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Football Rumours on Wednesday 15th September 2010

last updated Wednesday 15th September 2010, 9:07 AM

Football rumours from today's newspapers
More to follow ......

  • Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has earmarked Everton midfielder Mikel Arteta as the man he wants to replace Cesc Fabregas - if the Arsenal captain moves to Barcelona in the future.
    (talkSport)

  • Fulham are bracing themselves for Arsenal to reignite their interest in keeper Mark Schwarzer by lining up a cut-price move for Crystal Palace's Julian Speroni.
    (Daily Star)

  • Former Manchester United forward Giuseppe Rossi has ruled out a return to the Premier League, saying he wants to remain in Spain with Villarreal. The Italian was a reported target of Tottenham this summer.
    (talkSport)

  • Leicester have pulled the plug on a proposed £750,000 deal for Hull City centre-half Kamil Zayatte after problems with the Guinea international's medical.
    (The Mirror)

  • Ex-West Brom midfielder Enzo Maresca is eager for a return to England now he is a free agent following his release by Greek side Olympiakos.
    (talkSport)

  • Blackpool are plotting a January transfer window move for Portsmouth striker David Nugent after narrowly missing out on the former England international this summer.
    (The Mirror)
OTHER GOSSIP
  • Former France and Chelsea defender Marcel Desailly is being lined up to become the new manager of his native Ghana after Milovan Rajevac stepped down from the post.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Manchester City new boy David Silva has urged fans to to be patient with him as he adapts to the physical rigours of English football. "Physically, I am feeling better day by day," said the Spanish winger, a £26m summer signing from Valencia. "I need to get a few more minutes on the pitch to get to optimum fitness levels and I am sure that will happen with so many games coming up."
    (The Sun)

  • Silva's City team-mate James Milner says the team must learn to win ugly if they are to push for a top-four finish in the Premier League this season. "It might take time for us to play our best football but hopefully we can get results while we're getting to that stage and keep moving forward step by step," said the midfielder.
    (The Mirror)

  • City are to reopen talks with Shaun Wright-Phillips over a new £70,000-a-week contract. The England winger has two years left on his contract but initial negotiations broke down over the length of a new one.
    (The Sun)

  • Aston Villa have opened contract negotiations with England winger Ashley Young but the 25-year-old, a target of Tottenham during the summer, first wants to see how the club performs under new manager Gerard Houllier before being rushed into a new long-term deal.
    (The Mirror)

  • Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has once again called for officials to protect his players after a tackle from Bolton's Paul Robinson resulted in an injury to midfielder Abou Diaby, ruling him out of the Gunners' Champions League game with Braga on Wednesday.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Reading keeper Mikkel Andersen wants to extend his loan at Bristol Rovers until the end of the season.
    (The Mirror)
AND FINALLY...
  • Turkish football is in shock after the manager of Mersin Idman Yurdu, Yuksel Yesilova, was stabbed six times by his elder brother during the team's match with Samsunspor in Turkey's second tier. In his statement to the police, Yesilova's assailant said "personal issues" were behind his actions.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Barcelona's world player of the year Lionel Messi will be taken by helicopter to a mystery London football pitch to take part in a kids' match as part of a competition organised by a football boot manufacturer on Wednesday.
    (The Sun)








































































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