Premier League: Sunday Gossip Roundup

Ian Rodgers@irodgers66World Football Staff WriterMarch 24, 2013

Premier League: Sunday Gossip Roundup

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    The Premier League might be on an international break, but the same cannot be said for the Sunday newspapers.

    Chelsea have been linked with a move for one Merseyside-based star, while another EPL club are looking to prise David Moyes from Everton.

    The Olympic Stadium might not be the only new addition to the West Ham portfolio, while Borussia Dortmund are eyeing a Premier League striker.

    Rio Ferdinand was the focal point for England supporters' anger during the 8-0 win over San Marino, but which international believes the fans were entitled to air their views?

    Read on to find out more.


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    Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand provided the story of the week in the buildup to the World Cup qualifiers against San Marino and Montenegro.

    The former West Ham and Leeds man was called up for the first time by Roy Hodgson, but he withdrew from the squad when he realised there was no time to adapt to the preparations he needs for a back problem.

    But England supporters railed against the defender with a number of chants during the game after Ferdinand flew to Dubai to take part in television coverage of the game.

    Liverpool and England midfielder Steven Gerrard, however, claims the supporters were entitled to voice their opinions after paying for travel, accommodation and tickets for the match (via Sky Sports).


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    Chelsea are poised to make a £25 million move for Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini, according to the Daily Star Sunday.

    The Belgium international, 25, has been an impressive signing for the Blues since joining from Standard Liege for £15 million in 2008.

    Chelsea are also eyeing Southampton defender Nathaniel Clyne in a £7.5 million deal as a long-term replacement for Cesar Azpilicueta at Stamford Bridge, says the Sunday Mirror.

    The England Under-21 international joined the Saints from Crystal Palace last summer and has been in good form for the St Mary's Stadium side.

David Moyes

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    Sunderland could make a surprise move for Everton manager David Moyes in the summer if Martin O'Neill leaves the club, according to the Sunday Express.

    O'Neill has not enjoyed a successful spell with the Wearsiders since being appointed to succeed Steve Bruce in December 2011.

    Moyes, who was strongly linked with Aston Villa in 2011 (via Liverpool Daily Post), will review his contract situation at the end of the Premier League campaign with his current deal expiring at the same time.

    The Scot has previously voiced a desire to manage in the Bundesliga, with Schalke 04 a possible destination (via Daily Mail), and he has also been touted as a possible successor to Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United (via Daily Express).

West Ham United

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    West Ham United have already announced their plans to move into the Olympic Stadium in the coming years, but are they also about to break their transfer record?

    The Sun claims the Hammers are close to agreeing a £12 million deal for Vitesse Arnhem striker Wilfried Bony, who has scored 10 goals in his last six matches for the Dutch club.

    The Ivory Coast forward had been linked with a move to Upton Park in the summer, but he is staying in Holland to help his club win a Champions League spot before making the move to London, says the paper.

Andreas Weimann

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    Aston Villa striker Andreas Weimann has caught the eye this season, despite a disappointing Premier League campaign for Paul Lambert's team.

    The Austrian has already been linked with Liverpool this weekend (via Metro), but now Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund are looking at the 21-year-old, according to the Sunday People.

    Weimann has scored 11 times in 33 appearances for Villa this season.