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Rumours on Tuesday 6th November 2007

last updated Tuesday 06th November 2007, 8:43 AM

All the latest football rumours from today's newspapers.

  • West Ham have been linked with Inter striker Adriano and are ready to pay £14m for the Brazilian. (Independent)


  • Aston Villa's Sweden international defender Olof Mellberg has refused to deny speculation linking him with a move to Juventus. (Independent)


  • Arsenal are on the trail of Congo international striker Tresor Mputu and will pay £500,000 for him. (Daily Star)


  • Sunderland boss Roy Keane says he wants to bring in three or four players in January. (Independent)


  • Bolton want to sign Manchester City's £2m-rated winger Ishmael Miller, who is on loan at West Brom. (Daily Star)


  • Man City have been told by Seville they have no chance of signing their midfielder Christian Poulsen. (The Sun)


  • Derby want to re-sign Tottenham midfielder Tom Huddlestone when the January transfer window opens. (The Sun)


  • Liverpool goalkeeper Scott Carson wants to turn his season-long loan at Aston Villa into a permanent deal to stay at the club. (The Sun)


  • Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger could make a move for Bolton keeper Jussi Jaaskelainen, whose contract finishes in June. (Mirror)


  • Tottenham striker Dimitar Berbatov has sought assurances he can leave the club if they finish outside the top four in the Premier League. (The Times)


  • West Ham captain Lucas Neill wants the club to raise his salary just 10 months after joining them. (Mirror)


  • Bolton want to sign Sheffield United hard-man Chris Morgan. (Mirror)


  • Liverpool are interested in signing Sunderland striker Kenwyne Jones and could make a £12m bid for him. (Mirror)


  • Celtic are ready to beat Hearts in the race to sign Dundee United goalkeeper Gregorz Szamotulski in January. (Daily Record)
OTHER GOSSIP
  • Joe Royle is a front-runner to be the new Wigan boss following the sacking of Chris Hutchings. (Daily Star)


  • But former Wigan boss Paul Jewell is also in the frame for the job, just six months after he resigned. (various)


  • And Scotland boss Alex McLeish is hotly-tipped to take over, while Wigan are also considering England Under-21 manager Stuart Pearce. (various)


  • Actually, it's former Newcastle boss Graeme Souness who is set to take the reins at Wigan. (various)


  • Blackburn are ready to hand manager Mark Hughes a huge pay rise if he signs a new deal. (The Sun)


  • England boss Steve McClaren will not quit even if he fails to guide England into the Euro 2008 finals. (Mirror)
AND FINALLY...
  • Defender Leon Cort says he has joined Stoke on loan because new Crystal Palace boss Neil Warnock does not like his face. Cort revealed: "He was saying things like I did not have enough scars on my face, so I knew my time was up." (The Times)


  • Reading players have donated £5,000 to subsidise the cost for supporters travelling to watch them play at Manchester City. The first 350 fans who book their tickets will pay only £5. (various)
























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