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Rumours on Saturday 13th October 2007

last updated Saturday 13th October 2007, 11:28 AM

All the latest football rumours from today's newspapers.

  • Manchester United are close to signing Partizan Belgrade star Stevan Jovetic for £7m. The 17-year-old Montenegro international has scored six goals for his club side this season. (The Sun)


  • Arsenal could face a fight for midfielder Cesc Fabregas if Barcelona are interested in the Spain international, according to his agent. (Daily Express, The Guardian)


  • Chelsea defender Ricardo Carvalho has denied rumours he wants to leave Chelsea. (The Sun)


  • Celtic will offer midfielder Shunsuke Nakamura a contract for life to ensure the Japanese international spends the rest of his playing days at Parkhead. (Daily Record)


  • Portsmouth manager Harry Redknapp wants to raid former club and south coast rivals Southampton to sign winger Nathan Dyer. (The Sun)


  • Recently sacked Crystal Palace manager Peter Taylor could set for a quick return to management with Gillingham. (The Sun)


  • Millwall want to fill their manager vacancy with high-flying Tranmere's Ronnie Moore. (Daily Mirror)


  • Stoke are keen to take Sheffield United's out-of-favour centre-half Chris Lucketti on loan. (Daily Mirror)
OTHER GOSSIP
  • England skipper Steven Gerrard has sent a good luck message to the England rugby team ahead of their Rugby World Cup semi-final against France in Paris. (Daily Star)


  • Chelsea captain John Terry will play in England's crucial Euro 2008 qualifier against Russia on Wednesday. (Daily Star)


  • Croatia coach Slaven Bilic is hoping England will do his side a favour and beat Russia on Wednesday in Moscow, a victory which would cement Croatia's qualification for Euro 2008 - if Croatia beat Israel on Saturday. (The Guardian)


  • Manchester United boss sir Alex Ferguson could be on a collision course with the FA after branding England's friendly against France in March 2008 "stupid". (Daily Star, various)


  • Midfielder Kevin Nolan has vowed to fight for his place back in the Bolton line-up after failing to make the squad for their last two matches. (The Sun)


  • Chelsea manager Avram Grant is keen to strengthen his coaching staff by recruiting Rennes goalkeeping coach Christophe Lollichon. (The Sun). Arsenal goalkeeper Jens Lehmann says he is the number one keeper at Arsenal - despite claims by Manuel Almunia that he is the better keeper. (The Sun)


  • Liverpool's Fernando Torres tore a muscle in his right leg training with Spain and could be out for 10 days, which could rule him out of the Merseyside derby against Everton (The Guardian)


  • Uefa president Michel Platini says European law will halt any plans to limit the number of foreign players in club competitions by 2010. (The Guardian)


  • Harry Kewell could be set to return to training with Liverpool after recovering from a groin injury sustained while on international duty for Australia in July. (The Times)
AND FINALLY...
  • Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs said he was close to swapping football for rugby league. "If I hadn't been spotted I would have gone the other way."
























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