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Rumours on Saturday 10th January 2009

last updated Saturday 10th January 2009, 8:36 AM

All the latest football rumours from today's newspapers.

  • Former Liverpool left-back John Arne Riise, now at Italian side Roma, is being chased by Newcastle. (The Times)

  • West Ham manager Gianfranco Zola has been told he will have to sell his star players and rebuild his squad from scratch in the summer. (Daily Express)

  • Wigan striker Emile Heskey is set to rejoin Liverpool in the summer, rather than this month, as manager Steve Bruce lets new signing Hugo Rodallega adapt to life in the Premier League. (Daily Mail)

  • West Ham striker Craig Bellamy would prefer to join ­Tottenham rather than Manchester City, although that could lead to a stand-off with his present club as City are offering more money to sign the Welshman. (The Guardian)

  • And West Ham are now expecting an offer of more than £14m from City for Bellamy. (The Times)

  • Bolton have pulled out of their attempt to sign West Ham defender Calum Davenport, after landing Zenit St Petersburg's Sebastien Puygrenier on loan instead. (The Independent)

  • Blackburn manager Sam Allardyce has told Paraguay striker Roque Santa Cruz that he will have to wait until the summer before making a move to Manchester City. (Daily Mail)

  • City may have to offer £18m, or Daniel Sturridge, if they wish to sign Santa Cruz this month. (The Guardian)

  • Former Rangers winger Peter Lovenkrands is set to join Newcastle, following his release from Schalke 04. (Daily Mail)

  • Nancy striker Marc-Antoine Fortune says he is keen on a move to West Brom, who had a £2.2m bid turned down for the player this week. (The Times)

  • Stoke's attempts to sign Sheffield United forward James Beattie are hanging in the balance, as the clubs have yet to agree on a transfer fee. (Daily Mail)
  • Chelsea manager Luiz Felipe Scolari risks provoking further unrest at Stamford Bridge after bringing in a list of new fines for his players. (The Sun)

  • Fulham and Wigan are looking into whether they could launch a compensation claim against West Ham, should it be proved that the London club breached further Premier League rules in the Carlos Tevez affair. (The Times)

  • Former Manchester United midfielder Juan Sebastian Veron has told fellow Argentine Carlos Tevez he could be making a huge mistake if he decides to leave Old Trafford. (Daily Mail)

  • Former Inter Milan coach Roberto Mancini is understood to have met with representatives of a Premier League club this week, with sources claiming that club was Manchester City. (The Independent)

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