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Rumours on Monday 11th June 2007

last updated Monday 11th June 2007, 8:49 AM

All the latest football rumours from today's newspapers.

  • Liverpool could set their sights on £16m Diego Forlan rather than Barcelona's £35m-rated Samuel Eto'o. (The Times)

  • David Beckham has snubbed a last-ditch attempt to persuade him to stay with Real Madrid. (Daily Mirror)

  • Manchester United have been told they will need to stump up £40m if they want to buy Carlos Tevez. (Daily Star)

  • But they are only willing to pay £12m, with Inter Milan prepared to splash out £34m on the Argentine. (Independent)

  • Newcastle are interested in signing French winger Ludovic Giuly from Barcelona for just £1.5m. (Daily Mirror)

  • David Nugent has told Everton he will not wait all summer to clinch a move to Goodison Park. (Daily Mail)

  • Lyon could start an auction to sell Florent Malouda, with Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal and AC Milan all interested. (Daily Express)

  • West Ham are chasing Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe and Liverpool frontman Craig Bellamy. (Daily Mirror)

  • Tal Ben Haim is willing to turn down Chelsea to sign for former Bolton boss Sam Allardyce at Newcastle. (Daily Express)

  • Everton could offer Gary Naysmith and even James McFadden in a bid to land Sheffield United captain Phil Jagielka. (Daily Mirror)

  • Man Utd defender Gabriel Heinze says he would consider an offer from Barcelona. (Daily Star)

  • Wigan are confident of tying up the signing of former Chelsea right-back Mario Melchiot on a free transfer. (The Sun)

  • Sunderland are favourites to sign Neil Lennon after he turned down Wycombe. (The Times)

  • Aston Villa are lining up a move for Hamburg's Holland international midfielder Nigel de Jong. (Daily Mirror)

  • Portsmouth boss Harry Redknapp has made Middlesbrough's former Pompey striker Yakubu his top transfer target. (Various)

  • Keith Gillespie is set to snub Bolton in favour of a new improved contract at Sheffield United. (Daily Mirror)

  • Manchester United winger Jamie Mullan is poised to join Leeds on a free transfer. (Daily Mirror)

  • Paris St Germain boss Paul Le Guen is battling with Portsmouth and Lyon to sign Wigan striker Henri Camara. (Daily Record)

  • Garry O'Connor's agent claims the Lokomotiv Moscow striker would relish a return to British football. (Daily Record)

  • Hibs boss John Collins has been warned he will have to break his wage structure to land Celtic keeper David Marshall. (Daily Record)
  • Fulham owner Mohamed Al Fayed has accused the Premier League of selling itself short, despite the new £2.1bn media rights deal. (Daily Mail)

  • Shocked directors at Birmingham will today demand answers from co-owners David Sullivan and the Gold brothers after it emerged they could sell to a Far East-based businessman. (Daily Mirror)

  • Arsenal are the new target of Mohammed Al Hashimi, a mega-rich Arab businessman who narrowly missed out on buying Liverpool. (The Sun)

  • Former boss Graeme Souness has launched a scathing attack on Newcastle, telling new owner Mike Ashley he is inheriting a "big club with big problems". (Daily Mail)
  • Just weeks after scoring a copycat goal of Maradona's wonder goal against England, Barcelona striker Lionel Messi replicated the 'Hand of God' goal by punching the ball into the net against Espanyol. (The Sun)

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