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Football Rumours on Monday 18th October 2010

last updated Monday 18th October 2010, 7:43 AM

Football rumours from today's newspapers

  • Manchester United may have dismissed talk of Wayne Rooney leaving Old Trafford as "nonsense" but the out-of-form England striker is refusing to negotiate a new deal.
    (The Guardian)

  • Rooney and his wife Coleen are open to the possibility of a move away from England, opening the door to offers from Real Madrid and Barcelona.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • However, rivals Manchester City are ready to pay whatever it takes to land Rooney, who could earn a staggering £300,000 a week at Eastlands.
    (The Mirror)

  • Manchester United and Manchester City are chasing Inter Milan's Dutch midfielder Wesley Sneijder, who is yet to agree a new contract at the San Siro.
    (Transfer Tavern)

  • Liverpool face competition from Manchester United for the signature of Belgian midfielder Steven Defour from Standard Liege.
    (Transfer Tavern)

  • Liverpool are preparing a move to bring in Galatasaray manager Frank Rijkaard to replace Roy Hodgson.
  • England manager Fabio Capello says the team must win their next competitive fixture away to Wales in March to get their Euro 2012 qualification campaign back on track.

  • Birmingham City manager Alex McLeish claims Arsenal could have finished Saturday's game between the two sides with seven men.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Wolves manager Mick McCarthy does not want to send second-choice goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey out on loan.

  • Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp fears Ledley King's inability to train has finally caught up with the captain, who faces another spell on the sidelines.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Cardiff City midfielder Stephen McPhail has signed a new two-year contract to stay with the Bluebirds.
    (Cardiff City)

  • Blackburn Rovers manager Sam Alladyce has warned potential buyers of the Lancashire outfit that they should understand the challenges of running a club.

  • Some of Chelsea's young stars will get the chance to shine in the Champions League game against Spartak Moscow on Tuesday as injuries take their toll on Carlo Ancelotti's squad.
    (Daily Mail)
  • Columbus Crew goalkeeper Will Hesmer scored a late equaliser to earn his side a 2-2 draw away at Toronto in their MLS game at the weekend.
    (Yahoo Sports)

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