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Football Rumours on Friday 18th Nov 2011

last updated Friday 18th November 2011, 8:38 AM

Football rumours from today's newspapers

  • Chelsea striker Didier Drogba looks set to be offered a £10m-a-year contract to join Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala in January.
    (Daily Mail)

  • And Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov is another Premier League striker believed to be closing in on a move to the billionaire-backed Russian side.
    (Daily Star)

  • Inter Milan captain Javier Zanetti has hinted the club will make a move for Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez in January.
    (The Mirror)

  • QPR boss Neil Warnock is lining up a £3m move for West Ham's England Under-21 defender James Tomkins.
    (The Mirror)

  • Queens Park Rangers are planning a £2m bid for Fulham striker Andrew Johnson in the January transfer window.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Meanwhile, QPR and Championship side Southampton are believed to be keeping a close eye on Bristol City striker Nicky Maynard.

  • Peruvian striker Andy Polo, targeted by Arsenal, looks set to reject a move to Emirates Stadium from his current club Universitario de Deportes and join Real Madrid, according to reports in South America.

  • Italian newspaper reports suggest that Fiorentina are leading the chase to sign Arsenal midfielder Andrey Arshavin.
    (La Nazione)

  • Paris Saint-Germain defender Sylvain Armand says he "does not really want" former England captain David Beckham to join the Ligue 1 side.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Colorado Rapids and United States international midfielder Jeff Larentowicz is training with Bolton.
    (The Mirror)

  • Fulham are giving a trial to Vancouver Whitecaps striker Omar Salgado. The American youth forward, 18, also had a spell training at Everton.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Manager Owen Coyle says he would like to work with England defender Gary Cahill, linked with Arsenal and Tottenham for as long as possible but admits the situation could be taken out of his hands.
    (The Sun)

  • Liverpool are believed to have beaten Premier League rivals Chelsea to the signature of Milton Keynes Dons and England Under-16 midfielder Oluwaseyi Ojo, who is only 14 years old.
    (Daily Mail)
  • Blackburn have won once in the Premier League all season, but under-fire boss Steve Kean still claims they "have a good enough squad to be in the top 10".
    (The Mirror)

  • Borussia Moenchengladbach and Germany Under-21 goalkeeper Marc-Andre Stegen, a target for a number of Premier League sides, has signed a contract extension at the Bundesliga club until 2015.

  • Arsenal full-back Kieran Gibbs has suffered another blow in his protracted fitness battle after a stomach problem, picked up almost a month ago, has forced him to have hernia surgery.

  • Chelsea striker Fernando Torres has hit out at Liverpool for turning the fans against him when he was sold to the Blues in January. "The fans don't know the true story of my transfer," he insists.
    (The Sun)

  • Former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry has returned to Arsenal, but only for training after the end of his New York Red Bulls' Major League Soccer season.
  • A cheeky Republic of Ireland fan managed to find his way onto the Estonia bench for his country's Euro 2012 play-off triumph, and even managed to celebrate with striker Robbie Keane.

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