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Football Rumours on Tuesday 26th March 2013

last updated Tuesday 26th March 2013, 9:40 AM


  • Real Madrid will offer either French striker Karim Benzema, 25, or Argentina's Gonzalo Higuain, 25, in part-exchange for Manchester City's Sergio Aguero, 24.
    ( Daily Star )


  • West Ham are facing competition from Fulham for £15m-rated Wilfried Bony. The Ivory Coast and Vitesse Arnhem forward, 24, is the top scorer in Holland with 26 goals.
    ( London Evening Standard )


  • Chelsea captain John Terry could be on his way to Istanbul after he emerged as a summer target for Fenerbahce. Terry, 32, has a year left on his contract and will wait until the summer before making any decision on his future.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City are chasing Birmingham's 17-year-old striker Koby Arthur, who could be fast-tracked into Lee Clark's senior squad for Friday's game with Crystal Palace.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Bayern Munich are favourites ahead of Juventus and Barcelona in a race to sign £40m Liverpool's 26-year-old Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Manchester United have stepped up their interest in Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, 25, by sending a scout to watch him play in Bosnia's 3-1 win over Greece last Friday.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Montenegro's Juventus forward Mirko Vucinic, 29, has urged his compatriot, Stevan Jovetic, 23, to resist a move to the Premier League and instead join him at the Serie A leaders. Jovetic, who is enjoying a good season at Fiorentina, has been linked with Manchester City and Arsenal.
    ( Tuttosport )



    OTHER GOSSIP

  • West Ham United hope to sit down with manager Sam Allardyce, 58, within seven days to discuss a new contract - ending doubts over his future.
    ( Daily Telegraph )


  • Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich wants Jose Mourinho, 50, back in charge at Stamford Bridge - five-and-a-half-years after the Portuguese left the club.
    ( Daily Star )


  • Reading are closing in on appointing former Southampton boss Nigel Adkins, 48, as their new manager.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Queens Park Rangers owner Tony Fernandes says the Premier League strugglers will be able to cope financially if they are relegated. "Our wage bill is a lot lower than being quoted," he said.
    ( The Independent )


  • Tottenham midfielder Lewis Holtby, 22, believes the international break has allowed Spurs to re-group for a late charge for a Champions League spot.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Montenegro striker Mirko Vucinic says England's central defensive pairing of Joleon Lescott, 30, and Chris Smalling, 23, should not even be in the team when the sides meet in a World Cup qualifier on Tuesday.
    ( Daily Express )


  • Meanwhile, England captain Steven Gerrard, 32, believes that forward Wayne Rooney, 27, will be inspired by returning to the scene of his sending-off two years ago.
    ( Metro )


  • Sir Alex Ferguson is set to play two entirely different sides in the space of 48 hours to preserve Manchester United's double push. United are away to Sunderland in the Premier League on Saturday, before travelling to Chelsea for an FA Cup quarter-final replay two days later.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Mark Halsey, the official who did not send off Callum McManaman for his high tackle on Massadio Haidara, has not been given a Premier League game to referee this weekend.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Former Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo, 42, is among the leading candidates to replace Schalke 04's interim coach Jens Keller after favourite Armin Veh signed a new contract with Frankfurt.
    ( Suddeutsche )


  • Some members of the Spanish national team have voiced concern at the state of the Stade de France pitch ahead of Tuesday's World Cup qualifier against France.
    ( Marca )



    AND FINALLY

  • Former Manchester United players Edwin van der Sar, Teddy Sheringham and Jaap Stam will get a chance to avenge their old club's Champions League defeat to Real Madrid when the two clubs send out a team of legends to play in a charity match at Old Trafford on 2 June.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni wants James McCarthy, 22, to have more belief in himself and says he will "punch" the Wigan Athletic midfielder if he does not stop being so shy.
    ( Daily Mail )





















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