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Rumours on Thursday 14th September 2006

last updated Thursday 14th September 2006, 9:45 AM

All the latest football rumours from today's newspapers.

Former West Ham defender Lionel Scaloni is set to join Spanish club Racing Santander. (The Sun)

Plymouth want to take veteran Sheffield United striker Neil Shipperley on loan, with a view to a permanent deal. (Daily Mirror)

Manchester City defender Danny Mills could join Hull on a two-month loan after falling out of favour at Eastlands. (The Times)

Brighton's Republic of Ireland keeper Wayne Henderson has requested a transfer. (Various)

Aberdeen are refusing to give up on Hibernian striker Dean Shiels, despite failing in a bid to sign him during the last transfer window. (Daily Record)

Coventry have signed Spanish goalkeeper Rafael Gonzales Robles on a four-month deal. (Daily Star)

Sunderland manager Roy Keane is believed to have refused striker Jonathan Stead's request to go out on loan. (The Independent)

Former England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson wants to get back into management and has said he would consider any suitable club. (The Sun)

Tottenham are considering an audacious bid to buy the new Wembley Stadium and lease it back to the Football Association - if the impasse between developer Multiplex and the FA leaves the latter in financial difficulty. (The Guardian)

Paul Sturrock's future as Sheffield Wednesday boss is in doubt after the Owls approached former Yeovil general manager John Milton to become director of football. (Various)

Midfielder Michael Ballack says Chelsea will not care if they win the Champions League playing "ugly football". (The Sun)

Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez has warned Steven Gerrard and Craig Bellamy to get used to life on the bench this season as he carries on operating a squad rotation system. (Daily Star)

Meanwhile, Benitez says he would gladly shake hands with Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho after Liverpool's game at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. The Blues boss did not shake hands with Benitez following last season's FA Cup semi-final. (Various)

William Gallas has been warned it could be another two months before he gets to play at centre-half for Arsenal because of Gael Clichy's injury. (The Sun)

Micah Richards could be dropped for Manchester City's game with Blackburn on Sunday following his reaction to being substituted at Reading - when he threw his shirt to the ground. (Daily Star)

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has backed Frank Lampard to continue taking penalties for the club. (The Sun)

Crystal Palace midfielder Tom Soares faces a lengthy lay-off because of an ankle injury. (Various)

Defender Jonathan Woodgate, who joined Middlesbrough on loan from Real Madrid in August, has been appointed stand-in captain because regular skipper George Boateng needs to rest a knee injury. (The Sun)

Brentford will redevelop Griffin Park while they explore the possibility of building a new stadium elsewhere. (Daily Express)

Sheffield United assistant boss Stuart McCall wants to leave Bramall Lane at the end of the season to pursue his ambition to become a manager. (The Times)

An amateur football team have been banned from wearing their new strip because it bears the legend: "The referee's a ******." Stambridge United, who play in the Essex Olympian League, received the controversial shirts as part of a sponsorship deal with football author Chris Turner, but a league spokesman said they "could be deemed offensive". Turner insisted: "It's absolutely absurd." (The Sun).






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