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Rumours on Monday 12th May

last updated Monday 12th May 2008, 9:03 AM

Latest football rumours from today's newspapers.

  • Manchester United are set to step up their bid to sign £20m-rated defender Micah Richards from local rivals Manchester City. (Daily Mail)


  • Tottenham could be beaten to the signing of Samuel Eto'o after Inter Milan launched a £32m bid for the Barcelona striker. (Daily Mirror)


  • West Ham midfielder Freddie Ljungberg has been offered £3m to leave the club. (The Times)


  • Wigan manager Steve Bruce is to launch a £4m bid for Greek defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos who plays for AEK Athens. (Daily Mirror)


  • Sunderland are ready to bid £2.5m for Wolves and Republic of Ireland right back Kevin Foley. (Daily Mirror)


  • Jordan Stewart is set to join Derby on a free transfer from Watford. (Daily Mirror)
OTHER GOSSIP
  • Reading manager Steve Coppell will quit the relegated club today after a meeting with chairman John Madejski. (Daily Mirror)


  • Former Ajax, PSV and Werder Bremen manager Aad De Mos has set his sights on succeeding Alan Curbishley at West Ham. (Daily Mirror)


  • Birmingham City co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold have vowed to quit the club following protests from fans after the club were relegated. (Various)


  • Manchester City manager Sven-Goran Eriksson will learn his fate in the next 24 hours and will pocket a £3m pay-off when he is sacked. (Various)


  • Relegation to the Championship will cost Derby, Reading and Birmingham £42m each. (The Sun)


  • John Terry insists he will be ready to face Manchester United in the Champions League final, despite dislocating his elbow against Bolton on Saturday. (Various)


  • Chelsea and Man Utd are struggling to sell-out their allocation of tickets for the 21 May final as the price of travel and accommodation is putting fans off. (The Independent)
AND FINALLY...
  • Rather than the usual champagne celebrations, players in Germany were doused in beer as FC Cologne celebrated their promotion to the Bundesliga top division with huge tankards of lager. Cologne beat FSV Mainz 2-0 to secure top-flight football with one week of the season remaining. (The Sun)
























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