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Gossip column: Alonso, Balotelli, Rhodes and Cech

Alonso

Alonso

TRANSFER GOSSIP

Manchester United are considering a shock bid for former Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso, 32, who currently plays for Real Madrid.

(Daily Express) 

Arsenal are ready to fend off late interest shown by Russian side Lokomotiv Moscow to sign Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote, 28.

(Daily Star) 

Arsenal could also scupper Everton’s move for PSG midfielder Clement Chantome, 26, as they close in on his team-mate Adrien Rabiot, 19. The French side will not let both players leave.

(Talksport) 

French side Monaco are planning a move for Petr Cech, 32, after the Chelsea goalkeeper started the season as number two to Thibaut Courtois.

(Daily Mirror) 

Liverpool’s bid for striker Mario Balotelli, 24, collapsed after AC Milan refused to sanction a ‘good behaviour’ clause in the deal, meaning Liverpool could send him back at any time.

(Daily Star) 

Hull boss Steve Bruce is considering a move for Blackburn’s £12m-rated striker Jordan Rhodes, 24, after Robert Snodgrass was ruled out for six months.

(Daily Mail) 

GLOBAL GOSSIP (sourced by BBC Monitoring)

Liverpool are to make a £12m loan bid for Monaco striker Radamel Falcao, 28, who is also a target for Manchester United and Juventus.

(RMC) 

OTHER GOSSIP

The Glazer family have no plans to sell Manchester United in the near future, with the club’s American owners determined to be in place for at least the next five years.

(Irish Times)  

The carrot of a place in the Champions League has seen Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino have a change of heart by insisting he wants to win the Europa League.

(Daily Mail) 

BEST OF SOCIAL MEDIA

England and Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 21, revealed his new noisy hobby on

Instagram 

– a drum kit – and he seems to be pretty good at it.

Cameron Jerome, 28, used

Twitter 

to thank everyone at Stoke City for “three fantastic years” after he completed his move to Norwich City.

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney, 28, is the latest footballer to be involved in the #IceBucketChallenge but rather than be on the receiving end

he is caught on video 

throwing the ice and the bucket on his wife Coleen’s head!

AND FINALLY

Bayern Munich put on an impressive show to unveil their brand new team bus -

and, judging by the video, 

it seemed to impress the audience.

READERS COMMENTS

  1. fernando says:

    players will only feel wanted if clubs are willing to buy them instead of loaning for the hell of it I can’t understand why LFC want to loan world class players just buy them and get it over with stop draging you’re heels we gonna loose out if clubs like the mancs start throwing silly cash around cause they are that desperate to see LFC fail come on ynwa