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Football Rumours on Thursday 30th June 2011

last updated Thursday 30th June 2011, 9:22 AM


Football rumours from today's newspapers

  • Chelsea have had a £4m bid for 19-year-old goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois rejected by Belgian champions Genk.
    (Inside Futbol)

  • With Barcelona closing in on Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas, midfielder Samir Nasri and defender Gael Clichy could be heading out of the Emirates to Manchester United and Manchester City respectively.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • However, Gunners manager Arsene Wenger is hoping the signing of Lille striker Gervinho - with a £12m deal close to completion - will keep Nasri in London.
    (The Mirror)

  • Meanwhile, Tottenham Hotspur have joined Arsenal in the race for Valencia winger Juan Mata.
    (The Times)

  • Blackburn are set to beat Sunderland to the £6.5m signing of Manchester City defender Nedum Onuoha. Rovers boss Steve Kean wants him to replace Phil Jones, who has joined Manchester United.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas wants Benfica wing-back Fabio Coentrao as his first signing for the Blues but faces competition from Real Madrid.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Celtic manager Neil Lennon is hoping to tempt Manchester City striker Craig Bellamy back to Glasgow but faces competition from Blackburn.
    (The Sun)

  • Manchester City will test Everton's determination to keep their top stars by making a players-plus-cash offer for defender Leighton Baines.
    (The Mirror)

  • Newcastle target Romaric looks set to leave Sevilla after it was revealed that the midfielder will be left out of the Spanish club's pre-season tour of Costa Rica.
    (talkSPORT)

  • Tottenham are set to make Mexican striker Antonio Pedroza Whitham their first signing of the summer transfer window, with the 20-year-old set to cost under £1m as his contract at the Mexican club had expired.
    (The Mirror)

  • The White Hart Lane club have also joined Manchester City in the chase for highly rated 16-year-old Caen striker M'Baye Niang.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Chelsea have made a huge undisclosed bid for Palermo's attacking midfielder Javier Pastore, which seems to signal the end of their quest for Tottenham's Luka Modric.
    (footybunker)

  • Big-spending Paris St Germain are ready to make a bid for Lille's Belgian star Eden Hazard, who is wanted by Arsenal and Tottenham.
    (talkSPORT)

  • Bolton and Tottenham are among the clubs to have shown an interest in Egyptian midfielder Hosny Abd Rabo, who plays for Ismaily but is available on a free transfer.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Stoke City have had a £3m bid rejected by West Ham for striker Carlton Cole.
    (The Sun)
OTHER GOSSIP
  • Former Ipswich striker Marcus Stewart has warned Sunderland fans not to expect Connor Wickham to play a major role next season. The 18-year-old forward left Portman Road to join the Black Cats on Wednesday.
    (talkSPORT)

  • Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas says that John Terry will remain as Blues captain for now.
    (The Sun)
AND FINALLY
  • Manchester United striker Michael Owen has revealed on social networking site Twitter that he was struggling to get through to pay for television coverage of Saturday's David Haye v Wladimir Klitschko boxing bout in Germany, which is available on pay-per-view.
    (Michael Owen on Twitter)

  • After Martin Jol's car was towed, the Fulham manager blamed goalkeeping coach Hans Segers for some bad advice on where to park.
    (The Mirror)
























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