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Football Rumours on Wednesday 26th March 2014

last updated Wednesday 26th March 2014, 9:21 AM


TRANSFER RUMOURS

  • Arsenal will weigh up another move for Bayer Leverkusen's Germany international midfielder Lars Bender, 24, after a failed bid last summer.
    ( Daily Mail )


  • Barcelona are ready to pay Lionel Messi, 26, a world-record ¬£336,000 a week to keep the Argentina forward at the club.
    ( Daily Telegraph )


  • Striker Demba Ba, 28, is preparing to be let go by Chelsea at the end of the season and could be destined for Italy.
    ( The Sun )


  • Southampton will make a move for Leeds full-back Sam Byram, 20, if they lose right-back Calum Chambers in the summer. Chambers, 19, is a target for Manchester United and Arsenal.
    ( Talksport )


  • Daily Mirror
    ( Talksport )




  • OTHER GOSSIP

  • Manager Sam Allardyce is under increasing pressure at West Ham with former Swansea boss Michael Laudrup eyeing a return to the Premier League.
    ( The Sun )


  • England may take part in a new 'Nations League' from the 2018-19 season, which would replace international friendlies.
    ( Daily Telegraph )


  • Sunderland manager Gus Poyet wants an instant impact from 'new signing' Connor Wickham after the 20-year-old striker's recall from a loan spell at Leeds United.
    ( The Guardian )


  • Alan Pardew insists Newcastle will replace Yohan Cabaye, 28, this summer after the French midfielder was sold to Paris St-Germain.
    ( Evening Chronicle )


  • West Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster has criticised the sale of striker Shane Long, 27, to Hull in January. Story: Walesonline Parma defender Gabriel Paletta, 28, has emerged as Juventus's top target for the summer market and talks have already kicked off between the two clubs.
    ( Tuttosport )


  • Former Barcelona star Johan Cruyff fears Neymar's high salary could lead to issues within the squad, adding that that the 21-year-old Brazilian striker is "no god".
    ( As )


  • Real Sociedad midfielder Antoine Griezmann, 23, has rubbished rumours of him having signed an agreement with Paris St-Germain for the next season.
    ( L'equipe )


  • Sheffield Wednesday's 22-year-old midfielder Liam Palmer has signed a contract extension at Hillsborough.
    ( Sheffield Star )




  • AND FINALLY

  • After Manchester United's home defeat by Manchester City on Tuesday night, United manager David Moyes has become the subject of a tongue-in-cheek random excuses generator by the Manchester Evening News.
    ( Manchester Evening News )






















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