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Rumours on Sunday 11th February 2007

last updated Sunday 11th February 2007, 10:27 AM

All the latest football rumours from today's newspapers.

  • Cristiano Ronaldo has told Manchester United to make him the richest player in the world with an offer of £8.3m-a-year or he will leave the club. (News of the World)

  • Meanwhile, Sir Alex Ferguson provided Owen Hargreaves with a private tour of Old Trafford on Tuesday as Manchester United move closer to signing the Bayern Munich midfielder. (Sunday Express)

  • Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez's first move following George Gillett and Tom Hicks's takeover of the club will be to sign Spain international David Villa from Valencia for £20m. (Sunday Express)

  • Tottenham boss Martin Jol will bid £3.2m in an attempt to snare Harry Kewell from Liverpool in the summer. (Various)


  • And the Londoners have also set their sights on Middlesbrough striker Mark Viduka, who is out of contract in the summer. (News of the World)

  • West Ham striker Teddy Sheringham could move to Australia in the summer, with Sydney FC keen to secure his services. (Sydney Morning Herald)

  • Everton winger Andy van der Meyde has threatened to quit Goodison Park as he is "sick" of being left out of the starting line-up by boss David Moyes. (Various)

  • Portsmouth manager Harry Redknapp wants defender Sylvain Distin to leave Manchester City in the summer on a free transfer and join him at Fratton Park. (News of the World)

  • Jose Antonio Reyes, on loan at Real Madrid, could return to Arsenal in the summer because the Spaniards do not believe he is worth the £20m asking price. (Daily Star Sunday)

  • Newcastle manager Glenn Roeder wants to sign Scotland striker Kenny Miller from Celtic in the summer. (Sunday People)

  • Bolton manager Sam Allardyce fears midfielder Kevin Nolan will try to engineer a move away from the club because of his repeated failures to earn an England call-up. (Independent on Sunday)

  • West Brom boss Tony Mowbray will make a loan bid, with the promise of a £2m permanent deal, for Scunthorpe striker Billy Sharp next month if the Iron drop out of the League One promotion race. (Sunday Mirror)

  • Deportivo La Coruna defender Jorge Andrade is keen to join Chelsea this summer. (News of the World)

  • Celtic could move for Hearts goalkeeper Craig Gordon if Arsenal follow up their interest in Artur Boruc. (News of the World)

  • Hibernian, St Mirren and Falkirk are vying for the signature of Airdrie star Steven McDougall. (Sunday Mail)

  • Chelsea are assessing sites around west London where they can build a new state-of-the-art 55,000-seater stadium after putting talks to expand Stamford Bridge on hold. (Various)

  • England's assistant manager Terry Venables is keen for the Premiership to limit the number of foreigners in the league, claiming it is a "big worry" for the future of the national team. (News of the World)

  • Portsmouth boss Harry Redknapp could takeover as Tottenham boss if Paul Kemsley, vice-chairman at Spurs, succeeds with a takeover bid. (Sunday People)

  • Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes "third-party ownership" of players, such as Javier Mascherano, leaves football open to corruption and says the Premier League must fight it. (News of the World)

  • Some "influential figures" at the FA want Steve McClaren sacked as manager if England lose to Israel in next month's European Championship qualifier. (Sunday People)

  • AC Milan bosses could ban their fans from travelling to Glasgow for the Champions League clash with Celtic to avoid crowd trouble. (Sunday Mail)

  • Scotland manager Alex McLeish will give forward Garry O'Connor one more chance to resurrect his career at national level after his no-show for a Euro 2008 qualifier under previous boss Walter Smith.

  • Reading defender Ulises De La Cruz has not forgotten his roots back in Ecuador - he sends 15% of his monthly wage to Piqulucho, the tiny village where he grew up, which has already helped build a new school and ensured running water for the area. (Sunday Express)

  • Staff at Durham Tees Valley Airport had to call on-site Special Branch police after a persistent fan pestered Arsenal striker Thierry Henry for an autograph while he was on the phone. (Mail on Sunday)

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