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Football Rumours on Wednesday 23rd June 2010

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Football rumours from today's newspapers

  • Chelsea have offered £10m for Benfica's Brazil defender David Luiz. Manchester City and Real Madrid are also interested in the 23-year-old.
    (The Times)

  • Barcelona are determined to sign Fernando Torres from Liverpool but say they will not pay more than £38m for the Spain striker.
    (Daily Mail )

  • Newcastle have made a surprise move to sign Bolton left-back Jlloyd Samuel as they look to strengthen their side for the Premier League next season.
    (The Mirror)

  • Meanwhile, Magpies manager Chris Hughton is set to make a £1m bid for Algeria goalkeeper Rais M'bolhi.
    (The Sun)

  • Manchester City's Brazil striker Robinho, whose loan agreement with Santos expires in August, will be told on Wednesday he can leave the Eastlands club.
    (The Mirror)

  • Birmingham manager Alex McLeish has ruled himself out of the running to sign Rangers striker Kris Boyd and Celtic winger Aiden McGeady.
    (Daily Record)

  • South Africa striker Katlego Mphela is wanted by McLeish's Blues.
    (The Sun)

  • Birmingham and Fulham are both interested in Twente's Ivory Coast midfielder Cheik Ismael Tiote.
    (The Sun)

  • Serbia striker Milan Jovanovic has hinted that he might pull out of his move to Liverpool and follow former Reds boss Rafael Benitez to Inter Milan. Jovanovic, whose contract with Standard Liege ended this summer, signed a pre-contract deal with the Anfield club in February.

  • Tottenham winger Giovani dos Santos is a target for Italian side Genoa.
    (The Sun)

  • Everton are eyeing up a £5m deal for Italy Under-21 defender Angelo Ogbonna, who plays for Torino.
    (Daily Mail )

  • Blackpool are set to pull out of a permanent move for striker Stephen Dobbie, who has been on loan from Swansea, as they are not happy with the £500,000 asking price.
    (The Sun)
  • Fulham will turn to former Manchester City manager Sven-Goran Eriksson if boss Roy Hodgson leaves for Liverpool or England.
    (Daily Express)

  • Liverpool managing director Christian Purslow says no players will be allowed to leave Anfield until a new manager is appointed and gives the go-ahead.
    (The Mirror)

  • Former Celtic boss Tony Mowbray and ex-Wales midfielder Gary Speed are in line for the vacant manager's job at Hull. The Championship club have cooled their interest in former Portsmouth manager Paul Hart.
    (The Mirror)
  • Blackburn's players are set for a relatively short summer holiday as manager Sam Allardyce is starting pre-season training on 28 June. Allardyce feels that his team were short on fitness last season.
    (The Mirror)

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