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Football Rumours on Thursday 26th June 2014

last updated Thursday 26th June 2014, 8:10 AM


  • Barcelona are still interested in Liverpool striker Suarez and ready to offer £80m player-plus-cash deal that could include wingers Alexis Sanchez, 25, and Pedro, 26
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • However, Arsenal and Manchester United are set to battle it out for Chile international Sanchez
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has denied any interest in signing AC Milan and Italy striker Mario Balotelli, 23
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Arsenal have rejected Manchester United's opening bid for 28-year-old captain Thomas Vermaelen
    ( Daily Star )

  • Tottenham are keen to hijack Liverpool's bid to take Croatian defender Dejan Lovren, 24, from Southampton
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Arsenal and Tottenham target Javier Hernandez, 26, has dropped another hint that he is set to quit Manchester United once the World Cup is over after aiming a veiled swipe at former boss David Moyes for a 'lack of faith'.
    ( Daily Express )

  • Arsenal and Liverpool are in a bidding war to sign the Sevilla defender Federico Fazio, 27, who could cost up to £8m
    ( Daily Star )

  • Hull City have opened talks with Tottenham over a £4m deal for 30-year-old captain Michael Dawson.
    ( Evening Standard )

  • Liverpool, Manchester City and Tottenham have been placed on alert after Valencia star Juan Bernat, 21, has still not signed a new contract.
    ( Talksport )


  • The Uruguayan Football Association has gone on the offensive in an effort to save Luis Suarez, 27, from a lengthy ban for apparently biting Giorgio Chiellini, claiming he is the victim of a smear campaign by the Italians, the English media and the Brazilian hosts
    ( Guardian )

  • Former Germany goalkeeper Oliver Kahn, 45, who bit Borussia Dortmund's Heiko Herrlich in a Bundesliga match, has revealed the "enormous pressure" that drove Suarez to allegedly bite Chiellini.
    ( Sun )

  • Wimbledon champion Andy Murray, 27, has said he believes there is something "not quite right" about Suarez
    ( Guardian )

  • England manager Roy Hodgson has left the door ajar for veteran midfielders Steven Gerrard, 34, and Frank Lampard, 36, to continue their international careers.
    ( The Times )


  • One football fan has won £1,769 after backing Suarez to sink his teeth in to an opponent at the 2014 World Cup
    ( Independent )

  • Ivory Coast goalkeeper Boubacar Barry, 34, was spotted eating grass during the game with Greece.
    ( Metro )

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