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Football Rumours on Saturday 21st November

last updated Saturday 21st November 2009, 9:39 AM

Football rumours from today's newspapers

  • Everton's Jack Rodwell is a hot tip to end up in a Manchester United shirt sooner or later - according to his old boss at Birkdale United, at least. (Daily Mail)

  • But Rodwell's current manager, David Moyes, insists the 18-year-old is going nowhere. (Daily Telegraph)

  • Inter Milan are keen to hijack Chelsea's £40m move for Atletico Madrid star Sergio Aguero. (The Sun)

  • West Ham will not be forced into the sale of stars like Carlton Cole, Valon Behrami and Robert Green in January - but skipper Matthew Upson's future is less certain. (Daily Telegraph)

  • Roman Pavlyuchenko, desperate to leave Tottenham with first-team chances limited, has been told he will not be allowed to sign for Roma on the cheap. (Daily Mirror)

  • Mark Hughes hopes his Manchester City side impress Fernando Torres during their visit to Liverpool, as the Blues boss is keen to sign the striker in January. (Independent )

  • And, if City make a move for Barcelona right-back Dani Alves, Aston Villa will come in for Micah Richards. (Daily Mirror )

  • Birmingham boss Alex McLeish will make a January swoop for Rangers pair Steven Davis and Kris Boyd. (Daily Mirror)

  • Manchester United will not let goalkeeper Ben Foster go out on loan, despite being third choice for his club. (The Guardian)
  • Gael Kakuta, the 18-year-old cause of Chelsea's recent suspended transfer ban, is ready to make his debut from the bench against Wolves. (Daily Mail)

  • Kakuta's boss at Chelsea, Carlo Ancelotti, has vowed to fine any of his players who show dissent to officials. (Daily Express)

  • Meanwhile, Guus Hiddink is planning to quit his job as Russia coach having failed to reach the World Cup, with a return to Chelsea as technical director in mind. (The Guardian)
  • Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard is the latest convert to the Serbian school of horse placenta massage, having flown to Belgrade seeking treatment for a thigh injury. (Various)

  • Sam Allardyce says he left Bolton Wanderers over their lack of ambition, and knows he could manage "any team in the world". (Daily Express)

  • In the wake of Thierry Henry's handball, Fifa may fast-track the introduction of two additional referees in each match in time for the World Cup, leading to a total of five officials on the pitch. (The Guardian)

  • Eric Cantona "would have hit" Henry if he had been wronged in similar fashion by his fellow French star. (The Sun)

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