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Rumours on Saturday 18th October

last updated Saturday 18th October 2008, 1:07 PM

Latest football rumours from today's newspapers.

  • Inter Milan have targeted Manchester City midfielder Elano - and the Brazilian admits he is flattered by coach Jose Mourinho's interest. (Daily Mirror)

  • England U21 winger Ashley Young is ready to sign a new long-term deal with Aston Villa. (Times)

  • Morten Gamst Pedersen could be a target for Fulham, West Brom and Middlesbrough in January after hinting he is fed up with being subbed by Blackburn boss Paul Ince. (Daily Mirror)

  • Wolves will offer Welsh goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey a wage rise to keep him happy at Molineux. (Various)
  • South African businessman Jonathan Cleland said he is "hopeful" of completing a takeover of Newcastle United with a consortium of investors. (Guardian)

  • Arsenal's Spanish goalkeeper Manuel Almunia has not ruled out the option of playing for England one day. (Daily Mail)

  • Newcastle's interim manager Joe Kinnear insists the club needs to sign at least five new players when the transfer window re-opens in January. (Various)

  • Wigan boss Steve Bruce has warned Emile Heskey he will put his dream of playing at the World Cup at risk if he returns to Liverpool and becomes a bit-part player. (Various)

  • Owen Hargreaves is close to a Manchester United recall after his tendinitis problems. (Daily Telegraph)

  • West Ham signing Diego Tristan will not be available for at least two weeks as he bids to get match fit. (Daily Express)

  • Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson insists he would never be tempted to become England manager in the future. (Daily Telegraph)

  • Everton midfielder Mikel Arteta has laughed off rumours he would consider switching allegiance from Spain to England. (Setanta Sports)
  • Angry Tottenham players have complained to boss Juande Ramos they are too hungry to perform after being ordered to follow strict dietary rules. (Sun)

  • Hibs fans are to wind up their Hearts rivals during Sunday's Edinburgh derby by waving fake notes of Tynecastle owner Vladimir Romanov's Lithuanian bank. The Gorgie club were recently embarrassed over delayed payment of players' wages. (Various)

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