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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)

  • 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)

  • 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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