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Football rumours on Wednesday 25th March 2009

last updated Wednesday 25th March 2009, 9:10 AM

Football rumours from today's newspapers.

  • Hamburg manager Martin Jol is planning a raid on former club Tottenham for 21-year-old Congolese midfielder Jacques Maghoma, who has come through the academy system at White Hart Lane. (Daily Mirror)

  • Hull and Australia winger Richard Garcia is a £1m target for Adelaide United. (Daily Star)

  • West Ham are considering a move for Galway and Ireland Under-21 winger Jay O'Shea. (Daily Star)

  • Defender Paul Scharner has hinted he may have to leave Wigan in the summer if they fail to qualify for a European place. (Sun)

  • Nottingham Forest are trying to sign striker Dexter Blackstock, 22, from QPR after missing out on Marlon Harewood, who has joined Wolves on loan from Aston Villa. (Daily Mirror)

  • Tottenham are lining up a £10m move for Argentine striker Diego Milito, who currently plays for Italian side Genoa. (Sun)
  • Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is ready to extend his current contract at Anfield as he looks to finish his career on Merseyside. (Various)

  • AC Milan boss Carlos Ancelotti has dropped his biggest hint yet that he could replace Guus Hiddink as Chelsea coach in the summer. (Various)

  • Chelsea striker Didier Drogba is ready to may a remarkable U-turn and pledge his future to the Stamford Bridge club in the summer. (Various)

  • West Brom defender Carl Hoefkens, 30, has said he will leave if the Baggies are relegated from the Premier League. (Various)

  • Bolton defender Gary Cahill believes Fabio Capello has made a mistake by dropping Trotters team-mate Kevin Davies when the England manager trimmed his 28-man England squad to 23. (Various)

  • Meanwhile, former England goalkeeper Peter Shilton says Manchester United's reserve-team keeper Ben Foster needs to go out on loan next season if he wants to stake a claim on a regular place in his national side if they qualify for the World Cup in South Africa. (Various)

  • Liverpool co-owner George Gillett has dismissed suggestions he is about to sell his 50 per cent stake in the club. (Various)

  • Portsmouth owner Sacha Gaydamak has slashed his asking price for the club in half. You now only need to stump up £35m to buy the Fratton Park outfit. (The Sun)

  • And chairman Peter Storrie has conceded Pompey face a bleak future unless they can find a buyer in the summer. (Daily Mirror)

  • Wigan owner Dave Whelan is ready to turn down a £1m shirt sponsorship deal from a Norwegian TV company to advertise his own new business. (Daily Mirror)
  • If you are old enough to remember Racey's Rocket, you might be pleased to learn that the Roy of the Rovers comic is coming out of retirement next month for a 12-week spell and will be returning to the shelves of your local newsagent. Rumour has it that Tommy 'Tommy's Troubles' Barnes and Kevin 'Mighty Mouse' Mouse are also making comebacks. For you youngsters, ask your dad! (Daily Mail)

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