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Rumours on Tuesday 20th March 2007

last updated Tuesday 20th March 2007, 7:49 AM

All the latest football rumours from today's newspapers.

  • Arsenal are ready to beat Manchester United to the signing of Norwegian defender Havard Nordtveit, 16. (Daily Mirror)

  • Aston Villa will pay whatever it takes to sign Nigel Reo-Coker from West Ham at the end of the season. (Daily Mirror)

  • Hull City are ready to rival Leeds in a bid to sign Danny Mills on loan from Manchester City before Thursday's deadline. (Daily Mail)

  • Watford and Reading are competing for Millwall midfielder Marvin Elliott, whose contract runs out at the end of the season. (Daily Star)

  • Crystal Palace are lining up a £450,000 summer swoop for Lincoln left-back Jeff Hughes. (Daily Star)

  • Plymouth are in talks with Chelsea about keeping teenage sensation Scott Sinclair at Home Park for next season. (Daily Mirror)

  • Didier Drogba's younger brother Joel hopes to win a contract with Leyton Orient and will play for their reserves on Tuesday. (The Times)

OTHER GOSSIP
  • Former England captain David Beckham has told his old international team-mates that they have too much class to fail to qualify for Euro 2008. (The Sun)

  • Middlesbrough branded Manchester United winger Cristiano Ronaldo a "cheat" after they were knocked out of the FA Cup at Old Trafford. (Daily Mirror)

  • Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger believes new Fifa rules allowing players over 28 to buy out their contracts could see a collapse of the transfer market. (Daily Mirror)

  • Sheffield United boss Neil Warnock has branded Middlesbrough manager Gareth Southgate a "disgrace" for fielding a weakened team against Manchester City. (The Sun)

  • Spurs face a Football Association fine after a fan ran on to the pitch to attack Chelsea's Frank Lampard following Monday's FA Cup tie. (Daily Express)

  • Bolton boss Sam Allardyce has refused to rule himself out of taking over at Manchester City if Stuart Pearce is sacked. (Daily Mirror)

  • Israel skipper Yossi Benayoun fears a niggling knee problem will rule him out of their Euro 2008 qualifier with England on Saturday. (Daily Express)

  • Arsenal defender William Gallas is fed up with playing pretty football - because it is not getting results. (Daily Star)

  • Rangers worry that Uefa will close their Ibrox stadium for European ties next season as they study internet footage of fans' sectarian chanting in Spain last week. (Daily Record)

OTHER GOSSIP
  • Craig Brown says Hibernian manager John Collins loved turning out for Scotland so much he actually paid to play for them at Euro 96. (Daily Record)

























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