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Football Rumours on Tuesday 18th November 2014

last updated Tuesday 18th November 2014, 9:49 AM


  • Arsenal may make a £5m move for Croatia international Marcelo Brozovic, 21, after scouting the Dinamo Zagreb midfielder during their Euro 2016 qualifier against Italy.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • The Gunners are also interested Sevilla's £24m-rated Poland midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak but face competition from Inter Milan and Borussia Dortmund for the 24-year-old's signature.
    ( Daily Express )

  • Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has no intention of letting Germany striker Lukas Podolski, 29, leave in the January transfer window.
    ( Bein Sports )

  • Crystal Palace and Sunderland are tracking the progress of 24-year-old Senegal international Stephane Badji, who has a £600,000 release clause with Norwegian club SK Brann.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Bayern Munich are expecting to receive a January bid for Swiss playmaker Xherdan Shaqiri, 23, with Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham among those interested.
    ( Daily Star )

  • Napoli boss Rafael Benitez has ruled out a January move for Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli, 24, calling it a "hypothesis that I have never considered".
    ( Liverpool Echo )

  • Manchester City midfielder George Evans, 19, is training at Blackpool ahead of a possible loan move to Bloomfield Road.
    ( Sky Sports )

  • Liverpool and Arsenal face competition from Dynamo Moscow for 28-year-old Marseille striker Andre-Pierre Gignac, who is out of contract next summer.
    ( Talksport )


  • Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey, 23, believes the Gunners can turn their season around in five days as they prepare to play Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund.
    ( Daily Star )

  • The Gambling Commission has warned the Football Association about the dangers of sponsorship deals between Premier League clubs and unlicensed overseas gambling firms.
    ( Independent )

  • Former England boss Fabio Capello could be sacked as Russia manager after Tuesday night's friendly against Hungary.

  • Manchester United are facing an injury crisis with 10 first-team players set to be unavailable for Saturday's clash with Arsenal.
    ( Independent )

  • Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has warned Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas and striker Diego Costa that their places in the national team are not guaranteed following their absence from the latest squad through injury .

  • Manchester United are considering a post-season tour of the Far East or India as the club prepares to reveal the financial cost of missing out on the Champions League with the release of quarterly figures for the opening months of this campaign.
    ( Daily Telegraph )

  • Former Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez has strongly hinted he will leave Italian club Napoli at the end of the season to rejoin his family on Merseyside, fuelling speculation of a possible Anfield return .
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli is expected to be available for their trip to Crystal Palace on Sunday despite pulling out of the Italy squad with a hamstring injury.
    ( Guardian )


  • England striker Wayne Rooney, 29, has ordered his team-mates not to be scared of Scotland in their friendly at Celtic Park.
    ( Daily Star )

  • Scotland manager Gordon Strachan says his team cannot be considered physical in their approach because "most of us" are "only five feet six".
    ( Daily Record )

  • Strachan says leading players should be able to handle featuring in up to 60 games per year.

  • All police leave in Glasgow has been cancelled ahead of the city's biggest security operation at a sporting event this century.

  • Scotland's Hull City full-back Andrew Robertson, 20, used to work at Hampden Park when he was 16, handing out match programmes in the lounges.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • England manager Roy Hodgson believes it is important his side stay adaptable after using the diamond formation in recent matches.
    ( Independent )

  • Celtic coach Stevie Woods says goalkeeper Craig Gordon, 31, proves people wrong every time he plays, having been without a club for two years.
    ( Guardian )


  • An England fan's experience of their 3-1 win over Slovenia at Wembley last week was ruined after his view was blocked by a butler delivering 16-inch hot dogs to fellow supporters.
    ( Metro )

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