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Rumours on Friday 22nd June 2007

last updated Friday 22nd June 2007, 8:57 AM

All the latest football rumours from today's newspapers.

  • Reading's Seol Ki-Hyeon is on the verge of a £1m move to Fulham. (Various)

  • Middlesbrough are chasing Fulham defender Liam Rosenior and could consider a swap deal involving James Morrison. (Daily Star)

  • Sven-Goran Eriksson will take over as Man City boss next week - and will launch an audacious bid for Newcastle striker Michael Owen. (Various)

  • Newcastle have won the race to sign Man Utd misfit Alan Smith for £3.5m. (Daily Mirror)

  • Liverpool will increase their bid for West Ham's Yossi Benayoun to £4.5m. (Various)

  • Charlton are ready to accept Spurs' £16m bid for striker Darren Bent. (Guardian)

  • Real Madrid say they are winning the race to sign West Ham's Carlos Tevez - and will pay £30m. (Various)

  • Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill wants to buy England Under-21 keeper Scott Carson from Liverpool for £3.5m. (Daily Mirror)

  • O'Neill is also keen on luring Chelsea's Shaun Wright-Phillips for £10m. (Daily Star)

  • Sunderland will clinch the £7m signing of Preston's David Nugent next week. (Various)

  • Hibs want Newcastle's highly-rated Republic of Ireland winger Alan O'Brien. (Daily Record)

  • Charlton's £3m defender Luke Young is wanted by Bolton, Newcastle and Aston Villa. (Daily Mirror)

  • Crystal Palace want to sign Chelsea's Scott Sinclair on a season-long loan. (Daily Express)

  • Juventus are set to launch a bid for Newcastle striker Obafemi Martins. (Daily Star)

  • Bolton are ready to step up their £6m battle with Marseille to sign Djibril Cisse. (The Sun)

  • Bordeaux's Laurent Blanc wants to hijack Portsmouth boss Harry Redknapp's attempt to sign France midfielder Alou Diarra for £5.8m. (Daily Mirror)

  • Liverpool's hopes of landing Fernando Torres have hit a setback as Atletico Madrid are refusing to drop their £27m asking price. (The Sun)
  • Sven-Goran Eriksson will receive an annual salary of either £2m (Guardian), £3m (Daily Telegraph), £6m (The Times) or £8m (Daily Mail) when he takes over at Man City.

  • Former Celtic star Neil Lennon has blasted Rangers for 'surrendering' their crown to the Bhoys. (Daily Record)

  • New Man City owner Thaksin Shinawatra has vowed to make the club as big as rivals United. (Various)

  • Newcastle's England Under-21 star Steven Taylor says David Bentley and Gabriel Agbonlahor must be "kicking themselves" for missing the European Championship. (Various)

  • South African billionaire Johann Rupert has emerged as a possible bidder for Blackburn Rovers. (Various)

  • Hong Kong businessman Carson Yeung Ka-Shing wants to wrap up a £70m takeover of Birmingham by 11 August. (The Sun)
  • Wayne Rooney is relaxing with Coleen McLoughlin after last weekend's England WAG wedding fest with a break in Las Vegas - and will cheer on Ricky Hatton against Jose Luis Castillo on Saturday. (Daily Mirror)

  • Man Utd winger Ryan Giggs is considering a new career when he retires from football - as a reality TV star. (Daily Star)

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