Daily Football News Round-Up Tuesday 14th May

Norwich City have signed Javier Garrido on a permanent deal for an undisclosed fee after a successful loan spell from Lazio. The 28-year-old Spaniard has signed a two-year deal with the option for a third and will join at the start of July.

 

Arsene Wenger has refused to rule out a move for Wayne Rooney this summer. When questioned by The Mirror the Arsenal manager said, “I’m not in a position to talk about transfer targets. I (will) give you answers after the Newcastle game.”

 

Wigan winger Callum McManaman has been recorded for some top performances, including in the FA Cup final, with a call up to England’s U21 squad ahead of next month’s European Championship in Israel.

 

Chelsea have been dealt a major blow ahead of Thursday’s Europa League final, with Eden Hazard being ruled out with a hamstring injury. The Belgium international was taken off during Saturday’s win over Aston Villa and has struggled for fitness since.

 

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi is expected to miss the remainder of the season with a similar injury. The Argentinian wizard has scored 46 league goals this season but won’t be given the chance to increase his already spectacular tally.

 

Wigan Athletic chairman Dave Whelan says there has been no contact with Everton regarding Roberto Martinez. The Spanish manager is one of the favourites to take the post left open by David Moyes’ departure but Whelan thinks his Everton counterpart Bill Kenwright has too much respect to make an approach before the end of the season.

 

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes he has seen enough in his first season in charge to guide his team to a top-four push in the next campaign. Rodgers feels this is more than possible if the club sign the right players in the summer, stating a winning mentality as the key quality he will be looking for.

 

Borussia Dortmund are close to a deal that would see Chelsea starlet Kevin de Bruyne join them in the summer, according to the London Evening Standard.

 

Roberto Mancini has been shown the silver lining to the cloud that’s been looming over today, as he is reportedly in line for a £20 million pay-off from former employers Manchester City. His assistant at the club, David Platt, has also left his post today despite being offered the chance to stay.

 

Fulham have agreed a deal to sign Ghana midfielder Derek Boateng in the summer on a free transfer, according to Goal. The London club were close to signing Boateng in January but the deal fell through due to uncertainty surrounding the players availability.

 

 

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