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Football rumours on Tuesday 23rd June 2009

last updated Tuesday 23rd June 2009, 7:56 AM

Football rumours from today's newspapers.

  • West Ham, Aston Villa, Everton and Fulham are all in the running to sign former Chelsea striker Eidur Gudjohnsen after Barcelona confirmed he can leave for the right price. (Daily Mirror)

  • Atletico Madrid, Sunderland and Sevilla are all chasing Tottenham midfielder Didier Zokora. (The Sun)

  • Wolves are ready to break their club's transfer record with a £6.5m move for Reading forward Kevin Doyle (Daily Mail )

  • Highly rated Sheffield United youngster Kyle Naughton could be sold to bring in money for several new signings, with Aston Villa and Everton keen on the £5m-rated defender. (Daily Mail )

  • Argentine striker Carlos Tevez's next transfer after he leaves Manchester United will be heavily scrutinised by the Premier League to ensure there is no third-party ownership involved. (The Guardian )

  • Newcastle defender Steven Taylor has hinted he could leave if Alan Shearer does not get the manager's job at St James' Park. (Daily Telegraph )

  • Manchester United are talking to Brazilian club Gremio about a deal for their 18-year-old midfielder Douglas Costa - dubbed the new Cristiano Ronaldo. (The Times )

  • Chelsea are having talks with CSKA Moscow about £15m-rated left-back Yuri Zhirkov. (The Times )

  • They are also interested in Inter Milan right-back Maicon after missing out on Glen Johnson, who joined Liverpool. (The Sun )

  • Hull, Wolves and Portsmouth are all challenging Celtic for the signature of Nancy striker Marc-Antoine Fortune, who played under new Celtic boss Tony Mowbray on loan at West Brom last season. (Daily Record)
  • Liverpool may need to treble Javier Mascherano's wages to keep the midfielder at the club after signing defender Glen Johnson from Portsmouth. Mascherano is believed to be unhappy because he is paid less than most of his team-mates. (Daily Mirror)

  • Titus Bramble is poised to be named Wigan's new captain, taking over from Mario Melchiot (The Sun).

  • Matthew Le Tissier's consortium bidding to buy Southampton have been told they cannot appeal against the club's 10-point penalty for going into administration (The Sun).

  • England Under-21 coach Stuart Pearce says he is "inept" compared to England senior boss Fabio Capello and may need more club management experience before furthering his international coaching career. (The Times)
  • Newcastle have unveiled a new yellow two-tone away kit for next season. (The Sun)

  • Chelsea midfielder Joe Cole had his late grandmother's wedding ring resized for him to wear when he got married at the weekend. (The Sun)

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