World Football Gossip Roundup: Edinson Cavani, Alvaro Negredo, Stevan Jovetic

Michael Cummings@MikeCummings37World Football Lead WriterMarch 25, 2013

World Football Gossip Roundup: Edinson Cavani, Alvaro Negredo, Stevan Jovetic

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    In this Monday edition of the B/R World Football Gossip Roundup, two questions dominate.

    What do you know? And what does that mean?

    Alvaro Negredo wants to play in the Premier League, but he's not sure when that might happen.

    Edinson Cavani is happy with Napoli, but he doesn't know where he'll play next season.

    Stevan Jovetic is wanted by a number of teams, but we don't know who will meet Fiorentina's asking price.

    All those stories and more are inside. Keep reading for all the details. 

Barcelona to Target Vincent Kompany and Sergio Aguero?

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    Barcelona could target Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany and striker Sergio Aguero this summer, according to the Daily Mirror.

    According to the Mirror, both Kompany and Aguero would serve as backup plans. Aguero would be targeted if David Villa leaves the club; Kompany would be a backup target if Barca don't sign German international Mats Hummels from Borussia Dortmund.

    Kompany, a 26-year-old Belgian international, has made 20 league appearances for City this season. He was named Premier League Player of the Season for 2011-12 after leading City to the title.

    Aguero, a 24-year-old Argentine international, has scored nine league goals in 23 appearances this season. 

Alvaro Negredo Hints at Premier League Future

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    Spain international forward Alvaro Negredo says he wants to play in the English Premier League one day, according to a Spanish report cited by ESPN FC.

    Negredo, 27, has scored 15 league goals in 26 appearances this season for Sevilla. The club is reportedly dealing with financial troubles as rumors circulate that players are going unpaid.

    "I have always said it, I have never hidden it. It is a league that I like," Negredo told Estadio Deportivo. "I do not know if it will be soon, or maybe further down the road, or tomorrow, but I will play there."

    Everton and Tottenham have reportedly bid on Negredo in the past.

Napoli's Edinson Cavani Not Sure Where He Will Play Next Season

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    Napoli's Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani says he does not know where he will play next season (via Daily Mirror).

    Cavani, 26, has scored 20 goals in 26 Serie A appearances this season and has reportedly attracted interest from Manchester City and Chelsea. He has a buyout clause of about €70 million, according to reports.

    "Football is a business. In Napoli I am fine as I have the love of the fans, but in football you never know where you play in the future," Cavani told El Observador. "Much also depends on the club and the decisions of the president." 

Fiorentina Want at Least £25 Million for Stevan Jovetic?

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    Fiorentina want at least £25 million for Montenegrin forward Stevan Jovetic, according to the Daily Express.

    Jovetic, 23, has scored 12 goals in 24 Serie A appearances this season. He is reportedly wanted by AC Milan, Inter Milan, Juventus and Arsenal.

    Jovetic has previously said that he would like to play in the Premier League, which he called "Probably the strongest league in the world" (via Daily Star). 

Oliver Bierhoff: Almost Impossible for Germany to Win 2014 World Cup

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    Former German international striker Oliver Bierhoff says it will be "almost impossible" for Germany to win the 2014 World Cup in Brazil (via

    Bierhoff, 44, scored 37 goals in 70 international appearances with Germany. He now serves as a non-coaching manager of the national team.

    The World Cup has been played in South America four times, and all four times a South American team has won the tournament.

    "For us, it is almost impossible to win the tournament," Bierhoff said in a press conference. "It is a really big mountain (to climb). The South American sides are usually more advanced (in their own continent)." 

Quick Kicks

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    Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho, who formerly managed Chelsea, has hinted he could return to the London club (via The Sun).

    Montpellier president Louis Nicollin says Younes Belhanda and Henri Bedimo can leave the club in the summer (via Sky Sports).

    Costa Rica have asked FIFA for a replay after Friday night's snowy 1-0 loss to the United States in Denver (via Yahoo! Eurosport).