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Football Rumours on Wednesday 11th June 2014

last updated Wednesday 11th June 2014, 9:51 AM


TRANSFER RUMOURS

  • Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has identified Barcelona striker Alexis Sanchez, 25, as a £20m transfer target
    ( Guardian )


  • West Ham are believed to be pursuing a move for Micah Richards, with the 25-year-old defender poised to reject a new contract at Manchester City
    ( Metro )


  • Inter Milan are ready to test Manchester City's resolve to keep striker Stevan Jovetic, just a year after the Premier League champions bought the 24-year-old from Fiorentina for £22m
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Although City boss Manuel Pellegrini is understood to be keen to hang on to Montenegro striker Jovetic despite a difficult debut season at the Etihad
    ( Daily Star )


  • Everton will make an offer of £2.5m for 21-year-old Heerenveen midfielder Hakim Ziyech as they look to beat off interest from Ajax and PSV Eindhoven
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Atletico Madrid defender Miranda, 29, could be set to leave the Spanish capital after stating he has had offers to move to the Premier League next season.
    ( InsideFutbol )


  • Arsenal will welcome striker Carlos Vela back to the Emirates next season as Real Sociedad's president confirmed the Gunners have expressed their desire to take up a £3.2m buy-back clause on the 25-year-old Mexican
    ( Daily Express )


  • Tottenham and Liverpool are tracking Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Karl Darlow, 23
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Liverpool's attempt to sign 21-year-old left-back Alberto Moreno from Seville for £16.2m has reached a halt because the La Liga side have reportedly demanded the bulk of the transfer fee up front
    ( Independent )


  • Hull City boss Steve Bruce is closing in on a double swoop for winger Thomas Ince, 22, and centre-back Joleon Lescott, 31, who are out of contract with Blackpool and Manchester City respectively.
    ( Daily Mail )




  • OTHER GOSSIP

  • Southampton are closing in on appointing a new manager following Mauricio Pochettino's exit to Tottenham, according to the club's executive director Les Reed.
    ( FourFourTwo )


  • Hull City boss Steve Bruce is the Saints' number-one target to fill their vacant manager's role
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Spain striker Fernando Torres, 30, had been told he still has a future at Chelsea despite the arrival of 25-year-old forward Diego Costa for £32m from Atletico Madrid
    ( The Sun )


  • David Beckham will have to find a new home for his Major League Soccer franchise after plans to build on Miami's waterfront were rejected.
    ( Miami Herald )


  • Crystal Palace goalkeeper Julian Speroni, 35, is poised to sign a new deal at Selhurst Park to end speculation over his future.
    ( Sky Sports )


  • Leeds United must pay £400,000 in compensation to Reading if they want to land Eamonn Dolan as boss
    ( Daily Star )


  • The chances of Liverpool and Manchester City signing out-of-contract Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes, 32, have improved after Monaco backed out of a deal.
    ( L'Equipe )


  • Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti is certain that 26-year-old attacking midfielder Angel Di Maria will stay at the club for another season.
    ( Marca )


  • Atletico Madrid have not given up hope of signing Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois. The 22-year-old Belgium international has been on loan with Atletico from Chelsea since 2011.
    ( AS )


  • Roma have rejected a £28m offer from Bayern Munich for Morocco defender Mehdi Benatia, 27, who is also a target for both Manchester clubs.
    ( Bild )


  • Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United are in the hunt for 26-year-old Juventus defender Angelo Ogbonna.
    ( Tuttosport )


  • Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger could make a summer move for Lyon midfielder Clement Grenier, 23, and Southampton's Morgan Schneiderlin, 24.
    ( L'Equipe )




  • WORLD CUP GOSSIP

  • The 2014 World Cup is made for Wayne Rooney, according to Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho who thinks England could win the trophy if they survive a difficult group
    ( The Sun )


  • England manager Roy Hodgson could deploy Liverpool's Raheem Sterling in a number 10 role when his side face Italy in Manaus in their World Cup opener on Saturday
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • New Aston Villa and ex-England midfielder Joe Cole says Wayne Rooney will deliver match-winning performances for the Three Lions at the World Cup
    ( Talksport )


  • Football Association chairman Greg Dyke has refused to be drawn on Hodgson's future after the World Cup, but said that emerging from a difficult group would be considered a success.
    ( Guardian )


  • England would be wise to move for Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers or Everton's Roberto Martinez as successor to manager Roy Hodgson, according to Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp
    ( Talksport )


  • England practised penalties at the end of training to prepare for a shootout in the knockout stages - although did so without a goalkeeper between the posts and some players still missed.
    ( Times )


  • England's players have begun their 12-day courses of medication to combat malaria despite the potential side effects ahead of their trip to Manaus to face Italy.
    ( Guardian )


  • A successful World Cup for Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo will propel his earnings even beyond those of ex-England captain and global icon David Beckham
    ( Daily Telegraph )


  • Brazil legend Pele says Portugal's Ronaldo will find it harder to succeed at the World Cup than Lionel Messi because the 26-year-old Argentine forward is surrounded by better players.
    ( Marca )


  • Atletico Madrid's 22-year-old midfielder Koke has a major role to play in Spain's defence of their World Cup crown.
    ( AS )




  • AND FINALLY

  • Netherlands striker Robin van Persie may want to stay away from the beach after being hit by a stray kite surfer while strolling on the Rio water front on Monday
    ( Metro )


  • German scientists have predicted the outcome of every single match at the World Cup and revealed that their country will reach the final - but lose to Spain
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Former Brazil striker Ronaldo has asked his followers to bewitch Germany's Miroslav Klose, so he doesn't break his World Cup record of 15 goals.
    ( Bild )






















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