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World Football Gossip Roundup: Wesley Sneijder, Cesc Fabregas, Radamel Falcao

Michael CummingsWorld Football Lead WriterJanuary 13, 2013

World Football Gossip Roundup: Wesley Sneijder, Cesc Fabregas, Radamel Falcao

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    The Wesley Sneijder transfer saga wears on, but a twist might be in the works.

    Already heavily linked with Galatasaray, Sneijder might have a new suitor in the English Premier League.

    Which club is it?

    That story leads this Sunday edition of the B/R World Football Gossip Roundup. Inside, we also have stories about Cesc Fabregas, Fernando Torres, Radamel Falcao and Jurgen Klopp.

    Keep reading for all the details.

Report: Liverpool Make Late Bid for Wesley Sneijder

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    Liverpool have reportedly made a late bid to sign Wesley Sneijder from Inter Milan ahead of Galatasaray, (Sunday People via Daily Mirror).

    Inter and Galatasaray had previously reached an agreement to send Sneijder to Turkey, but the 28-year-old Dutch midfielder reportedly prefers a move to the English Premier League.

    Sneijder has not played for Inter since September. The club asked Sneijder to take a pay cut, and he refused.

    Meanwhile, Fenerbahce vice-president Abdullah Kigili has said rivals Galatasaray cannot afford Sneijder (via Sky Sports).

    In addition to a reported €10 million transfer fee, Galatasaray would have to pay Sneijder's wages, reportedly €5 million annually.

Arsene Wenger: Cesc Fabregas Could Return to Arsenal

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    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he thinks Cesc Fabregas could return to the club one day (via Daily Telegraph).

    Fabregas, 25, played for Arsenal from 2003 to 2011, when he joined Barcelona in a £35 million move.

    "I’m not convinced that he will not one day come back here, because he is a real Arsenal man," Wenger said.

    Wenger added that any return likely would not happen soon: “In the next two to three years certainly not—but maybe later,” he said.

Atletico Madrid Want Fernando Torres Return?

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    Atletico Madrid are thought to be considering a move to bring Fernando Torres back to the Spanish capital, according to Metro.

    Torres, 28, played for Atletico from 2001 until 2007 before joining Liverpool. He left Liverpool for Chelsea in 2011 in a £50 million transfer.

    Chelsea recently signed Senegalese striker Demba Ba from Newcastle. The move reportedly hurt Torres' confidence.

    Torres' contract with Chelsea runs until 2016. He is thought to be worth at least £20 million.

Radamel Falcao Hints at PSG Move

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    Atletico Madrid forward Radamel Falcao has hinted of possible interest in a move to Paris Saint-Germain (via Goal.com).

    Falcao, a 26-year-old Colombian international, has been linked with several top European clubs including Real Madrid and Chelsea. Speaking about PSG, he said France is a "marvelous country" and called the club "ambitious."

    "PSG have a very ambitious sporting project and they've invested a huge amount of money to construct a competitive team," he said. That will need time, but that could come very quickly.

    "It's not impossible that I could be meeting you (French journalists) very soon."

    Falcao joined Atletico from Porto in 2011.

Jurgen Klopp Plays Down Real Madrid Link

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    Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp has played down reports linking him to Real Madrid (via Marca).

    Klopp, 45, has managed Dortmund since 2008. Jose Mourinho is the current manager of Real Madrid, but the Portuguese has come under pressure for his team's performances in the league.

    "Maybe the Real Madrid supporters want a German coach again. But, regrettably, I don't have time to think about that right now," said Klopp.

     

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