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Football Rumours on Tuesday 23rd February 2016

last updated Tuesday 23rd February 2016, 10:32 AM

  • Lazio president Claudio Lotito said Manchester United have secured a £47m deal for Brazilian midfielder Felipe Anderson, 22, but the club released a statement saying it was untrue.
    ( Manchester Evening News )

  • Manchester United face a potential cost of £10m if they sack manager Louis van Gaal.
    ( Sun )

  • Manchester United have sent scouts to Portugal to watch Braga winger Rafa Silva, 22, who has a £15.5m release clause in his contract.
    ( Daily Express)

  • Midfielder Michael Carrick, 34, is considering moving abroad over fears he will not be offered a new deal at Manchester United.
    ( ESPN )

  • Chelsea have offered their Brazilian attacker Willian a four-year deal worth £120,000 a week amid concern that the club could lose top players if they fail to qualify for Europe.
    ( Times )

  • Romanian side Rapid Bucharest are in talks to sign Watford's 19-year-old midfielder George Byers on loan until the end of the season.
    ( Watford Observer )

  • Liverpool defender Kolo Toure, 34, says he will battle hard to show he deserves a new contract at Anfield when his current deal runs out at the end of the season.
    ( Liverpool Echo )

  • Premier League strugglers Sunderland have been linked with a summer move for Belgian striker Laurent Depoitre, 27, who has scored 13 goals for Gent this season.
    ( Sunderland Echo )

  • Tim Howard, 36, wants a four-year deal worth more than £14m to join MLS side Colorado Rapids. The American is currently on a £70,000-a-week deal at Everton.
    ( Sun )

  • Swansea have been linked with a move for Italian striker Stefano Okaka, 26, who currently plays for Belgian side Anderlecht.
    ( South Wales Evening Post )


  • A Manchester Evening News journalist claims that club legends Sir Bobby Charlton and Sir Alex Ferguson do not want former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho to succeed Louis van Gaal as Old Trafford boss.
    ( BBC Radio 5 live )

  • Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri's agent has ruled out a move away from the Italian club for his client amid interest from Chelsea.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • If Allegri does move to Chelsea, Juventus will turn to Manchester City's Manuel Pellegrini to replace him.

  • Tony Pulis looks set to leave his post as West Brom manager in the summer with the 58-year-old fed up of criticism from fans over the team's style of play.
    ( Daily Express)

  • Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka believes Jose Mourinho, who he assisted at Real Madrid, will be back in a job soon because he is the best manager in the world.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Southend boss Phil Brown could be set for a return to Bolton as manager after a consortium led by former striker Dean Holdsworth completed a takeover of the crisis-hit club on Monday.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Luis Suarez has raised the heat ahead of Arsenal's Champions League clash with Barcelona by claiming it would have been a huge mistake to sign for the Gunners.
    ( Daily Express)

  • Chelsea winger Eden Hazard might have been linked with a move to Paris St-Germain, but the 25-year-old would only think about leaving the Stamford Bridge club to join Real Madrid.
    ( Daily Telegraph )

  • Chelsea captain John Terry, 35, will turn down any big-money offer from China, preferring a move to either America's Major League Soccer or Qatar.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Pep Guardiola will consider offering Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta his first full-time coaching post at Manchester City if the 33-year-old decides to end his playing career at the end of this season.
    ( Times )

  • Relegation-threatened Aston Villa supporters are planning a mass walkout at the next three Villa Park matches to protest about the way the club is being run. Fans have been asked to leave their seats in the 74th minute.
    ( Birmingham Mail )

  • West Brom captain Darren Fletcher insists there is no problem between the players and the fans after winger Chris Brunt was hit on the face by a coin thrown by one of their own supporters.
    ( Express and Star )

  • Leicester midfielder N'Golo Kante, 24, could get a call-up by France after national team manager Didier Deschamps said "we're following him".
    ( Leicester Mercury )

  • Tottenham forward Son Heung-Min, 23, says losing to Crystal Palace in the FA Cup could help "tired" Spurs as they challenge for the Premier League title and success in the Europa League.
    ( Daily Telegraph )

  • Former Scotland international Don Hutchinson feels handing the Newcastle captaincy to Jonjo Shelvey, 23, "would be the making of the midfielder".
    ( Chronicle )

  • Ex-Everton full-back Michael Ball says goalkeeper Joel Robles is the club's undisputed number one now ahead of regular Tim Howard.
    ( Liverpool Echo )

  • Crystal Palace winger Yannick Bolasie, 26, wants team-mate Emmanuel Adebayor to score his 100th Premier League goal in order to see the striker's dance moves.
    ( Croydon Advertiser )

  • Bournemouth defender Simon Francis, 31, believes the club are in a "good position" despite being just four points above the Premier League's relegation zone.
    ( Bournemouth Echo )


  • Forward Luis Suarez arrived at Barcelona airport for their trip to London to face Arsenal in the Champions League on Tuesday without his passport.
    ( Sun )

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