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Football Rumours on Friday 15th April 2011

last updated Friday 15th April 2011, 9:04 AM

Football rumours from today's newspapers

  • Manchester United tried to sign Raul this season, according to the Spanish striker's Schalke team-mate Christoph Metzelder.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Manchester City skipper Carlos Tevez may have played his last game for the club after injuring his hamstring as there is uncertainty over his future at Eastlands.
    (The Times)

  • Marseille are keen to take Arsenal's Marouane Chamakh back to France after he failed to earn a regular first-team place in his first season in England.

  • Full-back Stephen Warnock is set to leave Aston Villa in the summer after talks with manager Gerard Houllier broke down.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Aston Villa and Sunderland could both be interested in former Liverpool goalkeeper Chris Kirkland, who will be allowed to leave Wigan in the summer.
    (The Mirror)

  • Paris St Germain defender Mamadou Sakho has distanced himself from reported interest from Arsenal and Liverpool, saying: "I plan to stay with PSG for a long time."

  • Manchester United have signed promising Wales Under-18 defender Declan Dalley after the central defender impressed on trial at Old Trafford.
  • Dutch duo Frank Rijkaard and Marco van Basten are in the frame to be the next Chelsea manager, with Guus Hiddink joining them as technical director.
    (Daily Star)

  • But the Turkish Football Federation has made it clear it will resist any attempt to lure Hiddink away from his job of being their national team coach.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho believes he will be the next Manchester United boss once Sir Alex Ferguson has retired and wants to take over at the end of next season.
    (The Sun)

  • Manchester United veteran midfielder Paul Scholes said he still does not know if this season will be his last at the club. The 36-year-old also stated that he does not class FA Cup semi-final opponents Manchester City as one of his team's "main rivals".
    (The Guardian)

  • Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp will wave goodbye to his goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes following his latest blunder against Real Madrid in Wednesday's Champions League tie.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo has said that he would love to play former club Manchester United in the Champions League final.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Birmingham City face the threat of being denied the chance to play in the Europa League next season if they cannot convince the Football Association and Premier League that their finances are in order.
    (The Guardian)

  • West Brom manager Roy Hodgson says he still feels he is managing "with a knife to his throat" despite being unbeaten since taking charge of the Baggies in February.
    (The Mirror)

  • Japan have had a change of heart and will compete in the Copa America tournament in July, having initially pulled out in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake which hit the country.
    (The Guardian)

  • Chelsea have announced that they have raised the top-level ticket price for next season. Games against bigger Premier League clubs will now be rated as AA and cost £87.
    (The Independent)
  • Schalke striker Raul climbed into the crowd after their Champions League win over Inter Milan to celebrate - and was handed a microphone to lead the fans' singing.

  • Bolton captain Kevin Davies said the team were "gutted" when they realised their FA Cup semi-final with Stoke was the same weekend as Bolton fan Amir Khan's WBA light-welterweight title defence against Paul McCloskey this weekend as they had planned to go.
    (The Mirror)

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