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Football rumours on Wednesday 15th April 2009

last updated Wednesday 15th April 2009, 9:45 AM

Football rumours from today's newspapers.

  • Liverpool are monitoring Lazio star Mauro Zarate with a view to a summer swoop for the striker. (The Sun)

  • Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp is targeting Sunderland striker Kenwyne Jones. (Daily Mirror)

  • Middlesbrough boss Gareth Southgate is ready to bid for Swansea's 24-goal goal machine Jason Scotland. (Daily Mirror)

  • Championship promotion candidates Birmingham want Portsmouth goalkeeper Jamie Ashdown, who has rejected a fresh contract at Fratton Park. (Daily Mirror)

  • Aston Villa are unlikely to pay the £15m Standard Liege want for their midfielder Steven Defour. (Daily Star)

  • Dundee United manager Craig Levein is keeping tabs on Huddersfied striker Danny Cadamarteri. (Various)

  • Celtic are preparing a double swoop on Swansea, with defender Angel Rangel joining midfielder Jordi Gomez on the Glasgow giant's wanted list. (Scottish Sun)
  • Portsmouth insist executive chairman Peter Storrie was not paid £2m last year, despite evidence contained in the club's financial results. (Daily Telegraph)

  • Southampton may sell their St Mary's home to the local council and lease it back at a reduced rate. (The Sun)

  • Wolves will ignore its salary cap of £10,000 a week to keep stars like Wayne Hennessey and Karl Henry. (Daily Mirror)

  • Clyde have moved closer to closure after North Lanarkshire Council threw out a rescue plan. (Daily Record)

  • Creditors of Liverpool owner Tom Hicks say Hicks Sports Group is in default on debts of £351m. (Wall Street Journal)

  • Bayern Munich coach Jurgen Klinsmann is unlikely to be sacked after following up the win in the Bundesliga with a 1-1 draw against Barcelona. (The Times)
  • Weekly football classes in Edinburgh for pre-school children as young as 18 months are so popular there is now a lengthy waiting list for applicants.

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