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Rumours on Saturday 10th February 2007

last updated Saturday 10th February 2007, 10:21 AM

All the latest football rumours from today's newspapers.

  • Barcelona and Real Madrid could be prepared to pay more than £47m for Manchester United winger Cristiano Ronaldo. (Sun)

  • Frank Lampard is ready to sign a new Chelsea contract - despite interest from Barcelona. (Sun)

  • Everton believe they will keep Mikel Arteta this summer, even though the Spanish midfielder is wanted by Atletico Madrid. (Daily Star)

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  • The Colorado Rapids could change their name to Colorado Arsenal after forming a "development partnership" with the Gunners. (Times)

  • Work on Liverpool's new 60,000-seat stadium at Stanley Park should begin next month. (Times)

  • Liverpool's new American owners are keen to install 'bunker suites' at the new ground - executive boxes built underground. (Daily Telegraph)

  • Everton have revealed that striker Andy Johnson was fit to play for England in midweek. (Various)

  • Steve McClaren has been told he will be sacked if England fail to qualify for Euro 2008. (Daily Express)

  • Celtic's Champions League away tie against AC Milan will take place at the San Siro. (Daily Record)

  • Midfielder Thomas Buffel may not play again for Rangers as he will undergo a knee operation which will rule him out for the season. (Daily Record)

  • Neil Lennon's agent says the Celtic skipper may extend his stay at Parkhead again. (Scottish Daily Mail)

  • Aberdeen's Ricky Foster says Dons players may get into the Scotland team now Alex McLeish is in charge. (The Scottish Sun)

  • Watford boss Aidy Boothroyd gave cake to journalists at Friday's press briefing and apologised for being "obnoxious" following his side's defeat to Bolton last Saturday. (Daily Mail)

    FA sources are claiming that the press pack misheard Steve McClaren following England's dismal defeat to Spain. His description of the Euro 2008 qualifier against Israel as a "rainbow game" prompted several newspapers to mock up pictures of McClaren as Bungle from 80s TV show Rainbow. The FA says McClaren actually called it a "real ball game". (Daily Mirror)

  • Celtic manager Gordon Strachan chased a gang of neds at the cinema for shouting abuse at his wife. Strachan compared the incident to a scene from "Chewin' the Fat." (Daily Record)

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