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Football Rumours on Sunday 7th November 2010

last updated Sunday 07th November 2010, 8:56 AM

Football rumours from today's newspapers

  • Tottenham midfielders David Bentley and Niko Kranjcar could be set for a January exit to help fund new signings for boss Harry Redknapp.
    (Mail on Sunday)

  • Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has received the backing of the club's Abu Dhabi owners and is set to offload England stars Shaun Wright-Phillips and Wayne Bridge, as well as Republic of Ireland keeper Shay Given and Paraguay striker Roque Santa Cruz.
    ( Sunday Mirror)

  • West Ham are lining up a £2.5m bid for Swansea winger Joe Allen.
    ( Sunday People)

  • Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson has been given no guarantees by the club's new owners about having money to spend in the January transfer window, after his summer signings failed to impress.
    ( Sunday Mirror)

  • Manchester City are being linked with former Real Madrid and Roma striker Antonio Cassano, who turned round his troubled career playing at City boss Roberto Mancini's former side Sampdoria.
    (Mail on Sunday)

  • Stephen Ireland is considering his future at Aston Villa less than four months after his arrival from Manchester City, having failed to earn a regular first-team place under new manager Gerard Houllier.
    (News of the World)

  • . Blackburn boss Sam Allardyce is considering a January move for Newcastle's Alan Smith, having signed him for the Magpies during his brief reign at St James's Park three years ago.
    (News of the World)

  • . Chelsea are lining up Newcastle's 21-year-old striker Andy Carroll as a £15m long-term replacement for Didier Drogba.
    ( Sunday Express)
  • Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho will be the number one target for the owners at Manchester City if they decide to sack current boss Roberto Mancini. Mancini is under increasing pressure after three successive defeats.
    ( Sunday Mirror)

  • Manchester United winger Antonio Valencia could be set for a swift return to football three months ahead of schedule after breaking his ankle against Rangers in September.
    (Mail on Sunday)

  • United defender Gary Neville could be offered the chance to start his managerial career with the club's reserve team if current coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer returns to Norway.
    ( Sunday People)

  • John Carew's Aston Villa future could be in doubt after he launched an angry attack on new manager Gerard Houllier after he told the striker to earn a new contract. "I am puzzled and offended. He should have been here a little longer before he started making demands," said the Norwegian.
    ( Sunday People)

  • Sir Alex Ferguson admits his gamble on Owen Hargreaves' fitness against Wolves was a "disaster". The England midfielder made his first start for Manchester United in two years but suffered a hamstring injury after just six minutes.
    ( Sunday Telegraph)

  • Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard says the last year has been the hardest of his career since breaking into the team as an 18-year-old.
    (Mail on Sunday)

  • Former Wales coach John Toshack says he recommended Tottenham left-back Gareth Bale to Barcelona three years ago.

  • Former Leeds and Cardiff chairman Peter Ridsdale is being linked with an £11m takeover of Charlton, although the club's board is unsure how much of the money he actually has.
    (News of the World)
  • Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish has taken a swipe at Manchester City by saying they are paying the price for spending too much too soon.
    (Mail on Sunday)

  • Italian league leaders Lazio's mascot Olimpia the Eagle has been banned from their derby match with Roma as the authorities are worried the American eagle will be disturbed by the noise. It will be the first game she has missed this season.

Source BBC Sport

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