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Football Rumours on Sunday 12th June 2011

last updated Sunday 12th June 2011, 9:00 AM

Football rumours from today's newspapers

  • Chelsea have stepped up their efforts to sign Brazilian prodigy Neymar by offering Santos around £30m for the striker, according to reports in Italy.
    (Sunday Telegraph)

  • The Blues want to keep striker Daniel Sturridge at Stamford Bridge and have put a £20m valuation on the 21-year-old in an attempt to deter possible suitors.
    (Sunday People)

  • Manchester City have slapped a £4m price tag on 31-year-old striker Craig Bellamy, who cost the club £15m and has two years left on his contract.
    (Mail on Sunday)

  • Everton boss David Moyes fears he could lose playmaker Mikel Arteta, with Spanish side Valencia thought to be eyeing the 29-year-old.
    (Daily Star)

  • Fulham striker Andrew Johnson has emerged as a transfer target for newly promoted QPR, with the Loftus Road club set to bid £3m for his services.

  • Birmingham centre-back Roger Johnson's agent says the player has been put up for sale by the club after their relegation from the Premier League.

  • Blackpool boss Ian Holloway will hold talks this week with former Manchester United winger Bojan Djordjic, who was once tipped as Ryan Giggs's successor at Old Trafford.
    (Mail on Sunday)
  • Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is confident he can retain the services of 23-year-old midfielder Samir Nasri but is less certain that he can keep 24-year-old Cesc Fabregas at the Emirates.
    (Sunday Mirror)

  • Manchester City defender Kolo Toure could still be ruled out for all of next season because of his failed drugs test, with sporting watchdogs to study whether the FA were too soft with the six-month ban given to him.
    (Mail on Sunday)

  • England Under-21 defender Michael Mancienne says he is confident his decision to quit Chelsea for Hamburg will make him a better player.

  • Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish has called for the Premier League season to kick off on a Sunday so that players do not have two games in less than 72 hours at the start of a 10-month season.
    (Mail on Sunday)

  • Meanwhile, the Anfield club's American owners have told Dalglish that he can carry on spending as Liverpool look to build a squad capable of challenging for the Premier League title.
    (Sunday Mirror)

  • Dutch legend Frank Rijkaard, 48, would say yes to Aston Villa owner Randy Lerner should the American offer him the vacant manager's job at Villa Park.
    (Daily Star)
  • Controversial Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli has been fined and had points put on his driving licence after being caught speeding in Italy.
    (Mail on Sunday)

  • Meanwhile, former Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo would demand £400,000 a week to join Manchester City, although officials deny any interest in the Real Madrid star.
    (Sunday Mirror)

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