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Rumours on Thursday 10th January 2008

last updated Thursday 10th January 2008, 11:14 AM

All the latest football rumours from today's newspapers.

  • Blackburn will listen to offers for defender Stephane Henchoz, with Fulham boss Roy Hodgson leading the race for his signature. (The Star)

  • Former Rangers defender Jean-Alain Boumsong's move to Fulham has been put on hold for a week. (The Times)

  • Fulham want to sign Watford striker Marlon King as they fight for their Premier League survival. (The Sun)

  • Tottenham are lining up a move for Lyon's £11m-rated Brazilian Fred should Dimitar Berbatov seal his dream move to Manchester United. (The Guardian)

  • Palermo's Mark Bresciano has played down reports linking him with a move to Fulham. (The Independent)

  • Valencia have joined Juventus in the race to sign Liverpool midfielder Momo Sissoko. (Daily Mail)

  • Toulouse have confirmed reports they have been contacted by Tottenham about Sweden striker Johan Elmander. (The Independent)

  • New boss Fabio Capello will select Wayne Bridge ahead of Chelsea team-mate Ashley Cole for the England left-back slot. (The Independent)

  • Middlesbrough are attempting to complete the £12m transfer of Brazilian striker Alfonso Alves from Heerenveen. (The Independent)

  • Defender Pascal Chimbonda is desperate to leave Tottenham in fury at the club's plans to sign replacement right-backs. (The Guardian)

  • Aston Villa manager Martin O'Neill is preparing a £15m swoop for Chimbonda and his Spurs team-mate Jermain Defoe. (The Star)

  • Geovanni is poised to quit Manchester City for Deportivo La Coruna in the transfer window. (Daily Mail)

  • West Brom midfielder Richard Chaplow has moved to rivals Preston in a £1.35m deal. (Daily Express)

  • Birmingham boss Alex McLeish is ready to make a £4m offer for Everton forward James McFadden. (The Star)

  • Portsmouth have taken South Korea striker Cho Jae-Jin on trial with a view to signing the free agent recently rejected by Newcastle. (Daily Express)

  • Wolves want to sign Sheffield United striker Billy Sharp. (The Star)

  • Bolton striker Nicolas Anelka has agreed a salary package at Chelsea worth over £20m. (The Star)

  • Crystal Palace manager Neil Warnock has blasted Rafael Benitez for refusing to allow loanee Besian Idrizaj to return to Anfield. (The Star)

  • Middlesbrough are in talks with Lyon's Brazilian striker Fred about a £10m move to join Gareth Southgate's struggling Boro. (Daily Mirror)

  • Tottenham are set to reignite their interest in Maniche. (Daily Mirror)

  • Bolton want to sign Iceland right-back Gretar Steinsson from AZ Alkmaar - ahead of Newcastle and Middlesbrough. (Daily Mirror)

  • Wigan are hoping to sign Newcastle's Steve Carr after new contract talks with the Magpies broke down. (Daily Mirror)

  • Paul Robinson's future at Tottenham is in doubt after being dropped against Arsenal and he is reported to have had a furious bust-up with boss Juande Ramos when he heard the news. (Daily Mirror)

  • Manchester City are determined to sign Roma's Mancini. (The Sun)

  • Sam Allardyce was told he would get just £8m to spend in the transfer window - a day before he was forced out. (The Sun)

  • The Magpies did however, agree a £5.5m fee with Arsenal for Lassana Diarra, just hours before his exit. (Various)

  • Bolton's Stelios is at the centre of an £800,000 transfer battle between Stoke and Sheffield United. (The Sun)

  • Middlesbrough are keen on signing Cristiano Lucarelli from Shakhtar Donetsk. (The Times)

  • Bolton have held talks with Celtic over the possible transfer of defender Bobo Balde. (The Times)

  • Charlton want to sign Burnley striker Andy Gray in a £1m deal and are also keen on Colchester skipper Karl Duguid. (The Star)

  • Leicester manager Ian Holloway is ready to raid former club Plymouth for defender Paul Connolly. (The Star)

  • Swindon have made a bid for Reading striker Simon Cox. (The Star)

  • Hull have rejected Celtic's £1m bid for Hull defender Michael Turner, insisting they want £2m.
  • Newcastle United have earmarked Portsmouth manager Harry Redknapp as their next manager. (Various)

  • Manchester City have pleaded with fans not to wreck the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Munich air crash next month. (Various)

  • Rafael Benitez has survived the latest round of talks with Liverpool's owners but has received no long-term assurances over his future. (The Star)

  • Graeme Souness will have talks with Scotland next week about becoming their new manager. (Daily Mirror)

  • Tottenham boss Juande Ramos has been served with a £2.2m writ by his former club Sevilla. (The Sun)
  • New Derby County signing Robbie Savage admits he could be hated in the Pride Park dressing room and on the terraces. (The Star)

  • Luton Town players will be paid in full for the first time in more than two months after earning a £400,000 FA Cup windfall. (The Star)

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