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Football Rumours on Friday 25th Nov 2011

last updated Friday 25th November 2011, 11:28 AM

Football rumours from today's newspapers

  • Former England captain David Beckham is believed to be on the verge of signing for Paris Saint-Germain after being offered an 18-month contract worth a staggering £11.6m.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Manchester City insist that wantaway striker Carlos Tevez will not be allowed to leave the club on the cheap in the January transfer window.
    (Evening Standard)

  • Meanwhile, AC Milan - as well as Serie A rivals Roma - are also looking at City's full-back Pablo Zabaleta.
    (The Mirror)

  • Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish insists he is in the dark about French side Lille's desire to make midfielder Joe Cole's stay permanent.
    (The Sun)

  • Arsenal defender Sebastien Squillaci is a target for Espanyol - but the Spanish side are struggling to meet the club's £4m valuation.

  • Tottenham are interested in Wycombe Wanderers' 15-year-old striker Jordan Ibe, and are set to fend off rivals Manchester United and Liverpool with a £500,000 bid.
    (The Sun)

  • Chelsea are set to rival Manchester United for the signature of Sporting Lisbon's Ricky van Wolfswinkel, after sending scouts to watch the striker in action.

  • Blackburn are believed to have won the race to sign New Zealand Under-17 striker Tim Payne.
    (Lancashire Telegraph)

  • Former Sunderland captain Bolo Zenden is in talks over a potential deal at Championship side Doncaster.
    (Sunderland Echo)

  • Manchester City have been watching Valencia midfielder Mehmet Topal for two months according to the player's agent.
    (Manchester Evening News)

  • Fulham are in the hunt for Vitesse Arnhem's Ivory Coast striker Wilfried Bony.
    (The Mirror)

  • West Brom and Bolton have stolen a march on Arsenal in the race for New York Red Bulls defender Tim Ream, after they both agreed to take the American defender on trial.

  • Arsenal are believed to be keen on Marseille's young defender Nicolas N'Koulou, with the 21-year-old having impressed Arsene Wenger in the Champions League.
    (Inside Futbol)
  • Former Arsenal midfielder Robert Pires believes Arsene Wenger will stay at Arsenal for life, despite his former manager's claim in a recent interview that he will consider his future at the end of this season.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Lille have slapped an astonishing £43m price tag on Arsenal and Chelsea target Eden Hazard. The Belgian midfielder, is one of Europe's hottest properties, with Real Madrid and Inter also keen.
    (The Sun)

  • Liverpool defender Martin Kelly insists he is happy to wait for his first-team chance and says Glen Johnson is the ideal man to learn from at Anfield.
    (Liverpool Echo)

  • Newcastle defender Danny Simpson wants to prove he is worth a bumper new deal at St James' Park.

  • Aston Villa defender Alan Hutton has said he is "sorry" for hurting Shane Long saying: "I would never go out and mean to hurt somebody."
    (Birmingham Mail)

  • Striker Nile Ranger is hoping his loan spell with Doncaster can help resurrect his Newcastle career.
    (Newcastle Journal)

  • Bolton manager Owen Coyle admits he is ready to fight to keep hold of defender Gary Cahill. The Bolton and England centre-back, 25, is a target for Tottenham and Chelsea in the January transfer window.
    (The Sun)

  • Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is believed to want to keep faith in manager Andre Villas-Boas with Atletico Madrid centre-back Diego Godin and Bolton defender Gary Cahill in his sights.
    (The Guardian)

  • QPR are reported to have ordered third parties to find a buyer for their Morocco international striker Adel Taarabt.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini's decision to stay at Goodison Park means the Toffees have retained the key component of their renowned team spirit, says team-mate Leighton Baines.
    (Liverpool Echo)

  • Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe admits he fears missing out on a place in England's Euro 2012 squad because he cannot currently get into Spurs' team - but has ruled out a move away from White Hart Lane.
    (The Mirror)
  • Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown has urged Arsene Wenger to re-sign Gunners legend Thierry Henry in order to ease the pressure on in form striker Robin van Persie.

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