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Football Rumours on Tuesday 8th April 2014

last updated Tuesday 08th April 2014, 9:46 AM

Transfer rumours, gossip, who is for the chop and other stuff


  • Manchester United have suffered a setback in their bid to sign Bayern Munich's Toni Kroos, 24, after Real Madrid declared an interest in the midfielder.
    ( Talksport )

  • However, Kroos has told Bayern and Germany team-mates that he is determined to join the Old Trafford club in a £40m deal.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Manchester United's Portuguese winger Nani, 27, is likely to leave Old Trafford this summer according to his agent.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Arsenal are considering a £17m summer move for Paris St-Germain striker Marco Verratti, 21, despite the fact the Italian has not scored in 50 appearances since signing for the French club in 2012.
    ( Metro )

  • The Gunners are interested in Rubin Kazan striker Sardar Azmoun, 19, but face competition from AC Milan.
    ( Daily Star )

  • Swansea midfielder Ki Sung-Yueng, 25, currently on loan at Sunderland, will be welcomed back to the Liberty Stadium if Garry Monk is still in charge next season.
    ( South Wales Evening Post )

  • Newcastle will offload winger Hatem Ben Arfa, 27, as well as midfielders Sylvain Marveaux, 27, and 25-year-old Gabriel Obertan during the summer.
    ( Sun )


  • Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood will be sacked by the club at the end of the season and replaced by outgoing Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • But Spurs could turn to Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino in their search for a new manager.
    ( Daily Telegraph )

  • Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke, 23, will return to Belgium for an operation on a ruptured Achilles that has ended his World Cup hopes.
    ( Birmingham Mail )

  • Manchester United are to make the north-east quadrant of Old Trafford a permanent singing section after two successful trials this season.
    ( Manchester Evening News )

  • Alan Pardew has been told his position as Newcastle manager is safe despite 10 defeats in 15 games and a seven-match suspension for butting Hull's David Meyler.
    ( Daily Telegraph )

  • Everton defender Sylvain Distin does not share the view of some Toffees fans in not wanting the club to qualify for the Champions League as long as Merseyside rivals Liverpool do not win the league.
    ( Daily Star )

  • Manchester United striker James Wilson, 18, who was on the bench for the first time for Saturday's 4-0 win at Newcastle, scored a stunning 25-yard goal for the Old Trafford club's under-21s against Aston Villa on Monday.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard says West Ham "tried everything" to unsettle his side before their win over the Hammers last Sunday. The Reds had to deal with a "hot dressing room, a dry pitch and the bus had to park a mile away" from the ground.
    ( Liverpool Echo )


  • Liverpool's 23-goal striker Daniel Sturridge, 24, has visited a local primary school to teach the pupils the secrets of his goal celebration.
    ( London Evening Standard )

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