Bale linked with Juventus, Villa in for Negredo

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Starting today and then continuing every Wednesday from now on, The Grapevine on The Sport Review will bring you all the very latest football gossip from the media, plus the most memorable quotes of the last seven days.


Aston Villa will look to land 23-year-old Spanish striker Alvaro Negredo from Almeria this summer. Almeria boss Hugo Sanchez has told fans to make the most of him as he looks set to leave soon. (Setanta Sports)

Arsenal will eventually be taken over by American billionaire Stan Kroenke after he purchased £42.5 million of Arsenal shares from Danny Fiszman. He now owns 20.5% with Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov holding 25%. (Arsenal News Review)

Fiorentina will look to sign Bolton midfielder Blerim Dzemaili on a permanent deal in the summer. The 22-year-old is currently on loan at Italian club Torino. (Sky Sports)

Liverpool have been linked with a £12m swoop for Barcelona striker Samuel Eto’o after the 28-year-old rejected a new deal at the Nou Camp. (Daily Mail)

It has emerged that Manchester United were on the verge of signing the highly-rated Spanish midfielder Josep Guardiola back in 2001, before the striker changed his mind and secured a last-minute move to Barcelona. (Setanta Sports)

Ronaldinho has stated that he is ‘not interested’ in a move to Manchester City. His agent, and brother Roberto De Assis has confirmed that the Brazilian midfielder is happy at AC Milan. (Yahoo! Eurosport)

Spurs star Gareth Bale may be a summer transfer target for Juventus after reports in Italy suggested that the Bianconeri are interested in the Welsh international. (Metro)


“Even though we have these terrible tops on, at least we are all wearing the same… Have we got a better chance of winning the World Cup now? Possibly. We’re in a good position, we’re working hard but hopefully they’ll change these shirts!”

Frank Lampard is less-than-impressed with Umbro’s new England ‘casual’ polo shirts

“I don’t trust Mike Ashley as far as I could bloody throw him. I think he’s got what he bloody deserved.”

Wigan Athletic owner Dave Whelan pays tribute to a fellow Premier League owner.

“I don’t think I need to change. I’m me and this is what you get. If there’s people out there who don’t like me then so be it.”

Hull’s Phil Brown makes it clear he isn’t in the job to make friends.

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