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Football Rumours on Tuesday 26th June 2012

last updated Tuesday 26th June 2012, 9:58 AM

  • Didier Drogba, 34, could be set to complete what would be an astonishing transfer to Barcelona just days after signing a Shangha Shenhua contract.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Manchester City are targeting Newcastle's Fabricio Coloccini and Liverpool's Daniel Agger as possible replacements for Joleon Lescott, 29, who could become the odd man out at Etihad Stadium.

  • Chelsea have turned their attention to Bayer Leverkusen winger Andre Schurrle, 21, after Wigan broke off talks over selling Victor Moses.

  • Italian club Lazio are closing in on signing West Ham and Tottenham target Burak Yilmaz, 26, according to reports in Italy.

  • Chelsea midfielder Raul Meireles, 29, is an £8m target for Serie A side Napoli.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Fiorentina are unlikely to sell Liverpool and Aston Villa target Juan Manuel Vargas, 28, this summer after both clubs failed to reach the Italian team's £12m asking price.

  • Edin Dzeko's proposed move from Manchester City to Bayern Munich is in doubt after the German giants made a bid for Wolfsburg's 26-year-old striker Mario Mandzukic.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Craig Bellamy believes Brendan Rodgers and Liverpool could be a "match made in heaven" - but Cardiff City could tempt the 32-year-old away from the new regime at Anfield.

  • Liverpool Daily Echo Chelsea have been told Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao, 26, is not for sale at any price.
    (The Sun)

  • Manchester City have rejected claims they want to offload £18m left-back Aleksandar Kolarov, 26.
    (Daily Star)

  • Sunderland are stepping up efforts to land 25-year-old Wolves striker Steven Fletcher.
    (Daily Mail)

  • EURO 2012

  • Former Southampton and England star Matt Le Tissier believes England's fitness was a major issue during the Three Lions' Euro 2012 quarter-final loss to Italy.

  • England are planning a mini-tour of Brazil next summer, with friendlies against the 2014 World Cup hosts and neighbours Uruguay.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Harry Redknapp says England will continue their run of tournament failures until their players learn to hang on to the ball.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Former Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez thinks that English football has the talent to compete on the world stage but not the right system.
    (The Independent)

  • Roy Hodgson has insisted he will not sacrifice England's old guard despite planning wholesale changes for their friendly against Italy in August.
    (The Guardian)

  • Germany playmaker Mesut Ozil, 23, has stated that Spain are the favourites to win Euro 2012.

  • Xavi Hernandez claims Spain must overcome more than Cristiano Ronaldo if they are to reach a third successive major final at the expense of Portugal.
    (Daily Telegraph)


  • QPR wanted to fine Joey Barton three months' wages - £840,000 - over his meltdown at Manchester City last month.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Swansea City are hopeful Scott Sinclair, 23, will sign a new contract following the appointment of Michael Laudrup as the club's new manager.
    (South Wales Evening Post)


  • Question marks have been raised over exactly which videos England goalkeeper Joe Hart watched in preparation for the penalty shoot-out against Italy, after videos emerged of Andrea Pirlo performing his celebrated 'Panenka' chip on numerous previous occasions.

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