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Rumours on Tuesday 17th July 2007

last updated Tuesday 17th July 2007, 10:34 AM

All the latest football rumours from today's newspapers.

  • Manchester United will defy the Premier League and push ahead with the signing of Carlos Tevez this week. (Daily Star)


  • Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has rocked the club by admitting he could leave Stamford Bridge. (The Sun)


  • The Blues have admitted they are in no rush to sign up Frank Lampard, John Terry and Arjen Robben. (Various)


  • Real Madrid have claimed they will sign Robben within the next 48 hours. (Daily Mirror)


  • Manchester City manager Sven-Goran Eriksson is keen to land Inter Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic. (Daily Mirror)


  • Spurs are closing in on the £12m signing of Chelsea winger Shaun Wright-Phillips. (Daily Mirror)


  • Bulgarian winger Martin Petrov will be Spurs' priority signing this summer. (The Independent)


  • Manchester United defender Gabriel Heinze was given a clause in his contract allowing him to leave for £6m. (Daily Mirror)


  • Andy Cole has been told he can leave Portsmouth for free - with Hull leading the chase for his signature. (Daily Mirror)


  • West Ham have made an audacious move to sign Bayern Munich striker Roque Santa Cruz from under the noses of Manchester City. (Daily Mirror)


  • Derby are in talks to sign Portsmouth defender Andy Griffin. (Daily Mail)


  • Marlon Harewood became Aston Villa's second summer signing after manager Martin O'Neill hijacked his move to Wigan. (Various)


  • Pompey boss Harry Redknapp has ordered Kanu to decide his future by Friday or face being shown the door. (Daily Star)


  • Robbie Fowler is ready to snub a move to Leicester after agreeing to join Cardiff. (Daily Star)


  • Motherwell boss Mark McGhee has stepped up his bid to sign Celtic's Adam Virgo and Leicester's Stephen Hughes. (Daily Record)
OTHER GOSSIP
  • Newcastle manager Sam Allardyce has claimed he has missed out on all his top targets because of the club's takeover.(Various)

  • Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck has written off last season as a "disappointment" and told manager Jose Mourinho he wants the next three Premiership titles. (Daily Mirror)


  • Ryan Giggs says his place at Manchester United is under threat after their summer additions. (Various)


  • Bolton skipper Kevin Nolan has taken a swipe at former boss Sam Allardyce by claiming the players were behind the club's recent success. (Daily Mirror)


  • Southampton are in such a mess that executives have quietly sounded out former club chairman Rupert Lowe about a return. (Daily Mail)


  • Everton are giving their fans the chance to vote on the proposal for a move from Goodison Park to a new stadium in Kirkby. (Various)


  • Former Real Madrid coach Fabio Capello could be about to join David Beckham in Major League Soccer. (Various)


  • Rangers number two Ally McCoist is heading to Montenegro to watch FC Zeta and FBK Kaunas for a Champions League spying mission. (Daily Record)
AND FINALLY...
  • Chelsea have been winding up David Beckham by saying they will kick lumps out of him when they play his new club LA Galaxy this weekend. (The Sun


  • But Beckham is in doubt for the game as he failed to complete his first training session because of his long-running ankle injury. (Daily Mirror


  • French coach Raymond Domenech has branded Julien Faubert 'unspeakably stupid' for signing for West Ham. (Various)
























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