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Rumours on Friday 4th May 2007

last updated Friday 04th May 2007, 8:36 AM

All the latest football rumours from today's newspapers.

  • Tottenham boss Martin Jol says they would not sell striker Dimitar Berbatov for £40m. (The Sun)

  • Real Madrid will make a £20m bid this summer for Chelsea defender Ricardo Carvalho. (Daily Star)

  • Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard is to pledge the rest of his career to the club for £6m a year. (The Sun)

  • Champions League hero Daniel Agger is also set to be rewarded with a new contract. (Daily Mirror)

  • Portsmouth manager Harry Redknapp is ready to smash their transfer record with a £7m swoop for Tottenham's Jermain Defoe. (Daily Star)

  • Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson wants £20m England defender Micah Richards. (Daily Mirror)

  • Matthew Upson has given West Ham a massive boost by agreeing to stay even if they are relegated. (The Sun)

  • Albert Luque is to end his Newcastle hell by joining PSV on loan. (The Sun)

  • The Premiership's big spenders are on alert after Alan Pardew admitted Darren Bent is for sale. (Daily Star)

  • Charlton will also sell defender Luke Young if they go down. (Daily Express)

  • Rangers star Nacho Novo is determined to prove he has a long-term future at the club. (Daily Record)
  • Property tycoon Simon Morris has emerged as a possible bidder for cash-strapped Leeds. (Daily Telegraph)

  • AC Milan midfielder Rino Gattuso has wound up Champions League final opponents Liverpool by telling them they are not as good as Manchester United. (The Sun)

  • Fulham will host a four-club summit today in a bid to bring joint legal action against the Premier League over West Ham's points deduction let-off. (The Sun)

  • The Premier League is facing a mutiny after six clubs snubbed peace talks aimed at preventing court action over West Ham's punishment. (Daily Star)

  • Wigan chairman Dave Whelan says the bottom six clubs are preparing a £70m lawsuit. (Daily Express)

  • Chelsea confirmed Andriy Shevchenko missed their Champions League clash against Liverpool with a groin injury. (The Sun)

  • The Football League will get an £80m injection over the next three years in a new deal to spread the TV riches of the Premiership. (Daily Mirror)

  • Paul Ince wants Les Ferdinand as his number two if he takes over at Leicester. (Daily Mirror)

  • Reading director of football Nick Hammond is being considered by Arsene Wenger as a replacement for David Dein at Arsenal. (The Guardian)
  • Patrice Evra asked to be housed near a church when he joined Manchester United so that he could "give thanks that he was able to play for the best club in the world each week". (Daily Express)

  • Former England skipper David Beckham, who celebrated his 32nd birthday on Thursday, has thanked Simon Fuller for fixing him up with his wife Victoria. (The Sun)

  • Former Liverpool striker Milan Baros has been banned for three games for pretending that an opponent smelled. (Daily Mirror)

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