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Rumours on Friday 15th September 2006

last updated Friday 15th September 2006, 8:41 AM

All the latest football rumours from today's newspapers.

Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill is going to be given a £22m transfer kitty by new owner Randy Lerner. (Mirror)

Villa midfielder Lee Hendrie will consider leaving on loan in an effort to get first-team football. (Various)

Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez has criticised Salif Diao for rejecting a move to Recreativo de Huelva. (Various)

West Ham's Marlon Harewood has signed a deal that lasts until 2010. (Various)

Portsmouth have decided against signing Brazilian Denilson. (Various)

OTHER GOSSIP
Arsenal have had talks about a possible £350m takeover of the club. (The Sun)

Gunners legend Liam Brady hopes Chelsea lose a few games and boss Jose Mourinho faces a player revolt as he has "upset" people over the years. (Various)

Blues striker Didier Drogba has described the sale of William Gallas - "one of the greatest defenders in the world" - as a "massive loss". (Express)

The Ivorian striker turned down the chance to join Lyon in the summer: "I like to honour my contracts." (Express)

Chelsea skipper John Terry predicts the Premiership will be a two-horse race come Monday with Manchester United and Chelsea going head to head. (Various)

Leeds boss Kevin Blackwell has been given three games to save his job by chairman Ken Bates. (Mirror)

Or one game...with former Charlton boss Alan Curbishley lined up to step into the Elland Road hot seat. (Sun)

David O'Leary could return to Leeds, who have also been linked with Glenn Hoddle and Dennis Wise. (Guardian)

Sheffield Wednesday have secured Paul Sturrock to a new deal that will keep him at the club until 2010 and stave off interest from Leeds. (Various)

Former Aberdeen striker Aril Stavrum says his Molde side can beat Rangers at Ibrox in the Uefa Cup. (Daily Record)

Celtic's Stephen McManus has played down his "bust-up" with skipper Neil Lennon at Manchester United - which was split up by Thomas Gravesen. (Record)

Ruud Gullit is adamant Louis Saha will become "one of the greatest strikers for Manchester United". (Various)

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has branded Old Trafford's weekend fans as "sleepy". (Various)

Italy's World Cup-winning coach Marcello Lippi would like to coach in the Premiership next season. (Mirror)

Defender Fabio Cannavaro says Real Madrid's dismal performance against Lyon in the Champions League was down to a lack of fitness. (Guardian)

Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan says an e-mail transcript of an alleged foul-mouthed conversation with manager Peter Taylor is fake. (The Times)

Jamie Redknapp is considering becoming Bournemouth's new boss (Express)

FUNNIES
Pompey assistant Tony Adams still takes note of the results and performances at former club Arsenal.

"Arsenal are like an old girlfriend who you sometimes keep an eye on, but I have a new wife now in Portsmouth. I wish Arsenal good luck and the new wife can be a pain sometimes." (Sun)

 

 

 

 

 

Source BBC Sport
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