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Football Rumours on Wednesday 23rd February 2011

last updated Wednesday 23rd February 2011, 9:51 AM

Football rumours from today's newspapers

  • Carlos Tevez is being lined up to rejoin Brazilian club Corinthians, according to the Manchester City's striker agent Kia Joorabchian. Despite the Argentine having over three years left on his Eastlands contract, Joorabchian said: "Carlos would be happy to return to Brazil. I would like the deal to be done swiftly but in reality it will probably take a couple of years."
    (Daily Express)

  • League One side Sheffield Wednesday are to make a bid to sign striker Benni McCarthy and defender Herita Ilunga, who are out of favour at West Ham.
    (The Mirror)

  • West Ham will sign on loan Inter Milan striker Victor Obinna in the summer, when he says he will be a free agent.

  • Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp says he may make another bid for Blackpool's Charlie Adam, having narrowly missed out on the striker on transfer deadline day.
  • Barcelona were left bemused when Arsenal recently signed their 16-year-old midfielder Jon Miquel Toral Harper. After losing Cesc Fabregas to the London club in 2003, it turns out the man responsible for securing the latest transfer is none other than Pere Guardiola - the brother of Barcelona manager Pep.
    (The Sun)

  • AC Milan's Gennaro Gattuso will not be in London for the Champions League return leg against Tottenham. Following his confrontation with Spurs head coach Joe Jordan after the first game, the midfielder said: "I have been told there will be 47,000 people there just waiting to give me a slap, so I will stay in Milan."
    (Daily Mail)

  • Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho has given his strongest hint yet that he would like to return to Chelsea one day. Mourinho left Stamford Bridge in 2007 but says: "I love Chelsea. I was the happiest man when I was there. I was thinking I would be there all my life. So you never know."
    (Daily Mail)

  • Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard will be rested for the club's Europa League game with Sparta Prague on Thursday.
    (The Mirror)

  • Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is lining up a lucrative pre-season tour of Japan that could net the club £15m.
    (The Mirror)

  • Striker Asamoah Gyan may have to be sold to balance Sunderland's books, says Black Cats chairman Niall Quinn.

  • Marseille boss Didier Deschamps says Wednesday's opponents Manchester United are not as attractive to watch as in previous years but remains respectful of Sir Alex Ferguson's men. "Maybe this United team have a bit less fantasy than some of the teams we have seen in the past," he said. "But it is not always the nicest-looking team that wins the titles."
    (Daily Express)

  • Plans to introduce goal-line technology have hit a stumbling block after all 10 of the companies taking part in recent trials failed to meet the criteria set by Fifa, football's world governing body. A Fifa spokesman said the results of the tests will be discussed at a meeting on 5 March.
    (The Guardian)
  • Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has treated his star striker Andy Carroll by taking him to a reunion concert by Irish pop group Boyzone.
    (Daily Telegraph)

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