Football…Transfer window gossip: Saturday

Transfer window gossip: Saturday

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Manchester United have renewed confidence that forward Wayne Rooney, 28, will commit his future to the club after the soon-to-be-completed £37m signing of Juan Mata.

Wayne Rooney Wayne Rooney has scored 150 goals in 294 Premier League appearances for Manchester United.

Full story: Times (subscription) 

England international Rooney is poised to sign a £300,000-a-week contract to remain at Old Trafford until 2018.

Full story: Daily Telegraph 

But Manchester United’s signing of Spain playmaker Mata from Chelsea does not mean 24-year-old Japan midfielder Shinji Kagawa will be heading out of Old Trafford.

Full story: Daily Express 

United boss David Moyes has also made a £22.5m bid for 18-year-old Southampton left-back Luke Shaw.

Full story: Daily Mirror 

Paris St-Germain manager Laurent Blanc has admitted his interest in signing 25-year-old Newcastle and France midfielder Yohan Cabaye.

Full story: Daily Star 

West Ham are looking to sign Portugal midfielder Raul Meireles, 30, on loan from Turkish club Fenerbahce.

Full story: Talksport 

Newcastle United will try to complete the signing of Netherlands striker Luuk de Jong, 23, before their Premier League clash with Norwich City next Tuesday.

Full story: Sky Sports 

Germany midfielder Julian Draxler, 20, is desperate to join Arsenal from Schalke before the transfer window shuts, and the two clubs are in negotiations.

Full story: Daily Mirror 

Cardiff are set to beat Premier League rivals Crystal Palace to the signing of Wigan centre-back Ivan Ramis, 29.

Full story: Daily Mail 

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet is keen on a move for Valencia and Argentina midfielder Ever Banega, 25.

Full story: Sunderland Echo 

Manager Neil Lennon has indicated Celtic may make a move for Wolves and Scotland striker Leigh Griffiths.

Full story: The Scotsman 

OTHER GOSSIP

Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson says the club will not sack his struggling successor, David Moyes.

Full story: The Sun (subscription required) 

Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup has refused to quell speculation he plans to leave the Liberty Stadium.

Full story: Daily Mirror 

Michael LaudrupMichael Laudrup began his coaching career in 2000 as assistant manager to Denmark boss Morten Olsen.

Sunderland boss Gus Poyet will hand debuts to Argentine loan pair Oscar Ustari, 27, and Santiago Vergini, 25, against Kidderminster Harriers in the FA Cup.

Full story: Daily Star 

Stoke City winger Jermaine Pennant, 31, is set to have his contract terminated by the Potters after failing to figure under Mark Hughes.

Full story: Daily Telegraph 

Referees in the Champions League and Europa League will next season use vanishing spray to mark a line which players in a wall must remain behind for a free-kick – if a trial this summer proves successful.

Full story: Times (subscription) 

AND FINALLY

Oxford City’s French goalkeeper Victor Francoz, 23, is in trouble with manager Mike Ford after injuring himself falling out of a tree while trying to rescue a cat.

Full story: Oxford Mail 

A group of Chelsea fans were duped by a Manchester United-supporting reporter into believing the club were interested in transfer targets who were completely fictional.

Full story: Independent  

Manchester United midfielder Anderson, 25, will have a shortened version of his Instagram user name ‘Andowlove’ and the number 88 on the back of his shirt while on loan at Italian club Fiorentina.

Full story: Daily Express 

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