Football Snippets

Football Snippets

Manchester forward Wayne Rooney,wants Sir Alex Ferguson to offer him a new contract as a show of faith, and Ex-England striker Alan Shearer says Wayne Rooney, 27, needs to leave Manchester United in the summer if he is unhappy at Old Trafford. Wayne Rooney has scored 16 goals in 39 appearances this season for Manchester United

Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor, 29, believes players at his former club Manchester City are "are always falling out with each other" when things go wrong on the pitch. The Togo international faces his former club on Sunday.

Former Chelsea striker Salomon Kalou, 27, says he would be interested in a summer move to Arsenal from his current side Lille. the Former Chelsea forward 27 could return to the Premier League. He is a target for newly promoted Cardiff City.

Meanwhile Chelsea are close to agreeing a deal for Bayer Leverkusen striker Andre Schurrle, 22. The German club's representatives are in London to finalise the transfer.

And Jose Mourinho has admitted he will leave Real Madrid in the summer - and has hinted at a return to Chelsea. The Portuguese boss won six trophies at Stamford Bridge between 2004 and 2007. However the Blues are also keen on appointing Malaga coach Manuel Pellegrini as interim boss Rafael Benitez's successor and have met with an advisor of the 59-year-old Chilean.

Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul is on AC Milan's summer wanted list. The Italian giants have lined up a £12m bid for the 25-year-old, who will miss the rest of the season with a shoulder injury.

Barcelona midfielder Alex Song is reportedly keen on a return to after growing frustrated with his role at the club, according to cousin and former Liverpool defender Rigobert. The 25-year-old moved to the Spanish club from the Gunners last season for £17m but has made just 15 appearances.

And in another development, the Catalan giants are set to make goalkeeper Victor Valdes, 31, stay another year at the Nou Camp, despite Arsenal's interest.

Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen is determined to fight for a future at Arsenal, despite finding himself out in the cold again. The 27-year-old was dropped last month after a poor run of form and has struggled to re-establish himself in the side.

Former Manchester City midfielder Patrick Vieira, now the club's football development executive, says France star Samir Nasri, 25, will stay at Etihad Stadium, despite reported interest from Paris St-Germain.

West Ham will not face any further action, other than a warning letter from the Football Association, over Chelsea players being pelted with objects during their Premier League match at Stamford Bridge last month.

Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery says Barcelona and Real Madrid have both tried to lure him away from the Bavarian club in recent years. Bayern will face Barcelona in the semi-final of the Champions League next week.

Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke, 22, is ready to turn down a summer move to either Arsenal or Tottenham. The Belgian forward has scored 19 goals for Villa since joining for £8m from Genk last year.

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