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Rumours on Sunday 12th August 2007

last updated Sunday 12th August 2007, 11:29 AM

All the latest football rumours from today's newspapers.

  • Fulham are considering a £600,000 move for Paris St Germain centre-back Sammy Traore. (News of the World)


  • Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is threatening legal action against Real Madrid over an illegal approach for Cesc Fabregas. (News of the World)


  • Arsenal have lined-up a swoop for Celtic keeper Artur Boruc as Jens Lehmann's long-term successor. (People)


  • Liverpool are ready to fork out £5m for Real Mallorca's Argentina midfielder Jonas Gutierrez. (People)


  • Chelsea will make a £27m swoop for Porto's Ricardo Quaresma if Arjen Robben moves to Real Madrid. (News of the World)


  • Manchester City's Danny Mills is prepared to take a pay cut to ensure his loan spell at Hull becomes permanent. (News of the World)


  • Leicester chairman Milan Mandaric wants to bring striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink to the club after he was a made a free agent by Charlton. (People)


  • Bolton hope to tie up a deal for Portsmouth defender Andy O'Brien. (People)


  • Newcastle midfielder Kieron Dyer's move to West Ham was aborted after he failed a medical. (Sunday Mirror)


  • Derby boss Billy Davies wants to tempt Darius Vassell away from Manchester City. (Sunday Mirror)


  • Portsmouth manager Harry Redknapp has targeted Bolton's French striker Nicolas Anelka. (Sunday Mirror)


  • Middlesbrough have been told by Tottenham they will need to offer £7.5m if they want to strike a deal for forward Mido. (The People)


  • Should Boro boss Gareth Southgate fail to land Mido, he will turn his attention to Lyon's former Liverpool striker Milan Baros. (The People)


  • Boro are also on the trail of Portsmouth's veteran defender Dejan Stefanovic. (The People)


  • Manchester City's Bernardo Corradi is wanted by Livorno. (The People)


  • West Ham will hijack Manchester City's efforts to sign Australian midfielder Marco Bresciano. (The People)


  • Bolton are hoping to tie up a deal for Portsmouth defender Andy O'Brien after agreeing a fee. (The People)


  • But Bolton boss Sammy Lee looks set to lose striker Ricardo Vaz Te, who is wanted in his home country by Sporting Braga. (The People)


  • Derby are set to make another bid for Charlton's Jerome Thomas - with £3m set to secure a deal. (The People)


  • West Ham defender Calum Davenport is wanted by Ipswich. (The People)


  • Barcelona striker Eidur Gudjohnsen could still be on his way to West Ham, according to an executive at the Spanish club. (Observer)


  • Manchester United are set to enter into battle with Chelsea for Sevilla's £20m-rated Brazilian right-back Daniel Alves. (Sunday Express)


  • Rangers are keeping tabs on Watford's left-sided utility player Jordan Stewart. (Sunday Mail)


  • Marius Zaliukas says Robbie Neilson should be Hearts' captain instead of defensive partner Christophe Berra, who he feels is too young. (Mail on Sunday)
OTHER GOSSIP
  • Close friends and family are concerned about Arsene Wenger's health as constant stress is taking its toll. (News of the World)

  • Leeds chairman Ken Bates is to appeal to the FA against the club's 15-point deduction. (News of the World)

  • Newcastle boss Sam Allardyce was left fuming after three of his personal guests were barred from the directors' box on his return to Bolton. (Various)

  • Jamie Carragher will not be persuaded to change his mind on his international retirement by England boss Steve McClaren. (Sunday Express)
AND FINALLY...
  • Aston Villa's new striker Marlon Harewood became annoyed when a local newspaper reporter asked him why he would have wanted to be a painter if he had not been a footballer. When told the information was on his website, Harewood muttered: "I'll kill my brother". (Sunday Mirror)
























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