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Rumours on Monday 19th May

last updated Monday 19th May 2008, 9:00 AM

Latest football rumours from today's newspapers.

  • Fulham captain Brian McBride, whose contract expires this summer, is wanted by MLS sides Columbus Crew and Chicago Fire. (The Times)

  • Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will swoop for Blackburn striker Roque Santa Cruz if Emmanuel Adebayor leaves to join Barcelona. (The Times)

  • Liverpool could turn their attention to Stewart Downing if their proposed move for Aston Villa captain Gareth Barry falls through. Reds boss Rafael Benitez is prepared to pay £12m for the Middlesbrough winger. (Daily Telegraph)

  • Bordeaux midfielder Alou Diarra, who was at Liverpool as a youngster, is an £8m target for Everton. (Daily Mirror)

  • Barcelona have agreed a £6m fee with Manchester United for 21-year-old defender Gerard Pique, who arrived at Old Trafford from the Catalan club in 2004. (Daily Mail)

  • Manchester United striker Louis Saha has admitted Wednesday's Champions League final could be his last game for the club. (Daily Telegraph)

  • Former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry has urged Barcelona team-mate Samuel Eto'o to quit the Spanish giants. (Daily Telegraph)

  • Henry himself has been offered £5.2m a year by Major League Soccer newcomers Seattle Sounders to join Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder David Beckham in the United States. (The Independent)

  • Liverpool goalkeeper Scott Carson could make his loan move to Aston Villa permanent in a £6m deal. (Daily Mirror)

  • Harry Kewell is also on his way out of Anfield, with Portsmouth prepared to give the midfielder a £50,000-a-week deal. (Daily Mirror)

  • If Harry Redknapp does sign Kewell, Nico Kranjcar will be allowed to join Arsenal for £10m. (Daily Mirror)

  • Arsenal have also been heavily linked with a move for Marseille playmaker Samir Nasri, who has been labelled the next Zidane. (Various)

  • Lille midfielder Jean II Makoun and St Etienne right-back Mouhamadou Dabo are also in Arsene Wenger's sights. (The Independent)

  • Everton midfielder Lee Carsley has been offered a two-year deal to join Birmingham. (Daily Mirror)

  • West Brom midfielder Zoltan Gera has received an offer to join Benfica. (The Times)

  • QPR want to sign West Brom striker Kevin Phillips and Wolves forward Freddy Eastwood. (Daily Mirror)

  • Derby boss Paul Jewell has put his whole squad up for sale following the club's relegation to the Championship. (Daily Record)
  • Inter Milan manager Roberto Mancini claims he will take over from Avram Grant at Chelsea, even if the Stamford Bridge outfit win the Champions League final on Wednesday. (Daily Mirror)

  • Grant has told friends he will walk away from Chelsea if his side beat Manchester United in Moscow. (Various)

  • Steve McClaren is mulling over an offer to become manager of Dutch side FC Twente. (Various)
  • England midfielder David Beckham could be set to scale Mount Kilimanjaro after been asked by U2 frontman Bono to help raise funds for children's charity Unicef. (The Sun)

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