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Rumours on Wednesday 13th February 2008

last updated Wednesday 13th February 2008, 9:22 AM

All the latest football rumours from today's newspapers.

  • Fulham are set to move for Liverpool defender Sami Hyypia. (Mirror)

  • Chelsea striker Didier Drogba wants to join Barcelona - and could be set to move for £25m in the summer. (Star)

  • And Blues defender Wayne Bridge has threatened to leave if he is overlooked for the Carling Cup final. (Daily Mail)

  • Frank Lampard is the third Chelsea player who could head for the exit as speculation mounts that Juventus are set to make a bid for him. (Guardian)

  • Derby striker Kenny Miller has refused to rule out a return to Rangers after being linked to the club. (The Times)

  • Aston Villa keeper Thomas Sorensen could join Barnsley on an emergency loan deal for their FA Cup tie at Liverpool on Saturday. (The Times)

  • Newcastle manager Kevin Keegan admits he is a facing a battle to keep Charles N'Zogbia at the club. (The Times)

  • Manchester City defender Richard Dunne is considering buying out the last 12 months of his contract so he can leave the club this summer. (Mirror)

  • Crewe have pulled out of a loan deal for ex-winger Steve Jones after he suffered a knee injury. (Daily Star)

  • West Brom are interested in signing Aston Villa's Luke Moore on a loan deal. (Daily Star)

  • Leeds manager Gary McAllister is planning a double swoop for Doncaster's Adam Lockwood and Jason Price. (Mirror)

  • Rotherham and Hereford are battling it out to capture Bury striker Glynn Hurst on loan for the remainder of the season. (Star)
OTHER GOSSIP
  • Opposition to the Premier League's proposals to play a round of matches abroad is growing among supporters who have set up seven groups on Facebook, under the banner of 'No to Game 39'. (Various)

  • However, Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore is planning to embark on a global tour to promote the idea, beginning with a meeting in Zurich with Fifa president Sepp Blatter. (the Times)

  • But Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson insists no-one in England is in favour of the Premier League's plans. (The Times)

  • And former England manager Graham Taylor has urged the Football Association to stand up to the Premier League. He says the governing body "should act like one". (Various)

  • Elsewhere, Dutch legend Johan Cruyff has added his voice to those who believe the 39th game is not a good idea - he has called it "absurd". (Daily Express)

  • Trevor Brooking says the FA is on course complete the new National Football Centre in Burton by 2010. (The Times)

  • Former Arsenal star Liam Brady is expected to play a key role in the Republic of Ireland managerial hierarchy after Giovanni Trapattoni is appointed on Wednesday. (The Times)

  • Bolton midfielder Ivan Campo has opened talks about extending his deal at the club beyond the end of this season. (The Times)

  • Steve McManaman has insisted he is not interested in becoming a director at Birmingham, despite 29.9% shareholder Carson Yeung's desire for the former Liverpool player to join the board. (The Times)

  • Reading manager Steve Coppell has been assured his job is safe even if the club are relegated from the Premier League. (Daily Star)

  • Sheffield Wednesday are on the verge of being taken over by a consortium from China for £40m. (Daily Star)

  • Southampton are ready to re-appoint former manager Iain Dowie after his sacking as Coventry boss. (Mirror)

  • MK Dons manager Paul Ince has emerged as a target for Italian Serie A side Palermo. (Mirror)
AND FINALLY...
  • Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor says team-mate Cesc Fabregas is the worst dancer he has ever seen. After Gunners players were left in hysterics watching the Spaniard's best moves, Adebayor said: "We have to give him lessons - he really needs help." (The Sun)

  • Sunderland have been spending their week off enjoying some team-bonding exercises. Sent to the Lake District, the players have been clay pigeon shooting, quad-biking, orienteering and sheep-penning. (The Times)
























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