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Gossip Column - Wayne Rooney special

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney
Will Wayne Rooney still be a Manchester United player next season?


Striker Wayne Rooney is ready to contemplate a move to Manchester City after Manchester United refuse to match his £200,000-a-week wage demands.
Full story: Daily Telegraph

A Fifa loophole could pave the way for Rooney to leave United for £5m. Under the Webster ruling, Rooney can buy out the final year of his contract for his current annual salary.
Full story: the Independent

Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti says he would be interested in signing Rooney, if Manchester United really want to sell him.
Full story: the Sun

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich says he would only sign Rooney if the price is right, while Real Madrid will not make a move for the player until next summer.
Full story: Daily Express

Rooney has told his team-mates that Manchester City is a more likely destination than Real Madrid or Barcelona.
Full story: the Guardian

Manchester City are plotting a £100m move for Rooney - £50m in a transfer fee to Manchester United and £50m in wages to the striker.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Manchester United would attempt to sign Liverpool striker Fernando Torres if Rooney left Old Trafford.
Full story: Daily Star

Manchester City are ready to offload striker Carlos Tevez in the summer if they can sign a replacement, with Torres and Rooney top of their wanted list.
Full story:

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho is ready to offer Manchester United Lassana Diarra, Karim Benzema and £20m in exchange for Rooney.
Full story:

Wayne Rooney wants to leave Old Trafford because he believes Manchester United's owners lack ambition.
Full story: the Sun

Rooney's Manchester United exit could spell the end for manager Sir Alex Ferguson and force his retirement.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he is surprised that Manchester United allowed Rooney's contract to run down so significantly.
Full story: Daily Mail

Rooney and Sir Alex Ferguson have not spoken since falling out after allegations about the striker's private life became public in September.
Full story: the Sun


Chelsea may make a new bid for Liverpool star Torres in January. A £25m offer was rejected by the Anfield outfit last summer. (the Times)

West Brom are set to offer striker Tuncay a way out of Stoke but the Baggies will face competition from Turkish sides Galatasaray and Besiktas.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Inter Milan are weighing up a £10m bid for Bolton defender Gary Cahill.
Full story: talkSPORT

Liverpool could make a move for Russia and Zenit St Petersburg striker Alexander Kerzhakov in January.
Full story: Daily Mail

Defender Ashley Cole has revealed he wants to finish his career at Chelsea as he battles an ankle injury that has dogged him for a year.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Inter Milan winger Wesley Sneijder has called on PSV Eindhoven midfielder Ibrahim Afellay, who is a target for Arsenal, to join him in Italy.
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Shakhtar Donetsk striker Eduardo da Silva insists he will not celebrate if he scores against former club Arsenal in the Champions League on Tuesday night.
Full story: the Independent

Blackburn striker Jason Roberts says he will leave Ewood Park if he does not start getting first-team football - with Wigan and Leicester both interested in the 32-year-old.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Liverpool winger Joe Cole admits that he is out of form and is suffering the worst spell of his career.
Full story: Daily Telegraph

Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti is planning a £55m swoop for AC Milan striker Alexandre Pato next summer.
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Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Eboue has apologised to Birmingham defender Liam Ridgewell for the tackle that earned him a yellow card at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.
Full story: Daily Mail

Scottish Football Association referees' chief Hugh Dallas says Dougie McDonald was entitled to change his mind about awarding Celtic a penalty against Dundee United on Sunday and that he was right to do so. (Daily Record)

Aberdeen manager Mark McGhee has fined his assistant, Scott Leitch, who now faces a two-game touchline ban, for being sent to the stand during Saturday's defeat by Hearts. (the Sun)

Ross County manager Derek Adams has been given a new six-match touchline ban for "excessive misconduct" - having just completed an eight-game suspension. (Daily Record)


Striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is unlikely be welcomed back at Barcelona once his loan spell with AC Milan ends after suggesting Barca coach Pep Guardiola has it easy. "In Barca, anyone can be the coach," said the Swede. "For me, even, it would not be difficult to do it."
Full story: talkSPORT

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