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Football Rumours on Wednesday 10th November 2010

last updated Wednesday 10th November 2010, 8:37 AM

Football rumours from today's newspapers

  • Atletico Madrid striker Diego Forlan has been offered to city rivals Real for £20m. The offer came from an intermediary, not his current club. The news is likely to place Tottenham and Italian giants Juventus on alert. (0810 GMT)

  • Chelsea and Bayern Munich are interested in AS Roma striker Mirko Vucinic. The 27-year-old Montenegro striker joined the club in 2007 from Lecce for more than £20m. (0800 GMT)

  • Chelsea are looking at Bayern Munich centre-back Vinicius Borges Breno as he returns from a cruciate ligament injury. The German club signed him for £11m from Sao Paulo in 2008.
    (Daily Mail)

  • l Roque Santa Cruz is a £3m Wolfsburg target, while Fulham also want the striker who cost Manchester City £14m from Blackburn.
    (The Sun)

  • Inter Milan manager Rafael Benitez is planning to raid former club Liverpool for Danish centre-back Daniel Agger as a replacement for Walter Samuel, who is out for the season with knee ligament damage.
    (The Mirror)

  • Liverpool are ready to take on AC Milan in the race to sign £9m-rated Japan midfielder Keisuke Honda from CSKA Moscow.

  • Arsenal are pondering a move for Borussia Dortmund defender Neven Subotic. The Serbian has helped the team rise to the top of the Bundesliga and has been rated at £20m.

  • Manchester City have sent scouts to watch Porto's Brazilian striker Hulk, who has scored nine goals this season.
    (The Mirror)

  • Bolton are keen on £2m-rated Argentinos Juniors defender Santiago Gentiletti.
    (The Sun)

  • Aston Villa manager Gerard Houllier has earmarked France striker Bafetimbi Gomis as the man he wants to replace forward John Carew, with whom he had a row at the club's training ground on Monday.
    (Daily Star)

  • FC Nurnberg fear they will lose Manchester United target Ilkay Gundogan in the summer. The £7m-rated Germany Under-21 midfielder has been watched several times by United's scouts.
    (Daily Mail)
  • Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez could miss Wednesday's derby against Manchester United. The Argentine will have a late fitness test on his injured thigh and rates his chances of playing as "50-50 at best".
    (Daily Mail)

  • Newcastle right-back Danny Simpson is in line for a surprise England call-up as cover for Glen Johnson, who has had injury problems this season.

  • Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson will ask veteran playmaker Paul Scholes, 35, to put any retirement plans on hold for another year. United are ready to offer the former England international a 12-month contract extension.
    (Daily Star)

  • England manager Fabio Capello has finally been given the green light to pick Andy Carroll by Football Association bosses after a four-man panel decided that the Newcastle striker's recent misdemeanours should not result in him being banned from representing his country.
    (Daily Express)
  • Wolves boss Mick McCarthy says experiences with therapists through his career help keep tough results, like the late 2-1 defeat at Manchester United, in perspective. "We have a sports therapist," he said. "I was asked to see the psychologist when I went to Lyon. I came out with my arm around him, telling him not to worry! I was 30 with a mortgage, three kids, 400 league games and in a new country. I ended up coming out of there telling him not to worry. I didn't see him again!"
    (Daily Star)

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