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Football rumours on Wednesday 20th May 2009

last updated Wednesday 20th May 2009, 8:49 AM

Football rumours from today's newspapers.

  • Liverpool are the leading contenders to sign Manchester United striker Carlos Tevez and are preparing a deal worth £50m to land the Argentine. (The Sun)

  • Tottenham had been set to offer £18m to land the 25-year-old but have been priced out of the market for Tevez. (The Sun)

  • Instead Spurs boss Harry Redknapp will concentrate on securing the signing of Sunderland forward Kenwyne Jones. (The Guardian)

  • Jones has conceded he will leave Sunderland if the club are relegated to the Championship this weekend. (Daily Star)

  • It is not known if Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor will remain at the club after his agent conceded he had "no clue" about the 25-year-old's future. (The Guardian)

  • Barcelona are preparing a sensational £20m move for Chelsea and England left-back Ashley Cole. (Daily Express)

  • Tottenham are interested in signing Aston Villa midfielder Gareth Barry. (The Independent)

  • Wigan are set to lose midfield duo Antonio Valencia and Paul Scharner in the summer. (The Guardian)

  • Real Madrid are favourites to land Valencia, although the Ecuador midfielder has told friends he would prefer to join Manchester United. (Daily Mirror)

  • Inter Milan midfielder Sulley Muntari will reject a summer move to Tottenham. (Daily Mail)

  • Blackburn striker Roque Santa Cruz is set to join Manchester City in a move that could result in young forward Daniel Sturridge moving the other way. (The Sun)

  • Manchester City are also interested in Atletico Madrid striker Diego Forlan and are preparing an £18m deal for the Uruguay forward. (The Sun)

  • West Ham defender Lucas Neill is a target for Greek side Olympiakos. (Daily Mail)

  • The Hammers are set to loan out promising young striker Freddie Sears next season. (Daily Express)

  • Blackburn are lining up a £1.5m bid for Paris St Germain winger Jerome Rothen. (The Sun)

  • Benfica are interested in taking Chelsea centre-half Ricardo Carvalho back to Portugal. (Daily Express)

  • Tottenham are tracking Lazio forward Goran Pandev, who is also wanted by German club Hamburg. (The Times)

  • West Brom want Rangers midfielder Barry Ferguson to help lead their charge back to the Premier League next season. (The Sun)

  • Charlton winger Lloyd Sam is being tracked by Premier League trio Stoke, Wigan and Newcastle. (Daily Mirror)

  • Reading have ruled out making Stoke striker Dave Kitson's loan move there permanent. (The Sun)

  • Ipswich manager Roy Keane is lining up a £2m bid for Leicester keeper Joe Mattock. (The Sun)

  • Swindon will hold out for £2.5m for young striker Simon Cox, who is wanted by both Leicester and Celtic. (Daily Star)

  • Birmingham have been told they will need to spend £8m to land Doncaster duo Matt Mills and Brian Stock. (Daily Star)

  • Striker Jermaine Beckford, who has been linked to Premier League clubs, is to have talks about his future at Leeds United. (Daily Star)
  • Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is set to commit his future to the club following reported interest from Real Madrid. (Daily Mail)

  • But the Gunners boss will be given £13m to spend on new players in the summer. (Daily Mail)

  • Real Madrid are still hopeful of landing the Frenchman and have given Wenger until Thursday to decide. (Daily Star)

  • Wenger will be handed £100m by Real to spend on new players if he joins the Spanish giants. (Daily Mirror)

  • Midfielder Stewart Downing is facing six months on the sidelines, scuppering any chance of a dream £12m move to either Liverpool or Tottenham. (The Sun)

  • Aston Villa midfielder Stiliyan Petrov is set to reject a summer move and sign a new three-year deal at the club. (The Sun)
  • Laid-back Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov has revealed that pre-match nerves often leave him with a case of the shakes before a game. (The Sun)

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