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Football Rumours on Sunday 17th October 2010

last updated Sunday 17th October 2010, 8:54 AM

Football rumours from today's newspapers

  • Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson is targeting a January transfer window move for West Brom winger Chris Brunt, who is valued at about £9m.
    (caughtoffside)

  • Hodgson is also reportedly looking to sign highly-rated Belgium international Steven Defour from Standard Liege.
    (caughtoffside)

  • Arsenal want to snap up Charlton's England youth midfielder Diego Poyet - son of former Tottenham and Chelsea star Gus, the Brighton manager.
    (The People)

  • Wolves manager Mick McCarthy will resist any bids to send goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey out on loan, having been impressed with the Wales stopper's application since he lost his starting place last season.
    (Sunday Mirror)

  • Tottenham hope to take Bolton's England international central defender Gary Cahill to White Hart Lane in January but Spurs will have to part with £15m to get their man.
    (Sunday Mirror)

  • Alternatively, Spurs could make a move for Blackburn's £10m-rated defender Phil Jones.
    (The People)

  • Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is to step up his interest in Tottenham midfielders Luka Modric and Tom Huddlestone and is willing to offer the likes of Michael Carrick and Anderson in part exchange.
    (caughtoffside)

  • Manchester City are preparing a £15m bid for Sunderland midfielder Jordan Henderson.
    (The People)

  • Meanwhile, out-of-favour City goalkeeper Shay Given could join boyhood heroes Celtic on loan.
    (The People)
OTHER GOSSIP
  • Roy Hodgson says it would be "a sad day for Liverpool" if the club's new owners abandoned the Anfield tradition of loyalty to managers and dismissed him after the team's worst start to a season for 57 years.
    (The Observer)

  • Striker Wayne Rooney will sensationally quit Manchester United in January after a series of rows with manager Sir Alex Ferguson has left their relationship beyond repair.
    (Sunday Mirror)

  • Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas will make his comeback from a month-long absence with a hamstring problem when the Gunners take on Shakhtar Donetsk at the Emirates Stadium in the Champions League on Tuesday.
    (Sunday Mirror)

  • Meanwhile, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is willing to offer former Gunners and current Manchester City midfielder Patrick Vieira a coaching role at the Emirates Stadium if he opts to retire from playing at the end of the season.
    (The People)

  • Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti has admitted he would consider succeeding his fellow Italian Fabio Capello as the next England boss when Capello steps down after Euro 2012.
    (Sunday Mirror)

  • However, Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp says he would be reluctant to accept the job as England manager because of the attention he would subsequently receive from the press.
    (News of the World)

  • Chelsea left-back Ashley Cole has revealed Ancelotti convinced him not to join former manager Jose Mourinho at Real Madrid last summer, and to instead remain at Stamford Bridge.
    (Mail On Sunday)

  • Bolton are ready to offer striker Johan Elmander a new contract but want the Swede to take a pay cut.
    (The People)

  • Former Middlesbrough favourite Tony Mowbray is being lined up to replace Gordon Strachan as Boro boss following the club's poor start to the season.
    (News of the World)








































































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