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Football Rumours on Thursday 8th September 2011

last updated Thursday 08th September 2011, 9:41 AM


Football rumours from today's newspapers

  • QPR owner Tony Fernandes is continuing his bid to tempt former England captain David Beckham to Loftus Road. Fernandes revealed on his Twitter page that he has always wanted to sign a player of Beckham's calibre.
    (Daily Mail)

  • However, Tottenham are also keen to sign 36-year-old Beckham, who trained with the north London club last winter, when his contract with LA Galaxy expires in November.
    (The Mirror)

  • Tottenham's hopes of signing Brazil international striker Leandro Damiao have hit a problem with the news that Spanish giants Barcelona have joined the race for his signature.
    (talkSPORT)

  • Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp will look to lure Schalke striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar to White Hart Lane in January as he attempts to improve the club's attacking options.
    (Caughtoffside)

  • Former Sunderland midfielder Steed Malbranque, 31, is eyeing a return to the Premier League as a free agent following the termination of his ­two-year contract with St Etienne after only three weeks.
    (The Mirror)

  • Former Newcastle boss Chris Hughton is lining up a loan swoop on his former club for striker Nile Ranger. The 20-year-old played under Hughton at St James' Park and could head to Birmingham when the loan window opens on Thursday.
    (The Sun)

  • Premier League clubs Tottenham and Liverpool will face a fight with Serie A side Inter Milan for the signature of highly rated Sao Paulo midfielder Lucas.
    (talkSPORT)

  • Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala are interested in signing Arsenal winger Andrey Arshavin, as owner Suleyman Kerimov looks to continue his big-spending policy.
    (Caughtoffside)

  • Arsenal are showing interest in Fiorentina midfielder Riccardo Montolivo, whose contract runs out at the end of the season.
    (Insidefutbol)
OTHER GOSSIP
  • England manager Fabio Capello is planning a dramatic shake-up of his squad to avoid a flop at next summer's 2012 European Championships in Poland and Ukraine.
    (The Sun)

  • Former England international Tony Cottee has called on the Football Association to get rid of Capello and bring in Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp. Capello is due to step down as England boss at the end of the 2012 European Championships.
    (talkSPORT)

  • Manchester United and England winger Ashley Young, 26, believes he and Wayne Rooney can terrorise Europe for club and country this season.
    (The Sun)

  • Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood has reacted angrily to suggestions that manager Arsene Wenger could be forced out of the club.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Raul Meireles has insisted he never wanted to leave Liverpool but admitted he jumped at the chance to join Chelsea, for £12m, when it became clear he would be sold.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Wales captain Aaron Ramsey believes the club's deadline-day signings, which included Everton midfielder Mikel Arteta and Germany defender Per Mertesacker, can get Arsenal back in the title race sooner rather than later.
    (talkSPORT)

  • Italy Under-21 international Fabio Borini's agent has claimed the former Chelsea striker - now at Roma - turned down a switch to Liverpool during the transfer window.
    (talkSPORT)

  • Manchester City striker John Guidetti has spoken of his joy at joining Dutch club Feyenoord on a season-long loan. The Sweden Under-21 international joined City in 2008 and spent time on loan at Championship side Burnley last season.
    (talkSPORT)
AND FINALLY '
  • A penalty from Al Ahly midfielder Amir Sayoud has been branded the worst ever, after he slipped in his run-up, saw the kick easily saved, and was then booked by the referee.
    (Metro)























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