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Football Rumours on Saturday 26th June 2010

last updated Saturday 26th June 2010, 9:17 AM

Football rumours from today's newspapers

  • Tottenham are in negotiations with Palermo in a bid to take Danish centre-back Simon Kjaer and Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani to White Hart Lane, with the Italian side hoping to bank £28m for the pair.
    (Daily Mail )

  • Mexico winger Pablo Barrera, who plays in his native country for Pumas, has welcomed interest from Manchester United and Spurs as the 23-year-old eyes a summer move to the Premier League.
    (Daily Mail )

  • United are also keen on £12m-rated Portuguese midfielder Raul Meireles. The 27-year-old plays his club football for Porto.
    ( Caughtoffside)

  • And keeping his options open, Red Devils boss Sir Alex Ferguson is also keeping tabs on 24-year-old Spanish star Jesus Navas. The Sevilla winger would be a little more expensive thought, at £16m.
    ( Caughtoffside)

  • European champions Inter Milan have cooled their interest in Liverpool and Argentina midfielder Javier Mascherano because of the asking price.
    (Daily Mail )

  • Manchester City's England winger Shaun Wright-Phillips looks to be on his way out of Eastlands because the big-spending club are unwilling to meet his £100,000-a-week wage demands. City are also close to signing Barcelona's Yaya Toure, Aston Villa's James Milner and David Silva from Valencia in a £88m refit of their midfield.
    (The Mirror)

  • Arsenal are interested in Stuttgart midfielder Sami Khedira, who was drafted into Germany's World Cup squad after Michael Ballack and his replacement Christian Trasch pulled out through injury. The 23-year-old would cost the Gunners in the region of £13m.
    ( Caughtoffside)

  • . Fulham will press ahead with the free signing of England goalkeeper David James with their £3.5m sale of Mark Schwarzer to Arsenal expected to be completed next week.
    (Daily Mail )

  • Blackpool have launched an ambitious bid to sign Bayern Munich striker Deniz Yilmaz. The 22-year-old German-born Turkish forward would cost £750,000.
    (Daily Mail )

  • Birmingham hope to beat Liverpool to the signature of Serbian striker Milan Jovanovic, who is available on a Bosman transfer from Belgian side Standard Liege.
    (The Mirror)
OTHER GOSSIP
  • Marseille president Jean-Claude Dassier has confirmed that Liverpool have made an approach for the French side's coach Didier Deschamps. However, Dassier told Liverpool managing director Christian Purslow that there is "no hope in hell" of persuading the 41-year-old, who guided his beloved Marseille to their first league title in 18 years last season, to move to Anfield.
    (L'Equipe (in French))

  • Leicester manager Nigel Pearson will be appointed as Hull's new manager.
    (The Mirror)
AND FINALLY...
  • We can't leave today's gossip without mention of England's last 16 World Cup clash against Germany on Sunday. 'It's War' is the Daily Star's take on proceedings while The Sun and Daily Mirror have front-page pictures of the German players cowering in cages while on safari looking at, yep, you've guessed it, three lions. England keeper David James is everywhere claiming the game will not go to penalties, but if it does, he's ready to step up and take one.
    (Various)








































































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