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Rumours on Saturday 12th January 2008

last updated Saturday 12th January 2008, 9:10 AM

All the latest football rumours from today's newspapers.

  • Paul Robinson has demanded to leave Tottenham after being demoted to the bench for last Wednesday's Carling Cup semi-final with Arsenal. (The Mail)

  • Robinson has been told by Juande Ramos that he can leave Spurs, and would cost potential suitors £5m. (Independent)

  • West Ham stopper Robert Green is being lined up to replace Robinson at Spurs. He would cost £6m. (The Sun)

  • Spurs are expected to land long-term target Stewart Downing from Middlesbrough for £10m. (Daily Star)

  • Tottenham midfielder Teemu Tainio could be part of the deal that brings Downing to White Hart Lane. (The Sun)

  • Out of favour Spurs striker Jermain Defoe could be Harry Redknapp's first signing as Newcastle boss - if he joins the St James' Park club. (The Sun)

  • Afonso Alves' move to Middlesbrough has hit a snag over a row about who actually owns the Brazilian striker. (The Independent)

  • Portsmouth midfielder Sulley Muntari is target for Spanish outfit Valencia. (The Sun)

  • Arsenal 'keeper Jens Lehmann looks set to stay with the Gunners after his move to Borussia Dortmund fell through. (The Sun)

  • Derby hope to sign former Manchester United keeper Roy Carroll next week. (The Mirror)

  • Lyon striker Fred is the target of several Premiership clubs with Tottenham leading the chase for the £11m rated Brazilian. (Various)

  • Bolton manager Gary Megson hopes to spend all of the £15m the club received for striker Nicolas Anelka. (The Express)
  • Harry Redknapp has begun talks with Newcastle over becoming their new manager. (The Mail)

  • Redknapp wants to meet Newcastle owner Mike Ashley in person before he decides to pursue the Newcastle job. (Daily Star)

  • Portsmouth have told Redknapp to tell them by lunchtime whether he wants to leave Fratton Park. (The Times)

  • Newcastle will pay Redknapp £4m a year to become their new manager. (Daily Express)

  • Bayern Munich have claimed that their new manager - Jurgen Klinsmann was offered Rafael Benitez's job at Liverpool. (Various)

  • Arsenal's Spanish-born keeper Manuel Almunia will tell Fabio Capello that he intends to play for England. (Various)
  • Nicolas Anelka's move to Chelsea has seen him become the most expensive player in the history of the game. Anelka has cost a total of £87m in the transfer market. (Various)

  • Former Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, nicknamed the baby-faced assassin, will be knighted in Norway for being a role model to children.

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