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Rumours on Fiday 13 January 2006

last updated Friday 13th January 2006, 7:56 AM

All the latest football rumours from the today's newspapers.


Wigan chairman Dave Whelan insists Jimmy Bullard is "going nowhere" despite interest from Manchester City and Middlesbrough (Mirror).

Wolves have agreed a £1.4m deal with MK Dons for former Derby striker Izale McLeod, with the Rams receiving a cut of the fee as part of a sell-on clause (Times).

A Real Madrid official says Arsenal's Ashley Cole is "one of those players we will fight for at the end of the season" (Independent).

Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston says Latvian businessman Valeri Belokon is the "most creditable" candidate to take over the club, and his representatives are to come to England (Independent).

Southampton chairman Rupert Lowe had three hours of talks with Arsene Wenger and David Dein on Thursday to prepare the way for 16-year-old Theo Walcott's £10m move to Arsenal (Mail).

West Ham are interested in Osasuna midfielder Raul Garcia after he caught manager Alan Pardew's eye on a scouting trip to Spain (Mail).

Sir Alex Ferguson has been given a £20m summer transfer kitty to buy a replacement for Roy Keane (Express).

Tottenham's Wayne Routledge says he may have to "consider his options" unless he is given more of a chance to play (Express).

Danny Murphy's possible move to Newcastle is being held up because Charlton want money and Lee Bowyer in exchange for the former Liverpool player (Guardian).

Sir Alex Ferguson has risked angering Manchester United fans by saying he has found the Glazer family to be "without question, excellent new owners of the club" (Guardian).

Hibs boss Tony Mowbray says he has had talks with Gordon Strachan over Gary Caldwell's possible move to Parkhead (Telegraph).

Eirik Bakke has told Aston Villa he wants to stay at the club when his current loan spell from Leeds expires (Sun).

Manchester City are prepared to offer a new 12-month contract to 34-year-old Andy Cole (Sun).

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