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Football Rumours on Thursday 11th February 2010

last updated Friday 12th February 2010, 9:57 AM

Football rumours from today's newspapers

  • Cesc Fabregas' dad says his son would talk to Barcelona about a move but only at the end of the season. (The Mirror)

  • Atletico Madrid striker Sergio Aguero will have Premier League chairmen drooling after admitting a move could be on the cards. The 21-year-old Argentine says: "I have enormous affection for Atletico but you cannot say I'll be here for ever." (The Sun)

  • Roberto Mancini is planning a £6 million bid to bring 22-year-old West Bromwich Albion midfielder Graham Dorrans to Eastlands. (The Mirror)

  • The Manchester City boss is also interested in Fiorentina central defender Alessandro Gamberini. (Daily Mail)

  • Blackburn Rovers could be in the running for South Korea midfielder Ku Ja Cheol as Sam Allardyce looks to bolster his midfield options. (The Mirror)

  • Portsmouth and England keeper David James could lead the exodus of the club's top players if the cash-strapped side goes bust. (The Mirror)

  • West Brom are considering a loan move for midfielder Jason Koumas. The 30-year-old Welshman is currently with Wigan. (Birmingham Mail)
  • Former Manchester City boss Mark Hughes is first choice to replace West Ham manager Gianfranco Zola should the Italian leave the east London club. (The Mirror)

  • Portsmouth's bid to avoid going bust could see them beg the Premier League for an advance on the parachute payments they would get if relegated. (The Mirror)

  • QPR are eyeing German Lothar Matthaus as their next boss. Mick Harford is contracted until the end of the season but has yet to pick up a win in five games since replacing Paul Hart last month as the club's tenth manager since Flavio Briatore took over as chairman in 2007. (The Mirror)

  • Virgin boss Sir Richard Branson is considering his options concerning a possible takeover at Crystal Palace. "We are always happy to have a look but I think the chances are less likely than likely," he said. (Daily Mail)

  • Inter Milan boss Jose Mourinho has given a verbal swipe at his former club Chelsea claiming that nothing had changed since his departure, adding: "Even the warm-up is the warm-up they did in our time." (Daily Star)
  • England boss Fabio Capello says the Premier League's teams, supporters and stadiums are superior to those in Italy.

    Adding that he wants to face the Italians in a World Cup final, Capello said: "Two things are important in the Anglo-Saxon world: respect for referees from players and coaches and the sporting behaviour of players." (The Guardian)

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