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Rumours on Tuesday 12th August

last updated Tuesday 12th August 2008, 10:52 AM

Latest football rumours from today's newspapers.

  • Barcelona look set to block a move by Manchester United for Thierry Henry by playing the former Arsenal striker in the Champions League on Wednesday. (Daily Star)

  • Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson wants to land Spain's Euro 2008 star David Silva from Valencia. (Daily Mirror)

  • But Spanish forward Silva has delivered a huge snub to Liverpool and United by insisting he will not move to the Premier League. (Daily Star)

  • Manchester United are determined to complete the signing of Tottenham striker Dimitar Berbatov before the start of the season but relations between the two clubs remain frosty. (The Times)

  • Spurs have dismissed talk of Manchester United moving for Thierry Henry and expect them to renew their interest in Berbatov. (The Independent)

  • Chelsea will step up their bid to land Real Madrid striker Robinho by upping their offer to £25m. (Daily Mirror)

  • Chelsea's Joe Cole is demanding assurances over his future after Liverpool declared an interest in buying the midfielder. (Daily Mail)

  • The Blues are preparing to cut their losses by selling defender Branislav Ivanovic to AC Milan. (The Times)

  • Roque Santa Cruz is set for crunch talks at Blackburn in an attempt to resolve his future as the striker wants to leave for Manchester City. (Daily Mirror)

  • Liverpool will discover in the next 24 hours whether their move for Aston Villa midfielder Gareth Barry has been scuppered. (Various)

  • Reds boss Rafa Benitez wants showdown talks with Liverpool's American owners in the hope of resurrecting the Barry deal. (Daily Mirror)

  • Newcastle are closing in on a deal for Blackburn defender Stephen Warnock. (Daily Mail)

  • Magpies striker Shola Ameobi has begged Newcastle not to price him out of a move from the club. (Daily Star)

  • Manchester City midfielder Michael Johnson has rejected a new contract, alerting interested clubs - including Arsenal and Everton. (Daily Mail)

  • Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is poised to swoop for £8m-rated Johnson. (Daily Mirror)

  • Arsenal and Everton have been told by Marseille that they need to pay £20m for midfielder Lorik Cana. (The Times)

  • West Ham, Bolton and Newcastle are battling to secure the signature of ex-Spain ace Diego Tristan. (The Sun)

  • Sunderland have launched a fresh bid for Leighton Baines from Everton for £6m. (Various)

  • Middlesbrough want an answer from Arsenal on their £3m bid for defender Justin Hoyte. (Daily Star)

  • Portsmouth are set to beat West Ham and Tottenham to sign Ghana skipper Stephen Appiah from Fenerbahce. (The Sun)

  • Spurs are furious after Vedran Corluka's £5m move was called off at the last minute by Manchester City. (Daily Express)

  • Wigan boss Steve Bruce is set to snap up Ecuador midfielder Segundo Castillo. (Daily Mirror)

  • Hull's proposed move for Claudio Pizarro has stalled over the player's wages. (Daily Telegraph)

  • The Tigers have asked Roman Abramovich to help fund the deal for the striker, who earns £3m a year. (Daily Star)

  • Birmingham winger Seb Larsson wants to join a Premier League side but Blues are refusing to let him leave. (Daily Mail)

  • Bayer Leverkusen have denied they are interested in Rangers forward Kris Boyd. (Daily Record)

  • Aberdeen manager Jimmy Calderwood has failed to persuade the Birmingham City winger, Sone Aluko, to return to Pittodrie for a second loan period. (The Herald)

  • Falkirk are considering a loan move for Crystal Palace's goalkeeper Scott Flinders after the out-of-favour 22-year-old trained with the Bairns on Monday . (Scottish Daily Express)

  • Motherwell have made a £50,000 offer for Livingston full-back Dave Mackay. (Scottish Daily Express)

  • Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson wants to sign David Villa and either Dimitar Berbatov or Thierry Henry before the start of the season. (Manchester Evening News)

  • Sunderland manager Roy Keane has made a tentative approach for Benfica's Portugal international forward Ariza Makukula. (The Northern Echo)
  • Tottenham striker Darren Bent could be a surprise inclusion in Fabio Capello's England squad to face Czech Republic on 20 August. (Various)

  • The Premier League will open an inquiry on Wednesday into Tottenham's claims Manchester United tried to unsettle Dimitar Berbatov. (Daily Mail)

  • The Premier League is facing an unprecedented trial of its fit and proper persons test after arrest warrants were issued to Mancgester City owner Thaksin Shinawatra. (The Guardian)

  • Premier League bosses want urgent talks with Thaksin. (Daily Star)

  • Manager Mark Hughes is set to quit as the Manchester City crisis threatens to spiral out of control. (The Sun)

  • Celtic's Darren O'Dea, Aiden McGeady and Scott Brown were abused by drunken thugs after the club's Scottish Premier League game at the weekend. (Daily Record)
  • Manchester City owner Thaksin Shinawatra, who is on bail for corruption charges in Thailand, was spotted shopping in Guildford on Monday. (Daily Telegraph)

  • Liverpool star Steven Gerrard texted a good luck message to fellow scouser David Price ahead of his Olympics boxing fight against Russia's Islam Timurziev. (The Sun)

  • Former Arsenal star Ian Wright said he would not blame Thierry Henry if he chose to join the Gunners' rivals Manchester United. (The Sun)

  • Portsmouth's new defender Younes Kaboul claims he was convinced to play for the club over a cup of Moroccan tea with manager Harry Redknapp two years ago. (Daily Star)

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