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Rumours on Monday 11th February

last updated Monday 11th February 2008, 8:00 AM

All the latest football rumours from today's newspapers.

  • Chelsea winger Scott Sinclair is set to sign for Charlton on a loan deal for the rest of the season. (Mirror)

  • Blackburn have opened talks with their 30-year-old striker Benni McCarthy over a new contract worth about £40,000 a week. (Daily Mail)

  • Newcastle boss Kevin Keegan is ready to begin talks with striker Michael Owen over a new deal. (Daily Mail)

  • Crystal Palace are set to fight Sheffield United for the signature of Luton keeper Dean Brill. (Mirror)

  • Preston North End manager Alan Irvine is set to make an £80,000 move for Leicester striker Iain Hume. (Mirror)
  • Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore believes that the proposal to play matches abroad could be approved by this time next year. (The Times)

  • Chelsea captain John Terry has claimed he will be ready to return from injury next weekend, but manager Avram Grant insists the defender will not be fit to play - and is also likely to miss the Carling Cup final against Tottenham a week later. (Various)

  • Former Bolton boss Sammy Lee is seeking a pay-off from his old club, worth more than 20 months wages. Lee is currently on gardening leave after being sacked last year. (Various)

  • Terry Venables has insisted he is still interested in becoming Republic of Ireland manager, despite apparently trailing behind favourite for the job Giovanni Trapattoni. (Various)
  • West Ham keeper Robert Green showed he still has a sense of humour by wearing gloves with "England's number 6" emblazoned across them for Saturday's game against Birmingham. (Various)

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