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Football Rumours on Wednesday 25th November 2015

last updated Wednesday 25th November 2015, 6:46 AM

  • Former England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson, now manager at Shanghai SIPG, wants Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, 30, to join him in China.

  • Arsenal are preparing a new move for Inter Milan's Argentina forward Mauro Icardi, 22, when the January transfer window opens. The Gunners had a £32m bid for Icardi rejected in the summer.

  • Arsenal, Tottenham and Liverpool have all been made aware of the availability of Brazil forward Alexandre Pato, 26, in the January window. Pato is on loan at Sao Paulo from Corinthians.
    (London Evening Standard)

  • Paris St-Germain will offer Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo £250,000 a week after tax in an attempt to persuade the 30-year-old Portugal international to leave the Spanish capital.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Pep Guardiola is set to sign a new £17m-a-year contract to remain as Bayern Munich manager.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Southampton will not sell forward Sadio Mane to Manchester United in January, although the 23-year-old Senegal international may leave at the end of the season.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Football journalist Andy Brassell says Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski, 27, cannot be tempted away from the Bundesliga.
    (Radio 5 live)

  • Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard, 35, will train with the club next week but has ruled out a loan move back to Anfield. Gerrard is currently with Major League Soccer side LA Galaxy, whose season has ended.
    (BT Sport)

  • Birmingham City want to sign Czech striker Libor Kozak, 26, from neighbours Aston Villa. Kozak, a £7m signing from Lazio in September 2013, has yet to make a Premier League appearance this season.
    (Birmingham Mail)

  • Former Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson and Chelsea coach Steve Holland have pulled out of the race to be the next manager of Fulham. Birmingham City manager Gary Rowett is the favourite for the job.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Former Manchester United and Arsenal forward Robin van Persie, 32, has reiterated his commitment to Turkish club Fenerbahce after being linked with Chelsea.
    (Turkish Football)

  • Bolton Wanderers manager Neil Lennon says potential new owners of the Championship club may want to replace him. The Trotters are bottom of the table, four points from safety.
    (Bolton News)

  • Liverpool and Burnley will present their case regarding the transfer of Danny Ings, 23, at a tribunal next year. The Reds must pay compensation for the striker as he is under 24, and value him at £5m, but Burnley say they previously had a £12m bid from Tottenham.
    ( Daily Express )

  • Sunderland midfielder Liam Bridcutt, 26, is wanted on loan by three Championship clubs - Leeds United, Reading and Cardiff City.
    (Sunderland Echo)

  • Former Arsenal defender Arinse Uade, 19, turned out as a trialist for Norwich City Under-21s in a 2-0 win over Manchester United.
    (Norwich Evening News)

  • Newcastle United midfielder Gael Bigirimana, 22, believes his future lies away from the club after failing to make an appearance for the Magpies since August 2013. Bigirimana has re-joined League OBale's ne Coventry, the club where he started his career, on loan.
    (Coventry Telegraph)

  • France has no plans to scrap fan zones during Euro 2016 despite concerns over security following the Paris terror attacks.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Spurs are now one of the most attractive clubs on Earth to players, according to manager Mauricio Pochettino.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Gareth Bale's agent tried to convince him to join Manchester United - and would have received £14m if the deal went through.

  • Middlesbrough are close to agreeing a deal with Manchester City to extend midfielder Bruno Zuculini's loan at the Riverside. The former Argentina Under-20 international has made three appearances for Boro since joining at the end of October.
    ( Northern Echo )


  • Aston Villa forward Jack Grealish, 20, has been told to train with the club's Under-21 squad after allegedly visiting a Manchester nightclub hours after the club's 4-0 defeat at Everton.
    ( Daily Telegraph )

  • Newcastle United manager Steve McClaren will be given more time and money despite their Premier League position. The Magpies are 17th in the table, one point above the relegation zone.

  • Manchester City are set to appoint Simon Davies as Under-21 manager to replace Patrick Vieira. Davies was Vieira's former assistant and was a member of Manchester United's so-called 'Class of 92'.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Preston fans, angry at being asked to pay £37 for an adult ticket, have called for a boycott of the 20 December Championship game at Leeds United.
    (Lancashire Evening Post)

  • Dundee and Celtic will have to overcome many hurdles if they are given the green light to move a top-flight fixture to the United States.
    ( Daily Record )

  • John O'Shea is planning to use Sunderland's survival bid to launch his Euro 2106 ambitions with the Republic of Ireland.
    ( Daily Star )

  • Stoke City defender Andy Wilkinson, 31, will fly to the United States to see specialists for a second time in an attempt to return from a career-threatening head injury. Wilkinson has not played since February.
    (Stoke Sentinel)


  • Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale, 26, has been told to stop driving a top-of-the-range sports car to prevent the risk of hamstring injuries.

  • Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling, 20, has employed a music teacher after spending £10,000 on a new piano.
    (Daily Star)

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