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Football Rumours on Tuesday 22nd February 2011

last updated Tuesday 22nd February 2011, 9:10 AM

Football rumours from today's newspapers

  • Real Madrid have joined Manchester City and Manchester United in the race to sign highly rated Everton midfielder Jack Rodwell.
    (Daily Mail)

  • French midfielder Samir Nasri has revealed he could quit Arsenal for Barcelona in the summer - if the Gunners win the title.
    (The Mirror)

  • Aston Villa are keeping tabs on Barcelona's out-of-favour defender Gabriel Milito and hope to snap him up for free in the summer.
    (talkSPORT)

  • Manchester United have set their sites on CSKA Moscow keeper Igor Akinfeev as a replacement for Edwin van der Sar, who is retiring at the end of the season.
    (FootyLatest)

  • Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti wants to form a dream centre-back partnership between David Luiz, who arrived from Benfica in January, and Borussia Dortmund's Serbian star Neven Subotic.
    (talkSPORT)

  • Tottenham midfielder Niko Kranjcar and Barcelona winger Alexander Hleb, who is on loan at Birmingham, are both wanted by newly promoted Russian Premier League team Krasnodar.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Former Liverpool and Sunderland star Djibril Cisse, now with Panathinaikos, says he will definitely leave Greece in the summer after alleging he was attacked by Olympiakos fans at the weekend.
    (Daily Mail)

OTHER GOSSIP
  • Manchester United midfielder Anderson could be out for two months after suffering his second knee injury in the last 12 months in Saturday's FA Cup win over Crawley.
    (The Guardian)

  • Former Newcastle striker Andy Carroll, the most expensive British player in history, is ahead of schedule in his attempt to return to fitness after a thigh injury and could even make his Liverpool debut this weekend against West Ham.
    (The Mirror)

  • Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger claims forward Andrey Arshavin is close to rediscovering his best form for the Gunners after a below-par season so far.
    (Metro)

  • Midfielder Yaya Toure believes Manchester City can be bigger and better than Barcelona within two years.
    (The Mirror)

  • Liverpool forward Dirk Kuyt has confirmed he is speaking to the club about signing a new contract.
    (Metro)

  • Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp says it would be "a miracle" if his side managed to finish in the top four of the Premier League for a second season running.
    (The Guardian)

  • Everton captain Phil Neville concedes the club's season had been "a disgrace" before Saturday's FA Cup win over Chelsea.
    (The Mirror)

  • Stoke's Matty Etherington could miss Wednesday's game against Arsenal because a jaw alignment problem is giving him back problems.
    (The Sun)

  • Celtic striker Gary Hooper is playing well enough to put himself into England contention, says the man who gave him his start at non-league Grays Athletic, manager Mark Stimson.
    (Daily Record)

  • Rangers' El-Hadji Diouf insists Sunday's 3-0 Old Firm defeat was a one-off and that they will still beat Celtic to the Scottish Premier League title.
    (Daily Record)
AND FINALLY
  • Tottenham midfielder Jamie O'Hara - currently on loan at Wolves - believes his girlfriend Danielle Lloyd, who is moving up to Birmingham with their baby son, is the key to helping him settle at the Midlands club as they battle against relegation.
    (The Mirror)

  • Scientists at the University of Portsmouth say managers who wear suits on match days and tracksuits for training inspire their players to perform better.
    (Daily Telegraph)
























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