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Football Rumours on Saturday 17th October

last updated Saturday 17th October 2009, 11:25 AM

Football rumours from today's newspapers

  • Russia striker Roman Pavlyuchenko is set for showdown talks with Tottenham as he fears he may miss out on the World Cup because of a lack of first-team football at White Hart Lane. (Daily Mail)

  • Wigan boss Roberto Martinez admits he would love to bring back Emile Heskey if Aston Villa made him available in the transfer window. (Daily Mirror)

  • Botlon manager Gary Megson has insisted that the club will be in a strong position to secure a "market-driven" fee for defender Gary Cahill next summer. (Daily Telegraph)

  • Manchester City manager Mark Hughes insists he is only planning to make minimal adjustments to his squad in the January transfer window. (Manchester Evening News)

  • Newcastle boss Chris Hughton has urged owner Mike Ashley not to sell highly-rated goalkeeper Tim Krul in the January transfer window. (Evening Chronicle)
  • Gianfranco Zola has pledged his future to West Ham despite the off-field problems at the club and a link with old club Napoli. (Daily Mirror )

  • Fulham boss Roy Hodgson says he has not been contacted about the vacant Sweden job - but admits talks have yet to start over extending his contract at Craven Cottage. (Daily Mirror )

  • Manager Alex McLeish has insisted a new contract is the furthest thing from his mind after the beginning of the Carson Yeung era at Birmingham. (Daily Mirror)

  • Manager Martin O'Neill has warned Emile Heskey that he will have to ditch his nice guy act if he is to return to Aston Villa's first team. (Daily Mail)

  • Harry Redknapp has revealed his desperation to see an end to his two years of hell over tax allegations. (Daily Mirror)

  • Manchester City forward Carlos Tevez has threatened to quit the Argentina national team in protest at criticism directed at him in his home country. (Daily Telegraph)

  • Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson believes that football is heading for financial catastrophe and that a "major club" could collapse by overspending. (Times)

  • Sir Alex Ferguson has warned Rio Ferdinand his first-team status for Manchester United and England will be in doubt unless he raises his performance level. (Daily Mirror)

  • David Beckham may have to miss England's friendly against Brazil next month because of commitments to Los Angeles Galaxy. (The Times)

  • Alan Shearer still harbours hopes of returning to manage Newcastle but is not going to live his life "waiting for something to happen". (Guardian)

  • Blackburn boss Sam Allardyce has warned his players to be aware of their responsibilities and keep the red mist at bay in the Lancashire derby clash with Burnley. (Metro)

  • Arsene Wenger has plunged Alan Wiley back into the spotlight by accusing the under-fire referee of being too friendly with Manchester United players. (Daily Mirror)

  • Steve Bruce has warned Liverpool that any more defeats could wreck their title hopes and has questioned whether Rafa Benitez's squad has the experience to finish top. (Daily Mirror)

  • Boss David Moyes admits that his resources are at breaking point as Everton enter one of the most demanding periods in their season. (Daily Mirror)
  • Blackpool boss Ian Holloway has reenacted Paul Whitehouse's spoof advert about his former club Plymouth's away fans. "Everywhere I go these days, people yell 'Green Army' at me. It has never really gone away, even though I left Plymouth two years ago," he said. (The Sun)

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