Here are today’s rumours from the world of football . . .
An England player and a fellow Premier League star are both about to come out as gay. They would be the first footballers to come out publicly while playing in the top flight of the English game. (Daily Mirror). Click HERE to read.
Gay footballers would be treated with respect if they choose to publicly reveal their sexuality, says Premier League boss Richard Scudamore. “The environment would be entirely suitable for them to come out,” Scudamore told BBC Newsnight. There have been no openly gay male footballers in England since former Norwich striker Justin Fashanu in 1990. (BBC Sport). Click HERE to read.
Manchester United are plotting a shock move for Leicester’s Jamie Vardy. The England striker has been in sensational form this season and has already netted 12 Premier League goals. His performances have not gone unnoticed at Old Trafford, with United boss Louis van Gaal reportedly weighing up a £15million swoop. (The Sun). Click HERE to read.
Former Manchester United manager David Moyes would be interested in taking over at Championship side Leeds following his sacking by Spanish side Real Sociedad. The 52-year-old is wanted by prospective owner Steve Parkin - who is in talks to buy the club from Massimo Cellino. (Daily Mirror). Click HERE to read.
Barcelona have joined Chelsea and Manchester United in the battle to sign Everton’s John Stones. (Daily Telegraph). Click HERE to read.
Neymar could be forced to leave Barcelona due to his ongoing tax issues in Spain, according to his father. The Brazil striker, who attracted interest from Manchester United in the summer, is in negotiations over extending his contract, which runs out in 2018. (Sky Sports). Click HERE to read.