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Football Rumours on Saturday 10th July 2010

last updated Saturday 10th July 2010, 9:18 AM

Football rumours from today's newspapers

  • Barcelona President Sandro Rosell will hold face-to-face talks with Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger before the World Cup final over the potential transfer of Cesc Fabregas

  • Liverpool midfielder Javier Mascherano is keen on a summer move to Inter Milan or Barcelona.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Tottenham are on the verge of the £6m capture of Manchester City forward Craig Bellamy.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Chelsea are set to move for Porto defender Bruno Alves after agreeing to sell his Portuguese team-mate, Ricardo Carvalho.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Preston and Queens Park Rangers are both chasing Doncaster's former Sunderland midfielder Martin Woods.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Portsmouth have offered a player-coaching role to England goalkeeper David James.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Sunderland are weighing up a £7m bid for Manchester United's England midfielder Michael Carrick.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini is ready to approach Inter Milan for 19-year-old striker Mario Balotelli. Mancini is also plotting a move for Wolfsburg striker Edin Dzeko, top scorer in the Bundesliga last season.
    (The Guardian)

  • Tottenham are unlikely to loan Republic of Ireland striker Robbie Keane out to Celtic again this season after boss Harry Redknapp said: "We paid good money for him and to loan him out again wouldn't be a goer." Full story: Independent
  • Stoke boss Tony Pulis is set to reward winger Matthew Etherington, 28, for kicking his gambling addiction with a new four-year deal.
    (The Sun)

  • Fernando Torres is refusing to discuss his Liverpool future until after the World Cup final. The Spain striker is desperate to play against Holland but insisted: "After Sunday I can think about meeting the new Liverpool manager. Then they can tell me their plans."
    (Daily Express)
  • Referee Howard Webb's wife Kay is amazed the Premier League official been handed control of Sunday's World Cup final because he struggles to control his own children at home!
    (Daily Star)

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