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Football Rumours on Tuesday 11th January 2011

last updated Tuesday 11th January 2011, 8:46 AM

Football rumours from today's newspapers

  • Liverpool have been given the green light to make a £17m bid for Sevilla's 25-year-old striker Alvaro Negredo.
    (talkSPORT)

  • Manchester United are planning a £25m move for Barcelona's 22-year-old defensive midfielder Sergio Busquets.
    (caughtoffside )

  • Italian side Napoli have told Manchester City that their 22-year-old Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani is not for sale, at any cost. Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentis said: " I wouldn't even sell him for 50m euros. I would say no if Manchester City wanted him."
    (The Mirror)

  • Manchester City full-back Wayne Bridge will sign a loan deal with West Ham in time to face Arsenal in the Premier League on Saturday. The Hammers have agreed to meet the full cost of Bridge's £70,000-a-week wages.
    (Daily Star)

  • Former England captain David Beckham, 35, is willing to take a pay cut to force through a loan move from Los Angeles Galaxy to Tottenham.
    (The Mirror)

  • Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp is planning a surprise bid for Everton's 33-year-old full-back Phil Neville.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Spurs are interested in Everton midfielder Steven Piennar, 28, and the Toffees could agree a swap deal for striker Robbie Keane with the north London club.
    (The Mirror)

  • Chelsea are also pondering a £3m bid for South African Piennar.
    (Daily Mail)

  • However, the Blues look set to be pipped by Inter Milan in the race to sign Sao Paulo forward Lucas Piazon. The 15-year-old Brazilian has been dubbed the "new Kaka".
    (talkSPORT)

  • Aston Villa have raised their bid for Blackpool skipper Charlie Adam to £3.5m as they battle with Midlands rivals Birmingham to sign the 25-year-old midfielder.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Fulham want to sign Manchester City winger Shaun Wright-Phillips in a £4m deal, although the 29-year-old would have to take a drop in wages to move to Craven Cottage.
    (The Sun)

  • Arsenal goalkeeper Manuel Almunia has told friends that his future lies away from the Emirates and Turkish side Galatasaray look to be favourites to sign him.
    (Daily Star)
OTHER GOSSIP
  • Argentina legend Diego Maradona will hold talks next month about managing an English club - and Blackburn could be favourites to land him.
    (The Sun)

  • Birmingham boss Alex McLeish says his West Ham counterpart Avram Grant should ask Karren Brady to stop discussing his team.
    (The Mirror)
AND FINALLY
  • Just how good are the players in the Premier League? Not that good, according to 50,000 professional players, managers and journalists from around the globe. For the first time, Fifa's team of the year did not include one English-based player. The team was made up of six Barcelona players, three Inter Milan stars and two Real Madrid players.
    (The Mirror)








































































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