Thursday, 16 May 2013

All the latest Premier League gossip and transfer news

All the lastest news and gossip, you can use the links to go to the news paper or media which published the story, this will be a daily round up of what the papers have been saying latest Premier League gossip and transfer news

16th May 2013

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers was at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday night to watch Wigan winger Callum McManaman and midfielder James McCarthy.
Manuel Pellegrini has handed Manchester City a five-man shortlist of transfer targets after agreeing a two-year contract to manage the Premier League runners-up.
Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fernandinho wants the Ukrainian club to allow him to join Manchester City for less than his £40.5m release clause.
Champions League finalists Borussia Dortmund have joined Arsenal and AC Milan by showing an interest in Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke.
Chelsea are expected to confirm they have agreed terms with midfielder Frank Lampard over a new contract.
Hull manager Steve Bruce wants to sign Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel - son of his former Manchester United team-mate Peter - as the Tigers plan for their Premier League return.
Chelsea defender Ashley Cole will be invited to captain England against the Republic of Ireland on 29 May to commemorate his 100th cap.
Hodgson could call up uncapped Swansea winger Wayne Routledge for the end-of-season friendlies against Republic of Ireland and Brazil.
Chelsea's Belgian attacker Eden Hazard says he would welcome the chance to work with Jose Mourinho, who has been linked with the manager's job.
Wigan chairman Dave Whelan remains confident that he can persuade Roberto Martinez to remain as Wigan Athletic manager despite the club's relegation from the Premier League.
Retiring Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has criticised the hire-and-fire culture of the club's Premier League rivals.
Former Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli says he was not surprised that his former manager Roberto Mancini was sacked.
Man City are set to announce plans to expand their Etihad Stadium by a further 6,000 seats to a capacity of 54,000 - making it the third biggest Premier League ground.
Liverpool chairman Tom Werner has hailed the "immense contribution" of Jamie Carragher and says there will always be a role for the retiring defender at Anfield.

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