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Football Rumours on Tuesday 15th May 2012

last updated Tuesday 15th May 2012, 9:43 AM

  • New Premier League champions Manchester City are in pole position to sign Arsenal captain Robin van Persie for £25m, tripling his salary to £250,000 a week.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Luckily for Arsenal, new signing Lukas Podolski claims he can be three strikers rolled into one for the Gunners next season.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Manchester United express an interest in Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski, as talks over a new contract break down. The 23-year-old Poland international has scored 30 goals this season.

  • Lille playmaker Eden Hazard says he will be joining a Manchester club this season. However the 21-year-old Belgium international does not know whether it will be City or United he joins.
    (Inside Futbol )

  • Chelsea and Liverpool look set to miss out on Sao Paolo midfielder Lucas Moura. Inter Milan look the strong favourites to sign the 19-year-old Brazilian.

  • West Brom are weighing up whether to sign on-loan goalkeeper Ben Foster on a permanent basis. The Baggies' player of the year is scheduled to return to Championship side Birmingham this summer.


  • Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has flown to Boston to fight for his job amid rumours that Wigan boss Roberto Martinez could replace him at Anfield.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Martinez is a man in demand, and Aston Villa are believed to have put the Spaniard and Norwich boss Paul Lambert at the top of their list to replace the sacked Alex McLeish.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Former Scotland striker Andy Gray believes QPR will get rid of Joey Barton this summer after he was hit with two charges of violent conduct on top of his red card during Sunday's defeat by Manchester City.


  • Argentina legend Diego Maradona says he enjoyed Manchester City's title win "with all my heart". The late winner against QPR was scored by his son-in-law Sergio Aguero.
    (Sport 360)

  • Norwegian side Brann allow Lillestrom an equaliser after they accidentally score while trying to give their opponents the ball back following an injury - although Brann goalkeeper Piotr Leciejewski still tries to stop the gifted leveller.
    (101 Great Goals)

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