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Football Rumours on Tuesday 22nd March 2016

last updated Tuesday 22nd March 2016, 10:35 AM

  • Real Madrid will offer Everton £60m in the summer for 22-year-old striker Romelu Lukaku, who has 18 Premier League goals this season.
    ( Sun )

  • Manchester United are preparing a £31m summer move for Atletico Madrid's 21-year-old midfielder Saul Niguez.
    ( Manchester Evening News )

  • Pep Guardiola wants to make Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara, 24, one of his first major signings when he takes over at Manchester City in the summer.
    ( Guardian )

  • Guardiola is planning a huge summer rebuild at Etihad Stadium - but captain Vincent Kompany, 29, will not be sold.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • City will listen to offers for defender Eliaquim Mangala, 25, who the club's board feel has been disappointing since signing from Porto for £42m in 2014.
    ( Times )

  • West Ham have identified three strikers - Liverpool's Christian Benteke, 25, Marseille's Michy Batshuayi, 22, and Lyon's Alexandre Lacazette, 24 - as priority transfer targets in the summer.
    ( Sky Sports )

  • Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel, 31, will be sold in the summer to help finance new signings.
    ( Daily Star )

  • Real Madrid plan to increase Gareth Bale's £300,000-a-week wages and extend the 26-year-old Wales forward's contract by a further two years even though he has three years remaining on his current deal.
    ( Daily Telegraph )

  • Arsenal's 19-year-old forward Alex Iwobi is set to be rewarded with an improved contract worth more than £10,000 a week after making full Champions League and Premier League debuts.
    ( London Evening Standard )

  • Goalkeeper Sergio Romero, 29, has denied reports of a possible return to former club River Plate, insisting his "head is placed at Manchester United".
    ( ESPN )

  • Watford want to sign on-loan midfielder Nathan Ake, 21, on a permanent deal from Chelsea. The Dutchman could be available for a fee of £3m.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Arsene Wenger is being ordered to go on the biggest spending spree of his career. Arsenal will not consider giving him a new deal unless he competes for the likes of Toni Kroos, Gonzalo Higuain, Paul Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and John Stones in the transfer market this summer.
    ( Sun )

  • Bournemouth midfielder Shaun MacDonald, 27, is wanted by Bristol City before Thursday's deadline for emergency loan signings.
    ( Bristol Post )


  • Jose Mourinho wants to bring in Atletico sporting director Andrea Berta if he becomes Manchester United manager at the end of this season.
    ( Daily Telegraph )

  • A huge 80% of Aston Villa supporters are in favour of manager Remi Garde being sacked. The club are bottom of the Premier League, 12 points from safety.
    ( Birmingham Mail )

  • Both Villa and Swansea are ready to make an approach for Wales boss Chris Coleman, whose talks over a new contract have stalled.
    ( Sun )

  • Gary Neville, 41, is set to leave his position as boss of Valencia at the end of the season when his five-month deal expires. Valencia have won three out of 16 La Liga games under his charge.
    ( Guardian )

  • Former Hearts boss Csaba Laszlo, 52, has applied for the manager's job at Nottingham Forest. The Championship club sacked Dougie Freedman earlier this month.
    ( Nottingham Post )

  • Pep Guardiola will still take over as Manchester City manager this summer even if they drop into the Europa League. There is no get-out clause in his contract and he remains committed to the job.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Anderlecht manager Besnik Hasi has emerged as a strong contender to take over as Aston Villa manager if Remi Garde is removed from his role.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Hull City's KC Stadium is to be renamed the KCOM Stadium from 4 April. (Hull Daily Mail) Leicester City head of recruitment Steve Walsh and coach Craig Shakespeare are set to sign new contracts until 2018 with the Premier League leaders.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Arsenal's 19-year-old forward Alex Iwobi is committed to Nigeria despite attempts by the Football Association to persuade him to play for England.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Manchester United and England midfielder Michael Carrick, 34, says he faces a battle to win a place in Roy Hodgson's Euro 2016 squad after being overlooked for the forthcoming friendlies against Germany and the Netherlands.

  • Derby County midfielder Will Hughes, 20, is poised to return for the last eight games as the Rams chase promotion to the Premier League. Hughes suffered a serious knee injury on the opening day of the season.
    ( Derby Telegraph )

  • Newcastle need to be relegated from the Premier League to "start from scratch" and build a better team for the future, former Magpies winger David Ginola says.
    ( Talksport )

  • Ex-Scotland midfielder Don Hutchison believes Newcastle should pair strikers Aleksander Mitrovic and Papiss Cisse up front to have a chance of avoiding relegation.
    ( Chronicle )

  • Swansea captain Ashley Williams feels the club have had an "unacceptable" season and have "got it wrong". The Swans lie 15th in the Premier League, 10 points above the relegation zone.
    ( South Wales Evening Post )

  • Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard, 35, says he is thinking of a reunion with ex-Reds team-mate Jamie Carragher at Anfield.
    ( Mr Porter )

  • Ex-Everton full-back Michael Ball says the Toffees showed "no pride, no fight and had no leaders" in their Premier League defeat by Arsenal on Saturday.
    ( Liverpool Echo )

  • Bournemouth captain Simon Francis, 31, says he is not disappointed after missing out on an England call-up for the forthcoming friendly matches.
    ( Bournemouth Echo )


  • Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez wore socks depicting South Park character Eric Cartman during Sunday's Tyne-Wear derby against Sunderland.
    (Independent )

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