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Football rumours on Tuesday 21st July 2009

last updated Tuesday 21st July 2009, 7:45 AM

Football rumours from today's newspapers.

  • Tottenham and Manchester City will offer England midfielder David Beckham a chance to return to the Premier League from the United States when Los Angeles Galaxy's Major League Soccer season finishes in October. (The Sun)

  • Manchester City's Brazilian midfielder Elano, 28, could move on a season-long loan to German club Cologne or Inter Milan after being told not to join the club's pre-season tour of South Africa. (The Independent)

  • And City are still confident they can complete a deal for Chelsea defender John Terry, with the Eastlands outfit ready to up their offer to £40m for the 28-year-old. (Daily Star)

  • Everton defender Joleon Lescott will plead with manager David Moyes to allow him to speak to Manchester City over a move, with City expected to make an improved £18m offer for the England International. (The Times)

  • Everton are on the verge of signing Sweden international midfielder Rasmus Elm, 21, from Kalmar. (Daily Mirror)

  • Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill wants Tottenham midfielder Jermaine Jenas in a £10m deal. (The Sun)

  • And 26-year-old Jenas is also a target for Inter Milan. (The Guardian)

  • Liverpool defender Andrea Dossena is being targeted by Italian side Napoli. (The Times)

  • Bolton manager Gary Megson has made a £2m bid for Hull midfielder Sam Ricketts, 27. (Daily Star)

  • Sunderland manager Steve Bruce will end his interest in Wigan midfielder Lee Cattermole after failing with a £6m bid. (Daily Star)

  • And Sunderland expect to find out on Tuesday whether they have been successful in their £12m bid to sign Portsmouth striker Peter Crouch. (The Telegraph)

  • Birmingham have lined up a £4m offer for Reading's 27-year-old winger Stephen Hunt. (Daily Star)

  • Leicester boss Nigel Pearson wants former Reading striker Leroy Lita. The 24-year-old is a free agent. (Daily Star)
  • League Two side Notts County are lining up a move for former England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson after the club was taken over by a Middle Eastern consortium. (The Sun)
  • Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson believes Cristiano Ronaldo's love for the club could result in the winger returning to the club in the future. "He may come back, you never know... He loved United," said Ferguson. (The Sun)

  • Meanwhile, Ferguson has claimed Argentine striker Carlos Tevez was "not worth" the £25m Manchester City paid for him. (The Guardian)

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