World Football Gossip Roundup: Neymar, Willian, Pep Guardiola, Emmanuel Adebayor
What do Pep Guardiola and Willian have in common?
If the rumor mill is to be believed, both are interested in moving to England. Also, both are only interested in certain teams.
Which teams are in the mix? When might the moves happen? We'll answer those questions and more inside this Sunday edition of the B/R World Football Gossip Roundup.
Read on for all the details.
Manchester City to Pursue Neymar?
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Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini will ask director of football Txiki Begiristain for the funds to buy Brazilian starlet Neymar (via Daily Mirror).
Mancini has reportedly made Neymar his top transfer target for next summer. Santos reportedly value Neymar, 20, around £50 million.
Mancini, meanwhile, reportedly fears that he will lose his job if City do not win the Premier League title this season.
Pep Guardiola Ready to Sort Out Future?
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Pep Guardiola reportedly wants to decide his footballing future this winter (via Daily Mail).
Guardiola, 41, left Barcelona following the end of last season and is currently taking a year off from managing.
According to the Mail, a source close to Guardiola said: "Pep is definitely coming back into football next season, and he wants to have his future decided in this coming January or by February at the latest."
The Mail lists Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal as possible destinations for Guardiola. Meanwhile, the Daily Mirror reports that Guardiola prefers to work in England or Germany.
Willian Gathering Advice on Premier League Clubs?
Shakhtar Donetsk forward Eduardo has advised his teammate to join Chelsea, Manchester United or Arsenal. Tottenham Hotspur were not included in the list (via Goal.com).
Willian, 24, joined Shakhtar from Corinthians in 2007. He has won two senior caps for Brazil.
Tottenham and Chelsea have reportedly shown interest.
Atletico Madrid Look to Emmanuel Adebayor?
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Atletico Madrid are interested in Tottenham Hotspur striker Emmanuel Adebayor as a potential replacement for Radamel Falcao (via Daily Mirror).
Adebayor, 28, spent last season on loan with Spurs from Manchester City. He signed a permanent deal with the club in August.
Falcao, 26, is reportedly a January transfer target for Chelsea. He has scored 13 goals in all competitions this season.
Andre Santos Angers Arsenal Fans with Shirt Swapping
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Arsenal defender Andre Santos angered the club's fans by requesting Robin van Persie's shirt at halftime of the Gunners' 2-1 loss to Manchester United on Sunday (via The Sun).
Van Persie, 29, left Arsenal for United in a £22 million summer deal and scored the first goal Saturday. The Dutch striker did not celebrate the goal.
According to The Daily Telegraph, van Persie declined to celebrate out of respect for his former club. He played for Arsenal from 2004-12.