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Football Rumours on Saturday 12th September

last updated Saturday 12th September 2009, 10:08 AM

Football rumours from today's newspapers

  • The true cost of taking Carlos Tevez to Manchester City from rivals United may have cost the Eastlands club an astonishing £47m. (The Times )

  • But a spokesman for Kia Joorabchian, who fronts the company that effectively owned Tevez before his switch to Eastlands, insists that figure is "not true". (Independent)

  • Cardiff midfielder Joe Ledley has rejected the club's first offer of a new contract. (Daily Mail)

  • Mexico striker Guillermo Franco claims he has signed a one-year deal with West Ham, bringing to an end Gianfranco Zola's long search for a new forward. (Daily Mail)

  • Chelsea intend to open new contract talks with Salomon Kalou to fend off an approach from former boss Jose Mourinho, the Inter Milan manager. (Daily Mail)
  • Goalkeeper Pepe Reina fears Liverpool's title assault may already be over after just four games. (The Sun)

  • Arsenal striker Robin van Persie has taken a swipe at Manchester City by insisting their money is not guaranteed to give them success. (The Sun)

  • Emmanuel Adebayor claims he wanted to stay at Arsenal but was forced to leave the club and join Manchester City because of financial reasons. (Times)
  • Dimitar Berbatov has revealed chats with his grandad while helping with the gardening back in Bulgaria persuaded him to quit Spurs for Manchester United. "My grandfather is a very wise man and a great man to talk to. When I am home in the summer I will go to his allotment and help him dig. The allotment has been the place for some great chats and it was there where we talked about me moving to a club where I could win major trophies and I asked him what he thought about Manchester United," he said. (The Sun)

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