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Football Rumours on Monday 10th January 2011

last updated Monday 10th January 2011, 9:54 AM

Football rumours from today's newspapers

  • Newcastle player Sol Campbell could be in line for a remarkable third spell with Arsenal as he is unhappy at a lack of first-team action with the Magpies.
    (Daily Express)

  • Arsenal are to move for Bolton defender Gary Cahill or Werder Bremen's Per Mertesacker after Sebastien Squillaci joined Thomas Vermaelen on the injury list.
    (The Mirror)

  • Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti is believed to be keen on being reunited with AC Milan striker Alexandre Pato. Ancelotti coached the 21-year-old Brazilian when he was in charge at the San Siro.

  • Birmingham boss Alex McLeish is set to beef up his squad with four big-name signings. Tottenham winger David Bentley, 26, is on the verge of completing his switch and moves are in the pipeline for his Spurs team-mate Robbie Keane, 30, Rangers striker Kenny Miller, 31, and Boca Juniors forward Pablo Mouche, 23.
    (The Mirror)

  • West Ham are in the hunt to sign Keane, despite having had one offer rejected.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • The Hammers are also trying to put together a bid for £2.5m-rated Odense striker Peter Utaka to ward off interest from other clubs. The 26-year-old striker, the brother of Portsmouth forward John, is also being watched by Fulham.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Aston Villa will step up their bid to sign midfielder Joey Barton, 28, from Newcastle this week and could offer 26-year-old Nigel Reo-Coker in part exchange.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Bolton hope to finalise a £2m deal for Middlesbrough defender David Wheater over the next 24 hours. Wolves, Everton and Aston Villa are also interested in the 23-year-old centre-back.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Blackpool have turned down a £2m bid for skipper Charlie Adam from Birmingham, although Blues are expected to increase their offer this week. Sunderland and Blackburn are also weighing up the 25-year-old midfielder.
    (The Mirror)

  • Derby have told Rangers that they will have to stump up £750,000 if they want to sign 27-year-old winger Kris Commons.
    (The Mirror)
  • West Ham are ready to give Sam Allardyce a six-month trial to save them from relegation. The Hammers want a replacement for Avram Grant and the move for Allardyce comes after Martin O'Neill told friends he did not want the job.
    (The Sun)

  • Former Arsenal midfielder John Jensen will become Blackburn manager Steve Kean's number two.
    (The Mirror)

  • Paul Jewell has seen off competition from Sean O'Driscoll, Alan Curbishley and Chris Hughton to land the vacant Ipswich manager's job.
    (Daily Mail)
  • Championship side Leeds United are the most northern team left in the FA Cup after Newcastle, Sunderland, Middlesbrough, Hartlepool and Carlisle all crashed out in round three. The last time Newcastle, Sunderland and Middlesbrough were knocked out of the FA Cup on the same day was 54 years ago on 26 January, 1957.
    (The Sun)

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