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Rumours on Monday 14th January 2008

last updated Monday 14th January 2008, 7:45 AM

All the latest football rumours from today's newspapers.

  • Steve Sidwell is joining Sunderland on loan with a view to a permanent move from Chelsea. (The Star)

  • Harry Redknapp will try to sign Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe for Portsmouth this week. (The Mirror)

  • Spurs, meanwhile, are ready to move for Middlesbrough winger Stewart Downing. (The Mirror)

  • Senegal's Ibrahim Tall has attracted interest from Bolton. (The Times)

  • And Bolton boss Gary Megson has agreed a £4m deal with AZ Alkmaar to sign Icelandic defender Gretar Steinsson. (The Mirror)

  • But he has been priced out of the race to sign Sweden striker Johan Elmander from Toulouse. (The Mirror)

  • Leeds boss Dennis Wise has told Derby they have no chance in signing striker Jermaine Beckford. (The Star)

  • Blackburn are ready to snap up Amdy Faye from Rangers as a replacement for Robbie Savage. (The Mirror)

  • Leicester boss Ian Holloway is to make Isiah Osbourne his seventh signing this week. (The Mirror)

  • Manchester United chief executive David Gill says there will be no significant transfer activity at the club this month. (The Times)

  • Sunderland manager Roy Keane will finally sign Stephen Hunt after tabling an improved £5m bid for the Reading midfielder. (The Mirror)

  • Juventus's interest in Liverpool's Mohamed Sissoko appears to have cooled after the club revealed they would not sign anyone this month. (The Times)

  • Matthew Taylor is on his way from Portsmouth with Bolton and Sunderland leading the race to sign the out of favour midfielder. (The Mirror)

  • Derby boss Paul Jewell is set to rival Birmingham's Alex McLeish for the signature of Aston Villa midfielder Gary Cahill. (The Mirror)

  • David Murphy is set to complete a £1.5m move from Hibernian to Birmingham in the next 48 hours. (The Mirror)

  • Ivan Ivanov is on trial at Derby. The 19-year-old Lokomotiv Plovdiv defender is a Bulgarian under-21 international. (The Times)
  • Blackburn boss Mark Hughes has refused to rule out becoming Newcastle's next manager and is the new favourite to land the post. (Various)

  • Chelsea skipper John Terry expects to be cleared to resume full training on Monday - just a month after breaking his foot. (The Star)

  • Terry is also willing to let David Beckham take the England captaincy if it helps the team improve under Fabio Capello. (Various)

  • Martin Laursen has revealed he expects to sign a new contract at Aston Villa. (The Mirror)
  • Manchester United are facing sub-zero temperatures on their 'sunshine break' to Saudi Arabia next week after the Gulf was hit by a severe cold snap. (The Star)

  • Coffee shop giants Starbucks are planning to invest in Premier League basement club Derby. (Daily Mail)

  • Kaka has been asked by authorities in Brazil to explain his link with an evangelical church who have pleaded guilty to money smuggling. (The Guardian)

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