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Football Rumours on Thursday 24th March 2011

last updated Thursday 24th March 2011, 8:57 AM

Football rumours from today's newspapers

  • Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti wants £60m-rated Palermo playmaker Javier Pastore to provide the ammunition for misfiring Fernando Torres but hopes to land him for £30m.
    (The Mirror)

  • Manchester City have started to sound out possible replacements for controversial forward Mario Balotelli, with Napoli striker Ezequiel Lavezzi at the top of their list.

  • Newcastle manager Alan Pardew is understood to have approached French club Lille about the possibility of securing both Moussa Sow and Gervinho on a deal that would result in the pair spearheading a £40m-rated Magpies attack next season.
    (The Guardian)

  • Charlton's teenage left-back Carl Jenkinson has rejected the offer of a new contract and could be poised for a dream summer move to Arsenal.
    (Daily Mail)
  • Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard will be dropped by England coach Fabio Capello for Saturday's Euro 2012 qualifier with Wales after more than seven years as an automatic selection.
    (The Mirror)

  • Real Madrid's former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says that his next job will definitely be back in England.

  • Liverpool's £50m sale of striker Fernando Torres to Chelsea lifted a cloud over Anfield, according to the club's newly appointed director of football Damien Comolli.
    (The Sun)
  • Former England midfielder Paul Gascoigne will perform a tell-all stage show to help him get over his troubles, teaming up with fellow ex-international Jimmy Greaves for the no-holds-barred performance in Bournemouth called the Gazza and Greavsie Show, which will include jokes, anecdotes and questions from the crowd.
    (The Mirror)

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