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Football Rumours on Tuesday 12th May 2015

last updated Tuesday 12th May 2015, 8:53 AM


TRANSFER RUMOURS

  • Manchester City are willing to offer Yaya Toure, Samir Nasri, Stevan Jovetic, Aleksandar Kolarov or Edin Dzeko in a deal for Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, 22.
    ( Guardian )


  • Inter Milan will bid £10m in an attempt to sign Manchester City's 31-year-old midfielder Yaya Toure. Inter are managed by former City boss Roberto Mancini.
    ( Daily Star)


  • City are keen to sign 21-year-old West Brom striker Saido Berahino.
    ( Daily Mirror)


  • Chelsea are confident of beating Manchester United and Inter Milan to the signing of Brazil Under-20 international Robert Kenedy from Fluminense for £5m. But the Blues would then have to loan the 19-year-old striker to a European club in order for him to become eligible for a work permit.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • Manchester City have made an approach for former Chelsea midfielder Kevin de Bruyne. The 23-year-old, valued at £35m by Wolfsburg, is also a target for Bayern Munich and Paris St-Germain.
    ( Talksport )


  • Liverpool are preparing a move for Burnley striker Danny Ings, 22, following the Clarets' relegation from the Premier League.
    ( Liverpool Echo )


  • Serie A side Lazio are considering a move for Liverpool striker Fabio Borini. The Reds wanted £12m for the 24-year-old but may accept less.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Liverpool have been scouting Real Sociedad defender Inigo Martinez, 23, and are prepared to pay his £21.7m release clause.
    ( Daily Star)


  • Germany striker Max Kruse has rejected a move to the Premier League. The 27-year-old, a target for Tottenham, Southampton and Newcastle, has instead opted to move to Wolfsburg from Borussia Monchengladbach.
    ( Daily Express)


  • Former Manchester United and Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez will be offered a one-year contract extension to stay at Juventus. The 31-year-old Argentina international has been linked with a move to Boca Juniors.
    (Football Italia)




  • OTHER GOSSIP

  • Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling, 20, is putting his Merseyside house on the market and looking for property in London, provoking talk of a move to either Arsenal or Chelsea.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • West Ham boss Sam Allardyce will turn down any offer to stay on at Upton Park beyond this season and has already dismissed the opportunity to open talks with the club's board.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • QPR midfielder Joey Barton, 32, said this week that there were "bad eggs" in the club's dressing room, with those players believed to be Adel Taarabt, Armand Traore, Mauro Zarate, Mauricio Isla and Eduardo Vargas.
    ( Daily Mirror)


  • Manchester United are convinced goalkeeper David De Gea's future will not be decided by money, but rather where the 24-year-old wants to play next season.
    ( Manchester Evening News )


  • United boss Louis van Gaal is considering selling Robin van Persie, 31, as the striker enters the final year of his contract.
    ( Guardian )


  • And Dutchman Van Persie is unhappy at Van Gaal's decision to not play him against Crystal Palace.
    (Sun)


  • Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is convinced he will still be the club's manager next season.
    (Sun)


  • Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat says the job will be his last in football, but does not know if he will be in charge of the Black Cats next season.
    ( Sunderland Echo )


  • Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero, 26, says cutting out red meat, sugar and pasta in favour of fish and yoga means he spends less time out injured.
    (Times)


  • West Ham boss Sam Allardyce says the club will not adopt a softer style of play to avoid players being booked in their final two games. The Hammers are in contention to qualify for next season's Europa League via the Fair Play League.
    ( London Evening Standard )


  • A takeover of Aston Villa could be completed by July. Randy Lerner, the American tycoon who bought the club for just over £60m, is keen to sell his stake.
    ( Sky Sports )




  • AND FINALLY

  • The USA women's team scored a bizarre goal in a 3-0 win over Ireland. Irish defender Meabh De Burca blocked the ball on the line with her face, and as keeper Niamh Reid-Burke checked to see if she was OK, Abby Wambach rolled the ball home.
    ( NBC )


  • The most expensive tickets for the pre-season friendly between Manchester United and Barcelona in California on 25 July will cost almost £1,000.
    ( Daily Mirror)


  • A steward at the Mexican league match between Santos and Puebla ran on to the pitch and rugby-tackled a fan just before he charged towards the referee.
    ( Metro )


  • Tickets to see Steven Gerrard's last home match for Liverpool - against Crystal Palace on Saturday - are being sold for £2,000.
    ( Daily Mail )






















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