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Football Rumours on Tuesday 10th January 2012

last updated Tuesday 10th January 2012, 9:13 AM

Football rumours from today's newspapers

  • Chelsea and England midfielder Frank Lampard could end his career back at his first club West Ham.
    (Daily Express)

  • Manchester United legend Paul Scholes' return followed failed attempts to bring Chelsea's Frank Lampard to Old Trafford.

  • Olympiakos right-back Vasilis Torosidis, 26, is being considered for a move to Mancheter United.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Owen Coyle's Bolton have made a surprise swoop on Lancashire neighbours Blackburn for midfielder Junior Hoilett.
    (Bolton News)

  • Meanwhile, Rovers manager Steve Kean says nothing should be read into the absence of Rovers' in-demand stars in the FA Cup on Saturday - as he looks to add new faces before their match against Fulham this weekend.
    (Lancashire Telegraph)

  • Stoke are giving a trial to Dutch Eredivisie side VVV-Venlo striker Michael Uchebo, who is known as the Nigerian Peter Crouch. At 6ft 8in, Uchebo is even taller than the England international.
    (The Mirror)

  • Arsenal are believed to be planning a move for Chelsea striker Salomon Kalou, 26.

  • Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas insists playmaker Yoann Gourcuff is going nowhere this month, despite continued speculation linking him with Arsenal.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Mario Gotze has dealt a blow to his Premier League suitors by saying he may extend his Borussia Dortmund contract.
    (The Sun)

  • Striker Daniel Sturridge, 22, has alerted Premier League rivals as Chelsea stall on securing his long-term future at Stamford Bridge.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Chelsea target Hulk will not force a move away from Porto in the January transfer window - although his agent has hinted that a summer move for less than his £83m release clause could be a possibility.

  • Tottenham defender William Gallas says he has turned down an offer from Paris Saint-Germain.
    (The Mirror)

  • Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho is believed to ready to make a £30m bid for Liverpool striker Luis Suarez.
    (Caught Offside)
  • Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney insists he did not wave an imaginary red card to help get Manchester City's Vincent Kompany sent off.
    (The Sun)

  • Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has rejected an approach from the Welsh FA to install Ryan Giggs as national team manager.
    (The Mirror)

  • Nemanja Vidic is staying at Manchester United - and the defender's agent says the chances of him leaving are as likely as Lionel Messi quitting Barcelona.

  • Mark Hughes has told QPR he needs £30m to pull them clear of relegation and chase a list of targets headed by Aston Villa's Darren Bent and Chelsea's Didier Drogba.
    (Daily Express)

  • The German Football Association's general secretary Wolfgang Niersbach is believed to be eager to rebuild bridges with former Germany captain Michael Ballack. The 35-year-old lost his place in Germany's 2010 World Cup squad due to injury and was later informed he was no longer in the plans of manager Joachim Loew.
  • Former England captain David Beckham was all smiles when he met striker Mario Balotelli at Etihad Stadium during Manchester United's 3-2 win over Manchester City on Sunday but, after the polite exchange, the 36-year-old seemed to wipe his nose with a City shirt.

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