World Football Gossip Roundup: Luis Suarez, Alexis Sanchez, Yaya Toure

Michael Cummings@MikeCummings37World Football Lead WriterMarch 20, 2013

World Football Gossip Roundup: Luis Suarez, Alexis Sanchez, Yaya Toure

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    Luis Suarez is on his way to Turin, Alexis Sanchez is heading for London and Yaya Toure wants to get out of Manchester.

    That's the word in today's B/R World Football Gossip Roundup, which also includes updates on Marco Verratti, Robert Lewandowski, Massimiliano Allegri and more.

    Keep reading for all the details.

Juventus Revive Interest in Liverpool's Luis Suarez?

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    Juventus have resumed their interest in Liverpool's Uruguayan forward, Luis Suarez, according to the Daily Mail.

    According to the Mail, Juventus have spoken with Suarez's agent about a €30 million summer move to Italy. The Turin-based club were thought to be interested in Suarez previously, but Suarez extended his contract with Liverpool until 2018.

    Suarez, 26, joined Liverpool from Ajax in 2011. He leads the Premier League with 22 goals this season in 29 appearances. 

Arsenal Interested in Alexis Sanchez?

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    Arsenal have "expressed interest" in Barcelona's Chilean forward, Alexis Sanchez, according to the Daily Mail.

    Sanchez, 24, joined Barca from Udinese for a reported £22 million in 2011. He has scored two league goals this season in 20 appearances (11 starts).

    Barcelona are reportedly open to selling Sanchez. Last week, La Gazzetta dello Sport reported Inter Milan had already opened negotiations to sign him.

    According to ESPN FC, Udinese's sporting director Fabrizio Larini says Sanchez would fit at Arsenal.  

Yaya Toure Threatens to Quit Manchester City?

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    The agent of Yaya Toure says the Manchester City midfielder will start negotiating with other clubs if Toure does not sign a new deal with City by Saturday, according to The Sun.

    Toure, 29, joined City from Barcelona in 2010 and is reportedly City's best-paid player. According to the report, negotiations have failed to produce a new contract for six months.

    “If he signs a contract in the next three or four days, OK. If not, we will not wait any longer and will start negotiations with different clubs," agent Dimitri Seluk is quoted as saying. “Today is Tuesday, so it means by Saturday. We will say ‘Thank you. OK, Yaya will leave in May.'"

    The report also suggests Toure could buy out his own contract in order to leave. 

Real Madrid, Manchester United, Liverpool Want PSG's Marco Verratti?

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    Real Madrid, Manchester United and Liverpool are competing to sign Marco Verratti from Paris Saint-Germain, according to reports from talkSPORT.

    Verratti, 20, joined PSG from Pescara in 2012. He has made 21 appearances in Ligue 1 this season, assisting four goals (via

    According to French newspaper Le Parisien, Real Madrid view Verratti as a potential replacement for Xabi Alonso. PSG reportedly would want at least £30 million for Verratti. 

Giovane Elber: Bayern Munich Don't Need Robert Lewandowski

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    Bayern Munich have enough attacking players and do not need Robert Lewandowski, according to former Bayern striker Giovane Elber (via

    Elber, 40, played for Bayern from 1997 to 2003 and represented Brazil 15 times at the international level. He retired in 2006.

    Bayern have been linked heavily with Lewandowski recently. The Polish international forward is expected to leave Borussia Dortmund this summer.

    "Bayern do not need Lewandowski. He's not a better player than Mario Gomez and Mario Mandzukic," Elber told AZ. "I would stick with those two. Things can go very quick in football, though. You're indispensable one day and no longer needed the next."

Quick Kicks

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    Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech has denied reports linking him with a move to London rivals Arsenal (via Sky Sports).

    England midfielder Frank Lampard says joining the Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer would not hurt his international career (via Daily Mirror).

    Antonio Conte says he wants to remain with Juventus for "10 to 15 years" (via

    Malaga believe their appeal to UEFA over a continental ban will succeed (via Yahoo Eurosport).

    AC Milan insist manager Massimiliano Allegri (pictured) is staying with the club, saying he is "welded to the Milan bench with a blowtorch" (via Football Italia).