Monday 25 August 2014

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Football Gossip

Arturo Vidal
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal wants to sign Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal, 27, in a £34m deal that would take the two-year transfer spend at Old Trafford through the £200m barrier. (Independent) 

Mehdi Benatia
Arsenal and Manchester United have received a huge boost in their pursuit of Roma defender Mehdi Benatia, 27, after the Italian club scrapped a proposed meeting with potential suitors Bayern Munich. (Daily Star) 

William Carvalho
Arsenal are set to move for Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho, 22, after the Portuguese club lowered their asking price. (Daily Express) 

Alessio Cerci

Arsenal move for Cerci

With news that Olivier Giroud could miss up to three months with a broken foot, Arsenal have approached Torino over a move for Alessio Cerci. The Gunners face competition from Milan.

Toby Alderweireld
Southampton have made a move for Atletico Madrid defender Toby Alderweireld and hope to beat Monaco to a deal for the 25-year-old Belgium international. (Daily Mail) 

Tottenham are willing to meet the £8m release clause of Sevilla captain and Argentina defender Federico Fazio, 27, according to the La Liga club's sporting director Monchi. (London Evening Standard) 

Chelsea are in talks to sign Mattia Destro, 23, according to the Roma forward's agent. (Daily Star) 

Lassana Diarra and Jack Robinson

Diarra & Robinson near QPR moves

QPR are nearing a double deal for Liverpool defender Jack Robinson and free agent Lassana Diarra. Robinson should be available for around £1 million while Diarra can move to Loftus Road for free after leaving Lokomotiv Moscow.

West Ham have made enquiries about Bayer Leverkusen's 25-year-old centre-back Philipp Wollscheid. (Daily Mail) 

Carlton Cole

West Ham to sell Carlton Cole

West Ham are prepared to let Carlton Cole leave the club after their summer acquisitions of Mauro Zarate, Enner Valencia and Diafra Sakho. Bournemouth are interested in a £1 million move.
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Swansea are set to complete the £1.5m signing of Gambian striker Modou Barrow, 21, from Swedish second division club Ostersund FK. (Western Mail) 

Wolves are closing in on the signing of Chelsea midfielder George Saville, 21. (Express and Star) 

Hull have not given up hope of signing striker Jordan Rhodes, 24, even though Blackburn insist their key player is not for sale. (Hull Daily Mail) 

Celtic target Stefan Scepovic, the 24-year-old defender with Spanish second-tier side Sporting Gijon, has asked to train alone ahead of a proposed £3m move to Parkhead. (Daily Record) 

Midfielder Adam Forshaw is set to complete his move to Wigan this week after Brentford accepted a third offer from the Latics for the 22-year-old. (Get West London) 


Oliver Giroud
Arsenal fear striker Olivier Giroud could be ruled out for as long as three months, leaving Arsene Wenger with less than a week to sign a replacement. (Daily Telegraph) 

England winger Andros Townsend could be left on the fringes at Tottenham, with a move away from the club apparently dependent on Southampton changing their stance over Morgan Schneiderlin. (Guardian) 

Former Liverpool midfielder Gary McAllister fears new signing Mario Balotelli could tear Liverpool's dressing room apart. (Talksport) 

Angel Di Maria
Ex-Manchester United and England midfielder Ray Wilkins believes the club's British record signing of Angel Di Maria is a sign of desperation. (Talksport) 

South Korea international midfielder Ki Sung-yueng, 25, has opened talks over a new deal at Swansea and insists: "It would be great to stay here." (South Wales Evening Post) 

Brighton are still awaiting international clearance for their new Spanish striker Adrian Colunga. (The Argus) 

Former West Brom defender Darren Moore is to return to the club as a youth coach. (Birmingham Mail) 
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Sunday 24 August 2014

Monday's Gossip: Di Maria, Podolski, Gustavo, Falcao, Khedira, Torres.

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Football Gossip

Angel Di Maria
Manchester United have concluded negotiations with Real Madrid and will pay a British record £63.9m for winger Angel Di Maria, 26. The Argentina international could end up costing United £72m, with an initial £60m plus £12 in add-ons. (Sky Sports) 

Lucas Podolski
Juventus will open talks with Arsenal over a move for out-of-favour forward Lukas Podolski. The Serie A champions would prefer to take the 29-year-old Germany international on a season-long loan with a view to a permanent transfer, but Arsenal would favour selling him. (Daily Telegraph) 

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has made a check on Brazil's defensive midfielder Luiz Gustavo, 27, who is currently with Wolfsburg. (Mirror) 

Sami Khedira
Long-term Arsenal and Manchester United target Sami Khedira, 27, has rejected the Premier League and will stay at Real Madrid to fight for a place. (Express) 

Radamel Falcao
Liverpool may have to move fast for Colombia international striker Radamel Falcao, 28, as Juventus are set to launch a loan offer for the Monaco striker. (Daily Star) 

Fernando Torres
Fernando Torres will not leave Chelsea unless they pay his £8.5m-a-year contract in full. Italian side Roma are leading the race to sign the out-of-favour 30-year-old forward. (Sun - subscription required) 

Salomon Kalou
Sunderland have held talks with Lille's former Chelsea winger Salomon Kalou, 29, who is also interesting Arsenal, Liverpool and Everton. (Express) 

Sunderland boss Gus Poyet is hoping to have an answer soon as to whether his main transfer target, Liverpool striker Fabio Borini, 23, will join the club. (Sunderland Echo) 

West Ham have made an enquiry about Manchester City defender Micah Richards. The 26-year-old looks set to leave City this week. (Sun - subscription required) 

QPR have been linked with a bid for 24-year-old Reading goalkeeper Alex McCarthy. (Daily Star) 


Former West Brom boss Steve Clarke has expressed his interest the vacant manager's job at Crystal Palace. (Croydon Advertiser) 

Ex-Spurs manager Tim Sherwood said he decided to withdraw from the running because "it started as a three-horse race but turned into the Grand National." (Independent) 

Rangers boss Ally McCoist has vowed to stay at Ibrox amid speculation that he is on a list of candidates for the vacant job at Selhurst Park. (Daily Record) 

Caretaker Cristal Palace manager Keith Millen insists chairman Steve Parish will not be rushed into making a full-time appointment. (Mirror) 

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger reportedly twice rejected the chance to sign Mario Balotelli this summer before the Italy striker agreed a £16m move to Premier League rivals Liverpool. (Metro) 

Former Liverpool manager Graeme Souness has warned the club against signing Balotelli, describing the move as an 'enormous gamble'. (Daily Mail) 

Liverpool's new £20m signing from Benfica, Lazar Markovic, 20, says the Reds can win the Premier League this term. (Liverpool Echo) 

Former Manchester City midfielder Jack Rodwell, 23, now with Sunderland, insists he would never warn young players against moving to the Etihad Stadium, contrary to recent reports. (Manchester Evening News) 

Malky Mackay should face a season-long ban from football for the offensive texts he sent to a former colleague at Cardiff, according to the ex-Football Association chairman Lord Triesman. (Guardian) 

Celtic manager Ronny Deila said there is no new movement on the transfer front ahead of Tuesday's Champions League play-off second leg with Maribor. (HeraldScotland) 

Former loan signing Jonathan de Guzman has sent a message of thanks to Swansea City after joining Napoli. (South Wales Evening Post) 

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Tuesday 19 August 2014

Tuesday's Gossip: Nani, Falcao, Reus, Manolas, Hoddle

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Football Gossip

Angel Di Maria

PSG still confident of landing Di Maria

Man Utd's hopes of landing Angel Di Maria are in doubt, with PSG still locked in talks to sign the Real Madrid man. The French side want the Argentine on loan initially and hope to conclude a deal this week despite being at odds over the future fee.

Manchester United are prepared to offer £16m and winger Nani, 27, to Sporting Lisbon for Argentina World Cup defender Marcos Rojo, 24. (Daily Mirror) 

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Marco Reus, 25, could yet join Manchester United next summer, according to Bayern Munich president Franz Beckenbauer. (Bild) 

Radamel Falcao

Juventus move for Falcao

With Monaco having lost their first two Ligue 1 matches of the new season, Juventus are ready to take advantage of the club's precarious situation by bidding for Radamel Falcao, who is thought to be open to a move to the Serie A champions.

Liverpool remain keen on a deal for Monaco's Colombian striker Radamel Falcao, 28, but face competition from Italian side Juventus. (Daily Mail) 

Arsenal are targeting a £6m deal to buy Greece defender Kostas Manolas, 23, from Olympiakos. (Daily Telegraph) 

Southampton are set to reject a new offer of £17m for France midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, 24. (Sun - subscription required) 

Barcelona are willing to let midfielder Alex Song leave on a season-long loan without receiving any fee. Everton, Manchester United and Tottenham could be interested in the 26-year-old. (Daily Telegraph) 

Diego Godin

Godin tops Bayern Munich centre-back hunt

Atletico Madrid centre-back Diego Godin has emerged as Bayern Munich's No.1 defensive target. Die Roten had been interested in Mehdi Benatia but are now in Madrid to discuss a possible deal for the Uruguay international, who would cost £28m.

Tottenham will allow Cameroon defender Benoit Assou-Ekotto, 30, leave for nothing because he has fallen down the pecking order at White Hart Lane. (Daily Mail) 

Hull have struggled in their attempts to sign Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck, 23, and Watford forward Troy Deeney, 26, so manager Steve Bruce has switched his attentions to Lorient's Vincent Aboubakar, 22, who could cost £9m. (Daily Mirror) 

QPR are close to beating Sunderland to the loan signing of 24-year-old Chile winger Eduardo Vargas from Italian side Napoli. (The Times - subscription required) 

Swansea are on the verge of completing the £8m capture of Napoli centre-back Federico Fernandez, 25. (South Wales Evening Post) 

Former England boss Glenn Hoddle has emerged as a surprise contender to take charge at managerless Crystal Palace. (Independent) 

And Martin Jol - sacked by Fulham last season - is also in the frame to become the new man in charge at Selhurst Park. (Croydon Advertiser) 

Malky Mackay is in pole position to take over at Crystal Palace after a second round of talks with co-chairman Steve Parish. (Daily Star) 

Tim Sherwood is set to get the Palace job after holding talks to replace Tony Pulis, who left last week. (Sun - subscription required) 

West Brom captain Chris Brunt, 29, says the dressing room atmosphere was "dead" under their former manager Pepe Mel last season. (Birmingham Mail) 

England goalkeeper Joe Hart, 27, says he is ready to battle with new arrival Willy Caballero, 32, for the right to be first choice at Manchester City. (Manchester Evening News) 

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Wednesday 6 August 2014

AllScores Wednesday's Football Gossip

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Juan Cuadrado is wanted by Man Utd

Manchester United want to buy Colombia winger Juan Cuadrado, 26, from Fiorentina but fear the Italian club may raise the asking price beyond their offer of £29m. Daily Star

The Old Trafford club's interest in Juventus's Arturo Vidal, 27, may wane over concerns about the Chilean midfielder's knee problems. Daily Express

England goalkeeper Fraser Forster, 26, will leave Celtic for Southampton in an £8m move if the Scottish side fail to overturn their 4-1 deficit to Legia Warsaw and are knocked out of the Champions League on Wednesday. Daily Mirror

West Ham have had a £7m offer for Bosnia-Hercegovina striker Vedad Ibisevic, 29, rejected by German club Stuttgart as manager Sam Allardyce seeks back-up for injured forward Andy Carroll. Daily Star

Nottingham Forest manager Stuart Pearce is determined to keep Burnley midfield target Henri Lansbury, 23 at the County Ground. Nottingham Evening Post

Middlesbrough are poised to sign midfielder Adam Clayton, 25, from Championship rivals Huddersfield Town. Northern Echo

Sheffield Wednesday have made a bid for St Johnstone striker Stevie May in an effort to beat South Yorkshire rivals Rotherham to the signing of the 21-year-old. Daily Express

Arsenal are preparing to make a bid to buy Liverpool's 29-year-old defender Daniel Agger. Daily Star

Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger insists midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, 24, and striker Jay Rodriguez, 25, will be staying at St Mary's, with the summer sales at the south coast club now over. Daily Telegraph

UAE club Al Jazira have rejected talk of a bid for AC Milan's former Manchester City and Brazil striker Robinho, 30. Sport 360

Barcelona made their initial approach for Luis Suarez, 27, before the Liverpool striker's biting incident at the World Cup, which ended with him moving to the Nou Camp. Daily Mirror

Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley, 24, is determined to re-establish himself in the starting line-up at Old Trafford under new manager Louis van Gaal after getting booed by fans last season. Sun (subscription required)

Midfielder Jack Rodwell, 23, hopes his move from Manchester City to Sunderland will help to resurrect his England career. Daily Star

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has warned his Manchester United counterpart Van Gaal he is in for a shock because the Premier League is superior to the leagues in which the Dutchman has previously managed. Daily Mirror

Newcastle midfielder Jack Colback, 24, is unconcerned about the prospect of a backlash from Sunderland fans after his move to St James' Park from the Stadium of Light. Daily Mail

New Millwall striker Ricardo Fuller, 34, says he has invited friend and fellow Jamaican Usain Bolt, the six-time Olympic champion, to watch a game at The Den. Independent

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Tuesday 5 August 2014

Tuesday's Football Gossip

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Football Gossip

Atletico Madrid are ready to make a £25m bid to sign Mexico striker Javier Hernandez, 26, and Japan midfielder Shinji Kagawa, 25, from Manchester United. Guardian

United boss Louis van Gaal is set to tell executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward that Hernandez and Kagawa can be sold, along with midfielders Marouane Fellaini and Anderson, both 26, winger Nani, 27, and possibly 21-year-old forward Wilfried Zaha. Daily Mail

The Red Devils are looking to do a swap deal with Atletico Madrid by offering Kagawa for 27-year-old midfielder Arda Turan. Mundodeportivo (in Spanish)

Everton's attempt to sign Chelsea winger Christian Atsu, 22, on loan has broken down because of concerns the Ghanaian would not get enough playing time. Daily Mirror

Arsenal are ready to move for Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho, 22, because of increasing concerns at Emirates Stadium over the wage demands and injury history of Real Madrid's Sami Khedira, 27. Times (subscription only)

Liverpool and Tottenham are ready to move again for Ivory Coast striker Wilfried Bony, 25, as Swansea are set to drop his £19m release clause. Daily Mirror

Belgium defender Thomas Vermaelen, 28, will not discuss a new deal with Arsenal in a bid to force through his exit, with Barcelona or Manchester United ready to match the £10m asking price. Sun (subscription only)

Tottenham are closing in on a £17m deal for Argentina centre-half Mateo Musacchio, 23, from Villarreal and are ready to sell 28-year-old defender Younes Kaboul to Italian side Lazio for £6m. Daily Telegraph

Sunderland are ready to move for former Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o, 33, who is a free agent after being released by Chelsea. Talksport

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert is planning talks with Netherlands defender Ron Vlaar, 29, in a bid to keep his captain at the club. Metro

Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard, 36, is ready to carry on playing for England after joining Manchester City on loan. Daily Star

Alisher Usmanov admits he has never spoken to Stan Kroenke since the two billionaires began to vie for control of Arsenal seven years ago, but believes the club is now finally ready to deliver a new era of trophy-winning success. Daily Telegraph

West Ham have stressed manager Sam Allardyce will not be judged until the season starts and say midfielder Ravel Morrison, 21, has a future at the club despite his latest off-the-pitch troubles. Times (subscription only)

Barcelona are interested in signing Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng, 25, in a deal that could reach £31m. Bild (in German)

Bastia are in talks with Chelsea over a loan deal for 18-year-old Colombian forward Joao Rodriguez. L'Equipe (in French)

Barcelona defender Dani Alves, 31, has not had contact with Inter Milan over a possible transfer. Mundodeportivo (in Spanish)

Atletico Madrid have been unable to complete a deal for Lille's Zakaria Bakkali as the 18-year-old midfielder is concerned he may not play enough. AS (in Spanish)

Liverpool have made an £18m offer to Paris St-Germain for Argentine forward Ezequiel Lavezzi, 29. Tuttosport (in Italian)

Wolfsburg are keen to sign Atletico Madrid's Josuha Guilavogui but do not want to pay the £12m asking price for the 23-year-old France midfielder. AS (in Spanish)

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