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Football Rumours on Wednesday 22nd May 2013

last updated Wednesday 22nd May 2013, 9:15 AM


  • Wayne Rooney feels he is being forced out of Manchester United and the 27-year-old striker is reportedly adamant that he has not asked to leave the club.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Real Madrid want to sign Tottenham midfielder Gareth Bale, 23, this summer and are prepared to better Spurs' contract offer of £150,000-a-week.
    ( Daily Star )


  • Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis says that talks have opened with Manchester City over a deal that would see Edinson Cavani, 26, move to the English club with 27-year-old Edin Dzeko heading the other way.
    ( Metro )


  • Malaga's Manchester City target Isco, 21, is now said to be interesting both Chelsea and Real Madrid.
    ( talkSPORT )


  • Aston Villa goalkeeper Shay Given, 37, will seek a £5m pay-off to tear up his contract, which still has three years to run.
    ( Daily Star )


  • Real Madrid and Barcelona are said to be monitoring Chelsea's David Luiz, 26, who may not be wanted by Jose Mourinho if he returns to Stamford Bridge.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Fiorentina want around £30m for striker Stefan Jovetic, 23, who is a summer target for Arsenal.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Incoming Manchester United boss David Moyes is keen to beat Chelsea to the signature of Southampton's 17-year-old full-back Luke Shaw.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • However, Shaw has reportedly told Southampton that he will stay and sign his first senior contract at St Mary's.
    ( Daily Telegraph )


  • Andy Carroll, 24, is stalling on a permanent move to West Ham after the Hammers agreed a £15m deal with Liverpool for the striker.
    ( Daily Telegraph )


  • West Ham may also look at signing Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku, 20, on loan to partner Carroll, but face competition from Swansea.
    ( Daily Mirror )


  • Barcelona defender Marc Muniesa, 21, is "uncertain" about his future at the club as his contract runs out in June.
    ( Marca )


  • Juventus midfielder Mauricio Isla, 24, is considering leaving the Serie A club this summer.
    ( Tuttosport )


  • Paris St-Germain have contacted Rafael Benitez as a contingency measure to deal with manager Carlo Ancelotti's possible departure from the club.
    ( L'Equipe )



    OTHER GOSSIP

  • Wigan manager Roberto Martinez has been given 48 hours to decide if he wants to replace Tony Pulis at Stoke City.
    ( Daily Express )


  • Stoke captain Ryan Shawcross took to Twitter to express his shock at the sacking of Tony Pulis.
    ( Stoke Sentinel )


  • Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard, 34, has admitted he never really got close to interim manager Rafael Benitez.
    ( The Sun )


  • Championship clubs are set to push for trials of safe standing areas in football grounds.
    ( The Independent )


  • Phil Neville is in the frame for a senior coaching role at Stoke City following the departure of manager Tony Pulis after seven years in charge at the club.
    ( The Independent )


  • However, the former Manchester United and England defender, 36, has told Everton chairman Bill Kenwright he is keen to replace David Moyes as the Toffees' manager.
    ( The Guardian )


  • Full-back Gael Clichy says that Roberto Mancini and the Manchester City players must share the blame for the Italian's dismissal as City manager.
    ( Independent )



    AND FINALLY

  • Manchester City will unveil their new Nike kit, part of a deal said to be worth £72m with the American sportswear firm, in a post-season friendly with Chelsea in St Louis, Missouri, on Thursday.
    (Sky Sports )


  • The club that finishes bottom of the Premier League next season is set to collect around £63m in earnings from a new broadcasting deal currently in negotiations, just over £20m more than the current amount.
    ( Daily Telegraph )





















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