Today’s Football Round Up


Fernando Torres

Chelsea’s Fernando Torres, 30, has been linked with a return to former club Atletico Madrid in a swap deal involving fellow forward Diego Costa, 25.

Manchester City are preparing a summer move for Liverpool’s Uruguay striker Luis Suarez, 27.

Benfica boss Jorge Jesus has confirmed Liverpool’s interest in £25m-rated striker Rodrigo, 23.

Inter Milan are favourites to sign Portuguese midfielder William Carvalho, 21, unless Liverpool or Manchester United can get in first.

The agent of Bayern Munich’s Mario Mandzukic, 27, has flown into London for talks with Arsenal and Chelsea about the Croatian striker.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is keen to reward left-back Jon Flanagan, 21, with a new contract.

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew, 52, has revealed he is making plans to overhaul his squad in the summer.

Tottenham legend Glenn Hoddle, 56, a former Spurs player and manager, believes the club has squandered the £86.9m they received from Real Madrid for Gareth Bale, 24.

Prime minister David Cameron and US president Barack Obama have been urged to take financial action against Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, 47, for his close links with Russian president Vladimir Putin following the annexation of Crimea.

Joe AllenLiverpool’s Joe Allen, 24, is becoming one of the Premier League’s top midfielders, says Anfield boss Brendan Rodgers.

Wayne Rooney, 28, has revealed Manchester United players held crisis talks before their Champions League match with Olympiakos in the wake of their 3-0 home defeat by Liverpool.

Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, 24, has told French media that one day he would like to play for a “great club”.

Former Everton midfielder Kevin Kilbane, 37, has revealed how manager David Moyes, now at Manchester United gave him crucial support when his daughter was born with Down’s Syndrome.

West Brom’s Spanish manager Pepe Mel, 51, has revealed that assistants Keith Downing and Dean Kiely give the half-time team talk because his English is not good enough.