Rumours on Wednesday 13th June 2007

last updated Wednesday 13th June 2007, 7:36 AM

All the latest football rumours from today's newspapers.

  • Charlton's Darren Bent will join West Ham for £18m in a deal that will net the striker £80,000 a week. (Star)


  • Hayden Mullins and Marlon Harewood will head the other way across London and link up with former boss Alan Pardew at the Addicks in a £12m deal. (Mirror)


  • Charlton's Dennis Rommedahl will join Rennes in a £500,000 deal. (Sun)


  • New Juventus boss Claudio Ranieri will offer Liverpool David Trezeguet in the hope of luring Peter Crouch. (Mail)


  • But Arsene Wenger wants to bring striker Trezeguet to Arsenal in a move which he hopes will appease unsettled skipper Thierry Henry. (Sun)


  • And the Gunners are also lining up a £6m deal for Ajax's Dutch international forward Ryan Babel. (Mirror)


  • Babel's arrival would force Freddie Ljungberg out of the door, with West Ham and Portsmouth interested. (Star)


  • Portsmouth are mulling over a £1.5m move for Maccabi Haifa striker Roberto Colautti. (Express)


  • And Pompey boss Harry Redknapp is increasingly confident he will beat off opposition from Werder Bremen to sign Lyon midfielder Alou Diarra. (Star)


  • Sunderland will sign striker David Nugent from Preston for £6m after the England U21 Championships. (Star)


  • And Black Cats boss Roy Keane will raid former club Manchester United for £7m-rated striker Alan Smith. (Mirror)


  • Newcastle want Reading left-back Nicky Shorey, which may alert West Ham who will be happy to stump up £6m. (Sun)


  • The Magpies may not have it all their own way in signing Paris St Germain defender David Rozehnal. Borussia Dortmund are also interested. (Sun)


  • Newcastle boss Sam Allardyce will go head-to-head with former club Bolton in the race to sign Trabzonspor winger Goldeniz Karadeniz. (Various)


  • Fenerbahce and Besiktas want Sheffield United's Colin Kazim-Richards. (Star)


  • Middlesbrough are closing in on Turkish international striker Tuncay Sanli on a free deal from Fenerbahce. (Telegraph)


  • Boro will offer James Morrison and Adam Johnson in an effort to land West Brom striker Diomansy Kamara. (Mirror)


  • Birmingham have given up on signing Albion striker Diomansy Kamara but will go back in for Jason Koumas. (Sun)


  • Wigan have bid £4m for Welsh international midfielder Koumas and are also chasing Fulham's Michael Brown and Danny Murphy of Tottenham. (Daily Mail)


  • West Brom want a combined £10m for star duo Jason Koumas and Diomansy Kamara after both Birmingham and Fulham were reported to have offered £5m for them. (Daily Star)


  • One definite arrival at Wigan's JJB Stadium is defender Mario Melchiot, who will join from Rennes. (Various)


  • Coventry are favourites ahead of Wigan, Rangers and Sunderland to sign Blackburn defender Andy Todd. (Mirror)


  • West Brom are going to step up their interest in Celtic striker Craig Beattie with a £750,000 offer. (Record)


  • Hamburg's Dutch midfielder Nigel de Jong will not be moving to the Premiership. Aston Villa and Tottenham were said to be interested. (Sun)


  • Keeper Kaspar Schmeichel could leave Manchester City for Aberdeen. (Record)


  • Osasuna are demanding £3m from Rangers for striker Carlos Cuellar. The Ibroz outfit have offered £1m. (Record)


  • West Ham forward Carlos Tevez will resolve his future in the next week, with Manchester United and Inter Milan both keen to sign him. (The Times)


  • Inter will offer £30m for the Argentine, but Premiership champions United favour a loan deal. (Express)
OTHER GOSSIP
  • Sevilla coach Juande Ramos remains top of Manchester City's wishlist, although the club are also looking at former Fulham boss Chris Coleman. (Various)


  • Raddy Antic says he would like the chance to manager Hearts. (Record)


  • 'Insiders' say Blackburn are being targeted by American buyers. (Mirror)


  • Lakshmi Mittal, Britain's richest man, has entered the race to buy Birmingham City. (Various)


  • Kieran Richardson has denied that he has had a bust-up with England Under-21 boss Stuart Pearce. (The Sun)
AND FINALLY...
  • Five months after moving to Reading, Greg Halford had just got the keys to his new house days before moving to Sunderland. (Daily Mail)


  • Manchester United stopper Edwin van der Sar had to squeeze his giant frame into a cattle-class seat on the way back from a family holiday in Alicante as his efforts to pay the £16 for extra leg room were thwarted when he was told all those seats had all been sold. (Express)


  • Prime Minister Tony Blair may be asked a question in Parliament next Wednesday over Sheffield United's controversial relegation from the Premier League. (Star)


  • Chelsea striker Didier Drogba wants the team to go a bit "crazy" next season and play more flamboyant football. (Mirror)
























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