CHELSEA are believed to be ready to hijack Bayern Munich’s move for Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney – while Paolo Di Canio admits he offered to quit Sunderland.
Reports today claim that wantaway Rooney will now have a couple of choices after telling the Red Devils he wants to leave.
The Daily Mirror report today that Roman Abramovic is prepared to offer £30m to bring the striker to Chelsea ahead of Bayern.
Manchester United, unsurprisingly, are leading the headlines, with the Manchester Evening News reporting Javier Hernandez could play a key role in any potential deal to bring Cristiano Ronaldo back to Manchester United.
On the management front, David Moyes’ first challenge as Manchester United boss will be to persuade Wayne Rooney to stay at the club, after the striker asked to leave two weeks ago, according to the Independent. United have turned down an approach.
And Phil Neville will be in the frame to replace Manchester United-bound David Moyes at Everton, if he does not follow him to Old Trafford, report The Sun.
It’s quiet on the Newcastle front, but Paolo Di Canio says Sunderland turned down his resignation during the controversy over his political views in the Daily Mirror.
Other transfer stories:
Liverpool insist they have received no approach from Barcelona for 30-year-old goalkeeper Pepe Reina. The La Liga giants are reportedly still confident of securing an £8.4m swoop for the Spanish shot-stopper on a two-year deal. Full story: Liverpool Echo
Arsene Wenger and his board are believed to be at odds over whether Arsenal should launch a summer move for QPR striker Loic Remy, 26, or Vitesse forward Wilfried Bony, 24. Full story: Daily Star
The FA Cup final is likely to be goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon’s last game for Manchester City, after the 26-year-old revealed that he wants to find a club where he is number one. Full story: The Independent
Arsenal are believed to be keeping tabs on 24-year-old Stuttgart goalkeeper Sven Ulreich. Full story: talkSPORT
England midfielder Frank Lampard, 34, looks set to be offered a one-year deal to stay at Chelsea. Full story: Daily Mirror
Ajax defender Toby Alderweireld, 24, has reportedly snubbed Liverpool and Tottenham to seal a transfer to Roma. Full story: Metro
Norwich City striker Chris Martin, 24, is poised to leave the club to join Championship side Derby County. Full story: Eastern Daily Press
Arsenal, Tottenham, West Brom, Fulham, Aston Villa and Swansea are believed to be keeping an eye on the contract situation of Manchester City’s 22-year-old midfielder Abdisalam Ibrahim. Full story: Daily Star