Thursday, 4 June 2015

Man Utd star to quit? Higuain to Chelsea FC? De Gea to Real Madrid CF?

Robin van Persie to quit Manchester United
Robin van Persie (credit: Clive Rose/Getty Images)
- Robin van Persie wants to carry on playing for several more years - but admits he is unsure whether he will still be at Manchester United next season.

"It's a strange, difficult situation," said Van Persie, who is out of contract at Old Trafford in June 2016.

"A new situation, that's a better word. I have to think, in a realistic way. It's my ambition to play the next years.

"I'm thinking about my family and my children with every decision I take. These are very important for me. I'm a real family guy. I think it's fantastic to see how happy my children and wife are. That's something I take in consideration when I'm thinking about my future."

- Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has been told his job is not under threat after holding a "positive" end-of-season review with club chairman Tom Werner.

- Rafael Benitez has been confirmed as the new head coach of Real Madrid.

- Real Madrid are convinced they have finally won the battle to land David De Gea for £30million, according to The Sun.

- And De Gea has decided to join Real Madrid, according to the Daily Star.

- Real Madrid have rejected a £110m offer from Manchester United for Gareth Bale and Raphael Varane, according to the Daily Express.

- Chelsea and Manchester United are battling to sign Atletico Madrid central defender Joao Miranda, according to the Daily Telegraph.

- Prince Ali bin al-Hussein is the bookmakers' favourites to be elected as FIFA's next president following Sepp Blatter's decision to step down.

Bookmakers Paddy Power make the Jordanian 7/4 joint-favourite in their Next FIFA President Odds market, alongside UEFA president Michel Platini.

- Chelsea have entered the race for Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain, according to the Daily Star.

- Jose Mourinho has dismissed claims that Diego Costa is unsettled at Chelsea.

Reports in Spain have claimed Costa is ready to move back to Atletico Madrid due to the fact that he is struggling to get to grips with life in England.

"I'm happy he’s unhappy because his unhappiness destroys my dressing room," Mourinho said.

"He is the guy responsible for every single good moment in the dressing room."

- Manchester City want Real Madrid midfielder Isco as they plan their summer revamp, according to the Daily Mirror.