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Rumours on Monday 30th June

last updated Monday 30th June 2008, 7:49 AM

Latest football rumours from today's newspapers.

  • Chelsea are ready to take advantage of Emmanuel Adebayor's desire to quit Arsenal by making a £30m bid for the striker. (Daily Mirror)

  • Arsenal are poised to move for Newcastle striker Obafemi Martins - if Emmanuel Adebayor is sold. Nigerian striker Martins has a £13m release clause in his contract if he requests a move. (The Sun)

  • Rafael Benitez will pursue his interest in striker Robbie Keane, despite Tottenham's insistence that their vice-captain is not for sale. The Liverpool manager has proposed a cash-plus-Peter Crouch deal. (The Guardian)

  • New Chelsea boss Luiz Felipe Scolari is considering a £27m swoop for Real Madrid's Brazilian forward Robinho, who is unhappy at the lack of movement on an improvement on his £30,000-a-week deal at the Bernabeu. (Daily Mail)` Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill has told Gareth Barry he can have his dream move to Liverpool - but that the Anfield club will have to splash out £18m to land the midfielder. (The Sun)

  • Derby have doubled their offer for 22-year-old Stockport striker Liam Dickinson. The Rams are hopeful the League One side will accept £500,000. (The Sun)

  • Swansea are set to sign Spanish defender Albert Serran from Espanyol for £70,000. The 23-year-old has agreed a three-year deal with the Championship new boys. (Daily Mirror)

  • Arsenal are weighing up a move for Werder Bremen's French-born midfielder Amaury Bischoff. (The Sun)

  • Premier League new boys Hull City face a blow in their bid to land French right-back Bernard Mendy, with German giants Werder Bremen moving in on the Paris St Germain player (Daily Mirror)

  • Veteran striker Andy Cole, 36, has been offered £25,000 a week by Nottingham Forest to sign on a free transfer following his release from Sunderland. (Daily Mirror)
  • Following his winning goal in the Euro 2008 final against Germany, Spain and Liverpool striker Fernando Torres has declared that he wants to become the best player in the world. (Daily Mirror)

  • Former England boss Steve McClaren enjoyed a winning debut as FC Twente manager as his new charges beat a Hengelo select XI 5-0 in a friendly. (Various)

  • Manchester United centre-back Rio Ferdinand insists that being the England captain is not "the be all and end all". (The Sun)
  • Fifa president Sepp Blatter has admitted for the first time that there is a "plan B" in place for the host nation of the 2010 World Cup, should South Africa not be capable - but only in the event of a "natural catastrophe". (Various)

  • An estimated record 300 million TV viewers worldwide are believed to have watched the Euro 2008 final in which Spain beat Germany 1-0 in Vienna. (Daily Express)

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