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Rumours on Friday 6th April 2007

last updated Friday 06th April 2007, 9:08 AM

All the latest football rumours from today's newspapers.

  • Barcelona are lining up a sensational £20m bid for Arsenal captain Thierry Henry. (Various)

  • Though Henry may be allowed to go for £12m, with Inter Milan and Real Madrid joining Barca in the hunt. (Daily Mirror)

  • Chelsea have been told they will have to splash out at least £71.5m if they want to sign Valencia striker David Villa. (Daily Star)

  • Liverpool are lining up a stunning summer swoop for Carlos Tevez to reunite him with Javier Mascherano. (Daily Mirror)

  • Sheffield United have won the race to sign Aston Villa's soon-to-be out-of-contract midfielder Lee Hendrie. (Daily Star)

  • Birmingham will renew their bid to sign Nottingham Forest winger Kris Commons in the summer for £1m. (Daily Star)

  • Kilmarnock striker Steven Naismith has told the cash-strapped club to sell him - if they can get the right money. (Daily Record)
  • Jose Mourinho faces dressing-room unrest as several senior players were left staggered by his decision to take off Mikel Jon Obi instead of Michael Ballack against Valencia. (Daily Mail)

  • Last month, Uefa president Michel Platini wrote to each of Europe's member associations warning them that violence was threatening to "poison" the beautiful game. (Daily Telegraph)

  • The Home Office is considering a formal complaint to Uefa over policing at matches as it prepares a report on the violence in Rome on Wednesday. (The Guardian)

  • Chris Coleman has urged Mohamed Al Fayed to give him a £20m war chest to turn Fulham into European contenders. (Daily Star)

  • Italian striker Vincenzo Montella has been told he has no future at Fulham. (Daily Star)

  • Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand claims Champions League referees are "ignorant". (Daily Mirror)
  • Matthew Upson may never play a full match for West Ham. Signed by the Hammers for £7m in January from Birmingham, injury-hit Upson has so far only managed 41 minutes of football. It is widely believed his contract has a relegation escape clause in it. (Daily Star)

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