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Rumours on Friday 29th June 2007

last updated Friday 29th June 2007, 8:56 AM

All the latest football rumours from today's newspapers.

  • Aston Villa's Steven Davis is on the verge of signing for Fulham in a £4m deal. (Guardian)


  • And Cottagers boss Lawrie Sanchez is set to go in for another former Northern Ireland charge in Sheffield Wednesday's Chris Brunt. (Express)


  • Carlos Tevez's "heart is in the Premier League" according to his representative Kia Joorabchian. Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United want him.(Various)

  • But that has not deterred Real Madrid, who also want Chelsea's Arjen Robben and Arsenal star Cesc Fabregas. The Spain midfielder is devastated by Thierry Henry's departure. (Sun)


  • Liverpool have wrapped up a deal for striker Fernando Torres. Luis Garcia and £20m will be heading Atletico Madrid's way. (Various)


  • Charlton are set to invest some of the £16.5m they received for Darren Bent in Blackburn Rovers striker Jason Roberts. (Independent)


  • Bent's arrival at Tottenham will trigger another move with Jermain Defoe going to Aston Villa. (Independent)


  • Although elsewhere it is Liverpool and Manchester United who are leading the chase for the England striker. (Mirror)


  • Frank Lampard wants his future resolved by Monday. Juventus and Barcelona want the Chelsea midfielder. (Various)


  • Another Chelsea midfielder could also be off. Portsmouth boss Harry Redknapp says he would "love" to sign French veteran Claude Makelele. (Mirror)


  • Newcastle boss Sam Allardyce does not know if strikers Michael Owen and Obafemi Martins will be at the club next season. (Various)


  • Arsenal will trigger a £13m buy-out clause for Martins as they search for a replacement for Henry. (Sun)


  • And Manchester United will offer £4m and Alan Smith for Owen. (Sun)


  • As well as Smith, another new arrival at Newcastle could be Edmilson. Barcelona's Brazilian midfielder is a free agent. (Star)


  • Anderson's £18m move from Porto to Manchester United could collapse as he does not have enough caps to satisfy work permit rules. (Mirror)


  • Malcolm Christie is mulling over a move to Nottingham Forest. (Star)


  • Sunderland, Derby and Coventry want Blackburn defender Andy Todd. (Mirror)


  • But one player Sunderland definitely will not land is Leighton Baines. While the Black Cats have offered £3m for the full-back, Wigan want £6m. (Sun)


  • Rangers have missed out on Julien Faubert. Bordeaux chairman Jean-Louis Triaud says they have received a better rival bid for the winger. (Record)


  • Bolton plan to gazump Everton and sign Sheffield Unuited's Phil Jagielka. They have tabled a £5m bid. (Mirror)


  • Auxerre are resigned to losing full-back Bakary Sagna to Arsenal. "He wants to wear the Arsenal shirt," said club president Gerard Bourgoin. (Mail)
OTHER GOSSIP
  • Stuart Pearce will be named full-time boss of England's Under-21s early next week. (Guardian)
AND FINALLY...
  • Frank Lampard's agent Steve Kutner was seen holding a "Teach Yourself Spanish" video as he looked on while the England midfielder launched a new initiative at Wembley. (Various)

  • Dunfermline's fans have helped sponsor a pre-season club training camp in Spain. (Record)
























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