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Football rumours on Tuesday 17th February

last updated Tuesday 17th February 2009, 10:01 AM

Football rumours from today's newspapers.

  • Aston Villa will make another £8m transfer bid for Manchester City defender Micah Richards in the summer. (Daily Mirror)

  • Manchester City have not ruled out the possibility of persuading Chelsea skipper John Terry to move to Eastlands, after sources close to the defender revealed he is interested in hearing what the club are planning for the future. (The Guardian)

  • Juventus have joined Inter Milan in the chase for Liverpool defender Daniel Agger. (The Independent, Daily Mail)

  • Blackburn are planning to make a bid for Coventry midfielder Aron Gunnarsson. (Daily Mirror)

  • Tottenham want to sign Serbian playmaker Darko Lazovic after the 18-year-old impressed on trial at White Hart Lane. (Daily Mail)

  • Newcastle's injury-plagued striker Mark Viduka looks certain to move to Melbourne Knights at the end of the season. (Daily Mail)
  • Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez is ready to end the impasse at Anfield by finally signing a new contract - but only after going public with his frustration at the club's hierarchy. (Daily Mirror)

  • Everton youngster Jack Rodwell is to disappoint the likes of Arsenal and Manchester United by agreeing to a new five-year deal. (Daily Telegraph)

  • Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack says he did not play a key role in the sacking of manager Luiz Felipe Scolari. (Various)

  • Scolari's agent has denied reports which suggest the Brazilian is being lined up as Mark Hughes' replacement at Manchester City. (The Guardian)

  • Manchester City are poised to offer midfielder Stephen Ireland a new contract, which is likely to double his current £26,000-a-week salary. (The Independent)

  • Arsenal have offered winger Theo Walcott a new five-year deal. (Daily Mirror, Daily Express)

  • Inter Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic says boss Jose Mourinho will not be returning to Chelsea this summer. (The Sun)

  • Portsmouth's attempt to lure former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson to Fratton Park could flounder on the compensation needed to release the Swede from his contract as Mexico coach. (The Times)

  • However, Eriksson has told Portsmouth that he is not interested in the job and wants to remain in Mexico. (The Independent)

  • But Portsmouth are willing to entertain the idea of Eriksson combining his Mexico work with the job at Fratton Park. (Daily Telegraph)

  • Former Burnley manager Steve Cotterill is favourite to become the new boss of Yeovil. (Daily Mirror)

  • Although Cotterill could face competition from Alan Pardew and Leroy Rosenior for the job. (The Independent)

  • Ipswich fans are planning a protest against manager Jim Magilton, putting pressure on owner Marcus Evans to sack him. (Daily Mirror)

  • After winning his fixtures fight with the SPL, manager George Burley could have a similar problem with the English Championship which kicks-off on 8 August and could involve nine players from his Scotland squad to face Norway. (Daily Record)

  • Rangers are set to be reported to the Scottish Premier League after sectarian chanting from a section of their support during Sunday's match with Celtic. (Various)

  • Aberdeen boss Jimmy Calderwood fears defender Zander Diamond could be out for a year with an Achilles injury. (Daily Express)
  • Tottenham striker Roman Pavlyuchenko says he is struggling with certain aspects of life in Britain following his move from Spartak Moscow. The 27-year-old Russian has expressed his dislike for British food, women, referees and television commentators. (The Sun)

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