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Football Rumours on Thursday 14th October 2010

last updated Thursday 14th October 2010, 9:03 AM

Football rumours from today's newspapers

  • Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has halted talks over a new contract as he considers leaving the Old Trafford outfit, with Real Madrid a possible destination.
    (The Mirror)

  • Meanwhile, the Red Devils are among the clubs interested in PSV Eindhoven midfielder Ibrahim Afellay. The 24-year-old Netherlands international has not signed a new contract so would be available on a free transfer next summer.

  • Thomas Hitzlsperger, still to make his debut for West Ham since signing from Lazio in the summer, faces a further four months on the sidelines with a torn thigh muscle. The 28-year-old midfielder had been hoping to play against Wolves on Saturday.
    (The Sun)

  • Juventus are eager to sign Liverpool full-back Glen Johnson in the January transfer window despite the 26-year-old having a contract until 2013.
    (The Mirror)

  • Liverpool may sign Villarreal's 26-year-old Brazil striker Nilmar in the January transfer window for £14m.

  • Or Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson could spend £12m and acquire 25-year-old Brazilian striker Cleo from Serbian side FK Partizan.

  • Arsenal are tracking Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper Gorka Iraizoz after the 29-year-old admitted he wants a move from the Spanish side.

  • Philipp Lahm could be tempted to end his 15-year association with Bayern Munich and join Chelsea. Blues manager Carlo Ancelotti is keen to sign the German right-back, 26, despite Branislav Ivanovic impressing for the Premier League champions this season.

  • Scotland and Rangers keeper Allan McGregor could be set for a move to Old Trafford, with Manchester United willing to offer £7m as they search for current number one Edwin van der Sar's long-term successor.
    (The Sun)

  • New Leicester boss Sven-Goran Eriksson would like to sign 32-year-old Blackburn striker Jason Roberts on loan, with a view to a £500,000 permanent deal in January.
    (The Mirror)

  • Sheffield Wednesday manager Alan Irvine hopes to sign former Leeds, Reading and Charlton defender Sam Sodje as soon as the Owls' transfer embargo is lifted.
    (Yorkshire Post)

  • Birmingham City are looking to make a bid for Southampton midfielder Adam Lallana in the January transfer window.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Oxford United midfielder Sam Deering is on trial with League One side Leyton Orient after being released by the League Two side.

  • Aston Villa are being linked with France Under-21 international defender Franck Tabanou.
  • Former Leeds and Everton goalkeeper Nigel Martyn says England looked "frightened" in their goalless Euro 2012 qualifier against Montenegro at Wembley on Tuesday.

  • Jack Wilshere will start for England in the friendly international against France on 17 November. The 18-year-old Arsenal midfielder was an unused substitute against Montenegro.
    (The Sun)

  • And Wilshere could be joined in the England midfield by Jordan Henderson, the 20-year-old having impressed for Sunderland this season.
    (The Mirror)

  • Celtic captain Scott Brown faces 10 weeks on the sidelines, despite not needing surgery on his metatarsal injury.

  • Liverpool captain Jamie Carragher fears the club's new owners will have a huge clear-out of players if results do not improve.
  • Former Tottenham coach Christian Gross has been sacked by Bundesliga club VfB Stuttgart after only one win in the opening seven matches of the season.
    (VfB Stuttgart)

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