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Benzema to Chelsea FC? Rooney asked Man Utd for move? Lukaku to Juventus FC? Friday’s transfer round-up

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Karim Benzema (credit: GERARD JULIEN/AFP/Getty Images)


Friday’s round up of the top transfer stories from the past 24 hours…

– Chelsea could launch a surprise move for Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema in January, according to the Daily Express.

– Sir Alex Ferguson has repeated his claim that Wayne Rooney asked to leave Manchester United at the end of last season – but insists he never fell out with the striker before he stepped down at Old Trafford, telling American television network PBS: “He asked away. He came in the day after we had won the title. Nothing happened that I would get upset about.”

– Marco Reus, who has been linked with Arsenal, will not be sold next year, Borussia Dortmund have insisted.

– Dortmund are working on a move to re-sign Shinji Kagawa from Manchester United after making him their top January target, according to Metro.

– Arsenal are the bookmakers’ favourites to win the race to sign Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona next year.

Bookmakers Paddy Power make the Gunners 5/6 favourites to be Fabregas’ next club at time of writing, ahead of United (3/1) and Bayern Munich (16/1).

– Italian champions Juventus are targeting Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku, according to the Daily Mirror.

– Manchester United youngster Adnan Januzaj’s contract negotiations stalled following the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson as manager last summer, his agent has confirmed.

– Manchester United are watching Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho, according to the Daily Mirror.


Ian Horne
Ian goes back to the very early days of CrunchSports, having been tirelessly covering soccer for us for over 10 years.

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