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Rumours on Friday 16th May

last updated Friday 16th May 2008, 7:46 AM

Latest football rumours from today's newspapers.

  • Manchester United midfielder Cristiano Ronaldo has hinted he may reconsider his future at Old Trafford after the Champions League final. (various)

  • Chelsea defender Ricardo Carvalho also says that he is unsure whether he will be at the Blues next season. (various)

  • Dutch side Feyenoord are interested in signing Chelsea centre-back Tal Ben Haim. (Daily Express)

  • Manchester City owner Thaksin Shinawatra has put the entire squad up for sale. (Daily Express)

  • Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas has reassured fans he is not planning to join Real Madrid. (Daily Express)

  • Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is eager to sign experienced French defender Lilian Thuram. (Daily Star)

  • Deco confirms he will not be with Barcelona next season and expects to be playing in England or Italy. (Spanish sports paper Marca)

  • Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy will fly to Barcelona on Sunday to try and sign striker Samuel Eto'o. (Spanish sports paper Marca)

  • Middlesbrough boss Gareth Southgate is keen to end Steve Sidwell's Chelsea nightmare by paying £6m for his services. (Daily Mirror)

  • Bristol City boss Gary Johnson will launch a £2m bid for Leroy Lita if his side win the Championship play-off. (Daily Mirror)

  • Wolves boss Mick McCarthy wants to bring Leicester striker Steve Howard to the club for £1m. (Daily Mirror)

  • West Ham have made a £5m offer for Manchester City defender Richard Dunne. (Daily Mirror)

  • Aston Villa manager Martin O'Neill will offer Reading £4m for Republic of Ireland striker Kevin Doyle. (Mirror)

  • Portsmouth are in talks with Liverpool to bring £15m-rated Peter Crouch to Fratton Park. (The Times)

  • Cardiff are ready to sell teenage wonderkid Aaron Ramsey for the right price. (Daily Telegraph)

  • Nottingham Forest may make a £4m bid for Sheffield United striker James Beattie. (Daily Mail)

  • Liverpool keeper Scott Carson wants his club to lower their £10m price tag for him. (The Sun)
  • Portsmouth boss Harry Redknapp will pick up £750,000 if he leads the club to FA Cup glory. (Daily Star)

  • Peter Taylor is being lined up to take over as the director of Newcastle United's academy. (The Guardian)

  • Liverpool's ownership saga is unlikely to be resolved until next season. (The Guardian)

  • Arsenal are set to reward Cesc Fabregas, Emmanuel Adebayor, Gael Clichy and Bacary Sagna with improved contracts. (Daily Telegraph)

  • Chelsea boss Avram Grant will be punished by the Football Association for his comments about referee Steve Bennett. (The Sun)
  • Cardiff'as 17-year-old star Aaron Ramsey says playing in the FA Cup final does not scare him - but there is one thing that does.

  • "I wouldn't like to come that close to tarantulas," he said on his Bebo website profile.

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