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Rumours on Tuesday 11th November

last updated Tuesday 11th November 2008, 11:39 AM

Latest football rumours from today's newspapers.

  • Andrei Arshavin looks set to leave Zenit St Petersburg, with Tottenham interested in the Russian striker. (Daily Mirror)


  • Tottenham, West Ham and Arsenal are keen on Ghana midfielder Stephen Appiah, who is a free agent after leaving Fenerbahce. (Daily Mirror)


  • Derby are lining up Bolton defender Danny Shittu on a month-long loan deal. (The Sun)


  • Aston Villa will attempt to sign Wigan and England striker Emile Heskey in the January transfer window. (Daily Star)


  • Everton have agreed a £2m deal to sign Egypt striker Emad Meteb in January. (Daily Star)


  • Manchester City boss Mark Hughes could sell Elano, Michael Ball, Nedum Onouha, Dietmar Hamann and Darius Vassell in a January clear-out. (The Independent)


  • Chelsea manager Luiz Felipe Scolari has been warned by Chelsea hierarchy that he faces a January transfer freeze because of the global credit crunch. (Various)


  • Arsenal are lining up Palmeiras striker Lenny, who is out of contract in January. (Daily Mirror)


  • Sunderland manager Roy Keane is interested in Lille centre-back Adil Rami. (Daily Star)


  • Hull City boss Phil Brown is attempting to sign Dutch winger Eljero Elia from FC Twente. (Daily Mirror)


  • Former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry could quit Barcelona to join David Beckham in the United States. (Daily Express)


  • Barcelona left-back Sylvinho says he will consider a January move to Celtic, who he confirmed have been in contact with with the Spanish club over a possible transfer. (The Sun)


  • The Scottish champions are also looking to bring in Red Bull Salzburg's Marc Janko in the transfer window in order to boost their striking options. (The Herald)
OTHER GOSSIP
  • Cristiano Ronaldo is to be offered a new deal at Manchester United, if the winger proves his loyalty to the club. (The Sun)


  • Ronaldo's agent Jorge Mendez is in talks with Manchester United's hierarchy over a new £170,000-a-week contract for the Portuguese star. (Daily Mirror)


  • Defender Gary Neville is sweating on his Manchester United future, having not yet been offered a new contract at the club. (Daily Mirror)


  • Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho will be offered £15m a year to manage Manchester City. (The Sun)


  • Odds on former England and Newcastle striker Alan Shearer becoming the new manager at St James' Park were slashed, with the club set to be sold to a US tycoon. (The Mirror)


  • Portsmouth manager Tony Adams wants former Arsenal team-mate Giles Grimandi as part of his backroom staff. (Daily Star)


  • Manchester City manager Mark Hughes feared he could be sacked when new owner Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan wanted to see him in Abu Dhabi but instead talks focused on the budget for the January transfer window. (The Guardian)
AND FINALLY
  • Martin Bodenham, 58, is to make history by becoming the first former football referee to become a first-class cricket umpire. (The Sun)


  • Former Manchester United and England striker Andy Cole has announced his retirement from football. (The Times)


  • England footballers will be targeted by drug-testing enforcers in a new clampdown next season. (The Sun)










































































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