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Football Rumours on Tuesday 25th March 2014

last updated Tuesday 25th March 2014, 9:35 AM


TRANSFER RUMOURS

  • Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart has emerged as a £25m target for Spanish giants Real Madrid who want the 26-year-old as a successor for the long-serving, but out-of-favour, Iker Casillas.
    ( Daily Star )


  • Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna, 31, has turned down a £9m offer from Inter Milan and now looks set to sign on a free transfer for Manchester City this summer.
    ( Daily Star )


  • Big-spending Monaco could use their close links with agent Jorge Mendes to challenge Manchester United for the signature of Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho, 21.
    ( Inside Futbol )


  • Espanyol goalkeeper Kiko Casilla, 27, has distanced himself from a move to Arsenal by stating that he will stay at the La Liga club for at least another season.
    ( Talksport )


  • Newcastle manager Alan Pardew is interested in adding Metz's 24-year-old Senegalese striker Diafra Sakho to his squad.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Rubin Kazan midfield anchorman Yann M'Vila, 23, is back on the list of possible targets for Arsenal, Tottenham, Liverpool and Everton after being told he can leave the Russian club.
    ( Daily Express )


  • Bayern Munich are confident that they can keep hold of striker Mario Mandzukic, 27, despite the interest of Chelsea and Arsenal.
    ( Daily Star )


  • AC Milan could move to sign Udinese striker Luis Muriel at the end of the season if 23-year-old Mario Balotelli departs the San Siro. Muriel, 22, is reported to be one of Liverpool's summer targets.
    ( Talksport )




  • OTHER GOSSIP

  • Arsenal have offered manager Arsene Wenger a two-year contract extension, rather than the three-year deal they originally planned, in the first sign that they are planning for life after the Frenchman's departure.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers will hold talks with striker Fabio Borini in the summer to assess the 22-year-old's striker progress after a season spent on loan at Sunderland.
    ( Daily Star )


  • Neil Warnock has rejected the opportunity to replace sacked Billy Davies as manager of Nottingham Forest because he would not have the final say on transfers.
    ( The Sun )


  • Manchester United boss David Moyes has disciplined defender Chris Smalling, 24, after he was photographed out singing and dancing in Manchester city centre in the early hours of Sunday morning.
    ( The Guardian )


  • Former Manchester United defender, turned television pundit and England assistant manager, Gary Neville has admitted that he has ambitions to manage his former club.
    ( Twitter )


  • Referee Andre Marriner may have sent off the wrong Arsenal player because he was too exhausted after spending almost 19 hours travelling more than 1000 miles the day before taking charge of the Gunners' 6-0 defeat at Chelsea.
    ( The Sun )


  • Chelsea striker Samuel Eto'o, 33, has lashed out against his former manager Pep Guardiola's coaching style, saying that the Bayern Munich manager did not fully utilize his capabilities at Barcelona.
    ( Marca )


  • Italian side Udinese have signed a contract with Galatasaray's winger Albert Riera, 31, who previously played for Manchester United and Liverpool.
    ( Tuttosport )


  • Deportivo La Coruna midfielder Ibrahim Sissoko, 22, who arrived on loan from Wolfsburg until June, has expressed a desire to stay on at the Spanish club for two or three more seasons.
    ( AS )




  • AND FINALLY

  • Tottenham winger Andros Townsend has mocked former Sunderland striker Kevin Phillips for his pronunciation of team-mate Gylfi Sigurdsson's name during his television punditry work.
    ( Metro )


  • Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil's decision to attend a Great Gatsby-themed birthday party for his girlfriend hours after Saturday's 6-0 defeat to Chelsea has attracted derision on social media.
    ( Daily Mail )






















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