Football News – Man United’s bid rebuffed, Spurs keep tabs on Brazilian duo & much more…

Robin van Persie has not travelled with Arsenal on their pre-season tour, as the club admitted that they have turned down three offers for their Dutch striker. Sir Alex Ferguson admitted that Manchester United are one of those club’s who have made an opening offer, believed to be around £15m, but they are falling well short of the Gunners’ valuation.

Elsewhere in the news Oscar confirms that he hasn’t signed any contract at Chelsea; Luka Modric wasn’t at training yesterday fuelling rumours that he is off to Real Madrid, while Liverpool are closing in on Joe Allen.


Sir Alex confirms Arsenal’s report that Manchester United is one of those teams who have tabled a bid for Robin van Persie – [Sky Sports]

Liverpool is closing in on a deal for Swansea midfielder Joe Allen – [Sky Sports]

Oscar confirms that he has had a medical at Chelsea but hasn’t signed any contracts, stating he will decide on his future at the end of the Olympics – [Guardian]

Luka Modric was the notable absentee from Tottenham’s training session, fuelling rumours that he is closing in on his move to Real Madrid – [Guardian]

John W Henry has confirmed that Brendan Rodgers is under no pressure to finish in the top four next season – [Guardian]

Gareth Southgate has decided to step down from the FA after only 18 months in the job – [Daily Telegraph]

Stuart Pearce believes that the Olympics will create the same unique spirit around the nation that was experienced in Euro 96 – [Daily Telegraph]

Emmanuel Adebayor is holding out for better terms at Tottenham Hotspur, after the North Londoners agreed a deal with Manchester City – [Independent]

Romelu Lukaku has reiterated his desire to leave Chelsea on loan next season if he fails to secure regular football – [Independent]

Tottenham scouts watched Brazil strikers Leandro Damiao and Hulk in action against Great Britain ahead of a possible bid for the duo – [Daily Mail]

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