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Rumours on Friday 11th July

last updated Friday 11th July 2008, 8:57 AM

Latest football rumours from today's newspapers.

  • Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger wants to team up Ajax striker Klaas Jan Huntelaar to replace exit-bound Emmanuel Adebayor. (Daily Star)

  • AC Milan midfielder Yoann Gourcuff is being used as bait to finance part of the cost of Adebayor. (Daily Express)

  • Frank Lampard has left Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich stunned by rejecting a £140,000-a-week deal over four years. (Daily Star)

  • And ex-Blues boss Jose Mourinho has stirred things up by claiming Lampard is "the best professional" he has worked with as he tries to lure the midfielder to Inter Milan. (Various)

  • The Stamford Bridge club are considering making bids for Real Madrid forward Robinho and Valencia striker David Villa. (Independent)

  • Andrei Arshavin fears he has priced himself out of a move from Zenit St Petersburg after his impressive showing at Euro 2008. (Daily Telegraph)

  • Blackburn boss Paul Ince is ready to offer ex-Liverpool team-mate Robbie Fowler a deal if the striker, who has been offered a new one-year deal by Cardiff, can prove his fitness. (Daily Mirror)

  • Manchester City boss Mark Hughes and Aston Villa counterpart Martin O'Neill will battle it out to try to sign Blackburn keeper Brad Friedel. (Daily Mail)

  • West Ham left-back George McCartney says he wants to stay at Upton Park and not rejoin Sunderland. (Various)

  • Rangers are closing in on Watford centre-back Danny Shittu after having an increased bid accepted by the Hornets. (Various)

  • Reading have put a £4.5m price tag on midfielder James Harper, who is interesting Bolton and Middlesbrough. (Daily Mirror)

  • Coventry will rescue striker Freddy Eastwood by ending his unhappy spell at Wolves in a £1m deal. (Various)

  • Everton are keen on Sporting Lisbon keeper Vladimir Stojkovic as back up for first choice Tim Howard. (Various)

  • Turkish side Galatasaray want to help West Ham reduce their wage bill by buying Lucas Neill and teaming him up with fellow Australian Harry Kewell. (Daily Mail)
  • England and Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder David Beckham is shocked that former Manchester United team-mates Paul Ince and Mark Hughes have become managers. (The Sun)

  • Manchester United coach Mike Phelan is one of the favourites to replace Carlos Queiroz as assistant manager at the club. (Daily Mail)
  • Sunderland keeper Craig Gordon says players look forward to five-a-sides as boss Roy Keane joins in and the squad see it as a "chance to kick the manager". (Daily Mirror)

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