Rumours on Friday 12th October 2007

last updated Friday 12th October 2007, 9:16 AM

All the latest football rumours from today's newspapers.

  • Manchester City boss Sven-Goran Eriksson is desperate to sign Newcastle's England striker Michael Owen in the January transfer window, for about £15m. (The Sun)

  • Francesco Guidolin - the Italian set to be appointed QPR's new boss - will be given £20m to spend and he wants to sign Alessandro del Piero. (Daily Mirror, Daily Express)

  • Liverpool are weighing up a move for Athletic Bilbao defender Fernando Amorebieta, 22. (Various)

  • Reds boss Rafa Benitez wants £12m for striker Peter Crouch, with Manchester City and Portsmouth leading the race. (Daily Mirror)

  • Nicklas Bendtner has told Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger - pick me or I'll quit. (The Sun)

  • Harry Redknapp says Portsmouth will not be signing Sierra Leone striker Mohamed Kallon, despite a recent trial. (Independent)

  • Osasuna will renew their interest in Celtic midfielder Evander Sno in January. (The Sun)

  • Falkirk and German clubs are interested in Motherwell's trialist goalkeeper, Henri Sillanpaa, presently of VPS Vaasa. (The Sun)

  • Dunfermline hope to extend Norwich goalkeeper Paul Gallacher's loan period until the end of the season. (The Sun)

  • Barnsley have asked Everton boss David Moyes to allow Brazilian midfielder Anderson de Silva to stay at Oakwell for a further month. (Daily Star)

  • Hull striker Michael Bridges is set to complete a loan move to Australian outfit Sydney FC. (Various)

  • Manchester City defender Shaleum Logan, 19, has joined Grimsby on a month's loan. (Daily Star)

  • Charlton boss Alan Pardew has denied reports claiming Arsenal midfielder Alex Song has been training with the club. (Independent)

  • Managerless Norwich are trying to sign West Brom misfit John Hartson, 32, on loan. (Daily Mail)
  • Captain John Terry is a major doubt for England's crucial Euro 2008 qualifier in Russia on Wednesday. (Daily Star)

  • Actually, Terry could face a long spell on the sidelines after it emerged he could require surgery on his injured knee. (Daily Mail)

  • Wayne Rooney says it is time to end his three-and-a-half year goal drought in competitive internationals when England play Estonia on Saturday. (The Sun)

  • Micah Richards is determined to keep his place at right-back even when Gary Neville returns to full fitness. (The Sun)

  • England Under-21 boss Stuart Pearce is backing Gabriel Agbonlahor to be the next player to step up to the senior squad. (Daily Mirror)

  • Gary Speed quit as Bolton first-team coach after a series of bust-ups with manager Sammy Lee. (The Sun)

  • Wolves boss Mick McCarthy has told Wales manager John Toshack to stay out of his affairs after Toshack wondered why Freddy Eastwood was not in the team. (Various)

  • Kenny Jackett has been revealed as the new manager of League One Millwall. (The Sun)

  • Hibernian manager John Collins rejected an approach to become QPR's new boss. (The Scotsman)

  • Hearts' Steve Banks believes that Craig Gordon has proven himself the best goalkeeper in Britain since moving from Tynecastle to Sunderland. (Various)

  • Germany legend Franz Beckenbauer wants Scotland to qualify for the Euro 2008 finals. (Daily Mail)

  • Ukraine striker Andriy Shevchenko wants France and Italy to qualify for Euro 2008 ahead of Scotland. (Various)

  • Former St Mirren and Scotland Under-21 defender Sergei Baltacha wants land of his birth Ukraine to beat Scotland on Saturday. (Daily Express)

  • Blackpool keeper Rhys Evans - on loan at Bradford - has blasted the Seasiders' fans, claiming he was made scapegoat for their poor start last season. (The Sun)
  • Wayne Rooney says he is "boring. I hate the spotlight. I'm a family man." He also likes going round his auntie's. (Various)

  • Sven-Goran Eriksson admits he is in love - with 40,000 Mancunians. (The Sun)

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