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Football Rumours on Wednesday 13th October 2010

last updated Wednesday 13th October 2010, 8:25 AM

Football rumours from today's newspapers

  • Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is considering an ¬£18m move for Lyon midfielder Yoann Gourcuff.
    (Daily Star)

  • Manchester United are poised to make a bid for Danish goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard in January. Seen as a potential successor to Edwin van der Sar, the 26-year-old currently plays for Norwegian side Aalesunds.
    (The Mirror)

  • Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor is ready to submit a transfer request - unless he is guaranteed regular first-team football by City boss Roberto Mancini.
    (Daily Star)

  • Three Italian clubs are chasing Tottenham's out-of-favour striker Giovani Dos Santos - Genoa, Fiorentina and Roma.

  • Blackpool forward Luke Varney, who is on loan from Derby, is set to be sold elsewhere by the Rams in January.
    (The Mirror)

  • Former Bolton defender Bernard Mendy is hoping to return to English football. The 29-year-old Frenchman is currently without a club.

  • Brighton manager Gus Poyet is ready to sign Northern Ireland striker David Healy on loan from ¬≠Sunderland.
    (The Mirror)
  • Chelsea midfielder Yossi Benayoun will travel to Finland for an operation on his torn Achilles tendon. He will be operated on at the clinic where former England captain David Beckham received treatment.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has received a treble boost ahead of Saturday's match against Birmingham, with captain Cesc Fabregas, forward Nicklas Bendtner and winger Theo Walcott declaring themselves fit.
    (Daily Express)

  • Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard says claims that Fernando Torres's body language betrays the striker's discontent at Anfield are "completely over the top".
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Manchester City are to punish Manchester United fans for persistent standing by withholding part of their ticket allocation for November's derby match at Eastlands.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Aston Villa's Luke Young insists he and team-mate Emile Heskey were right to retire from England duty.
    (The Mirror)

  • Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni says striker Robbie Keane could lose his place in the team because of his lack of first-team action with his club Tottenham.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Former Doncaster Rovers manager Dave Penney has emerged as a shock candidate to take over at Hibernian following the departure of John Hughes on 4 October.
    (Daily Record)
  • Wigan Athletic fans are unhappy the local council added congratulations to the Warriors Super League rugby club on road signs approaching the town. Full story: the Guardian Jose Mourinho and Sir Alex Ferguson may have spent much of their time as Premier League rivals sniping at each other but the Real Madrid manager has revealed that he now considers his Manchester United counterpart to be his "best friend" in football.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Even England's 1966 World Cup-winning captain Bobby Moore, who turned tackling into an art form, would fall foul of modern referees, according to former Chelsea defender Ron Harris.
    (The Independent)

  • Bolton striker Johan Elmander has criticised the style of former Trotters manager Gary Megson, saying: "It doesn't help to stare and scream at me. I got tired the more of it I heard."
    (Daily Mail)

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