World Football Gossip Roundup

Michael Cummings@MikeCummings37World Football Lead WriterApril 2, 2013

World Football Gossip Roundup

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    The theme for this Tuesday edition of the B/R World Football Gossip Roundup seems to be: Hurry up and wait.

    Paris Saint-Germain are interested in Wayne Rooney, but they haven't made a move as of yet.

    Meanwhile, Toni Kroos is open to leaving Bayern Munich, but it wouldn't be until 2015 at the earliest.

    Those stories lead our roundup, which also includes updates on Barcelona's search for a keeper, Burak Yilmaz, Fabio Quagliarella and more.

PSG Confirm Interest in 'Great Player' Wayne Rooney, but No Move

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    Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has confirmed PSG's interest in Manchester United and England forward Wayne Rooney (via Sky Sports).

    Rooney, 27, has played for United since 2004, when he joined from Everton. He has scored 18 goals in 31 appearances this season in all competitions.

    Al-Khelaifa said PSG are interested in Rooney but denied that they have made an offer.

    "I think we didn't talk honestly, he is a great player, he is one of the best strikers in the world," he said. "I think everyone would like to have him but if you want to talk about the fact, we didn't approach him."

    Meanwhile, ESPN FC reports that PSG want to re-sign David Beckham for next season.

Toni Kroos Open to Leaving Bayern Munich?

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    Toni Kroos says he could leave Bayern Munich when his contract expires in 2015 (via ESPN FC).

    Kroos, a 23-year-old German international midfielder, has scored 11 goals in 35 appearances this season in all competitions. He joined Bayern from Hansa Rostock as a youth player in 2006.

    “It is not an eternity until 2015. Right now I feel great here and could consider staying longer,” Kroos told kicker. “But everyone who knows me is aware I am open for new experiences. Right now, there is no reason to consider it as the club’s perspective is very good.”

Barcelona Target Swansea Keeper Michel Vorm?

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    Swansea City goalkeeper Michel Vorm has emerged as a transfer target for Barcelona, according to the Daily Star.

    Vorm, a 29-year-old Dutch international, joined Swansea from Utrecht in 2011. Vorm would potentially be a replacement for Victor Valdes, who has said he will not sign a new contract with Barca.

    Vorm's contract expires in 2016.

Burak Yilmaz Could Leave Galatasaray for £10 Million This Summer?

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    Turkish striker Burak Yilmaz could leave Galatasaray for £10 million this summer, according to manager Fatih Terim (via Daily Express).

    Yilmaz, 27, has scored 18 league goals this season in 23 appearances. He joined Gala from Trabzonspor in 2012.

    "It's not going to be easy to keep him," Terim said. "He has targets but it will be his decision. Being wanted is a good thing, but we are fond of him and believe he will do great things for us in the future."

    Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool are thought to be interested.

Juventus to Keep Fabio Quagliarella?

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    Juventus have no intention to sell striker Fabio Quagliarella this summer, according to the player's agent (via Football Italia).

    Quagliarella, 30, has scored eight goals in 19 league appearances this summer. His future is reportedly in doubt because he is not guaranteed a starting spot with the team.

    "Despite all the market rumours, I think that Juventus are ultra-convinced of keeping him,” agent Beppe Bozzo said. “He has shown that he can be counted on, that he always responds every time that he is called upon. He’s reached the maturity that you need that allows you to continue playing for a great side.”

    Quagliarella joined Juve from Napoli in 2010.

Quick Kicks

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    Midfielder Steven Gerrard will be Liverpool captain for the rest of his career, according to teammate Jamie Carragher (via Metro).

    Beligan goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, 20, does not know whether he will return to Chelsea. He has spent the last two seasons on loan with Atletico Madrid (via

    Borussia Dortmund's Marco Reus has dismissed reports linking him with a move to the Premier League (via Sky Sports).

    Barcelona's Alexis Sanchez would "do really well at Inter," according to his former manager Pasquale Marino (via Football Italia).