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Football Rumours on Friday 14th Oct 2011

last updated Friday 14th October 2011, 9:41 AM

Football rumours from today's newspapers

  • Arsenal are tracking Udinese winger Gabriel Torje, who's been dubbed the "Romanian Lionel Messi".
    (The Mirror)

  • Sochaux playmaker Marvin Martin has dealt Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger a major blow by ruling out a January switch from the French Ligue 1 side to the Emirates.

  • Chelsea are set to make a fresh bid for Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin in the new year.
    (The Sun)

  • Aston Villa are believed to be tracking Gylfi Sigurdsson, the former Reading midfielder who currently plays in the Bundesliga for Hoffenheim.
    (The Mirror)

  • Sunderland are the latest club to be linked with a move for PSV Eindhoven striker Ola Toivonen.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Left-back Aly Cissokho, a reported target for Liverpool, looks set to stay at French top-flight side Lyon after months of speculation linking him with a move to Anfield.

  • Chelsea are one of three clubs believed to be interested in signing Ivory Coast striker Seydou Doumbia, who currently plays for Russian side CSKA Moscow.

  • Arsenal may consider a shock move for Chelsea striker Didier Drogba who has yet to sign an extension to his Stamford Bridge deal.

  • Premier League new-boys QPR could be planning a £7m move for Celtic striker Gary Hooper in January.
    (The Mirror)

  • Reports suggest Serie A side Inter Milan are interested in signing 25-year-old Bolton and England defender Gary Cahill when the transfer window reopens in January.

  • Tottenham are believed to be keeping tabs on Aston Villa and England striker Gabriel Agbonlahor and could be tempted to make an offer in January.
    (Caught offside)

  • Arsenal are reported to have joined the race to sign Dutch side VVV-Venlo's promising 18-year-old Nigerian winger Ahmed Musa.
    (Inside Futbol)
  • Owen Coyle believes Premier League clubs would be "stupid" to adopt Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre's proposals for each club to negotiate their own television deals.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Kenny Dalglish believes Steven Gerrard can emulate Ryan Giggs and continue to shine at the top level for years to come.
    (The Mirror)

  • Nottingham Forest are on the verge of a £25m takeover from a Chinese consortium.
    (The Sun)

  • Roberto Mancini held 1am peace talks with Carlos Tevez after the City striker was invited to his manager's house for a clear-the-air meeting on his return from Argentina.
    (The Guardian)

  • Martin Jol could face an FA rap after praising under-fire referee Martin Atkinson just days before he takes charge of Fulham's visit to Stoke this weekend.
    (Daily Express)

  • Chelsea are believed to have offered defender Jose Bosingwa a new contract to extend his stay at Stamford Bridge.

  • Liverpool defender Martin Kelly is tipping team-mate Jamie Carragher to become the next manager of Liverpool.
    (The Sun)

  • Former England frontman Stan Collymore believes England manager Fabio Capello should leave striker Wayne Rooney at home for Euro 2012.

  • Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has revealed that midfielder Luka Modric's summer transfer links with London rivals Chelsea left some of his players so unhappy they were unwilling to train.
  • Aston Villa striker Darren Bent says the club's owner Randy Lerner has nicknamed him The Mailman, because he always delivers.
    (The Mirror)

  • Stoke striker Peter Crouch, defender Matthew Upson and goalkeeper Carlo Nash have helped prepare a three-course meal for 250 guests at the Britannia Stadium, with help from Michelin-starred chef Marco Pierre White.

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