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Football Rumours on Wednesday 20th May 2015

last updated Wednesday 20th May 2015, 10:25 AM


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  • Manchester City are preparing a £40m bid for Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling, 20, but the Anfield club remain determined to keep the player.
    ( Daily Mirror)


  • Bayern Munich will consider signing Sterling if he decides to leave Liverpool this summer.
    ( Bild )


  • Chelsea are prepared to sell winger Juan Cuadrado, 26, and attacking midfielder Oscar, 23, to raise funds for a rival bid for Sterling.
    ( Daily Star)


  • Chelsea the Premier League champions are considering taking Radamel Falcao, 29, on a season-long loan in 2015-16. The striker is currently on a season-long loan at Manchester United from Monaco but has only scored four times.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Cech's agent says his client would "definitely" like to join one of Arsenal, Manchester United or Paris St-Germain.
    (Times)


  • United are also considering Ajax and Netherlands goalkeeper Jesper Cillessen, 26, as a possible replacement for De Gea.
    ( Daily Mirror)


  • Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger wants to boost his squad by signing a defensive midfielder.
    ( Guardian )


  • Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke, 24, would be a "great signing" for Liverpool, says former Reds winger John Barnes.
    ( Talksport )


  • Aston Villa are preparing a £15m bid for Queens Park Rangers' 25-year-old striker Charlie Austin, who is also a target for Liverpool and Chelsea.
    (Daily Star)




  • OTHER GOSSIP

  • City will offer Sterling a wage of up to £200,000 a week to convince him to sign, as the club seeks to increase their quota of English players.
    ( Daily Express)


  • Manchester United will offer goalkeeper David De Gea a new contract worth up to £250,000 a week to convince the 24-year-old to commit to the club amid interest from Real Madrid.
    ( Sun )


  • Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech, 32, has emerged as a possible replacement for De Gea should the Spaniard leave.
    ( Daily Telegraph )


  • Former Chelsea defender Marcel Desailly says Cech needs to leave the London club as he only has "two years of playing football left".
    ( Daily Express)


  • West Brom will offer to make 21-year-old forward Saido Berahino one of the club's top earners when contract talks open at the end of the season.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Lyon chairman Jean-Michel Aulas has admitted he "does not know" whether 23-year-old forward and Manchester City target Alexandre Lacazette will be at the club next season.
    ( Manchester Evening News )


  • Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat, 67, will stay as the club's manager for next season only if they avoid relegation from the Premier League. They will secure their survival if they beat or draw against Arsenal on Wednesday.
    ( Daily Telegraph )


  • England Under-21 boss Gareth Southgate will risk angering Manchester United and Tottenham by naming Luke Shaw and Harry Kane in the squad for the European Under-21 Championship.
    ( Guardian )


  • Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin, 24, has played like a £40m player since Christmas, according to Gunners boss Arsene Wenger.
    ( Sky Sports )


  • Southampton midfielder James Ward-Prowse, 20, says England can win the European Under-21 Championship, even if Tottenham striker Harry Kane, 21, misses the competition.
    ( Sky Sports )


  • Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber will travel to Miami to meet with members of David Beckham United, the group of investors who were awarded a new franchise for the city but have yet to find a suitable stadium.
    ( NBC Sports )


  • Leicester's 34-year-old defensive midfielder Esteban Cambiasso is considering extending his stay with the club after being named their player of the year.
    (Times)


  • Werder Bremen's Ukrainian coach Viktor Skrypnyk, 45, has emerged as a leading candidate to take over at West Ham if Sam Allayrdce does not continue in the role.
    ( Sun )


  • The protest group Ashley Out is encouraging Newcastle fans to remain in the club's stadium for a sit-in protest after Sunday's final league game of the season, as part of its campaign against owner Mike Ashley.
    ( Evening Chronicle )




  • AND FINALLY

  • Former Blackpool and Southampton striker Brett Ormerod, 38, plans to open up a branch of a well known fast-food restaurant in Blackburn.
    ( Metro )


  • Newcastle United's new kit, which was launched on Tuesday, is already out of date as it features the old logo of their shirt sponsors, Wonga.
    ( Evening Chronicle )






















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