All of Friday’s news and transfer rumour gossip.
Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes believes Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola will become Manchester City manager – (London Evening Standard)
Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley wants to strengthen his squad by signing Queens Park Rangers striker Charlie Austin, 25. Ashley hopes the move for Austin will show the club’s ambition and encourage Derby manager Steve McClaren to take charge – (Daily Mirror)
Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure, 31, is determined not to be forced out, with the Premier League champions said to be willing to listen to offers for him – (Daily Mail)
Manchester’s United’s owners feared striker Wayne Rooney would move to derby rivals Manchester City before the 29-year-old agreed a new contract at Old Trafford in 2010 – (Independent)
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has warned forward Raheem Sterling, 20, and winger Jordon Ibe, 19, of the conduct he expects after the pair were pictured with a shish pipe – (Guardian)