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Football Rumours - Thursday 12th May 2011

last updated Thursday 12th May 2011, 9:10 AM

Football rumours from today's newspapers

  • Liverpool's principal owner John Henry and chairman Tom Werner will fly into Merseyside before Sunday's Premier League game against Spurs to finalise Kenny Dalglish's appointment as the permanent boss of the club.
    (The Mirror)

  • Porto coach Andre Villas Boas has denied reports he is to move to Chelsea or Juventus.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Manchester City are to offer Barcelona star Xavi a massive final payday to end his career at Eastlands in a move which could result in Arsenal's Cesc Fabregas heading to the Nou Camp.
    (The Mirror)

  • But the FA Cup finalists have been told not to bother Inter Milan with bids of less than £45m for star striker Samuel Eto'o.
    (talkSPORT)

  • Manchester United look to have beaten off competition from Arsenal and Bayern Munich for Lens teenage defender Raphael Varane.
    (Metro)

  • Manchester City are also set to gazump Manchester United with a £20m bid for Everton midfielder Jack Rodwell.
    (Daily Express)

  • Robert Green will lead the West Ham exodus with a summer move to Aston Villa - even if the Hammers avoid relegation.
    (The Sun)

  • Juventus have joined the chase for Wigan winger Charles N'Zogbia and are believed to be ready to bid up to £10m for the former Newcastle player.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Liverpool could offer Brad Friedel the chance to return to Anfield as the 39-year-old is out of contract with Aston Villa in the summer.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Liverpool are lining up a shock summer move for Reading's Republic of Ireland striker Shane Long.
    (talkSPORT)

  • Everton are eyeing up a summer loan swoop for Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck.
    (The Sun)

  • Tottenham could be willing to let as many as nine players leave in the summer, with Robbie Keane, Jonathan Woodgate and Roman Pavlyuchenko amongst the high profile names up for sale.
    (The Independent)

  • Liverpool are eyeing up a move for Valencia winger Juan Mata as Kenny Dalglish looks to shape a title charge for next season.
    (Metro)

  • Arsenal are ready to rekindle their interest in Stuttgart defender Serdar Tasci, but face competition from Sevilla and Juventus to land him.
    (talkSPORT)

  • Lazio are lining up a £9m offer for Arsenal striker Marouane Chamakh.
    (talkSPORT)
OTHER GOSSIP
  • Former Chelsea boss Claudio Ranieri is being lined up to replace Neil Warnock as manager of Championship winners QPR.
    (The Mirror)
AND FINALLY
  • Cookery queen Delia Smith got carried away again when she swore in front of 40,000 football fans at a ceremony to celebrate Norwich's promotion to the Premier League.
    (The Mirror)

  • West Ham defender Danny Potts has been called into the United States Under-20 squad - even though he's only been to America twice in his life. The 17-year-old is the son of Hammers legend Steve Potts, who was born in ­Hartford, Connecticut.
    (The Mirror)
























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