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Football Rumours on Tuesday 22nd July 2014

last updated Tuesday 22nd July 2014, 10:02 AM


TRANSFER RUMOURS

  • Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini is planning a bid for unattached striker Didier Drogba, 36, who is wanted by former club Chelsea
    ( Daily Star )


  • Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is preparing to offer Ajax £17m for 24-year-old Netherlands defensive midfielder Daley Blind
    ( Daily Express )


  • United are also reported to be closing in on a move for Borussia Dortmund centre-back Mats Hummels, 25, for £16m
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Tottenham have been told they will have to pay £25m for France and Real Sociedad midfielder Antoine Griezmann, with Chelsea and Monaco also tracking the 23-year-old
    ( Daily Telegraph )


  • With their Champions League foreign players' quota in mind, Manchester City are set to offload midfielder Javi Garcia, 27 after striker Alvaro Negredo, 28, broke his foot
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says he is not going to sign a striker this summer - ending rumours linking him with AC Milan's Mario Balotelli, 23
    ( Daily Star )


  • Portuguese midfielder Tiago Mendes, 33, has rejected a possible return to Chelsea this summer in favour of re-signing with Spanish champions Atletico Madrid for another two years
    ( talkSPORT )


  • PSG will side-step Fifa's Financial Fair Play rules by offering 26-year-old winger Angel Di Maria, a target for Manchester United, a one-year loan move from Real Madrid
    ( Daily Express )


  • Leicester want Trabzonspor's former Chelsea winger Florent Malouda, 34, as they look to strengthen their squad for the Premier League
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Meanwhile, the Foxes have had a £6.5m bid for Watford striker Troy Deeney, 26, turned down.
    ( Leicester Mercury )


  • Liverpool have accepted a £14m offer from Sunderland for striker Fabio Borini but the 23-year-old is set to reject the move and fight for his place at Anfield.
    ( Newcastle Chronicle )




  • OTHER GOSSIP

  • Midfielder Darron Gibson, 26, is expected to end his nine-month spell on the sidelines when Everton face Tranmere Rovers in a friendly on Tuesday.
    ( Liverpool Echo )


  • Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea all want 15-year-old defender Reece Oxford after he impressed for West Ham's youth side last season
    ( Daily Star )


  • Manager Alan Pardew has dedicated the new season to two Newcastle fans who died in the Malaysian Airlines tragedy.
    ( Sun )




  • AND FINALLY

  • Former Arsenal defender Andre Santos, 31, was attacked by fans of his Brazilian top-flight side Flamengo following Sunday's 4-0 thrashing by Internacional in what his club called a "cowardly" act
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Stoke City have agreed to pay the travel bill for fans who use the club's official supporters' coaches for all 19 Premier League fixtures next season.
    ( Stoke Sentinel )


  • Frank Lampard, 36, may receive a less than warm welcome if his expected move to New York City FC goes ahead, after one of the city's main newspapers reminded readers of his insensitivity following 9/11.
    ( Daily Telegraph )






















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