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Rumours on Friday 10th August 2007

last updated Friday 10th August 2007, 7:59 AM

All the latest football rumours from today's newspapers.

  • Chelsea will step up their bid for Sevilla right-back Daniel Alves as soon as Arjen Robben completes his move to Real Madrid. (Independent)

  • West Ham could move for Australian midfielder Mark Bresciano after his £4m move to Manchester City broke down. (Independent)

  • Everton are set to sign Manuel Fernandes after Benfica accepted their £6m bid for a 50% stake. (Daily Mail)

  • Arsenal defender Johan Djourou is set to join Birmingham on loan for the season. (Daily Mail)

  • Manchester City manager Sven-Goran Eriksson is still hoping to tie up a deal for £5m-rated Livorno keeper Marco Amelia. (Daily Express)

  • Middlesbrough are adamant they will not sell Yakubu. (Daily Mirror)

  • Albert Luque has told Newcastle he wants to leave and is set to join Feyenoord or Levante. (Daily Mirror)

  • Eidur Gudjohnsen has rejected a move to West Ham even though Barcelona accepted an £8m bid. (Sun)

  • Manchester City and Newcastle are also after the former Chelsea striker. (Independent)

  • Tottenham have made Portsmouth's Matt Taylor a target but Pompey are asking £8m. (Sun)
  • F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone and Renault chief Flavio Briatore are set to buy QPR for £25m. (Daily Mail, Times)

  • QPR boss John Gregory will get £10m to spend on players in January. (Times)

  • Sunderland chairman Niall Quinn says if manager Roy Keane goes, he will go too. (Daily Mirror)

  • Kasper Schmeichel could make a shock debut for Manchester City on Saturday if the club do not wrap up a deal for Marco Amelia. (Daily Mirror)

  • Tottenham's Aaron Lennon is set to miss England's Euro 2008 qualifiers next month with a knee injury. (Daily Star)
  • Former Wimbledon striker John Fashanu is now the host of the Nigerian version of Deal or No Deal. (Daily Express)

  • Fulham defender Moritz Volz almost missed a pre-season trip to Brighton because he got stuck in the toilet for 40 minutes. He was eventually rescued when his cleaner called out a handyman. (Sun)

  • Liverpool players have nicknamed manager Rafael Benitez 'Max' because they reckon his goatee beard makes him look like the character from Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights. (Sun)

  • Manchester United 'rebel' Gabriel Heinze has been told to stay away from Sunday's game against Reading at Old Trafford. (Daily Mirror)

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