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Football Rumours on Thursday 22nd March 2012

last updated Thursday 22nd March 2012, 9:05 AM

Football rumours from today's newspapers

  • West Bromwich Albion have told Birmingham City they want to sign on-loan goalkeeper Ben Foster, 28, on a permanent deal.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Chelsea will look to lure Newcastle United striker Demba Ba, 26, to Stamford Bridge this summer in an effort to give themselves more options up front.
    (Caught offside)

  • Juventus winger Milos Krasic, 27, has admitted he was wrong to snub a move to Tottenham, and claims there was never any possibility of him joining Chelsea.

  • Real Madrid have stepped up their interest in Chelsea target Douglas Baggio, the 17-year-old striker who plays for Flamengo in Brazil.

  • Blackburn's Junior Hoilett, 21, has been warned by manager Steve Kean that he might not be as big a star at another club, as Arsenal, Newcastle and Bayern Munich track him.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Norwich are set for a summer clearout, with Zak Whitbread, Elliott Ward and Aaron Wilbraham unlikely to be offered new deals.
    (The Sun)


  • Thierry Henry made a flying visit from the United States to see former Arsenal team-mate and close friend Fabrice Muamba, the Bolton midfielder who remains in hospital.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City are chasing the services of former Barcelona sporting director Txiki Begiristain.

  • Charles N'Zogbia says he is happy at Aston Villa, having been quoted in L'Equipe as saying he was "disgusted" after a meeting with boss Alex McLeish.
    (Birmingham Mail)

  • Paul Robinson insists he has no desire to return to the England fold despite Fabio Capello's departure as manager.
    (The Guardian)

  • Manchester City are under intense scrutiny from the European Commission as it clamps down on the unsustainable financing of football clubs.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Liverpool forward Dirk Kuyt says team-mate Luis Suarez is getting back to his best.
    (Liverpool Echo)


  • QPR defender Anton Ferdinand has revealed he was in an early version of boy band JLS, having been childhood friends with one of the group's singers, Marvin Humes.
    (Daily Mirror)

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