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Football Rumours on Tuesday 21st June 2011

last updated Tuesday 21st June 2011, 9:42 AM


Football rumours from today's newspapers

  • Barcelona president Sandro Rosell says the club are not willing to pay £35m for Arsenal's Cesec Fabregas but says the midfielder is doing "everything he can" to move to Spain.
    (Catalan station TV3)

  • Arsenal defender Gael Clichy is a £7m target for Roma and the Italian club are willing to sell striker Mirko Vucinic.
    (The Mirror)

  • Clichy would prefer a move to Liverpool but the Premier League club have made an offer of £5m, which falls short of the fee Arsenal are holding out for.
    (The Times)

  • Porto manager Andre Villas-Boas will bring Colombia striker Falcao to Chelsea when he is appointed at Stamford Bridge. The player will cost £26m.
    (The Independent)

  • Tottenham are poised to make a £17m offer for Bolton centre-half Gary Cahill.
    (The Sun)

  • Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti insists midfielder Wesley Sneijder and striker Samuel Eto'o will not be leaving the club in the summer. Sneijder is wanted by Manchester City and Manchester United, while City and Arsenal are keen on Eto'o.
    (Metro)

  • Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish will refuse to give up his pursuit of Stewart Downing, despite new Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish's reluctance to sell the England winger.
    (The Mirror)

  • Schalke midfielder Jose Manuel Jurado is wanted by Arsenal and could cost £7.5m.
    (The Sun)

  • Paris St Germain are preparing a £10m bid for Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov.
    (Daily Star)

  • Manchester City have been given fresh hope in their attempt to sign Udinese winger Alexis Sanchez as the Italian club's negotiations with Barcelona seem to have broken down.
    (Daily Star)

  • Liverpool remain keen on Lyon defender Dejan Lovren but fear they will struggle to gain a work permit for the Croat, 21, who has won only eight caps for his country.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Wigan are finally set to sign goalkeeper Ali Al-Habsi in a £4m deal from Bolton.
    (The Mirror)

  • Dynamo Kiev have entered the race to sign Croat midfielder Niko Kranjcar from Tottenham.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Swansea are closing in on a £3m deal for Poland goalkeeper Grzegorz Sandomierski from Jagiellonia.
    (The Mirror)

  • Tottenham are locked in a four-way fight for £17m-rated Espanyol striker Pablo Osvaldo, with Atletico Madrid and Italian clubs Inter Milan and Juventus also interested in the 25-year-old.
    (The Mirror)

  • Everton defender Joseph Yobo has ruled out a return to Merseyside as he wants to make his loan spell at Fenerbahce permanent.
    (Liverpool Daily Post)

  • New Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish has sounded out Nigel Reo-Coker about making a shock return to Villa Park after the 27-year-old midfielder was released by the club at the end of last season.
    (The Mirror)

  • Striker Jay Boothroyd is set to have talks with QPR about joining the Premier League club on a free transfer. The 28-year-old has also had offers from Everton, Sunderland and Newcastle since leaving Cardiff.
    (Daily Star)
OTHER GOSSIP
  • Former Chelsea manager Gianfranco Zola is wanted by Birmingham owner Carson Yeung to replace Alex McLeish, who has joined Aston Villa.
    (The Mirror)

  • Porto manager Andre Villas-Boas is unsure about whether he is ready to take on the role of Chelsea boss and wants assurances from Blues owner Roman Abramovich that he is not a short-term fix.
    (Daily Star)

  • The Football Association is confident of repelling Inter Milan's potential interest in England manager Fabio Capello.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • French midfielder Patrick Vieira is in talks with Manchester City about a role at Eastlands after being released by the club last week.
    (The Sun)

  • Czech Republic forward Tomas Pekhart says England's brightest talents are "too flashy" after helping to dump Stuart Pearce's side out of the European Under-21 Championship in Denmark.
    (Daily Mail)
AND FINALLY
  • Arsenal's remake of singer Donna Summer's hit Hot Stuff is providing inspiration to tennis player James Ward, the British number two, as he prepares to start his Wimbledon campaign.
    (The Sun)
























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