Football Gossip For September 5, 2016

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Juventus are planning a move for Manchester United defender Matteo Darmian, 26, in January. (Tuttosport – in Italian)

Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy, 29, revealed new England boss Sam Allardyce had the opportunity to sign him when he was in charge at West Ham.(London Evening Standard)

Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann, 25, has insisted he will not leave as long as Diego Simeone remains as manager, despite reports that Manchester United were preparing a world-record bid in January.(Telefoot – in French)

 

Cardiff City midfielder Aron Gunnarsson, 27, is being linked with a January bid from Bundesliga side HSV Hamburg. (Wales Online)

A study shows 61% of fans are confident that Uruguay international Edinson Cavani, 29, can take on the goalscoring responsibility at Paris St-Germain following the departure of fellow striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 34, to Manchester United, while 69% say former Liverpool forward Mario Balotelli, 26, has been a good signing for Nice.(L’Equipe – in French)

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Sam Allardyce’s tale of his lucky coin dominates the back pages – including that of the Daily Star

Wales boss Chris Coleman was tempted by an approach from Hull during the summer but resisted the Premier League club because he is desperate for more success on the international stage. (Daily Mail)

Former Manchester City youth midfielder Adrien Rabiot, 21, wants a move back to England after falling out of favour at Paris St-Germain. (Sun)

Bordeaux goalkeeper Cedric Carrasso, 34, rejected a move to join Sunderland in the final minutes of transfer deadline day. (L’Equipe – in French)

Daily Mail
The Daily Mail’s back page teases former Blackburn striker Chris Sutton’s thoughts on Allardyce’s post-match comments about Wayne Rooney

Dartford goalkeeper Deren Ibrahim scored with a free-kick from 70 yards against Hungerford Town in the National League South. (Daily Mail)

West Brom boss Tony Pulis is set to take training this week and is expected to stay on as manager despite reports that he is considering his future. (Daily Mirror)

Midfielder Jack Wilshere is delighted with the reception he has received since his loan move to Bournemouth from Arsenal.

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Michael Carrick has paid tribute to Manchester United team-mate Wayne Rooney after the England captain became his country’s most capped outfield player of all time on Sunday.

Michael Carrick tweet

The Germany football team’s English-language twitter account really loves Thomas Muller, who scored in their win over Norway in a World Cup qualifier on Sunday.

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Barcelona playmaker Lionel Messi has revealed that he dyed his hair blonde as part of a new start following the announcement of his short-lived international retirement this summer. (Sun)

Manchester United have removed a plaque from former manager Sir Matt Busby’s old seat at Old Trafford and have moved his family’s season tickets from the director’s box to another part of the stadium. (Daily Mail)

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