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Football Rumours on Wed 23rd March 2011

last updated Wednesday 23rd March 2011, 8:50 AM

Football rumours from today's newspapers

  • Richard Dunne's recent off-field spat with Aston Villa's coaching staff has made the Republic of Ireland centre-back a target for both Liverpool and Manchester United.
    (Metro)

  • On-loan Liverpool midfielder Alberto Aquilani is likely to sign a permanent deal for Juventus at the end of the season, the Italian's agent has revealed.
    (The Mirror)

  • Matt Jarvis's call-up to the senior England squad has sparked interest in the 24-year-old Wolves winger from Newcastle and Liverpool.
    (Metro)

  • The father of Ajax's highly-rated 19-year-old midfielder Christian Eriksen has insisted the Dane will not be joining an English club, despite reported interest from Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea.
    (Metro)

  • River Plate midfielder Erik Lamela, considered one of South America's hottest young prospects, is set to become the subject of a summer bidding war after Tottenham and Liverpool joined Barcelona in a race for the 19-year-old Argentine's signature.
    (Metro)

  • Fulham are favourites ahead of Bolton and Everton to sign Plymouth's hotly-tipped 17-year-old defender Jack Stevens.
    (Daily Mail)
OTHER GOSSIP
  • Aston Villa boss Gerard Houllier has tightened the club's disciplinary code following the controversy over defensive duo James Collins and Richard Dunne's outbursts at Villa coaching staff a fortnight ago.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Jim Magilton has accused Ipswich of engaging in a "long and unnecessary dispute" after the Northern Irishman won his court case to be paid compensation over his managerial dismissal by the Suffolk club in April 2009.
    (The Mirror)

  • Rafael van der Vaart has admitted his growing frustration at being regularly substituted by Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp, but added he expected the storm to blow over during his 10 days away from White Hart Lane on international duty with the Netherlands.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Manchester City's hopes of signing Barcelona full-back Dani Alves appear to have been dashed after the Brazilian, 27, agreed a new three-year contract at the Nou Camp.
    (The Mirror)
AND FINALLY
  • Sports Minister Hugh Robertson says the Government will consider reintroducing standing areas at top-level football matches, 21 years after Lord Justice Taylor recommended terracing be outlawed in the wake of the Hillsborough disaster.
    (The Guardian)
























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