Thursday, 6 March 2014

All the latest Premier League gossip and transfer news

All the latest 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

6th March 2014

Chelsea, Juventus and Monaco are all thought to be considering bids for Manchester United's Netherlands international striker Robin van Persie.Full story: Daily Mirror 

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says he would like to work again with Italy striker Mario Balotelli the former Manchester City forward now with AC Milan, whom he used to manage at Inter.
Liverpool are hopeful of striking a deal for Marseille's playmaker Maxime Lopez in the summer despite ongoing interest from Arsenal.
AC Milan have entered the race to sign Levante goalkeeper Keylor Navas - the player is a target for Liverpool and Everton.
Sunderland are in danger of losing four first-team players in the summer. Midfielders Jack Colback Craig Gardner and Sebastian Larsson along with defender Phil Bardsley are all involved in contract disputes going into the final weeks of the season.
Stoke are a step closer to signing Croatia striker Ivica Olic on a free transfer. The player says a move to the Premier League would be his top choice when he leaves German club Wolfsburg in the summer.
Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez seems likely to leave the club in the summer after claiming that lengthy spells on the bench for the struggling Premier League champions show they "don't take me much into account".
Former Chelsea playmaker Kevin De Bruyne who joined Wolfsburg in the January transfer window, says Jose Mourinho blocked a potential transfer to Borussia Dortmund when a move by the Blues for striker Robert Lewandowski fell through.
Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert is keen to sign Senegal striker Moussa Konate. The player is currently on loan at Italian side Genoa from Russian club FC Krasnodar, but has been scouted three times by Villa.
Tottenham are likely to offer their France international goalkeeper Hugo Lloris a new contract before the end of the campaign in a bid to ward off interest from Paris St-Germain and Monaco.
Tottenham striker Roberto Soldado admits had he been younger, he would have returned to Spain by now, but the player insists he will remain with Spurs and improve on his current goalscoring form.
Sunderland defender Marcos Alonso on loan from Fiorentina for the remainder of the season, is unsure about his future and admits he may have to return to Italy at the end of the campaign.
Stoke have revealed it cost £2.85m to remove former manager Tony Pulis and his backroom team last summer.
Wayne Rooney could be handed the Manchester United captaincy before the end of the season. The player is in line to lead the Red Devils, with current skipper Nemanja Vidic set to leave Old Trafford for Inter Milan in the summer.
Manchester United's striker Federico Macheda, on loan for the rest of the season at Birmingham, admits he is likely to leave Old Trafford when his contract runs out in the summer.
West Bromwich Albion striker Nicolas Anelka is set to accept a five-match ban following his controversial quenelle gesture. The player is not planning to contest the punishment - unless the Football Association pushes for an extension to his suspension.
Striker Sergio Aguero says Manchester City can win the treble and manager Manuel Pellegrini deserves praise for his man-management of players since taking over at Etihad Stadium.
Johnny Heitinga insists he made the right decision about swapping Everton for Fulham in January.
Young footballers must follow the examples set by professionals such as Frank Lampard and John Terry, according to Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho. The Portuguese manager says players must be "fanatical for victories".
The Chelsea manager also believes England can win the World Cup. "One day they have to do it," he says.
Ajax manager Frank de Boer turned down the chance to manage Tottenham Hotspur in January. The Netherlands international also rejected an approach to take charge of Liverpool, according to his brother, Ronald.
West Ham will not offer any new contracts to players until their Premier League status is secured. The Hammers sit seven points above the relegation zone, with Joe Cole among a number of players whose deals expire at the end of the season.

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