Wednesday, 8 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

8th May 2013

Sir Alex Ferguson is considering retiring as Manchester United manager before the end of the week, reports the Daily Telegraph's Mark Ogden.

As rumours of the 71-year-old's imminent retirement swept Manchester, senior figures at the club failed to respond to repeated attempts to confirm or deny the story, which emerged following United's player versus coaches golf day near Altrincham on Tuesday afternoon.
With United now forced to adhere to the strict regulations of the New York Stock Exchange in terms of the release of significant information relating to the running of the club following last August's partial flotation, any change of management would fall within those requirements.
As of Tuesday night, no statement over Ferguson's future had been issued by United.
Ferguson had appeared to brush aside the prospect of standing down this summer when he insisted in his programme notes prior to Sunday's Old Trafford defeat against Chelsea: "I certainly don't have any plans at the moment to walk away from what I believe will be something special."
Ferguson's future was the subject of intense speculation on Tuesday night as rumours circled Manchester that he is set to announce his retirement.
United players were apparently told at a golf day that the club are preparing a major announcement at the final home match of the season, against Swansea on Sunday, when they will receive the Premier League trophy.
'Ferguson to quit' rumour rocks United - Daily Mail 
United failed on Tuesday night to quell suggestions inside and outside the club that manager Ferguson is about to announce his retirement.
The speculation is also believed to have been aired among the United first-team squad. The club refused to comment on Tuesday night and, although that is not unusual, the club were not even returning calls on the matter.
Wayne Rooney tells his Manchester United team-mates he wants to join Bayern Munich in a deal that would cost the Germans £30m.
Arsenal and Liverpool will have to stump up at least £10m if they are to capture Swansea captain Ashley Williams at the end of the season.
Atletico Madrid are believed to be preparing a £40m bid for  Liverpool striker Luis Suarez.
Hull are planning a move for Birmingham defender Curtis Davies as they prepare for life in the Premier League.
West Brom striker Peter Odemwingie can leave The Hawthorns if a suitable agreement can be reached with another club as the Nigeria international still has 12 months left to run on his current deal.
Barcelona are to step up their interest in Liverpool keeper Pepe Reina  who has three years left on his Anfield contract.
Sporting Kansas City boss Peter Vermes has revealed a number of clubs in Europe have already declared their interest in signing former Norwich City loan striker Kei Kamara.
Juventus are ahead of Tottenham in the race to sign Real Madrid forward Gonzalo Higuain, after opening talks with the Argentine's representatives.
AC Milan are considering an offer for Manchester City's defender Kolo Toure.
Queens Park Rangers boss Harry Redknapp has revealed he expects goalkeeper Julio Cesar to leave Loftus Road at the end of the season.
Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester United could make bids in excess of £40m for Tottenham and Wales forward Gareth Bale.

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