Gossip column: Suarez, Kroos, Dawson, Bernat, Mick Jagger

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LUIS SUAREZ REACTION (sourced by BBC Monitoring)

Luis Suarez
Some Uruguayan media outlets have leapt to the defence of Luis Suarez

Liverpool will discuss the future of striker Luis Suarez, 27, at a special meeting on Wednesday after the Uruguay international appeared to bite Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini during their 1-0 World Cup victory. Daily Mirrorexternal-link

Everton manager Roberto Martinez says Suarez is a "wonderful footballer" but needs help.Liverpool Echoexternal-link

Little attention is being paid to the swollen cheekbone Suarez suffered in an earlier clash with an Italy defender. Uruguay's UNoticiasexternal-link(in Spanish)

The English media have begun a campaign against Suarez according toUruguay's El Observadorexternal-link (in Spanish)

One of Suarez's personal sponsors reveals on Twitterexternal-link it is to review its relationship with the player in light of Tuesday's events.


England broke a number of their records at the 2014 campaign - but for all the wrong reasons. Goal.comexternal-link

Ghana's government has sent a plane carrying more than $3m (£1.7m) in cash to Brazil to pay the World Cup appearance fees owed to the national soccer team. Bloombergexternal-link

Brazilian fans claim legendary Rolling Stones front man Mick Jagger is to blame for for Italy's early exit from the World Cup. Guardian external-link

The Greek press are revelling in the national side's progression to the last 16 - when traditional European powers such as Spain, Italy and England are already heading home. Greece's Ekathimeriniexternal-link

Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez, 26, is looking forward to facing new club manager Louis van Gaal when Mexico take on Netherlands in the last 16 on Sunday. Guardianexternal-link

Football Association chairman Greg Dyke believes Prince Harry could have inspired England to better results if he had attended games against Italy and Uruguay, as well as the final fixture against Costa Rica. Independentexternal-link

Cesare Prandelli's resignation has opened the door for former Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini, 49, to become Italy coach. Daily Telegraphexternal-link

The USA's draw with Portugal was the most-watched football match ever in the United States, with 24.7 million people tuning in - more than for the NBA finals. Daily Mailexternal-link

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque, 63, says the future of the national team is safe no matter who succeeds him as manager. Marcaexternal-link (in Spanish)

Honduras manager Luis Fernando Suarez, 54, wants to resign after failing to take the national side beyond the group stage at the World Cup. Bild external-link(in German)


Chelsea have joined a host of clubs attempting to sign Bayern Munich midfielder Toni Kroos, 24, and have offered him a five-year deal worth £125,000-a-week. Metroexternal-link

Hull City hope to follow up their signing of Tottenham midfielder Jake Livermore, 24, by signing his former Spurs team-mate, defender Michael Dawson, 30. Hull Daily Mailexternal-link

Liverpool, Manchester City and Tottenham are all tracking Juan Bernat, 21, amid reports the Valencia winger is stalling on a new contract. Talksportexternal-link

West Brom have rejected a transfer request from defender Craig Dawson, 24. Express & Starexternal-link

Midfielder Ander Herrera, 24, has passed a medical ahead of his £28.7m move from Athletic Bilbao to Manchester United. Metroexternal-link

Atletico Madrid have joined Arsenal in the race to land Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa, 28, who is a free agent after leaving French second division side Ajaccio. Daily Starexternal-link

Michael Dawson
Tottenham defender Michael Dawson could be reunited with Jake Livermore at Hull

Paris St-Germain are planning a move for Manchester City's Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure, 31. Daily Mirrorexternal-link

Manchester United are refusing to pay over the odds for England left-back Luke Shaw, 18, after Southampton upped his price tag to £40m.Manchester Evening Newsexternal-link

Swansea are close to signing forward Bafetimbi Gomis, 28. The France international was released by Lyon at the end of last season.South Wales Evening Postexternal-link

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce wants to sign at least five more players as he seeks to rebuild his squad this summer.Clubcallexternal-link

Goalkeeper Pepe Reina, 31, expects to return to Liverpool after his loan spell at Napoli ended. Guardianexternal-link

GLOBAL GOSSIP (sourced by BBC Monitoring)

Manchester United are preparing a £30m move for Real Madrid and Germany midfielder Sami Khedira, 27. Bild external-link(in German)

Udinese have signed Chievo Verona's French forward Cyril Thereau, 31. Tuttosportexternal-link (in Italian)


Social media users have predictably had a field day with the latest controversy to engulf Luis Suarez. The Daily Mailexternal-link has pulled together many of the viral gags.

Costa Rica midfielder Diego Calvo, 23, made sure he got some photographsexternal-link with the England players after the goalless draw between the teams in Belo Horizonte.

Former world heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield - who had his ear bitten by Mike Tyson during a fight - has sympathy for Chiellini, tweeting:external-link "I guess any part of the body is up for eating."


Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale, 24, says he cannot wait to play football on Welsh soil again as he looked ahead to August's Uefa Super Cup, which will be held in his home city of Cardiff. Wales Online. external-link