What does the future hold for Wayne Rooney and Robert Mancini?

14 May 2013 04:02

With the Premier League season drawing to a close, and with managerial departures and appointments top of the agenda in recent days, there’s also plenty of player movement being predicted in our trusty tabloids.

Here are just a few of the speculation stories doing the rounds on the ever-revolving transfer merry-go-round as the end-of-season rumour mill cranks up to full speed.

QPR boss Harry Redknapp wants Tottenham midfielder Scott Parker to help him win promotion back to the Premier League. There are sure to be plenty of offloads and incomings at Loftus Road during the summer.

Hull City want Blackburn striker Jordan Rhodes but are unlikely to match the £8m Rovers paid for him a year ago. A City bid of £4m is more likely.

New Manchester United boss David Moyes will raid former club Everton and bid £10m for England international defender Phil Jagielka, while Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini are also on his wish list, according to the Sun.

Reading and Nottingham Forest are reported to be leading the chase for Southampton striker Billy Sharp, who has been told he has no future at St Mary’s.

Brazil star Fernandinho has asked current club Shakhtar Donetsk to let him make his dream move to Manchester City by dropping a £40.5m buy-out clause. That’s according to the Star.

Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke will be targeted by Borussia Dortmund to replace striker Robert Lewandowski who is top of the list of a number of Premier League clubs. A £50m price tag could be off-putting for most though.

Sacked Manchester City boss looks as though he will have the pick of a very attractive bunch as Monaco, Paris St Germain, Napoli and Roma are all said to be expressing an interest in the Italian.

Finally, new United Moyes is believed to be planning showdown talks with Wayne Rooney next week in a bid to resolve the striker's future at Old Trafford after the frustrated England international handed in a transfer request.

There will be no shortage of takers there, but Sir Alex Ferguson has already insisted Rooney is going nowhere although, as he said following his retirement, ‘that’s down to the new boss now’.

Watch this space, as they say

Source: DSG