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Football Rumours on Tuesday 9th September 2014

last updated Tuesday 09th September 2014, 9:50 AM


  • Liverpool defender Glen Johnson, 30, has emerged as a January transfer target for Juventus.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Former Manchester City midfielder Nigel de Jong, 29, is set to reject a move to Manchester United after asking AC Milan to renew his contract.
    ( Daily Express )

  • Hull defender Harry Maguire, 21, is a loan target for six Championship sides including Reading, Blackburn and Bolton.

  • Sheffield Wednesday boss Stuart Gray is hopeful of making further additions to his squad when the loan window opens for clubs outside the Premier League.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is to hold talks with Adnan Januzaj after the midfielder, 19, became concerned over his future at Old Trafford.
    ( Daily Star )

  • Former Middlesbrough defender Emanuel Pogatetz, 31, has signed for Major League Soccer outfit Columbus Crew.

  • Chelsea are on the trail of Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish, 18.
    ( Daily Star )

  • Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger turned down the chance to sign Manchester City defender Micah Richards, 26, over the summer.

  • Lazio are ready to hand midfielder Antonio Candreva, 27, a lucrative contract in a bid to ward off interest from Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham.
    ( Daily Express )

  • Newcastle United and Republic of Ireland back-up goalkeeper Rob Elliot, 28, says the time has come to make regular football his ambition for club and country.


  • Manchester United and Netherlands striker Robin van Persie, 31, wants to play on until he is 40, including at the 2018 World Cup.

  • Manchester City are facing a striker crisis after Stevan Jovetic, 24, limped out of training with international side Montenegro with a hamstring injury.
    ( Daily Star )

  • New Chelsea signing Cesc Fabregas, 27, says former club Arsenal will always have a place in his heart.

  • The Blues are hopeful of having Diego Costa, 25, fit for Saturday's game against Swansea, despite the striker withdrawing from Spain duty last week.

  • Caretaker boss Neil Redfearn has forced his way into the reckoning for the permanent manager's role at Leeds United.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Former Premier League referee Graham Poll has backed Fifa's plan to introduce video replay reviews to football.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Ex-Celtic striker John Hartson, 39, has emerged as a serious contender to become the new manager of Ross County.
    ( Daily Express )

  • Scotland manager Gordon Strachan says he cannot believe winger Ikechi Anya, 26, has not been signed by a Premier League club.
    (Daily Record)

  • Birmingham City failed in an ambitious bid to sign former Chelsea winger Florent Malouda, 34, over the summer.
    (Birmingham Mail)

  • Fulham striker Bryan Ruiz, 29, admits he expected to leave Craven Cottage this summer, but insists he will now give his all for the Whites.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Manchester United are expected to announce this week that David Moyes's ill-fated stint as manager cost the club £50m.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Everton have cancelled a supporters' day trip package to Russian outfit Kuban Krasnodar because of a lack of interest in October's Europa League tie.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola believes his old club have improved considerably thanks to their "clever" transfer dealings over the summer.
    (Evening Standard)

  • Striker Robin van Persie says he cannot wait to train with the new "world-class" arrivals at Manchester United.
    (Manchester Evening News)

  • Arsenal striker Yaya Sanogo, 21, admits he is struggling to adapt to life in the Premier League.
    ( Daily Star )

  • Aston Villa captain Ron Vlaar, 29, faces a fitness test later this week ahead of Saturday's match with Liverpool, while fellow defender Jores Okore, 22, could return from long-term injury.
    (Birmingham Mail)

  • Lukas Podolski, 29, has conceded that Danny Welbeck's £16m move from Manchester United has moved him down the pecking order at Arsenal.

  • Midfielder Juan Mata, 26, believes Manchester United have an "extraordinary" player in 28-year-old striker Radamel Falcao.
    ( Sun )


  • ITV's pitch-side punditry team got a little too close to the action when a sprinkler gave them a soaking in the build-up to England's Euro 2016 qualifier in Switzerland.
    ( Daily Mirror )

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