Rooney told to shape up or get out

Rooney told to shape up or get out

Published Aug. 26, 2012 1:00 a.m. ET

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


Roberto Mancini could quit as Manchester City boss inside a year if he doesn't receive the backing he requires.

England manager Roy Hodgson will name a squad without Wayne Rooney on Thursday after the Manchester United star was taken to hospital with a horrifically-gashed thigh suffered against Fulham yesterday.



Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney was KO'd by a horror injury on Saturday - and could even be sold for £50million if he does not shape up.

Scott Sinclair is on the brink of signing for Manchester City in a £6million deal.

Barcelona new boy Alex Song claims he wanted to sign for life at Arsenal but that the club "fobbed him off".

Tottenham are refusing to give up on their pursuit of Brazilian playmaker Willian, despite having a £20million bid rejected by Shakhtar Donetsk.

Fulham have stepped up their chase for £3million-rated striker Yannick Sagbo.

Manchester United are plotting a £9million swoop for 17-year-old St Etienne defender Kurt Zouma.


Manchester City will make a late move to sign Athletic Bilbao midfielder Javi Martinez in a £32million deal.

Stoke have been told they will have to pay £500,000 to sign Rangers midfielder Maurice Edu.


Scott Sinclair is set to seal his £6million move to Manchester City in the next 24 hours.


Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is planning a late £15million bid for Newcastle United midfielder Yohan Cabaye.

Newcastle will make a last-ditch attempt to re-sign Liverpool striker Andy Carroll by offering £17million.

Sunderland, meanwhile, will try to bring Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson back to the Stadium of Light on loan.

Liverpool will make a final £10million bid for Fulham's unsettled attacker Clint Dempsey.

Tottenham are hoping to finalise a deal for Malaga forward Isco, who has also been linked with Manchester United.

Everton want to sign Blackburn midfielder Steven N'Zonzi but could face competition from Fulham and Norwich.

Wigan are keen on Bolton winger Chung-yong Lee but will have to pay £10million.

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini will make another attempt to sign Liverpool defender Daniel Agger.

Lille have offered former Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves a pay-as-you-play deal.

Blackpool are considering making an offer for Crewe midfielder Ashley Westwood.

West Ham are lining up a bid for Bordeaux's £1.5million-rated centre-half Michael Ciani.

Sheffield Wednesday boss Dave Jones is hoping to sign QPR striker Jay Bothroyd on loan.

Siena have joined city rivals AC Milan and Inter Milan in showing an interest in Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner.

Fulham are considering a move for Lyon forward Bafetimbi Gomis.

Sunderland want Tottenham youngster Danny Rose on a season-long loan and are keen on West Brom defender Jonas Olsson.


Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will make an ambitious bid this week to sign midfielder Cheick Tiote for £15million.

Sunderland manager Martin O'Neill is weighing up a move for Tottenham defender Michael Dawson.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers will personally intervene to attempt to solve the mess surrounding Clint Dempsey and push through his signing before the transfer window shuts.

Paul Lambert wants a summit meeting with Aston Villa ownder Randy Lerner to review the club's transfer policy before the window shuts on Friday.

Tottenham will attempt to splash out up to £50million in a transfer window trolley dash.

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini refuses to give up hope of luring Roma midfielder Daniele de Rossi to Eastlands.

Celtic will sign Japanese star Maya Yoshida this week to strengthen their Champions League campaign.

FC Twente boss Steve McClaren fears he will lose defensive kingpin Douglas to Fulham in a £5million deal.

Newcastle will make a third and final offer of around £6million to land Lille right-back Mathieu Debuchy this week.

Ipswich are leading the race to sign Reading striker Simon Church.


Luka Modric will finally leave Tottenham Hotspur this week after a deal worth up to 42million euros (£33.3million) was yesterday agreed with Real Madrid to spark a frantic final few days of the transfer window.


Michael Laudrup, the Swansea manager, insisted there had been no progress over Scott Sinclair's proposed move to Manchester City, despite leaving the winger out of the side who inflicted an emphatic beating on West Ham.


Rangers new boy Sebastien Faure has revealed that manager Ally McCoist sold him on a move to Ibrox by hinting they will be back in the SPL within two years.