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Football Rumours on Thursday 22nd July 2010

last updated Thursday 22nd July 2010, 9:05 AM

Football rumours from today's newspapers

  • Chelsea hope to beat off competition from Barcelona and Bayern Munich by tabling a £20m bid for Brazil and Benfica defensive midfielder Ramires.
    (The Sun)

  • Fernando Torres has been in talks with Liverpool managing director Christian Purslow but the striker is keeping the club waiting when it comes to committing his future to them.
    (The Sun)

  • Liverpool are in talks about selling Javier Mascherano after Italian club Inter Milan, managed by ex-Reds boss Rafael Benitez, made an approach for the combative Argentina midfielder.
    (The Guardian)

  • New Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson is set to turn his attentions to signing Manchester City defender Wayne Bridge. The future for the 29-year-old left-back has come under threat at Eastlands with the impending arrival of a number of new players.
    (The Mirror)

  • The Reds also hope to beat West Ham to the signing of Nice striker Loic Remy by including midfielders Nabil El Zhar and Damien Plessis in a players-plus-cash offer.
    (The Mirror)

  • However, the Hammers are in pole position to sign Remy after making an improved £13m bid.
    (Daily Mail)

  • West Ham boss Avram Grant is waiting for Martin Jol to leave Ajax and take up the manager's post at Fulham so he can sign striker Miralem Sulejmani from the Dutch club.
    (The Mirror)

  • Real Madrid striker Raul is being lined up for a move to Tottenham Hotspur with the 33-year-old Spaniard available on a free transfer.
    (The Sun)

  • The White Hart Lane outfit will be making their Champions League debut this season and are also interested in bringing in striker Craig Bellamy on loan from Manchester City.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger believes he can persuade defender Sol Campbell to resist any overtures from Newcastle, Sunderland and Celtic and stay with the Gunners.
    (The Mirror)

  • Sunderland boss Steve Bruce has joined the race to sign England goalkeeper David James, who is also a target for Scottish club Celtic.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Spanish La Liga club Sevilla have made a £9m bid for Everton midfielder Mikel Arteta.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Wigan are lining up a £2m move for PSV Eindhoven defender Carlos Salcido as a possible replacement for Maynor Figueroa, who has been linked with a move to Liverpool.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Wigan striker Hugo Rodallega is courting attention as Stoke are preparing to offer £7m and forward James Beattie to land the Colombian.
    (The Sun)

  • West Bromwich Albion are weighing up a move for former Hull City midfielder George Boateng after the Dutchman started training with the club.
    (Daily Mail)

OTHER GOSSIP
  • Joe Cole claims he has joined the "biggest club in the country" following his free transfer to the Anfield outfit after the midfielder's release by Chelsea earlier in the summer.
    (The Mirror)

  • Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher says the Old Trafford side want to win a 19th league title to move ahead of Liverpool and become England's most successful club.
    (Daily Star)

  • Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp believes his side are capable of building on qualifying for the Champions League by winning the Premier League title.
    (The Sun)

  • Redknapp also claims it is only a matter of time before Manchester City's spending bags them the Premier League crown and that, if he could bring in four players of his choice, he would win the league.
    (Daily Express)

  • The Football Association has told England boss Fabio Capello he needs to run any outside business deals by them following the furore over the Capello Index.
    (Daily Star)

  • Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini insists the club will play the waiting game rather than pay over the odds in their pursuit of players, including Inter Milan striker Mario Balotelli and Aston Villa midfielder James Milner.
    (Daily Express)
AND FINALLY...
  • Manchester United's new signing Javier Hernandez, who scored twice playing up front for Mexico at the World Cup, will have the name Chicharito - which means little pea - adorn his shirt next season.
    (The Sun)








































































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