FOOTBALL RUMOURS: Manchester United double Real swoop rebuffed, LIverpool chase Sterling replacement, De Gea on his way? World Cup venues to change as Sepp Blatter resigns?
With Raheem Sterling likely to pack his bags for Real Madrid, Liverpool are said to be looking at Villarreal’s Luciano Vietto or Real’s French star Karim Benzema. CLICK HERELiverpool have also been linked with Dynamo Kiev midfielder Andriy Yarmolenko. Sevilla forward Carlos Bacca is considering an exit from the club, with Liverpool FC and Man United keeping tabs on his future. Click HEREManchester United fans will be hoping there is no truth in the rumour that star goalkeeper David De Gea has already said his goodbyes to team mates as he prepares for a summer move to Real Madrid. Click HERERobin van Persie (31) is weighing up his future at Manchester United as he faces the prospect of playing back-up at Old Trafford. Click HERECarlo Ancelotti has turned down the chance to return to AC Milan. The 55-year-old, sacked by Real Madrid last week, held talks with Milan chief executive Adriano Galliani about a potential return to the club where he won two Champions Leagues. Click HERE
One shock that the rumour mill failed to predict came on a night of high drama last night as FIFA president Sepp Blatter resigned after 17 years in football’s top job. He is now at the centre of an FBI’s corruption probe. Federal agents, who last week charged 14 FIFA officials with corruption, have told the American media that they are hoping those men will help them build a case against their former boss.