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Football Rumours on Wednesday 10th February 2010

last updated Wednesday 10th February 2010, 9:01 AM

Football rumours from today's newspapers

  • Chelsea's first summer target will be Barcelona's £30m-rated right-back Dani Alves. (Daily Star)

  • Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas has reached a verbal agreement with Barcelona to join the Catalan club from next season. (Cadena Ser radio)

  • Manchester United are on the hunt for Roma's 15-year-olds Valerio Verre and Filippo Cipriani. (Daily Mail)

  • Wigan and Sunderland will renew their interest in Paraguay international Cristian Riveros over the summer. The midfielder currently plays for Mexican side Cruz Azul. (Daily Mail)

  • Arsenal have beaten Liverpool to the signature of Marouane Chamakh. The Bordeaux striker is set to agree a five-year, £50,000-a-week deal with the Gunners. (The Mirror)

  • Serbian midfielder Milan Jovanovic has ignored interest from Manchester City and Birmingham and has agreed to join Liverpool this summer. (The Mirror)

  • Millwall are on the verge of signing Crawley Town forward Charles Ademeno in a bargain £120,000 deal. (The Mirror)

  • Out-of-favour Manchester City midfielder Stephen Ireland has admitted he may be forced to look for a new club after failing to force his way into new manager Robert Mancini's plans. (The Times)
  • Indian businessman Subrata Roy is to step up his pursuit of a takeover of Liverpool. Fellow Indian Mukesh Ambani is also a potential investor, despite issuing a denial on Tuesday. (The Times)

  • West Ham manager Gianfranco Zola is facing the axe if his side fail to beat Birmingham on Wednesday. (Daily Star)

  • Arsenal defender William Gallas is set to quit Arsenal over a row about the length of his contract extension at the Gunners. (The Mirror)

  • Meanwhile, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has admitted that when it comes to signing the world's best players, the Gunners cannot afford the top stars. (The Times)

  • Queens Park Rangers' former majority shareholder Antonio Caliendo has asked the Football Association to investigate the sale of the club to Flavio Briatore. (Daily Telegraph)

  • Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp says getting Spurs into the Champions League would be his greatest achievement as a manager. (The Mirror)

  • Bolton are seeking a second opinion in the case of Gary Cahill's blood clot - a condition that could end the defender's World Cup dream. (The Mirror)
  • Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is scenting blood. He has described Arsenal as a "wounded animal" and believes the Reds will soon catch them up in the Premier League table. (Daily Mail)

  • Former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon has claimed that Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson tried to sell winger Cristiano Ronaldo to Barcelona and has also said the Scotsman "is no friend of Real Madrid." (Spanish Eurosport)

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