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Rumours on Saturday 21st June

last updated Saturday 21st June 2008, 10:36 AM

Latest football rumours from today's newspapers.

  • Tottenham are preparing a double swoop on Spain by buying £10m Argentine hitman Diego Milito from Zaragoza and Real Madrid striker Ruud van Nistelrooy. (Daily Star)

  • Barcelona claim they have agreed a stunning £25m deal to sign Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor. (Daily Star)

  • George Boateng says the chances of him being at Middlesbrough next season are no better than 50/50. (Various)

  • Arsenal have been handed a big boost by Gael Clichy after he pledged his long-term future to the club. (Daily Mirror)

  • Tottenham are heading a list of clubs interested in Germany striker Lukas Podolski. (Daily Mirror)

  • Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill is leading the chase for Chelsea winger Shaun Wright-Phillips after being thwarted in two previous attempts. (Daily Express)

  • Villa are also in the running for Blackburn winger David Bentley, but the England man is more likely to go to Chelsea or Tottenham. (Daily Express)

  • Roma have been linked with Manchester United duo Louis Saha and Mikael Spaletti. (Daily Telegraph)

  • Portsmouth boss Harry Redknapp has signed Reading winger Glen Litltle. (Daily Star)

  • Barcelona's former Chelsea striker Eidur Gudjohnsen is wanted by both West Ham and Portsmouth. (Daily Mirror)

  • Hull City face competition from Italian side Sampdoria in their bid to sign Paris St Germain's Bernard Mendy. (Daily Mirror)

  • West Brom expect to finally agree a new contract next week with Kevin Phillips to stop the striker quitting on a free transfer. (Daily Mirror)

  • Veteran Czech striker Koller has snubbed a move to Birmingham and is off to Russian club Krylia Sovetov Samara. (Daily Mirror)

  • Another Aston Villa target is Newcastle star James Milner - once Gareth Barry leaves for Liverpool. (Daily Mirror)

  • Cardiff City are preparing to table a fresh bid for Rangers striker Kris Boyd. (PA)

  • Queens Park Rangers and Coventry City are interested in signing Moritz Volz, who has a year left on his contract. (The Times)

  • Cristiano Ronaldo will have to face the "hairdryer treatment" from Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson in a one-on-one meeting before he can force a move to Real Madrid. (Daily Mail)

  • Senior Manchester United players have been bombarding Ronaldo with text messages and phone calls urging him to stay at Old Trafford. (Daily Mirror)

  • Real Madrid midfielder Wesley Sneijder has urged Ronaldo to come to the Bernabeu believing he can help the Spanish champions win a 10th European Cup. (Daily Star)

  • Ronaldo had already decided to quit United and join Real Madrid BEFORE last month's Champions League final. (The Sun)

  • Paul Ince has been given special dispensation to become the next Blackburn manager. (Various)

  • The Portugese Football Federation have blasted Chelsea for a lack of respect over the way they appointed Big Phil Scolari. (Various)

  • Sir Bobby Robson has praised Steve McClaren for accepting the position of manager of Dutch club Twente. (The Times)

  • The bad blood between Liverpool's American co-owners George Gillett and Tom Hicks has improved significantly, which could be good news for boss Rafael Benitez in the transfer market. (Various)

  • Nigel Pearson has vowed to lead Leicester back to the Championship after being appointed as the club's sixth manager in Milan Mandaric's 16-month reign as chairman. (Daily Telegraph)

  • Former Fulham manager Jean Tigana has ruled out the possibility of becoming the next manager of France should Raymond Domenech be sacked. (Daily Mirror)
  • Germany coach Joachim Loew was not allowed any contact with his team before the quarter-final win over Portugal because of his touchline ban, but revealed he was still able to make mobile phone calls to the bench. (Daily Mirror)

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