Bayern look to keep Arjen Robben out of Manchester United’s hands

Bayern Munich face competition to keep Arjen Robben at the club.

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Each day we’ll bring you the very latest tabloid rumors as the biggest clubs around look to splash the cash to bolster their rosters. True or not, they’re always entertaining…


Manchester City will this week step up their chase for Wilfried Bony, with the reigning champions willing to pay £25million for the Swansea striker.

Steven Gerrard’s next destination is set to be Major League Soccer side Los Angeles Galaxy when the midfielder leaves Liverpool at the end of the season.

Juventus have set their sights on Manchester United loanee Radamel Falcao in the belief the Colombian will not be staying at Old Trafford beyond this season.

Manchester City striker Stevan Jovetic is out to quieten his critics and prove his is not a £22million flop – starting in Sunday’s FA Cup third-round tie with Sheffield Wednesday.

Phil Jones has backed Manchester United to end their 11-year wait to lift the FA Cup.

David Moyes wants to take Chelsea misfit Mohamed Salah on loan to Real Sociedad.


Bayern Munich will attempt to persuade Arjen Robben to turn down a move to Manchester United by offering the Dutch winger a new deal in excess of the £180,000-a-week contract he signed last year.

St Etienne boss Gauls Christophe Galtier and Lyon manager Remi Garde are the front-runners for the vacant manager’s job at Newcastle United.

Steven Gerrard admitted he chose to leave Liverpool because he was told he couldn’t play every game.

Tony Pulis will be handed £30million transfer budget by West Brom as they bid to secure their Premier League status. Stoke City’s Peter Crouch could be set for a reunion with his former manager at the Hawthorns.

Spurs have cooled their interest in West Brom striker Saido Berahino and have switched their focus to 22-year-old Rennes forward Paul-Georges Ntep.

Sunderland are eyeing mis-firing West Brom striking Brown Ideye.


Steven Gerrard turned down an £18million offer to play in Qatar. Al Gharafa, based in Doha, tried to tempt with a two-year £170,000-a-week deal.

Raheem Sterling’s contract talks at Liverpool have stalled over a £65million buy-out clause the Merseyside club want to include. The 20-year-old, and his representatives, believe the figure should be in the region of £40million.

Manchester City are plotting a January swoop for Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke in a bid to resolve their attacking injury crisis.


Manchester City are interested in signing Everton midfielder Ross Barkley, with the Toffees ready to sell for £45million to fund an overhaul of Roberto Martinez’s squad.

Liverpool set to give their fans a huge boost in the wake of Steven Gerrard’s departure by announcing Raheem Sterling has signed a new contract at the club. The Reds are close to reaching an agreement with 20-year-old after offering him a £100,000-a-week five-year deal.

And Gerrard is on the verge of agreeing a £3.9million deal to join the MLS franchise on an 18-month contract.

Louis van Gaal has issued a warning to league leaders Chelsea and Manchester City, insisting Manchester United will be the country’s top team by the end of the year.

Paul Dalglish – son of Liverpool legend Kenny – believes Steven Gerrard will love MLS and that he had to leave Anfield to preserve his legacy.

Manchester City have inquired about signing Anderlecht attacking-midfielder Dennis Praet, despite manager Manuel Pellegrini admitting Financial Fair Play rules could quench the clubs transfer activity.

Steven Fletcher’s future at Sunderland is in doubt – and Hull boss Steve Bruce is waiting to swoop for the 27-year-old striker.


Manchester United are to make bids for Borussia Dortmund’s Mats Hummels and Schalke’s Benedikt Howedes as they aim to strengthen in defense.

Steven Gerrard has revealed his pain at being told by Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers he was no longer an automatic choice.

Mike Ashley has chosen not to shortlist any British managers as he looks for Alan Pardew’s replacement on Tyneside.

Former Chelsea manager Claudio Ranieri would like to take charge at Newcastle. The 63-year-old, who was sacked by Greece in November, is understood to have told associates he would like to take charge at St James’ Park.

Leicester City are on the verge of announcing the signings of Jermaine Defoe, from Toronto FC, and Mark Schwarzer, from Chelsea, as boss Nigel Pearson bolsters his squad ahead of a relegation battle.

Hatem Ben Arfa is set to leave Newcastle United and return to France after the Magpies agreed a deal with Nice.


Despite Steven Gerrard’s summer departure, Liverpool are confident that forward Raheem Sterling will sign a new five-year contract by the end of the month.

Stuart Pearce is on the brink of being dismissed as Nottingham Forest manager after his side suffered a shock FA Cup defeat by Rochdale.


Chelsea are close to agreeing a deal to sign 23-year-old Andrej Kramaric from HNK Rijeka after persuading the Croatian to accept a loan move to Eredivisie side Vitesse Arnhem.  The deal is believed to be in the region of £4million.

Convicted rapist Ched Evans is set to sign a contract with a League One club next week.