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Rumours on Monday 10th September 2007

last updated Monday 10th September 2007, 9:01 AM

All the latest football rumours from today's newspapers.

  • Birmingham are set to make a £1m bid for Manchester City striker Darius Vassell in January.(The Sun)

  • West Ham will move for Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner when the transfer window opens.(Daily Mirror)

  • Sheffield United are set to lose out to Lazio in the race to land Italian striker Fabio Vignaroli, who is a free agent after leaving Bari at the end of last season.(Daily Mirror)

  • Finnish goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen's failure to sign a new deal at Bolton has alerted clubs at home and abroad.(The Sun)

  • Chelsea have agreed to pay Millwall £175,000 for their 6ft 5in academy keeper Sam Walker, 15.(The Sun)
  • David Bentley says making his England debut on Saturday was "the best day of my life" despite getting booed.(Daily Mirror)

  • Steve McClaren is ready to drop Gareth Barry and Emile Heskey for Wednesday's Euro 2008 qualifier against Russia.(Daily Mirror)

  • McClaren has told Michael Owen he does not get to choose his strike partner.(Daily Express)

  • Russia will be forced to name their third-choice keeper, with Igor Akinfeyev and Vladimir Gabulov both ruled out.(Daily Mail)

  • Keith Gillespie admits the 1-0 defeat in Latvia was like a return to the dark ages of Northern Ireland football.(The Sun)

  • Wales boss John Toshack slaughtered his players after the disappointing 2-0 defeat by Germany.(Daily Star)

  • France coach Raymond Domenech says Scotland have been boosted ahead of Wednesday's Euro 2008 tie after the World Cup rugby on Saturday cut the pitch up.(Various)

  • Lithuania boss Algimantas Liubinskas believes Scotland can finish second in their Euro 2008 qualifying group, ahead of either Italy or France.(Daily Express)

  • The Man Utd Supporters Trust has challenged the Glazer family to "open up the books to independent scrutiny" amid claims the club's debts are spiralling out of control.(Various)

  • Derby manager Billy Davies is set for showdown talks with his bosses this week - but could join Leicester if he decides to leave the Rams following reports that they have been lining up a replacement.(Daily Mirror)

  • Business tycoon Richard Downes is poised to invest in Chester - or take over the club.(The Sun)
  • Sven-Goran Eriksson is struggling to find a home in Cheshire big enough for his line up of 150 suits.(The Sun)

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