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Gossip: Transfer and Rumour - June 25, 2014

Liverpool will discuss the future of striker Luis Suarez, 27, at a special meeting on Wednesday after the Uruguay international appeared to bite Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini during their 1-0 World Cup victory. Daily Mirror 
 
Everton manager Roberto Martinez says Suarez is a "wonderful footballer" but needs help. Liverpool Echo 
 
Little attention is being paid to the swollen cheekbone Suarez suffered in an earlier clash with an Italy defender. Uruguay's UNoticias  (in Spanish) 
 
The English media have begun a campaign against Suarez. Uruguay's El Observador  (in Spanish)

A Norwegian gambler won £1600 after backing Suarez to bite someone at the World Cup at odds of 175-1. Aftenposten  (in Norwegian)

WORLD CUP GOSSIP

Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez, 26, is looking forward to facing new club manager Louis van Gaal when Mexico take on Netherlands in the last 16 on Sunday. Guardian 
 
Football Association chairman Greg Dyke believes Prince Harry could have inspired England to better results if he had attended games against Italy and Uruguay, as well as the final fixture against Costa Rica. Independent 
 
Cesare Prandelli's resignation has opened the door for former Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini, 49, to become Italy coach. Daily Telegraph 
 
Mario Balotelli missed Andrea Pirlo's farewell speech to his team-mates after Italy's World Cup exit to Uruguay as the AC Milan striker, 23, was sitting on his own on the team bus. Repubblica  (in Italian)

The USA's draw with Portugal was the most-watched football match ever in the United States, with 24.7 million people tuning in - more than for the NBA finals. Daily Mail 
 
Spain coach Vicente del Bosque, 63, says the future of the national team is safe no matter who succeeds him as manager. Marca (in Spanish)

Honduras manager Luis Fernando Suarez, 54, wants to resign after failing to take the national side beyond the group stage at the World Cup. Bild   (in German)

TRANSFER GOSSIP

Midfielder Ander Herrera, 24, has passed a medical ahead of his £28.7m move from Athletic Bilbao to Manchester United. Metro 
 
Paris St-Germain are planning a move for Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure, 31, who claimed Manchester City did not excuse him from their end-of-season trip to Abu Dhabi to spend time with his dying brother, Ibrahim. Daily Mirror 
Luke Shaw
Southampton left-back Luke Shaw made his World Cup debut against Costa Rica
Manchester United are refusing to pay over the odds for England left-back Luke Shaw, 18, after Southampton upped his price tag to £40m. Manchester Evening News 
 
Meanwhile, United have not given up hope of signing Bayern Munich's Netherlands winger Arjen Robben, 30. Daily Star 
 
Swansea are close to signing forward Bafetimbi Gomis, 28. The France international was released by Lyon at the end of last season. South Wales Evening Post 
 
Atletico Madrid are keen on Manchester City striker Alvaro Negredo, 28, who is reportedly unhappy in England after struggling to settle in Manchester. Daily Mail 

GLOBAL GOSSIP

Manchester United are preparing a £30m move for Real Madrid and Germany midfielder Sami Khedira, 27. Bild   (in German)

Udinese have signed Chievo Verona's French forward Cyril Thereau, 31. Tuttosport  (in Italian)

Barcelona want midfielder Toni Kroos, 24, who is yet to renew his contract with Bayern Munich and also interests Real Madrid and Manchester United. Bild   (in German)
Goalkeeper Pepe Reina, 31, expects to return to Liverpool after his loan spell at Napoli ended. Guardian 
 
Costa Rica midfielder Diego Calvo made sure he got some photographs  with the England players after the goalless draw between the teams in Belo Horizonte. 
 
Former boxing world heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield (@holyfield) - who was bitten by Mike Tyson during a fight - has sympathy for Chiellini, tweeting:  "I guess any part of the body is up for eating."

Ivory Coast midfielder Didier Zokora (@dzokora5) sends Sabri Lamouchi his good wishes  after the Frenchman's resignation as national team head coach. 
 
Football kit company Puma is putting pressure on Arsenal to sign Balotelli before July 10 - so he can feature in the launch of their new shirt. Daily Express 

source: bbcsport 

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