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Football rumours on Monday 4th May 2009

last updated Monday 04th May 2009, 9:17 AM

Football rumours from today's newspapers.

  • Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp is lining up a summer bid to bring Inter Milan midfielder Sulley Muntari back to the Premier League - with Jermaine Jenas heading in the opposite direction. Redknapp's summer targets also include Sunderland striker Kenwyne Jones, Middlesbrough winger Stewart Downing and Charlton wonderkid Jonjo Shelvey. (Daily Mirror)

  • Liverpool are ready to sell midfielder Lucas Leiva for about £6m and the Brazilian is willing to leave. (Daily Mirror)

  • Sunderland are weighing up whether to make a £2.5m offer for Rangers midfielder Steve Davis. (Daily Mail)

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  • Manchester City want a £1m loan fee for number two goalkeeper Joe Hart, with Birmingham ready to pay it. (Daily Mirror)

  • Birmingham are chasing 19-year-old Plymouth winger Ashley Barnes, who is out of contract at the end of the season. (Daily Mirror)

  • Nottingham Forest manager Billy Davies will launch a £2.5m bid for QPR striker Dexter Blackstock and goalkeeper Lee Camp. Davies will also ask to take Tottenham defender Chris Gunter again on a long-term loan. (The Sun)

  • Derby boss Nigel Clough will look to offload a number of costly flops this summer, including goalkeeper Roy Carroll and striker Emanuel Villa. (Daily Mirror)

  • Swansea want Queen of the South striker Stephen Dobbie and former Hearts winger Saulius Mikoliunas. (Daily Mirror)

  • Leeds will fight it out with Leicester for the signature of Southampton goalkeeper Kelvin Davis - if the Elland Road outfit win promotion to the Championship. Davis is out of contract in the summer. (Daily Mail)

  • Oldham have released veteran goalkeeper Mark Crossley but the 39-year-old has already recieved an offer from an unnamed club. (Daily Mail)
  • Bayern Munich will battle with Sunderland to appoint former Barcelona boss Louis van Gaal as boss this summer. (Daily Mail)

  • Aston Villa midfielder James Milner insisted Newcastle would not be in relegation trouble if they had kept Sam Allardyce as manager. (Daily Express)

  • Southampton legend Matthew Le Tissier is involved in one of the consortia aiming to buy the relegated club. (Various)
  • Hull midfielder Kevin Kilbane says his home life has been wrecked by the Tigers' battle to beat the drop. (The Sun)

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