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Football Rumours on Monday 28th June 2010

last updated Monday 28th June 2010, 8:39 AM

Football rumours from today's newspapers

  • Real Madrid have beaten Manchester City to the signing of Brazil right-back Maicon, the 28-year-old having played for new Real boss Jose Mourinho at Inter Milan last season.
    (The Sun)

  • West Ham boss Avram Grant has cooled his interest in free agent Juan Roman Riquelme. The 32-year-old former Barcelona, Villarreal and Boca Juniors midfielder would demand a £50,000-a-week deal.
    (The Mirror)

  • Everton manager David Moyes is keen to sign Landon Donovan on a permanent deal after the United States forward had a loan spell at Goodison Park last season.
    (Daily Express)

  • West Bromwich Albion are hopeful of signing Sunderland goalkeeper Marton Fulop, with a host of other clubs, including Olympiakos, interested in the 27-year-old.
    (Daily Mail )

  • Lazio are ready and willing to offer £8m to land Portsmouth duo Nadir Belhadj and Kevin-Prince Boateng.
    (Daily Mail )

  • Burnley hope to tie up a £1m deal for Sheffield United striker Billy Sharp but Leeds United and Doncaster United will crank up their interest in the 24-year-old.
    (The Mirror)

  • Middlesbrough boss Gordon Strachan is eyeing further signings as Nicky Bailey looks set to complete a £1.4m move from Charlton.
    (The Mirror)

  • Hull midfielder Jimmy Bullard has been given permission to talk to Celtic about a possible loan move.
    (Daily Star)

  • Liverpool midfielder Javier Mascherano will not be leaving Anfield to join former Reds boss Rafael Benitez at Inter Milan after the Italian club refused to pay the £30m asking price.
    (Daily Star)
OTHER GOSSIP
  • Fabio Capello will only remain as England manager if he has the unequivocal support of the Football Association following Sunday's 4-1 defeat by Germany.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Referee Jorge Larrionda, one of the men who failed to spot that Frank Lampard's first-half shot had crossed the line, was involved in a similar incident six years ago when Brazil striker Adriano was denied a goal during a World Cup qualifier against Colombia.
    (Daily Mail )

  • Javi Martinez is set to step in for Xavi Alonso if the Spain midfielder fails to recover from a sprained ankle in time to face Portugal tomorrow, leaving Arsenal's Cesc Fabregas on the bench once more.
    (Daily Express)

  • Former Manchester City boss Mark Hughes has been offered the manager's job at Dubai club Al Ahli
    (Daily Mail )

  • England midfielder Joe Cole will decide on his club future within the next two weeks, with Inter Milan the latest team to show an interest. Chelsea announced earlier this month that Cole would be leaving on a free transfer this summer.
    (The Mirror)

  • Fulham manager Roy Hodgson has told club officials at Anfield that he will not become the next Liverpool manager unless he is guaranteed a transfer kitty.
    (The Mirror)

  • Blackburn boss Sam Allardyce has told defender Zurab Khizaishvili he has no future at Ewood Park.
    (Sky Sports)
AND FINALLY...
  • England have received sympathy from an unlikely source following Sunday's loss to Germany. Diego Maradona, scorer of the infamous 'Hand of God' goal against England in the 1986 World Cup, has expressed sympathy towards England after officials failed to spot Frank Lampard's shot had crossed the line.
    (Daily Telegraph)








































































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