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Rumours on Monday 15th September

last updated Monday 15th September 2008, 9:50 AM

Latest football rumours from today's newspapers.

  • Birmingham have permission to speak to Tottenham midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng about a three-month loan deal. (Daily Mirror)
  • Chelsea have told West Ham that they will need to pay £1.2m in compensation if they want to prise assistant boss Steve Clarke away from Stamford Bridge. (The Sun)

  • But the Hammers believe a figure of £600,000 is more realistic. (Daily Mail)

  • Clarke's proposed move to work with new West Ham manager Gianfranco Zola could end up in court, with Chelsea seeking up to £5m in compensation. (Various)

  • West Ham are willing to pay up to £1m to secure Clarke's services but the collapse of their shirt sponsors XL has left them with little room for manoeuvre. (The Independent)

  • The Hammers are also looking at alternatives to Clarke as an assistant for Zola. (Daily Express)

  • Setanta are expected to reach an agreement with either the BBC or ITV to ensure there are highlights of England's remaining away World Cup qualifiers. (Daily Mail)

  • England midfielder David Beckham was booed by Los Angeles Galaxy fans after they lost 2-0 to Kansas City Wizards - their 12th consecutive game without a win. (Daily Mirror)

  • Newcastle legend Alan Shearer has been stripped of his ambassadorial role at the club. (Various)

  • Director of football Dennis Wise and managing director Derek Llambias will also leave the Magpies once owner Mike Ashley finds a new buyer. (The Times)

  • The Dubai royal family and Indian billionaire Anil Ambani are the favourites to buy the St James' Park outfit. (Daily Express)

  • Chinese property developer Xu Rongmao is keen on the north-east club, with a view to exploiting the commercially valuable land surrounding the stadium. (The Guardian)

  • Members of Newcastle's management team have been in Dubai over the weekend seeking a buyer for the club. (The Times)

  • Ashley is determined to at least recoup the £250m he has spent on the Magpies. (The Guardian)

  • Injured Newcastle stars Obafemi Martins and Habib Beye were denied entry by a member of St James' Park security staff on Saturday because they did not have tickets for the game against Hull. (The Sun)
  • Manchester United winger Cristiano Ronaldo, who spent much of the summer angling for a move to Real Madrid, believes the Old Trafford faithful will forgive him when he returns to action. "I'm already in the history of the club," he said. "When I play the fans will love me again." (Various)

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