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Football Rumours on Friday 9th October

last updated Friday 09th October 2009, 9:03 AM

Football rumours from today's newspapers

  • Liverpool midfielder Javier Mascherano is a target for Juventus and the Italian club are preparing a £23m January transfer window bid for the Argentine. (The Sun)

  • Portsmouth want to bring striker Amr Zaki, who was on loan at Wigan last season, back to the Premier League. (The Sun)

  • Fulham are ready to make a £2m move for Legia Warsaw midfielder and Poland Under-21 international Ariel Borysiuk. (Daily Mirror)
  • England striker Wayne Rooney will be "not bothered" if former Manchester United team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo does not qualify for the 2010 World Cup with Portugal. (Daily Mirror )

  • Former Portsmouth boss Tony Adams insists the return of Avram Grant as the south coast outfit's director of football is good for the club. (Daily Express)

  • Marcel Desailly claims England are missing a star striker, but in his former AC Milan boss Fabio Capello have a manager capable of leading them to 2010 World Cup glory. (Daily Mirror )

  • David Beckham will attend the 2010 World Cup draw in December to help improve England's bid to host the 2018 tournament. (The Sun)

  • Saudi Arabian businessmen are targeting takeovers at up to 10 clubs in the Premier League and Championship. (Daily Mail)

  • Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves claims he is over the knee injuries which have seen him out of action for more than a year. (Daily Mirror)

  • Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher admits he needs to improve after a start to the season which has seen some of his performances criticised. (Guardian)

  • England centre-back Gary Cahill diplomatically said "everybody makes mistakes" referring to Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill's decision to offload him to Bolton for £5m in January 2008. (Independent )
  • Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand and keeper Edwin van der Sar will join chef Marco Pierre White in a special episode of Hell's Kitchen, helping cook a three-course meal for guests. (The Sun)

  • Coach Fabio Capello has invited striker Michael Owen - and every other player selected by him during his time in charge of England - to Wembley for the World Cup qualifier against Belarus next Wednesday. (Guardian)

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