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Football rumours on Friday 13th February

last updated Friday 13th February 2009, 8:47 AM

Football rumours from today's newspapers.

  • AC Milan manager Carlo Ancelotti has urged Milan "to make sacrifices" to secure the signature of LA Galaxy midfielder David Beckham. (Daily Mirror)

  • Milan will up their offer for Beckham to £10m, while Galaxy want any transfer for the England midfielder to be concluded in the next 24 hours. (Daily Star)

  • Everton head the race to sign highly-rated Norwegian under-21 defender Magne Simonsen. (Daily Star)

  • Burnley manager Owen Coyle has blocked any loan move for striker Ade Akinbiyi until the end of the season. (Daily Mirror)

  • West Brom manager Tony Mowbray will sort out the future of unsettled defender Marek Cech during the close season. (Daily Express)
  • Former Tottenham assistant manager Gus Poyet could be asked to perform a short-term firefighting role as Newcastle United manager. (Guardian)

  • Sacked Chelsea boss Luiz Felipe Scolari has said there were no special players in his Chelsea side. (Various)

  • Tottenham striker Darren Bent has said he will leave the club if he does not become a regular starter. (The Sun)

  • Portsmouth goalkeeper David James has said he would welcome Sven-Goran Eriksson as a replacement for sacked boss Tony Adams. (Various)

  • Manchester City manager Mark Hughes has urged Daniel Sturridge not to price himself out of a new contract after making it clear that the club will not be held to ransom by the highly-rated striker. (The Times)

  • Hughes has told midfielder Elano that he can still have a big future at Manchester City but warned the Brazilian he must get used to the idea of not starting every week at Eastlands. (The Sun)
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  • Swansea midfielder Leon Britton wants to beat FA Cup opponents Fulham on Saturday - so he can get a step closer to the Champions League final in Rome. Britton said: "The best player in training and on the pitch gets a point and the player with the most at the end of the season gets two tickets to the Champions League final." (The Sun)

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