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Football Rumours on Wednesday 15th May 2013

last updated Wednesday 15th May 2013, 9:19 AM


  • Manuel Pellegrini will take Malaga midfielder Isco, 21, with him to Manchester City if he gets the job vacated by Roberto Mancini.
    ( Metro )


  • But Pellegrini could face a battle to keep striker Sergio Aguero, 24, who has told team-mates he wants to leave Etihad Stadium.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Bayern Munich sporting director Matthias Sammer insist the Bundesliga champions have no interest in signing Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, 27.
    ( The Guardian )


  • However, Rooney is set to perform another dramatic U-turn by committing his future to the Premier League champions under new manager David Moyes.
    ( The Times )


  • Chelsea are ready to fight Manchester City for Napoli striker Edinson Cavani, who has a £52m buyout clause in his contract with the Italian club.
    ( The Sun )


  • Inter Milan sporting director Marco Branca has hinted that he wants to beat Tottenham to the signing of Spain forward Alvaro Negredo, 27, from Sevilla.
    ( talkSPORT )


  • Liverpool want Spain Under-21 international striker Cristian Tello, 21, from Barcelona as part of any exchange deal involving keeper Pepe Reina, 30.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • West Bromwich Albion are chasing Anderlecht striker Dieumerci Mbokani, 27, as a replacement for on-loan Chelsea frontman Romelu Lukaku next season.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Aston Villa are ready to make a £4m move to sign former Essex League striker Dwight Gayle, 22, from Peterborough, who are understood to want a bigger offer.
    ( Peterborough Telegraph )


  • Fulham have agreed a deal to sign Ghana international midfielder Derek Boateng, 29, from Ukrainian club Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk.
    ( Goal )


  • Tottenham and Fulham are on standby to battle it out for Udinese-owned striker Matej Vydra, 21, if Watford fail to win promotion from the Championship.
    ( London Evening Standard )



    OTHER GOSSIP

  • Injured Chelsea captain John Terry will not be fit enough to be named as a substitute in Wednesday's Europa League final - despite trying to convince boss Rafael Benitez otherwise.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • But Terry, who injured his ankle at Aston Villa on Saturday, will lift the trophy if the Blues beat Benfica in Amsterdam.
    ( The Sun )


  • Midfielder Frank Lampard has revealed that Chelsea have not practised penalties ahead of the final.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Manchester City's new manager will not be given the same powers as predecessor Roberto Mancini, who held command of the Blues' medical department.
    ( The Independent )


  • Former City kit man Stephen Aziz accused Mancini of being "arrogant, vain and self-centred" on social networking site Twitter following the Italian's sacking.
    ( Daily Express )


  • Paris St-Germain boss Carlo Ancelotti - and not David Moyes - was Sir Alex Ferguson's first choice to take over at Manchester United, a French journalist has claimed on Twitter.
    ( Metro )


  • Midfield veteran Ryan Giggs, 39, will be offered a coaching role at Manchester United by new boss David Moyes.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Fulham are considering a bid to bring in Gus Poyet from Championship side Brighton as a replacement for boss Martin Jol.
    ( Daily Telegraph )


  • Wigan chairman Dave Whelan insists he has had no approach from Everton for boss Roberto Martinez.
    ( SkySports )


  • Out-of-favour Aston Villa striker Darren Bent admits he gets angry at being unable to force his way into Paul Lambert's side.
    ( Daily Express )


  • QPR owner Tony Fernandes is prepared for the club to spend two seasons in the Championship to correct mistakes after relegation from the Premier League.
    ( Fulham Chronicle )


  • Recently promoted French league side Monaco will aim to tempt striker Carlos Tevez, 29, away from Manchester City over the summer.
    ( Sport 24 )


  • Champions League finalists Borussia Dortmund are interested in signing Porto's Colombian forward Jackson, 26.
    ( Bild )


  • Interim Chelsea coach Rafael Benitez would consider a move to Napoli next season to replace Walter Mazzarri.
    ( Corriere della Sera )


  • Bayern Munich's Franck Ribery, 30, was left fuming after team-mate Jerome Boateng showered him with beer following Saturday's match against Augsburg. Ribery's Muslim beliefs forbid him from any contact with alcohol.
    ( Marca )



    AND FINALLY

  • A group of Everton players heading to Phil Neville's leaving do were left red-faced - when they turned up at Manchester United's end-of-season squad party instead.
    ( Manchester Evening News )


  • Sunderland boss Paolo Di Canio has told striker Connor Wickham, 20, to stop acting like "a Playboy model" and has threatened to slap him to ensure he realises his potential.
    ( Daily Mail )





















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