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Rumours on Friday 13th June

last updated Friday 13th June 2008, 1:12 PM

Latest football rumours from today's newspapers.

  • Real Madrid will tempt Manchester United winger Cristiano Ronaldo to the Bernabeu by offering him £182,000-a-week. (Daily Telegraph)


  • Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor is eager for a move away from the Emirates Stadium with AC Milan his preferred destination. (Daily Telegraph)


  • Tottenham are targeting PSV Eindhoven's Brazilian keeper Heurelho Gomes as a solution to their goalkeeping problems. (Daily Mirror)


  • Middlesbrough target Didier Digard has admitted he does not yet know whether or not he will join the club. (Le Parisien)


  • Sunderland are eyeing up a bid for Tottenham striker Darren Bent. (The Sun)


  • Arsenal's hopes of signing Marseille playmaker Samir Nasri could be hijacked by Atletico Madrid. (Daily Mirror)


  • Manchester City have renewed their interest in Espanyol defender Pablo Zabaleta. (Daily Mail)


  • Portsmouth are keen on Barcelona striker Eidur Gudjohnsen who would cost around £4m. (Daily Mirror)


  • Bolton look set to land Birmingham midfielder Fabrice Muamba for £3.5m. (Daily Mail)


  • Manchester City have been given a week to sign Zenit St Petersburg playmaker Andrei Arshavin. (The Sun)


  • Aston Villa are to hold out for around £20m for Gareth Barry after rejecting a second bid from Liverpool. (Daily Star)


  • Hull lead the chase to sign £3m-rated Charlton striker Marcus Bent. (The Sun)


  • Middlesbrough are proposing a swap deal involving winger Gary O'Neil and Fulham midfielder Jimmy Bullard. (Daily Mail)


  • Derby's Kenny Miller looks set to leave the club with Rangers favourite to land the £1.9m-rated striker. (Daily Star)


  • Everton have joined West Brom in the chase for Rangers midfielder Kevin Thomson. (Daily Record)


  • Rangers are lining up a £1.75m move for Sporting Lisbon striker Milan Purovic. (Daily Express)


  • Aston Villa are hopeful of signing Sheffield Wednesday defender Frank Simek for £2m. (The Times)


  • Xabi Alonso's proposed move to Juventus could be off with the Italian club unwilling to meet Liverpool's £15m valuation. (Daily Express)


  • Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool have all been linked with Inter Milan striker Mario Balotelli. (The Times)


  • Olivier Kapo, Garry O'Connor and Daniel De Ridder are all expected to quit Birmingham City. (Daily Mirror)


  • Swansea look set to sign Southend winger Mark Gower after he rejected the chance to stay at the club. (Daily Star)


  • Portsmouth manager Harry Redknapp is still keen on Liverpool striker Peter Crouch, but is unwilling to pay the £10m asking price. (Daily Mirror)


  • Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos is flattered by reported interest from Manchester United and admitted he would "see what happens" following Euro 2008. (PA)


  • Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has dismissed the possibility of Karim Benzema leaving the French champions either this summer or next. (setanta)


  • Scolari will target Fernando Torres, Frank Ribery and Kaka with the Chelsea boss prepared to pay £60m for the AC Milan star. (Various)


  • Chelsea warned off Milan's Kaka Ronaldinho has sent out a come and get me plea to fellow Brazilian Scolari as he looks for a move away from Barcelona. (The Sun)


  • But Scolari will make Ronaldinho's Barcelona teammate Deco his first signing at Stamford Bridge. (The Sun)


  • Scolari has already made his first signing as Chelsea boss with rumours he sanctioned the recent acquisition of Portuguese right-back Jose Boswinga. (The Independent)


  • The Brazilian has told the Chelsea board to break the bank to keep Frank Lampard at Stamford Bridge. (Daily Star)


  • Scolari is also interested in Real Madrid striker Robinho as he prepares for the departure of Didier Drogba. (The Times)
OTHER GOSSIP
  • Leicester have failed in their attempt to appoint Paul Ince as their new boss. (BBC Sport)


  • New Chelsea manager Luiz Felipe Scolari will be given an unlimited transfer budget to bring the best players in the world to Stamford Bridge. (The Times)


  • Sir Alex Ferguson and Luiz Felipe Scolari are already at war with the Manchester United manager telling the Brazilian to stop talking Cristiano Ronaldo into a move to Real Madrid. (Daily Mirror)


  • Portugal will target Manchester United assistant manager Carlos Queiroz to replace Scolari as national coach. (Daily Express)


  • Sam Allardyce appears favourite to become the new manager at Blackburn Rovers. (The Independent)
AND FINALLY...
  • Sheffield United boss Kevin Blackwell will sack any player that returns to training overweight. (Various)


  • Luton fan Monty Panesar says he will buy Luton Town FC if he wins $1m in cricket's money spinning Twenty20 international. (Daily Mirror)


  • Panesar eyeing Twenty20 team spot Manchester United have been blasted by Roma for the signing of one of Italy's most promising young strikers after securing the services of 16-year-old sensation Davide Petrucci. (Daily Telegraph)


  • Luiz Felipe Scolari will ban Roman Abramovich from the Chelsea dressing room when he takes over as manager of the club. (Daily Express)


  • Cristiano Ronaldo has again teased his Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson by saying: "I just love playing in all white," after Portugal's victory against the Czech Republic on Wednesday. (Daily Star)


























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