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Football rumours on Monday 10th August 2009

last updated Monday 10th August 2009, 9:01 AM

Football rumours from today's newspapers.

  • Manchester City are set to turn their sights towards West Ham centre-half Matthew Upson after having two bids for Everton defender Joleon Lescott rejected. (The Guardian)

  • Barcelona are preparing a variety of tactics in an attempt to capture Arsenal's Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas, with a fund of at least £25m and a number of fringe players set to be offered. (The Times)

  • Mark Viduka's move to Portsmouth is in doubt, with the threat of administration still hovering over the Premier League club. The striker currently has no club after being released by Newcastle. (Various)

  • Aston Villa's PFA Young Player of the Year Ashley Young is unlikely to be released, says Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp, who has been linked to the England winger. (Press Association)

  • Liverpool are considering a move for Stoke's 21-year-old centre-half Ryan Shawcross. (Daily Mail)

  • Derby County are on the verge of signing 19-year-old Tottenham midfielder Jake Livermore on loan. (Daily Mirror)
  • David Beckham has received a heap of praise from Los Angeles Galaxy team-mate Landon Donovan after the 2-1 win at New England in Major League Soccer. The American striker, who recently questioned Beckham's commitment following the England midfielder's loan spell at AC Milan, said: "David's been great since he's been back, in every way." (The Sun )
  • It could be a long season for one Norwich City fan, who threw away his season ticket in disgust after only 22 minutes of their opening match against Colchester. Colchester scored their fourth goal as the fan ran on to the pitch and offloaded his prize possession in front of manager Bryan Gunn. The Canaries went on to lose 7-1. ( Daily Mail)

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