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Rumours on Friday 1st August

last updated Friday 01st August 2008, 9:04 AM

Latest football rumours from today's newspapers.

  • Jimmy Bullard has dashed Wigan's hopes fo re-signing him by saying he is happy at Fulham. (The Sun)

  • Tottenham's bid for Andrei Arshavin has stalled as Russian side Zenit St Petersburg want £24m, not the £16m Spurs are offering. (The Sun)

  • Meanwhile, Spurs have pulled out of a move for Real Zaragoza's Argentine striker Diego Milito. (The Times)

  • Chelsea are preparing a £25m swoop for Werder Bremen's Brazilian midfielder Diego. (Daily Star, Daily Express)

  • Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill wants to take Manchester United's French defender Mikael Silvestre on a year's loan. (Daily Mail)

  • Arsenal are closing in on a £10m deal for Udinese's Swiss midfielder Gohkan Inler. (Daily Star)

  • Cristiano Ronaldo will tell Sir Alex Ferguson in person next week that he wants to join Real Madrid. (Various)

  • Everton boss David Moyes wants to get rid of left-back Leighton Baines just a year after signing him for £6m. Moyes wants to trade him for Blackburn's Stephen Warnock. (The Sun)

  • Derby goalkeeper Stephen Bywater is on the brink of joining Spurs. (Daily Star)

  • Bolton have rejected a £1.75m bid for defender Abdoulaye Meite. (Daily Mail)

  • Barcelona president Joan Laporta has dismissed rumours linking the Catalan club with a move for Juventus' French hitman David Trezeguet. (Independent)

  • Blackburn boss Paul Ince reckons the signing of Chilean midfielder Carlos Villaneuva, 22, will help fans forget about the sale of David Bentley to Tottenham. (Various)

  • Everton have enquired about the availability of Club America goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa, according to the player's agent. (The Times)

  • Real Madrid are set to offer forward Robinho a £16m tax-free five-year deal which he will sign, disappointing admirers Chelsea. (Daily Star)

  • Portsmouth flop David Nugent is a £5m target for ambitious Ipswich (Various)

  • Gareth Barry believes his protracted £19m move from Aston Villa to Liverpool will be finalised over the weekend once Villa accept a restructured offer. (Daily Mail)

  • Portsmouth hope to conclude a deal for Tottenham centre-back Younes Kaboul in the next few days. (The Times)

  • Andy Johnson's £12m move from Everton to Fulham has hit a snag after problems with the England striker's medical. (Daily Star)

  • West Ham are close to signing Shakhtar Donetsk goalkeeper Jan Lastuvka. (The Sun)

  • Wolves have taken former Manchester City left-back Ben Thatcher on trial. (Daily Mail)

  • Bolton have rejected an ambitious £1.5m offer for striker Kevin Davies from Hull, who are also in talks with Ivan Campo. (Various)

  • Rangers boss Walter Smith is set to sign Cardiff's Dutch defender Glenn Loovens in a £2m deal. (Daily Mirror)
  • Joey Barton could be hit with a 15-match ban by the Football Association after he was charged with violent conduct for his training ground attack on Ousmane Dabo last year. (Various)

  • Portsmouth manager Harry Redknapp will not be moving to Russia to become the new boss of CSKA Moscow, according to the Fratton Park club. (Daily Telegraph)

  • AC Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed that the Chelsea striker Andriy Shevchenko will not return to the San Siro. (Independent)

  • Jens Lehmann has warned Emmanuel Adebayor he would be making a huge mistake if he left Arsenal this summer. (Various)

  • Chelsea boss Luiz Felipe Scolari insists owner Roman Abramovich has not ordered him to make the Blues play sexy football. (The Sun)

  • Aston Villa defender Curtis Davies will stun doctors by being fit for the new season after an Achilles operation in March. (The Sun)
  • New Spurs signing David Bentley says he wants to entertain the White Hart Lane faithful just like Paul Gascoigne used to. (Various)

  • Sunderland new boy El Hadji Diouf reckons he is just like his new gaffer: "Everybody knows Roy Keane as a temperamental man and they know me like that as well," said the Senegalese. (Daily Mail)

  • Crystal Palace are lining up a shock move for striker Jerson Dos Santos, who has just quit Sutton United after scoring 30 goals in his first season. He started playing football two years ago - there's hope for all of us. (Daily Star)

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