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Football Rumours on Wednesday 12th Oct 2011

last updated Wednesday 12th October 2011, 9:04 AM


Football rumours from today's newspapers

  • Liverpool, Manchester United and Arsenal are interested in Plymouth's 16-year-old winger Matt Lecointe, who is rated as "the next Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain".
    (The Mirror)

  • Manchester City are targeting Marek Hamsik and Ezequiel Lavezzi, both of Napoli - who are in the same Champions League group as the Eastlands club.
    (The Mirror)

  • Everton are being rivalled by Bayern Munich in the bid to sign Valencia midfielder Ever Banega.
    (talkSPORT)

  • Stoke City defender Robert Huth is attracting interest from Wolfsburg as the German looks to catch the eyes of national team selectors.
    (FootyOnline)

  • Manchester United have joined Arsenal in the chase for Fiorentina playmaker Riccardo Montolivo.
    (Inside Futbol)

  • Villarreal's tough-tackling midfielder Bruno Soriano is wanted by Manchester United, who will have to pay more than ?10m (£8.7m) for the Spaniard.
    (Inside Futbol)

  • Tottenham and Liverpool are battling each other for £12m-rated Lille striker Moussa Sow.
    (CaughtOffside)

  • Spurs are also planning a £15m January raid for Chelsea pair Didier Drogba and Alex.
    (CaughtOffside)

  • Arsenal are facing competition for Lille midfielder Eden Hazard from Real Madrid, according to the Belgian's agent.
    (FootyOnline)

  • The Gunners are also looking to sign Porto striker Hulk but his agent says that the north London club will have to pay more than £23m.
    (talkSPORT)

  • Newcastle United are keeping an eye on European pair Eren Derdiyok of Bayer Leverkusen and Luuk de Jong of FC Twente.
    (FootyBunker)

  • Arsenal are watching Tunisian defender Aymen Abdennour, who plays for Toulouse, according to the player himself.
    (FootyOnline)

  • Fulham manager Martin Jol is planning to raid his former club Ajax with a bid for Mounir El Hamdaoui, a player that he has signed and managed twice before.
    (FootyLatest)
OTHER GOSSIP
  • Liverpool were "on the brink" and could have gone bust under former owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett, according to the club's managing director Ian Ayre.
    (The Mirror)

  • Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez could find out on Wednesday that the club want him suspended for another four weeks.
    (The Sun)

  • West Ham could still end up owning the £486m Olympic Stadium despite the Government's announcement on Tuesday that the deal for the club to buy it had collapsed. Full story: the Times (subscription required) Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic has indicated he will retire from international football after Serbia's failure to qualify for Euro 2012.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Former Manchester United midfielder David Beckham says he would relish a return to Old Trafford in a sporting director role.
    (The Sun)

  • Leeds chairman Ken Bates is backing Chelsea fans who are opposing the club's ground move.
    (The Mirror)

  • Chelsea defender Jose Bosingwa could be rewarded for his early season form with a new contract before the end of the year.
    (FootyBunker)

  • Arsenal will attempt to open contract talks with their top players in November amid fears rival clubs are already eyeing moves for the likes of striker Robin van Persie in January.
    (Daily Express)

  • Fabio Capello has consulted with England players over the team's likely Euro 2012 base in Cracow in the hope of avoiding the problems that flared up at the 2010 World Cup finals.
    (The Times)

  • Steve Cotterill is the leading candidate to become the next manager of Nottingham Forest.
    (Daily Mail)
AND FINALLY '
  • Chelsea fans fighting the club's bid to buy back the freehold of Stamford Bridge have been given a shareholders' register by the club that is so out-of-date it lists fans who are dead - including the former Labour minister for sport, Tony Banks.
    (The Independent)

  • Chelsea keeper Petr Cech has decided to take up the sticks instead of standing in-between them after making his live performance debut as a drummer for Czech band Eddie Stoilow.
    (Metro)

  • James Collins is ready to 'steak' a claim for an Aston Villa starting berth - after putting meat in his boot to recover from injury.
    (The Sun)























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