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Football Rumours on Sunday 26th June 2011

last updated Monday 27th June 2011, 9:08 AM

Football rumours from today's newspapers

  • Gareth Bale will demand to leave Tottenham if the club sells Croatian midfielder Luka Modric, who is wanted by Chelsea.
    (Sunday Mirror)

  • But Spurs are prepared to make Modric the highest-paid player in their history if he agrees to stay at White Hart Lane - the 25-year-old could earn as much as £90,000 a week.
    (Mail on Sunday)

  • Manchester City are set to bid £38m for Udinese's Chilean winger Alexis Sanchez in the hope that it will persuade him to sign for them instead of Barcelona.
    (Mail on Sunday)

  • But Chelsea are also interested in him, with sources in Italy claiming new boss Andre Villas-Boas has already spoken to the player.
    (News of the World)

  • . Aston Villa are plotting a £14m raid on Manchester City for their former midfielder James Milner.
    (Sunday Mirror)

  • Toulouse's Moussa Sissoko is in negotiations with Liverpool and Newcastle over a potential transfer, while Inter and Lyon are also interested.

  • Manchester United have joined Manchester City and Real Madrid in the £25m race for Napoli striker Edinson Cavani.

  • Manchester United midfielder Park Ji-Sung is wanted by Italian giants Juventus.
    (Sunday Mirror)

  • Aston Villa's Stewart Downing, 26, must hand in a transfer request in order to secure an £18m switch to Liverpool.
    (Mail on Sunday)

  • Newcastle are attempting to hijack Darron Gibson's proposed £5m move from Manchester United to Sunderland.
    (Sunday Mirror)

  • Nottingham Forest boss Steve McClaren is set to make £2m Blackburn midfielder and out-of-contract former Reds winger Andy Reid his first signings at the City Ground.
    (Mail on Sunday)

  • Bayern Munich are lining up a bid for Manchester United winger Nani, following the arrival of Ashley Young at Old Trafford.
    (Mail on Sunday)

  • Tottenham have still not given up hope of signing David Beckham when his Los Angeles Galaxy contract expires in November
    (News of the World)

  • . Italy's World Cup-winning captain Fabio Cannavaro, 37, could be on his way to newly promoted QPR after being released by Dubai club Al Ahli
    (News of the World)

  • . Raul Meireles could be on his way out of Liverpool after just one season as he has not been offered the improved contract which he says he was told would be his in return for joining the club on reduced terms.
    (Sunday Times)

  • . Scott Parker looks destined to leave West Ham because they cannot afford his wages.
    (Mail on Sunday)
  • Arsenal are set to hand 19-year-old midfielder Jack Wilshere a new long-term contract.
    (Sunday Mirror)

  • Manchester City face the prospect of a £30m wage bill next season for the likes of Emmanuel Adebayor, Craig Bellamy, Roque Santa Cruz, Wayne Bridge, Shaun Wright-Phillips, Jo and Nedum Onuoha - who they do not want but cannot get rid of.
    (Sunday Mirror)

  • Belarus have secured the fourth and final European spot in the 2012 Olympic football tournament, joining hosts Great Britain, Spain and Switzerland.
    (Sunday Telegraph)
  • Barcelona president Sandro Rosell has cut back on catering and security guards and even told people to use black and white photocopiers rather than colour ones in a bid to reduce the club's expenditure.
    (The Observer)

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