World Football Gossip Roundup: David Beckham, Frank Lampard, Wesley Sneijder
David Beckham is done in Los Angeles. Now, pundits around the world wonder where he will go next.
The latest updates on Beckham's next destination lead this Sunday edition of the B/R World Football Gossip Roundup. Inside, we also have updates on Fernando Torres, Wesley Sneijder, Frank Lampard and Jose Mourinho.
Keep reading for all the details.
What Next for David Beckham?
David Beckham would be welcome at AS Monaco, according to the club's manager, Claudio Ranieri (via Sky Sports).
Beckham, 37, played his last match with the Los Angeles Galaxy on Saturday, winning the MLS Cup final for the second straight year. He has not announced his next move, but Monaco have confirmed their interest in bringing him to France's Ligue 2.
He is an amazing player, intelligent, with a very good character. He is also a champion. I want to win, and my team too. The more champions we have, the bigger the chances to win are. Could you imagine what Beckham could do to a young player like Nampalys Mendy, what he could bring to him?
Beckham has also been linked with clubs in Australia, China and England, among others.
Roberto Mancini Hits out at Jose Mourinho
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has accused Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho of shopping himself around to several big European clubs (via The Daily Mirror).
Reports have linked Mourinho with a move away from Real Madrid at the end of the season. Mourinho, in turn, has been linked with Manchester City and other clubs.
In response, Mancini said:
I read one day that Mourinho is going to Paris St Germain. The next day it’s Inter, then Manchester City, Manchester United and then Chelsea. I am very happy for him. I think he is working well in what he is trying to do. But I don’t feel under any pressure at City. I am disappointed we are out of the Champions League, but this is football.
Mancini joined City in 2009. Mourinho, who managed Chelsea from 2004 to 2007, joined Real in 2010.
Juventus Want Frank Lampard?
Juventus are interested in signing Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard in January, according to Metro.
New Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez has told Lampard, 34, that he will not be offered a new contract. His current contract expires at the end of the season.
MLS clubs like the Los Angeles Galaxy and New York Red Bulls are also thought to be interested.
Wesley Sneijder to Leave Inter?
Dutch playmaker Wesley Sneijder is threatening to leave Inter Milan in January after claiming the club breached its contract with him (via The Daily Mirror).
Inter reportedly asked Sneijder, 28, to take a substantial pay cut. That reportedly prompted him to seek legal advice over whether or not he can leave the club.
Sneijder was linked heavily with Manchester United in 2011. The Mirror speculates that United, Tottenham, Manchester City and Liverpool could be interested in Sneijder if he leaves Inter.
Anzhi After Fernando Torres?
Big-spending Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala are interested in signing Spanish striker Fernando Torres from Chelsea, according to The Daily Mirror.
Torres, 28, joined Chelsea from Liverpool for £50 million in 2011 and has struggled to play well consistently since then.
Anzhi are thought to be able to pay a fee that could come close to the £50 million Chelsea spent on Torres.