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Rumours on Monday 8th September

last updated Monday 08th September 2008, 7:47 AM

Latest football rumours from today's newspapers.

  • Cardiff are keen to sign Ched Evans if the Manchester City striker finds himself out in the cold after the change of ownership at Eastlands. (Daily Mirror)

  • Aston Villa will give a new contract to Stiliyan Petrov. (Sun)

  • Birmingham remain hopeful that midfielder Sebastian Larsson will sign a new five-year deal with the club. (Daily Mirror)

  • Birmingham will sign Tottenham midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng on a three-month loan deal on Monday. (Daily Mail)

  • Plymouth are keen to seal a loan deal for Stoke midfielder Glen Whelan. (Daily Mail)
  • England defender Rio Ferdinand is still struggling with a back injury and may not be fit to face Croatia on Wednesday. (Daily Express)

  • France coach Raymond Domenech will be sacked if his side do not beat Serbia on Wednesday after they suffered a shock defeat by Austria. (Daily Mail)

  • Chelsea midfielder Deco believes the only reason Robinho swapped Real Madrid for Manchester City could be money-related. (Daily Mail)

  • David Dein's resignation as chairman of Alisher Usmanov's Red and White Holdings could pave the way for a possible takeover of Arsenal by the Russian billionaire. (Times)

  • Indian tycoon Anil Ambani will fly into the UK on Monday with his sights set on taking over a Premier League club. Newcastle are top of his hit list, but he will have to see off competition from a branch of the Abu Dhabi royal family. (Daily Express)

  • Owner Mike Ashley said in an interview with Newcastle's official magazine in August that only players with Kevin Keegan's approval would be bought - contradicting the club's recent statement about their ex-manager. (Various)

  • Real Zaragoza coach Marcelino Toral has ruled himself out of the running to succeed Keegan. (Daily Mirror)

  • Newcastle want Gianfranco Zola as their new coach, despite the former Chelsea striker being one of the frontrunners for the West Ham job. (Guardian)

  • Newcastle have also put another West Ham contender, Slaven Bilic, top of their list. (Independent)

  • West Ham remain keen on Croatia coach Slaven Bilic as their new manager, but they have yet to interview him. (Daily Express)

  • Bilic says he is "not going anywhere" and has ruled out becoming manager of either West Ham or Newcastle. (Sun)

  • The Croatian FA has threatened legal action if West Ham try to speak to Bilic before the game against England on Wednesday. (Daily Mirror)

  • The Hammers will interview Dane Michael Laudrup on Monday, but Gianfranco Zola and Roberto Donadoni are the frontrunners. (Sun)

  • Hammers director of football Gianluca Nani is keen for Zola to be given the job because he fears he would be forced out if Bilic is appointed. (Daily Mail)
  • Manchester City's prospective new owners ADUG want to create club-branded energy drinks, fast-food outlets, phone cards, and even cars and scooters. (Daily Mail)

  • New Manchester City signing Robinho told Real Madrid chairman Ramon Calderon he would "rather be a travelling salesman or sell cakes at the fair" than stay at the Spanish giants. (Daily Mirror)

  • England keeper David James touched the ball six times in the 2-0 win over a defence-minded Andorra. (Daily Star)

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