what role he may have under Van Gaal in the Dutchman's management team at Old Trafford.
    ( Daily Express )


  • Manchester City are likely to be allowed to use a smaller number of home-grown players in the Champions League next season after being forced to operate with a small squad under financial fair play sanctions.
    ( The Times )


  • City will hold talks with unsettled midfielder Yaya Toure, 31, after the World Cup.
    ( The Sun )


  • But England international James Milner, 28, is still intent on leaving the Etihad this summer after rejecting a new contract.
    ( The Independent )


  • Liverpool defender Daniel Agger, 29, believes manager Brendan Rodgers does not think he is good enough to play in the Reds' first team.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Leyton Orient manager Russell Slade, 53, insists he is happy at the League One play-off finalists despite being linked to the vacancy at Premier League West Bromwich Albion.
    ( Independent )




  • AND FINALLY

  • Former England striker Alan Smith, 33, has signed for Notts County - even though he does not know how much he will be paid.
    ( Daily Mail )






















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